Food Glorious Food (TV series)

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Food Glorious Food
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Genre Cooking
Format Competition
Directed by Steve Smith
Presented by Carol Vorderman[1]
Judges Tom Parker Bowles
Loyd Grossman
Anne Harrison
Stacie Stewart
Andi Oliver (guest judge)
Theme music composer Banks & Wag
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 9
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Becky Clarke
Producer(s) Sam Simon
Philip Smith
Editor(s) Simon Abrahams
Tris Harris
Alan Adir
Running time 60mins (inc. adverts)
Production company(s) Optomen
Syco TV[3]
Distributor All3Media
Broadcast
Original channel ITV, STV, UTV
Picture format 16:9
Audio format Stereo
Original run 27 February 2013 (2013-02-27) – 24 April 2013 (2013-04-24)
Chronology
Related shows ITV Food
External links
Website
Production website

Food Glorious Food is a British television culinary programme which started on 27 February 2013[4] and ended on 24 April 2013. The show is a joint Optomen and Syco TV production. The competition, in which anyone of any age can enter, searches the country looking for the best home cooked dish, with the winner receiving £20,000 and their dish made and sold by Marks & Spencer.[5][6] Carol Vorderman presents the show on ITV, STV & UTV[7] The show's judging panel consists of Tom Parker Bowles,[8] Loyd Grossman,[9] Anne Harrison, Stacie Stewart[10] and Andi Oliver who was a guest judge for the Harrogate heats.[11][12]

An official Food Glorious Food cookery book was published by The Octopus Publishing Group on 25 February 2013 and is available to purchase online and from major book retailers.[13][14] The book contains over 100 recipes, including all the regional heat winners and the overall series winner. The winning recipes from the heats and overall winning recipe will also be made available on the ITV website after appearing on the show.

Format[edit]

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Locations in which the regional heats were held.

The food competition searches the country looking for the best home cooked dish. Hosted by Carol Vorderman,[15] the judging panel consists of Tom Parker Bowles, Loyd Grossman, Anne Harrison and Stacie Stewart, although Andi Oliver was a guest judge for the Harrogate heats. The winner will receive £20,000 as well as their dish appear on the shelves in Marks & Spencer stores nationwide. 40p from each dish sold will be donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital.[16][17][18]

Heats[edit]

In the regional heats, contestants serve their dish to one of the four judges, who will decide whether they liked it, if so the judge awards the contestant a rosette. After the judges have tried every dish they must then choose their favourite out of the dishes they've tasted. These four contestants make it through to Judges HQ, which is filmed in The Cotswolds, where all four judges taste each of the contestants dishes and vote on which one to send through to the Semi-Final stages.

Semi-finals[edit]

The semi-final stages are split between two shows, three contestants who previously made it through from the regional heats will compete against each other on each of the two shows. They must cook their dish for 150 people from the Women's Institute. Only one contestant from each show can compete in the final.

Final[edit]

In the Grand Final, both finalists will make their way to London, where presenter Carol Vorderman will reveal the news that their dishes are going to be trailed in stores across the country, thousands of tasters, thousands of votes, but only one winner. The two finalists will work with M&S to turn their recipes into a final product that could ultimately end up in stores across the country.

With dishes ready, thousands of samples will be distributed around the country, each potential customer that tries the dish will vote on whether or not they would buy the dish.

As the results from the trial runs are counted, the finalists head back to London, surrounded by their family and friends, the winner of Food Glorious Food is then revealed.

Episode Guide[edit]

Episode Show Original Air Date Location Viewers
(millions)
Audience share
1 Regional Heats 27 February 2013 Malvern 2.64[19] 12.2%[19]
2 6 March 2013 Kingsbridge 2.35[20] 10.5%[20]
3 13 March 2013 North West 2.11[21] 9.3%[21]
4 20 March 2013 Brighton 2.40[22] N/A
5 27 March 2013 Harrogate 2.53[23] 11.9%[23]
6 3 April 2013 Knebworth 2.28[24] 10.2%[24]
7 Semi-Finals 10 April 2013 Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire 2.17[25] 9.8%[25]
8 17 April 2013 St. George's Hall, Liverpool 1.98[26] 9.1%[26]
9 Final 24 April 2013 London 2.15[27] 9.9%[27]

Episode One[edit]

The first episode aired on Wednesday 27 February 2013 and was a regional heat episode.[28]

