Next Episode of Family Cooking Showdown is
Season 2 / Episode 3 and airs on 17 October 2018 18:00
Family Cooking Showdown is a competitive food show that celebrates favourite family recipes, meeting a diverse variety of home cooks from across Britain.Presented by Zoe Ball and Nadiya Hussain, the series delves into kitchens up and down the country, showcasing family food that creates the heart within the home and brings generations together.In search of Britain's best family of cooks, judging their efforts are renowned cookery teacher Rosemary Shrager and top Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli. The two judges set challenges in both the studio kitchen and home kitchens.
It's the last of the semi-finals. Three more families return to the studio kitchen where they go head to head with each other - but with a surprise twist. The Piggotts and the Bellamores are joined by a wildcard family, chosen by Giorgio and Rosemary from the runner-ups. They've been given another chance to get to the final.
The families face three demanding, new challenges: Perfect Puddings, Nation's Favourite With A Twist and What's In The Fridge? While tonight's episode is packed with eye-wateringly tasty dishes by talented home cooks - meatballs, moussaka, lemon meringue pie and chocolate fondant - the one thing that almost breaks the families is poached egg.
Which team will have what it takes to earn a place in next week's final showdown?
It's the Big Family Cooking Showdown final, and it's down to judges Rosemary Shrager and Giorgio Locatelli to decide which team will be crowned the nation's best family of home cooks. Over the last 11 weeks, 16 multi-generational family teams of passionate home cooks have been battling it out and now only three remain.
This week they face one long, continuous challenge: preparing food for a big family get-together, including a range of nibbles, main courses and desserts.
In the nibbles round, one family struggle with the definition of bite size and are taken to task over their ‘man portions' while the other family take on the dish that Italian chef Giorgio has become known for: his favourite food in the world - arancini balls.
There can only be one winner. Let the showdown commence!
Tonight, the Whites from Hampshire take on the Penmans from Lincolnshire, the Stones from Dorset and the Abimbola-Younges from London. All four families enter the showdown kitchen totally unprepared for their first challenge - to make a £10 brunch for a family of four with a surprise selection of ingredients. Their second challenge is to cook up their family's take on a pasta bake. Taking both dishes into account, judges Angellica Bell and Tommy Banks decide which three families can cook for them again in the next heat.
Tonight, the three remaining families from the first heat face a surprise head-to-head challenge - they must volunteer one family member to cook without knowing the dish they have to prepare - a salted caramel tart. For the second task, the families are back together to make a two-course meal with beetroot and oats as the star ingredients. The pressure is on as only two families can make it through to Friday's play-offs.
Tonight, the Butlands from Cornwall take on the fun-loving Lees from Warrington, farming family the Whites from Scotland, and the Gohils and Al- Sheikhs from London. All four families enter the showdown kitchen totally unprepared for their first challenge - to make a £10 meal for a family of four with a surprise selection of ingredients. After cooking up fish and chips with a twist for their second task, they then face elimination, as only three families can make it through to the next heat.
Tonight, the three remaining families face a surprise head-to-head challenge for which they have to nominate one family member to cook on their own. There are pastry disasters, fruit controversy and raw egg whites as the cooks tackle a lemon meringue pie. For the second task, the families are reunited to make a two-course meal with lamb and almonds as the star ingredients. The pressure is on as only two families can make it through to Friday's playoffs.
Tonight it is the play-offs. The four winning families from this week's heats now have to compete for just two places in finals week. First, there is another unprepared challenge to test their creativity in the kitchen - a surprise pick 'n' mix of ingredients that they all have to cook with. Then they are rustling up a family treat night meal and hoping to impress the judges enough to secure a place in finals week. On the menu tonight - duck, jollof rice, churros and chocolate and orange tarts.
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