Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On, led by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, is debuting on Channel 4 in the U.K. with recipes, tips and hacks that are tailored for the current times in which many people are staying in amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On, Oliver will show viewers how to make the most from kitchen staples and how to be creative with the ingredients they have on hand and their budget. The series will include ideas for frozen food, recipes drawn entirely from the store-cupboard, with the chef showing home cooks how to make nutritious and delicious food using simple ingredients. He will also show viewers how easy it is to make a simple bread dough and pasta from scratch.
Fremantle distributes the show.
Oliver said: “Cooking nutritious meals for yourself and your loved ones has never been more important. This show will be packed with easy and delicious recipes that the whole family can enjoy, plus loads of tips, tricks and hacks for simple swaps and ways you can make the recipes work with what you’ve got. Let’s big up those store cupboard and freezer faves and hero recipes you can take lots of ways.”
Zoe Collins, chief content officer at the Jamie Oliver Group, said: “I’m extremely proud of our team who has responded to this challenge to turn around a brand new series in a matter of days. The show is a direct response to thousands of requests we have been receiving from people who are looking for some inspiration and assurance to help them through this difficult time—and Jamie is a trusted voice to deliver that. We intend the show to be uplifting and very, very useful.’
Sarah Lazenby, head of formats and features at Channel 4, added: “Keep Cooking and Carry on forms part of Channel 4’s response to these unprecedented times. Who better than Jamie to help us all navigate the day to day challenge of eating well and feeding our families? Sharing his phenomenal skills, he’ll help to inspire and comfort the nation, as he teaches us how to make the most of what we have. “