"Nigel Slater's Simple Cooking" sees the cook preparing more down-to-earth meals. In the first episode, he creates five dishes that pair something sweet and sour, from pork chops and gooseberry to rhubarb with caramel sauce. He also meets a couple who cook their own take on sweet and sour - an oriental lemongrass and seabass parcel served with a pineapple dipping sauce. Nigel returns the favour by preparing simple monkfish, lime and chicory wrap. It premiered on BBC One in September 2011.