Mary Berry Cook and Share Season 1 Episode 03 Description
Mary is off to Birmingham, home of the world-famous cricket ground at Edgbaston, where she immerses herself in the world of cricket. Mary spent many weekends and evenings watching her husband and boys play the sport at their local village club. While she enjoyed watching the game, the real fun came with the cricket teas. Helping prepare them and sharing with others was her highlight, and now Mary can’t wait to meet some of the England team and prepare lunch for them ahead of their test match against India.
Mary heads to the beating heart of the stadium – its kitchens – to meet head chef Scott, who oversees all the food cooked there for both the teams and the spectators and staff, which can mean over 2000 covers on a match day. Scott’s team make everything fresh and from scratch, earning high praise from those that visit from all over the world. He also works closely with the various teams’ nutritionists to ensure the players get food fit for professional athletes.
Ahead of the test match, the England team are already at the stadium to practise, and Mary has the pleasure of meeting two of their top players, Jonny Bairstow and Ollie Pope. The boys convince her to join them for a bat on the pitch before lunch. No doubt Mary will bowl them over with her delicious hot smoked salmon, rice and asparagus salad lunch, but how will she do on the crease under the watchful eyes of Jonny and Ollie?
Whilst in Birmingham, Mary is keen to meet the future of the sport and heads to a local primary school where cricket is top of the sporting agenda. Many of the children have been inspired to take up cricket after practising during PE lessons, with two of them already making it to county level. After seeing the children practise, Mary asks a few of the players to help her make a delicious cricket snack of fruit kebabs with lemon curd and mint yoghurt before inviting the rest of the class to taste-test them. Will they get the children’s seal of approval?
Back in her own kitchen, Mary makes her delicious jumbo lentil rolls, perfect to enjoy after a slow Sunday watching the cricket, her simple chip chip cassoulet, which always goes down well with both young and old, and her rich ultimate brownies, a mouthwatering treat that’s hard to resist.
Mary Berry Cook and Share Show Description
Who is the author: Food writer, TV regular, and queen of baking, Mary Berry has been teaching the nation to cook for decades and is one of the UK’s most prolific cookbook authors.
What’s it about: Cook and Share is a collection of 120 recipes perfect for gathering with loved ones, from family Sunday roasts to laid-back brunches to afternoon catch-ups over tea and homemade cake. Mary remains as determined as ever to take the stress out of entertaining and gives home cooks a helping hand with refreshingly laid-back and fuss-free dishes. It’s not all about big gatherings either, with plenty of midweek meal ideas (or kitchen suppers as Mary calls them). “Whether you are cooking for two people or for a gathering of friends and family, sharing is above all what life is about. And there’s no better way to share than with homemade fresh food”, writes Mary in the introduction, and we couldn’t agree more.
Keen to find out more? Here are five things we think you’ll love about Cook and Share.
One of the most inspired aspects of Cook and Share is the handy key at the beginning of the book, which will help you to track down the perfect recipe for any occasion in seconds. Planning a quiet Friday night in? Take a look at the takeaway-style collection. Heading on a picnic? Mary has you covered. Cooking for teenagers? There’s a list for that too. Head to the back of the book and you’ll also find recipe groupings by style, from one-pot recipes to soups, roasts to salads.
Whenever we get our hands on a new cookbook from Mary, we head straight to the chapters on bakes and desserts and we’re happy to report this fresh instalment of inspiration from the nation’s star baker really doesn’t disappoint. Think shortbread drizzled with white chocolate, salted caramel brownies, Sunday lunch plum crumble cake and a gorgeous raspberry meringue roulade.
Just like having Mary with you in the kitchen to cheer you on, each recipe features top tips, a warm recipe intro and fail-safe step-by-step instructions, as well as stunning photography to illustrate how to present each dish.
Mary is set to return to our screens with a brand-new BBC series to accompany Cook and Share. With every recipe from the show included in the book, you can cook along with Mary and bookmark all of your favourites.
Cook and Share is the first of Mary’s cookbooks to feature a chapter on brunch. Expect her take on shakshuka and avo toast, some heavenly cinnamon crepes and a towering stack of American-style pancakes, amongst many other brunchtime delights.