We’re delighted to say that London’s Theo Randall will be on BBC1’s popular cookery show Saturday Kitchen this weekend. Theo was ex-Head Chef of The River Cafe and now has opened up a restaurant in the Intercontinental Hotel near Park Lane. Theo is on Great British Chefs website & his recipes will be coming to our Feastive app soon.
While running the kitchen at The River Cafe, he saw it acquire its Michelin star; his new venture has been praised in similar terms to that gastronomic institution. As Randall says, ‘good food is one of life’s simple pleasures’.
Simplicity is key in his style, but the broad variety of tastes and techniques in Italy leads him to blend and marry some elements in dazzling fashion. As with all great chefs, his dishes are led by the sheer quality of the ingredients used. But creativity comes into play with the pairing of smoked eel with yellow and red beets, or the addition of pancetta and slow-cooked peas to wood-roasted pigeon on bruschetta.
Saturday Kitchen is watched by 2.7 million people all over Britain. Theo will be joined by the host of the show, James Martin, along with top chef Bryn Williams. The show will also include classic moments from the TV shows of Rick Stein and Keith Floyd, while wine expert Susie Barrie matches wine to all the studio dishes.
We hope you’ll all be watching on Saturday when the show starts at 10am. We wish Theo the best of luck in the omelette challenge, and hopefully all the pasta tossing will come in handy when when he’s competing against Bryn.