James Martin’s Christmas With Friends has been commissioned for Food Network it has been announced.
The two 60 minute specials will see James inviting viewers to join him for Christmas. In each episode the chef will create four festive recipes and be joined by celebrity friends and cooking stars, including The Great British Bake Off’s Mary Berry.
The show is produced by Blue Marlin Television and will see James sharing memories of Christmases past. His special guests will bring inspiration from their own Christmas traditions and share their tips for creating delicious meals during the festive season.
“I’m delighted to be working with Food Network on this Christmas Show. Christmas is a time of year when food takes centre stage for many, so I’m looking forward to celebrating some classic seasonal dishes and revealing some new festive food ideas, with an entertaining and eclectic mix of guests. It promises to be a lot of fun,” said James Martin.
“Showcasing well-known British talent like James Martin on our platform has been a key focus this year, as we continue to establish Food Network as the leading global food, entertainment and lifestyle brand across EMEA,” said Kevin Dickie, Senior Vice President Channels, Scripps Networks Interactive, UK & EMEA. “We’re really excited to be working with James. He’s a talent we know that Food Network viewers love.”
The episodes will air exclusively on Food Network in the UK on Monday 14 and 21 November at 9pm.