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Mary Berry Cooks
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Series 1 - Episode 5
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You’ll never see Mary Berry brandishing an espuma gun, a sous-vide or any other molecular gastronomy gadget. She has no need for such technical wizardry because simple, well-cooked dishes are what she, like us, really wants to eat at home.
True, some of her recipes smack of the 1970s, but I bet you’ll fancy trying almost all of the quick-and-easy weekday suppers she makes in tonight’s show. Most are unashamedly traditional – apple crumble, lamb curry and cottage pie – albeit with a Berry twist. Mary also has the underrated knack of making you feel it’s just the two of you having a chat in her kitchen while she cooks.
The food writer and Great British Bake Off judge gives advice on making a casual weekday supper for sharing around the kitchen table with friends or family. She prepares a Mediterranean platter of houmous, breadsticks, roasted vegetables and tomato and mozzarella salad, as well as lamb dhansak, cottage pie topped with dauphinoise potatoes, and a pasta dish that takes just 15 minutes. She also shows to make elderflower cordial and a crunchy apple crumble.
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Full Episode Guide
Mary Berry to lead the hunt for Britain's Best Cook in new BBC1 competition
New eight-part show will see the 82-year old return to her first love of judging as her loyalty to the BBC pays off
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New footage of young Mary Berry unearthed – clips of Bake Off host from 1973 revealed at Radio Times TV Festival
Mary Berry reveals why she didn’t leave the BBC – and why a bit of sugar never hurt anybody
Mary Berry: I was never asked to be on Channel 4's Bake Off
The best Christmas cookbooks to get you through this festive season
Mary Berry's best Bake Off moments
Will you be as brilliant as Mary Berry when you're 81?
Prue Leith: "Mary Berry is the real thing, a serious writer, not just a telly star"
Mary Berry reveals a few of her favourite things - from kitchen gadgets to cake to clothes
Mary Berry is now officially sexier than Emma Stone, Jennifer Lopez and Ashley Roberts
Happy birthday Mary Berry! How to grow old (dis)gracefully like the Queen of Cakes