John and Lisa’s Weekend Kitchen: Everything you need to know about the new show

John and Lisa’s Weekend Kitchen is back on our screens, featuring the couple John Torode and Lisa Faulkner. Here's everything you need to know...
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  • John Torode and Lisa Faulkner’s show, Weekend Kitchen first aired in March last year.

    It invites viewers into their kitchen for a morning of feel good food, catering to everyone who likes cooking – from aspiring chefs to beginners and keen home cooks. Of course you can expect tasty recipes from John and Lisa and some of their celebrity friends, but also shortcuts, inspiration and tips that you’ll definitely be thankful for.

    This season however, the show will be a little different. Along with offering easy recipes to feed the whole family, Lisa and John will be aware of the fact that many ingredients are still difficult to get hold of, due to the coronavirus pandemic and food shortages for many people. As John has previously said, “Food has always been a massive focus and an important part of our lives, and it’s evident that it’s becoming more and more so for everyone, especially during these unprecedented times of lockdown. Great food, cooked with a smile brings us a sense of comfort, happiness and warmth, nostalgia and hope.”

    During the lockdown, Lisa has been sharing plenty of tasty recipes on her Instagram account – so no doubt she’ll be recreating some of these at home. This cheat’s chip tortilla looks like a great Sunday morning breakfast!

    Or why not try Lisa’s My My Chicken Pie!

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    My My Chicken Pie Enough for 4 people 3 chicken breasts cut into hunks 2 leek chopped A little veg oil Some bacon A good 50g butter Some mustard Chopped tarragon or parsley 1 tablespoon flour 100ml milk 100m cream / or Creme Friache S&P 250g Puff Pastry 🥮 Heat the oil in a pan , add the bacon and the leeks , cook until the leeks soft and bacon cooked through . Add the butter , some mustard and the chopped chicken . Stir and cook for 2 minutes . Add your herbs and the flour , cook and stir so the flour coats the chicken and now add some milk and stir . Add the cream and bring to the boil . Put into a pie dish and leave to cool a little. Cut your puff pastry out . Make and egg wash and brush around the pie dish then place the pastry on top and seal it well all the way around the edges . Bake at 200o for 20 minutes and turn the oven down to 180o and cook for another 20 minutes . Enjoy #lockdown #lockdownrecipes #leftovers #pie @johntorodecooks

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    John and Lisa’s Weekend Kitchen recipes

    If you’re wondering what recipes Lisa and John will be making on air, then you’ll be pleased to know they’ll be cooking everything from desserts, to bakes, to delicious mains – with some celebrity recipes thrown in for good measure.

    Last series, Lisa and John’s recipes included a mouthwatering Spring roast chicken, a super simple Victoria Sponge, cheats raspberry jam and easy cheese scones, as well as chicken wings from Levi Roots.

    They also made an  easy-peasy flat bread, chicken chow mein and stuffed tomato. For pudding, they whipped up a ‘cheat’s’ banana ice cream and a self-saucing chocolate pudding – yum!

    John cooked up a  one pan spicy roast lamb and Lisa made a  pear tarte tatin. They also enlisted the help of Bake Off’s John Whaite, who whipped up a lemon drizzle cake, and Ching He Huang prepared a tasty teriyaki salmon.

    John and Lisa also served up lamb fritters, scrambled eggs and a dreamy leftover Easter egg chocolate cake. Bake off champ Jane Beedle made a cherry and pistachio tart for dessert.

    If you’re looking for more of Lisa and John’s recipes, here are more of our favourites.

    When does John and Lisa’s Weekend Kitchen air?

    John and Lisa  returned to ITV on Saturday 6 June at 11.35am, and the series will run for 10 weekly episodes.

    The duo, who married in October last year, surprised fans with the news that their much-loved television programme, John and Lisa’s Weekend Kitchen, has been renewed for another series.

    John and Lisa both took to Instagram stories to make the announcement, “So we have some exciting news, our Weekend Kitchen has been re-commissioned,

    “We’re going to be filming it next week, social distancing, and everything sorted.”

    John added, “John and Lisa’s Weekend Kitchen is back and it will be on Saturday mornings and it will be showing on ITV in the early part of the summer, but of course we’ve got to film it don’t we?”

    If you’re excited to see the pair in action again, here’s what you need to know…

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    Where to buy Lisa Faulker and John Torode’s recipe books

    If you can’t wait for the next episode? Weekend Kitchen, why not try out some of Lisa and John’s home-grown recipes in their books?