Tom Kerridge is the only chef in the UK to run a pub with two Michelin stars and he wants to show us how to cook dishes inspired by British pub classics. Pub Food has come a long way in recent years, there are Great British boozers serving up top notch food to be proud of and Tom wants to show us how to make these kinds of dishes at home and how to cook them properly.
These are hearty, robust dishes designed to share with family and friends. This isn’t fast food, it’s food prepared with love and given the attention it deserves. Tom doesn’t overcomplicate food – he just wants to create big fantastic flavours and he’s keen to show you how he gets there.
In each episode Tom will show us how to cook 5 recipes including a least two sensational main courses plus a selection of tasty starters and delicious desserts.
There are twists on old favourites like Tom’s Treacle Roast Beef with Yorkshire Puddings, Southern Fried Chicken in a basket or his selection of pub snacks; comforting puds like Date and Toffee Pudding and Apple and Toffee Crumble; boozy treats like Gin and Tonic Granita and Mussels Cooked in Ale and show stopping meals like Turbot in Puff Pastry and Roast Duck with Potato Pancakes. And in each episode we’ll learn how to make Tom’s version of some classic pub staples like his ultimate salad dressing, onion gravy or pickles.
He'll also visit some of his favourite suppliers like his own butcher Andy where he’ll get tips on choosing the best beef for a perfect Sunday roast or sticky barbecue ribs, and his fishmonger Andy, who supplies Tom with some of the freshest and best fish from the Cornish coast. And he’ll visit some pubs in the country that are pushing the boundaries when it comes to food.
We go to the pub to eat for all sorts of reasons – whether it’s for a hearty Sunday roast with friends, a special celebration or just to tuck into some traditional pub favourites. Each episode will showcase some fantastic recipes that capture the spirit of these occasions – so there’s food to share with friends and family, outdoor food, celebratory food for special occasions, Sunday lunches and real pub classics.