Channel 5 has commissioned Corfu Cookery School starring Chris Hollins, Jo Wood, Nitin Ganatra, Sue Johnston, Rory McGrath and Charlie Brooks as they all head to the island of Corfu.
“With a fascinating blend of well-known faces and interesting characters, against a backdrop of beautiful scenery and delicious traditional Greek food, this series will be a stimulating visual and culinary treat for our viewers.” – Emma Westcott, Commissioner Editor, Factual and Features for Channel 5
The six part travelogue series will air in hour-long slots which sees the programme blend travel, exploration and Greek history along with the highly topical Mediterranean diet, known for its life-long health benefits. Well-known faces experience the unique culture and laid-back lifestyle of one of Europe’s most beautiful islands as they enjoy the Greek cuisine which they have carefully crafted under the tutelage of the Corfu Cookery School.
Corfu is a small Greek island like no other. Its long history and breath-taking landscapes and coastlines have meant those who have come here rarely want to leave. Its cuisine is a unique blend of Greek and Italian making it the true Mediterranean diet. Now six well known faces are journeying there to get a taste of the island for themselves.
They will not only learn to cook iconic Mediterranean dishes but experience working the abundant land as they harvest grapes, pick olives or try their hands at fishing for octopus in the beautiful Ionian waters. Showcasing not only food, the group will explore the sights and sounds of this incredible island as they immerse themselves in the Corfiot lifestyle in a genuine journey of discovery for the cast of famous faces.
Corfu Cookery School has already been filmed and will air early in 2017 on Channel 5.