Mary Berry Everyday

Hearty and Wholesome

Series 1 - Episode 2 Hearty and Wholesome



Whether it’s by adding a dollop of double cream to enrich a celeriac soup or a good glug of wine to her “ultimate” slow-cooked bolognese sauce, Mary Berry likes to make food hearty, wholesome and – yes, it’s that word again - scrumptious.

She may even pull off what used to be called the Delia effect when she uses pomegranate molasses in the dressing for her colourful quinoa salad. Will the treacly-rich syrup start to fly off the supermarket shelves?

Also on her menu today is a fruit salad – but using big chunks of fruit rather than the unrecognisable “itsy-bitsy cubes” in the tinned version she remembers from her childhood.


The food writer and former Great British Bake Off judge continues her celebration of the everyday food and ingredients she has always loved to cook, and which have formed the cornerstone of her work for more than six decades. In this edition, Mary shares recipes for inspiring hearty dishes full of wholesome goodness, from her secret tip for a rich bolognese sauce to a soup that will warm the cockles. She also dons a white suit and tries her hand at beekeeping, collecting fresh honey to make a winning pudding.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Mary Berry
Executive Producer Karen Ross
Series Director David Crerar
Series Producer Emma Boswell