S1 E1: No matter how hard a dish may seem, Mary has a way to make it foolproof. In each episode, Mary shows fabulous recipes and technical tips to please the novice and the expert cook alike, as well as sharing some of her memories of her life, family and friends. Revealing recipes and secrets guaranteed to help in any culinary situation - from feeding the family to impressing friends, from busy days when time is scarce to finding comfort on those more gloomy days - Mary has the perfect trusted recipe that will never let you down. Mary also gets out and about visiting suppliers and producers all the way along, giving help and advice to the viewers, whether they are looking for dinner party suggestions or a quick weeknight dinner. In the first programme, Mary cooks up a celebration of five delicious dishes suitable for those special days when you are having people around for dinner or simply want to treat a loved one at home. To start, Mary prepares some delicious salmon fillets with herbs and red pepper with a foolproof side of spiralised veg, perfect for any dinner party. Mary visits Ventnor in the Isle of Wight where she meets lobster-fishing expert Ed Blake. Ed shows her how to catch the nation's favourite delicacy. She then returns to the kitchen to make an indulgent treat of lobster tails with aioli and asparagus. Next, Mary prepares a vegetable dish for all tastes - 'posh roast vegetables' - before visiting Rules restaurant in London, which has been open since 1798 and is renowned for its beef Wellington. Here, Mary enjoys a delicious meal with her friends before returning to the kitchen to create her own foolproof version of this dinner party favourite. To finish, a perfect ending for those truly special occasions- latte panna cotta.
DocumentaryJan 1, 201621 min
English (United Kingdom)
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