John and Lisa's Weekend Kitchen: Everything you need to know about the show
The show has returned for an eighth season...
John Torode and Lisa Faulkner are back on TV every Saturday for a new series of John and Lisa's Weekend Kitchen.
The show invites viewers into the couple's kitchen for a morning of feel good food with tasty recipes from John and Lisa - and some of their celebrity friends - as well as cooking shortcuts, inspiration and tips that you'll definitely be thankful for.
Just like fans of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay have been asking where is Future Food Stars filmed, others want to know where John and Lisa's Weekend Kitchen is filmed and more, and we've got everything you need to know about the new series, including some top John and Lisa recipes...
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 and bakes, to delicious mains and vegetarian feasts – with some celebrity recipes thrown in for good measure.
Just a handful of John and Lisa's Weekend Kitchen Recipes include fish and chips with tartare sauce, pumpkin soup, chocolate and walnut torte and baked apples with custard. And so far this season, viewers have already been treated to a roast leg of lamb recipe and an Easter egg dessert.
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In previous series, Lisa and John's recipes included a mouth-watering 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!
If you're looking for more of Lisa and John's recipes, here are more of our favourites:
- Lisa Faulkner’s croissant and apricot bread and butter pudding
- Lisa Faulkner's lemon meringue sandwich cookies
- Lisa Faulkner's fantasy cake
- John Torode’s clam chowder
- John Torode’s hearty chicken casserole with dumplings
When does John and Lisa’s Weekend Kitchen air?
John and Lisa returned to ITV on Saturday 8 April at 11.35am, and the series will air weekly. However, ITV did note that there will be some breaks in the series due to royal occasions and sporting events.
The duo, who married in October 2019, surprised fans with the news that their much-loved television programme, John and Lisa’s Weekend Kitchen, would be returning to screens.
As the first episode aired, Lisa wrote on Instagram: "Good Morning!! #johnandlisasweekendkitchen is back @itv 11.40am hope you guys will love it as much as we enjoyed making it !"
Meanwhile, John posted a video clip from the show, with the caption: "Do you fancy a smush ? See you Saturday, we are back".
Fans were pleased by the news, with one writing under John's post, "I literally squealed with excitement when I saw the advert that you two were back on Saturdays! Can’t wait!!! Xx"
Another commented, "Yippee 🥳 love you both on TV 😍❤️"
Where to buy Lisa Faulker and John Torode's recipe books
From Mother to Mother: Recipes from a Family Kitchen - £3.69 | Amazon
In her first book Lisa centres on ideas of generational cooking – passing on recipes and favourite meals down the generations.
My Kind of Food: Recipes I Love to Cook at Home - £17.94 | Amazon
Published in 2015, My Kind of Food is John Torode’s personal collection of recipes – the ones that he loves to cook when the cameras stop rolling.
The Way I Cook... - £8.25 | Amazon
With over 130 recipes to share with friends and family, Lisa Faulkner's second book gives you a eye into her own kitchen.
John Torode's Chicken: And Other Birds - £11.99 | Amazon
In this book, John Torode delves in the world of chicken and presents all the ways to prepare the nation’s favourite bird. He also has a similar book, about all the ways to prepare beef.
Tea and Cake with Lisa Faulkner - £7.02 | Amazon
Full of “delicious things to dunk, slice, pile up high for a party or eat on your tea break”, Tea and Cake is Lisa Faulkner’s third cookery book.
John Torode's Sydney to Seoul - £26.90 | Amazon
Inspired by his adventures around Australia and the Far East, John Torode accumulates his passion for travel and knowledge of food to create a fantastic combination of flavours, along with some straightforward home cooking.
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