SBS announces details of its biggest commission ever: The Cook Up with Adam Liaw

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• The series will provide everyday inspiration for foodies and non-foodies alike

SBS Food has been busy cooking up a fresh new food show, The Cook Up with Adam Liaw, and with 200 episodes it’s the biggest commission in the network’s history.

The cook, author and TV presenter will be joined each night by two food loving friends for a half hour of good fun and conversation as they cook up a variety of dishes centred around a nightly theme. Whether it’s an ingredient, a style of cuisine, or cultural inspiration, Adam whips up his dish first before his guests follow suit with easy to follow recipes and tips for viewers to follow at home.

There will be celebrities, culture, food, and lots of laughs in a series that will provide everyday inspiration for foodies and non-foodies alike.

Guests include celebrated chefs like Colin Fassnidge, Christine Manfield, Giovanni Pilu, Jock Zonfrillo, Danielle Alvarez, Mark Best, Palisa Anderson, Frank Shek, Mark Olive and Ross Lusted to home cooks like Silvia Colloca, Pamela Clark, Lyndey Milan, Katherine Sabbath, Clarissa Feildel, Amina Elshafei and Lucy Tweed along with personalities Joel Creasey, Myf Warhurst, Yumi Stynes, Mark Humphries, Marc Fennell, Jessica Rowe, Benjamin Law, Kumi Taguchi, Mikey Robbins and Jane and Jimmy Barnes to name just a few.

Regular segments include Food for Thought featuring Adam’s cooking tips and techniques, food myth busting in Food vs Truth, and a Food Fight quiz where guests are put through their paces. SBS Food’s managing editor, Farah Celjo, will also present two segments Following Food and Top 5’s, sharing what’s trending online in the world of food.

Presenter Adam Liaw, said: “I’ve been lucky enough to film some amazing food series throughout my career, but nothing compares to The Cook Up, by far the biggest project I have ever undertaken. I can’t wait for SBS audiences to join my guests and I as we chop, chat and sauté our way through simple and delicious meals each evening. The Cook Up will hopefully help Australians expand their repertoire and add some extra flavour to their home cooking.”

SBS commissioning editor for food, Josh Martin, said: “Today is a huge day for SBS as we celebrate The Cook Up, the biggest ever commission in our network’s history. The series is 200 episodes of inspiration and entertainment for everyone. Adam brings his trademark expertise and charm to every frame, making all guests feel at home and creating a lovely, inclusive space for guests to share their secrets – both personal and culinary! Food is the great unifier and The Cook Up aims to bring all Australians a taste of the world around them in a way they haven’t seen before.”

The Cook Up with Adam Liaw is an SBS Original.

The Cook Up with Adam Liaw airs weeknights on SBS Food from Monday April 19 at 7.00pm and 10.00pm. It will encore on SBS Food at 11am weekdays and at 3.30pm on SBS main channel. SBS Food will air a marathon on Sundays at 2.00pm – 4.30pm. The series is available after broadcast on SBS On Demand.

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