Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Jak & Eddie's Scottish Kitchen on STV Glasgow

There's no shortage of cookery programmes on TV. In fact as the nation's love of food keeps growing, there seems to be no end to the number of celebrity chefs who pop on our TV screen, all hoping to feed our ever growing appetite.
One of the big drawback of these programmes is that they often serve up amazing looking dishes that are far too complex for the average home cook to try, or they contain ingredients that you just don't find on the average supermarket shelf.
However, with the launch of Jak & Eddie's Scottish Kitchen which starts tonight on digital channel STV Glasgow at 8:30pm, we might actually have a cookery programme that demonstrates simply yet tasty food that everyone can try at home.
The show is hosted by Jacqueline O'Donnell, co-owner of The Sisters restaurant in Glasgow, and Eddie Boyle who is the head baker at Whole Foods Market in Giffnock. Some of you may recognise Jak from her appearances on Great British Menu last summer.
Last night myself and Nicola were kindly invited along to a pre-screening of the show at STV's Pacific Quay Studios, where we were able to check out the format of the new show as well as having the chance to meet Chef Jak who gave a little talk about the show. Unfortunately, Eddie wasn't in attendance - apparently on holiday topping up his tan before the filming of the next series!
The format of the show is simple with Jak demonstrating a dish in the first have of the show and Eddie showing off his baking skills in the second half. All of the recipes will be readily available on the STV website.
As the season rolls on, they will look to showcase some of the wonderful products that can easily be sourced across Scotland. We were privy to some very seasonal Easter recipes on the episode that we shown and it won't be long before I'll be trying the one-pot lamb dish in my own kitchen.
So if you're tired of the usual run of the mill cookery shows that require you having the skills of a Michelin starred chef in order to get the recipe to the table, why not tune in tonight from 8:30pm on Sky 117, Virgin 159 or Freeview 23 and see just how easy it can be to serve up easy yet delicious food.
Don't forget to get in on the action on Twitter by following STV Glasgow and by using the hashtag #jakandeddie


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