After a hugely successful first series, the much-loved SBS Food show, The Cook Up with Adam Liaw , will be returning on March 21 for a second season with another 200 new episodes fresh out of the oven and ready to be served up every weeknight at 7pm on SBS Food.
Adam will be whipping up more dishes centred around a nightly theme with two food loving friends each episode, for a half hour of good food, fun and conversation. Season two of The Cook Up will bring more delectable dishes served by Adam and easy to follow recipes and tips from his guests.
The new season includes a star-studded raft of celebrity chefs, cooks and well-known personalities like Colin Fassnidge, Julie Goodwin, Lauren Eldridge and Justin North. Adam also invites shining personalities from all walks of life including Pia Miranda, Mark Humphries, Aaron Chen, Narelda Jacobs, Ellie Cole, Costa Georgiadis, Dean Widders, Virginia Gay, Sarah Wilson and Bruce Pascoe. Adam even welcomes to the show some bright eyed, first year TAFE students taking their first steps in the culinary world.
Get ready to dive a little deeper into food through segments like, Ask Adam, where Adam answers burning viewer questions , and Use it Up , where Managing Editor of SBS Food, Farah Celjo, joins the show to let us know what’s popular online, and reveal what to do with your leftover ingredients.
Presenter Adam Liaw, says: “After the incredible response to the first series of The Cook Up , I’m absolutely thrilled to be back behind the bench for another season. It’s such a privilege to be able to pull back the curtain on how Australia really eats, where I’m not only able to cook alongside some incredible guests, but share a part of their incredible cultures and stories at the same time. We’re taking things to another level with season two with some big changes taking place in the kitchen – but at its heart The Cook Up is always about real, home cooked food. We’ll see how top chefs cook at home, but also take a look into the dinnertime repertoires of some of Australia’s most interesting people that you’ve heard of, and plenty you haven’t as well. We’ve got everything from date night dishes to 5 ingredient lunches. Great ideas and delicious food that all of us can – and really do – make at home.”
Emily Griggs, SBS Head of Food, says: “ The Cook Up holds a special place in our hearts at SBS Food, as the most successful commission to date. The overwhelmingly positive response and love for the first series of The Cook Up has been nothing short of incredible. At SBS Food we are constantly striving to produce content that celebrates different cultures through cooking, which is why we’re so pleased to be bringing another season of The Cook Up to Australian households every weeknight.”
An internal SBS production, The Cook Up season two will be available to stream on SBS On Demand with subtitling available in both Arabic and Simplified Chinese.
The Cook Up with Adam Liaw airs weeknights on SBS Food from Monday March 21 at 7pm. The series is available after broadcast on SBS On Demand. Episodes from season one are also available on SBS On Demand.