Contestant Dish Judge Result
Trish MacCurrant Pheasant Paprikash Loyd Runner-up
Susan Dragon's Pie Anne Runner-up
Sian Day Welsh Cawl with Salt Marsh Lamb Tom Runner-up
Star Bistro Pimm's Summer Fruit Jelly[29] Stacie Regional Winner

Episode Two[edit]

The second episode aired on Wednesday 6 March 2013 and was a regional heat episode.[30]

Contestant Dish Judge Result
Alan Steer South Devon Baked Crab with Brown Crab Butter Anne Runner-up
Ian Audus Bread Pudding Stacie Runner-up
Eunice Woolcock Cornish Pasty Tom Regional Winner
Binixa Ludlow The 'Ultimate' Curry with Lamb and Prawns Loyd Runner-up

Episode Three[edit]

The third episode aired on Wednesday 13 March 2013. For this episode Loyd Grossman was unable to attend the auditions, so Andi Oliver filled in for him on this occasion. This episode was a regional heat.[31]

Contestant Dish Judge Result
Jaqueline Stephenson The Original Sticky Toffee Pudding Tom Runner-up
Chris Eden Brussels Sprout, Chestnut and Coconut Soup Andi Runner-up
Donny Howcraft Smoked Salmon Cheesecake[32] Anne Regional Winner
Cath Webb 'Smile Cake' Stacie Runner-up

Episode Four[edit]

The fourth episode aired on Wednesday 20 March 2013 and was a regional heat episode.[33]

Contestant Dish Judge Result
Emma Muscat Vintage Lemon and Lavender Blancmange Tom Runner-up
Katherine Norris & Margaret Hayes Gluten Free Christmas Pudding Stacie Runner-up
Miss G (Andrew Pearce) Cracked Black Pepper Profiteroles Loyd Regional Winner
Janne Cutting-Keyton Pan-Fried Guinea Fowl Breast Anne Runner-up

Episode Five[edit]

The fifth episode aired on Wednesday 27 March 2013. For this episode Loyd Grossman was unable to attend the auditions, so Andi Oliver filled in for him on this occasion. This episode was a regional heat episode.[34]

Contestant Dish Judge Result
Rahila Hussain Fragrant White Chicken Korma Andi Regional Winner
Yara Gremoli Yorkshire Game Lasagne Tom Runner-up
Route 66 Fruit 66 Bread and Butter Pudding Stacie Runner-up
Chris Blackburn Chinese Style Yorkshire Pudding with Duck and Hoisin Sauce Anne Runner-up

Episode Six[edit]

The sixth episode aired on Wednesday 3 April 2013 and was a regional heat episode.[35]

Contestant Dish Judge Result
Angela Wilson Chicken Tikka with paratha and chutneys Loyd Regional Winner
Rachel Harries Confit of belly pork with vegetable mousse Anne Runner-up
Elly McCausland Rhubarb and Ginger crumble cheesecake Stacie Runner-up
Tony Appleton Bread and Butter pudding Tom Runner-up

Episode Seven[edit]

The Seventh episode aired on Wednesday 10 April 2013. This week is the first semi-final show.

Contestant Dish Result
Eunice Woolcock Cornish Pasty Runner-up
Donny Howcraft Smoked Salmon Cheesecake Runner-up
Star Bistro Pimms Summer Fruit Jelly Semi-final winner

Episode Eight[edit]

The eighth episode aired on Wednesday 17 April 2013. This week is the second semi-final show.

Contestant Dish Result
Miss G (Andrew Pearce) Cracked Black Pepper Profiteroles Runner-up
Rahila Hussain Fragrant White Chicken Korma Semi-final winner
Angela Wilson Chicken Tikka with paratha and chutneys Runner-up

Episode Nine[edit]

The ninth and final episode will air on Wednesday 24 April 2013. This week is the final show, where one finalist will be crowned Food Glorious Food champion.

Contestant Dish Result
Star Bistro Pimms Summer Fruit Jelly Runner-up
Rahila Hussain Fragrant White Chicken Korma Winner

Transmissions[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 27 February 2013 24 April 2013 9

Sponsorship[edit]

The first series of the show is sponsored by Anchor Butter, produced by Arla Foods UK.[36]

Reception[edit]

The show received generally negative reviews from critics after its premiere, who described it as "twee, wholesome fare styled like a summer fete"[citation needed] another described it as a "TV turkey".[citation needed] Many people have said that the programme should air in the daytime slot rather than the primetime.[citation needed] However, TV presenter Emma Willis tweeted about how she liked the programme.[citation needed]

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