Friday 20 July 2018

Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain to explore culinary roots in Bangladesh for BBC

Nadiya Hussain with the Queen and her 90th birthday cake
Nadiya Hussain with the Queen and her 90th birthday cake

Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain has landed her own cookery show in which she explores her culinary roots in Bangladesh.

Hussain, who recently made the Queen's 90th birthday cake, will star in a two-part travel food programme for the BBC.

The show, with a working title The Chronicles Of Nadiya, will start in the baker's home town of Luton and chronicle her heritage as she travels to her family village in the north east of Bangladesh.

The BBC describes the spin-off show, made by Love Productions, which also makes Bake Off, as an "exuberant" food-inspired journey.

It will see Hussain cook dishes from her childhood, share favourite meals with family and friends, learn new recipes and explore the changes in food in the country in the decade since she last visited for her wedding.

Patrick Holland, head of commissioning for documentaries at the BBC, said: "Nadiya's story on Bake Off touched the hearts of the nation. We are delighted that she will be using her cooking skills to take us on a journey to such an extraordinary and changing land."

Press Association

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