DRG, UKTV Co-Commission New Rachel Khoo Series


DRG and UKTV have co-commissioned the eight-part series Rachel Khoo: My Swedish Kitchen, which is set to air on Good Food this summer and will be launched to the international market at MIPTV.

Produced by NENT Group-owned Splay One, the new cooking and lifestyle show follows Khoo as she puts her own spin on traditional Swedish dishes in the kitchen of an old-style wooden house. The popular chef also immerses herself on the local countryside and meets local food producers and craftspeople.

Mette Kanne-Behrendsen, DRG’s senior VP of acquisitions and executive producer, who struck the co-commissioning deal with UKTV, noted, “When we heard that Splay One, a sister company within NENT Group, was talking to Rachel Khoo we were very excited. Rachel is such a fresh talent, and her mouth-watering recipes, combined with the stunning Swedish backdrop, make for a compelling watch. I could immediately see this series finding a home with UKTV’s Good Food, so I was delighted that they agreed, and we were able to co-commission it in partnership.”

Kirsty Hanson, commissioning editor at UKTV, added, “Having lived in Sweden for the past few years, Rachel is the perfect person to help Good Food viewers explore the country’s culture and food. The series is not only beautifully shot, but also the Swedish landscapes are breathtaking and escapist. A relatively undiscovered culinary history, the simplicity of the dishes really translates well on-screen.”

Vicky Walker, Good Food’s channel director, commented, “We are always on the lookout for distinctive new cookery content for Good Food. Rachel is an incredibly watchable and accessible cook, and her ability to welcome viewers into her new life and show a rarely seen, everyday Sweden is what makes this series so special.”