Mary Berry’s New Cooking Show Is Going to Be a Classic

published Feb 21, 2018
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Earlier this year Mary Berry announced that she’d gotten rid of her dining room to remodel herself a much larger kitchen, and it sounds like that was a good plan. Her new show will take place in her own home, and she’s going to need room for all of us.

Mary Berry is coming back to television this year with a new BBC One show called Classic Mary Berry, and she’s bringing all her lovely blouses and pristine hairdos with her. I could not be more excited.

According to Food & Wine, the show will follow Mary Berry around the British countryside. She’ll visit homes and farms and learn about different foods from various guests, and then she’ll return to her own light-filled kitchen to show the audience how to cook the “soothing and much-loved home comfort delights, from the very simple to the extremely decadent.”

“I’m going to show you some tips and techniques with almost no fuss,” Berry says in the new trailer, and there’s a twinkle in her eye that makes one think that Mary Berry’s idea of “no fuss” might be a little more involved than most people’s. Nobody looks that pristine without at least a little bit of a fuss, right?

According to the show’s website, the first episode will premiere next Monday at 8:30 p.m., and it will be available on the BBC’s iPlayer shortly after the broadcast. If you’ve ever wanted to see Mary Berry cook deer meat outdoors, it sounds like you’re in for a treat. In episode one, Berry will learn “the joys of caveman cooking” from Swedish fire chef Niklas Eskedt, who makes venison meatballs with blackened celeriac and doughnuts over an open fire outdoors. In the first episode, Berry will also make Eggs Benedict Florentine, “fall-off-the-bone slow-cooked lamb shanks,” and “deliciously rich chocolate truffle pots.”

This show really does look like classic Mary Berry, and who better to learn deliciously rich chocolate truffle pots from? I can’t wait.

What do you think of Mary Berry’s new show?