ITV1 and ITVX will debut Prue Leith's new cooking series, "Prue Leith’s Cotswold Kitchen," in February 2024. “I am thrilled for us to be invited into Prue Leith’s Cotswold Kitchen for an ITV1 Daytime first! Having the legend that is Dame Prue Leith on our screens from her own home every Saturday morning, sharing never-before-heard anecdotes and many of her all-time favorite recipes is a real treat that will show the culinary icon in a whole new light," Leanne Clarke, ITV Entertainment said. "Let’s get cooking!”
Commissioned by Leanne Clarke for ITV Entertainment and Produced by independent production company Yeti, "Prue Leith’s Cotswold Kitchen" will inspire both beginners and reluctant cooks. The series will be distributed internationally by DCD Rights. “All in all, Prue’s Cotswold Kitchen is about the things that matter to me in my dotage: family, friends, home, farm and food," Prue Leith said. "And I’m such an egotist, I’m looking forward to sharing them all with the world.”
The ten-part series will see Prue treat viewers to an array of dishes, from easy-to-make mid-week meals to dinner party-inspired dishes or even a simple dessert that’s always worth the calories. Set in her own idyllic Cotswolds home kitchen, the national treasure will celebrate and cook some of her all-time favorite dishes. More than a cookery show, Prue, alongside her right-hand man and husband, John, will share their top kitchen hacks and culinary short-cuts to help simplify cooking. Along the way, John will share a few food tips of his own, from showing viewers how to plant a home herb garden that actually lasts or how to whip up the perfect ‘wow factor’ gin martini.
In each episode, Prue invites a special guest into her home kitchen to cook and share one of their favorite recipes. As they sit down to enjoy the dish around the family table, they will ‘chew the fat’ on everyday issues that may be especially pertinent to them. Some of Prue’s other family members will also make casual appearances. At her home and on location, Prue will meet everyone from a school dinner chef in Sheffield who would give some Michelin star joints a run for their money to heritage foodies like the Smoking Bros, who are using ancient methods to smoke meat and fish. In Prue’s own words, it will be a ‘simply delicious romp’ through a recipe folder she’s been building up over 60 years in the culinary world, with a few tantalizing stories served up in Prue’s unique style.
I am thrilled for us to be invited into Prue Leith’s Cotswold Kitchen for an ITV1 Daytime first! Having the legend that is Dame Prue Leith on our screens from her own home every Saturday morning, sharing never before heard anecdotes and many of her all-time favorite recipes is a real treat that will show the culinary icon in a whole new light.” Leanne Clarke ITV Entertainment