Nadiya Hussain, winner of the Great British Bake Off 2015, has just revealed a new cookery and travel show with the BBC. In a stroke of genius, the show has been called 'The Chronicles of Nadiya' and will follow the star baker on a food-inspired journey from her birthplace in Luton to her family village in north-east Bangladesh.
My kitchen is so much more than my kitchen. It’s our kitchen.
The news of her solo cookery show was announced by the BBC yesterday, who said the two part series will combine "personal revelation with a fascinating food travelogue", while "exploring the hidden world of Bangladesh and the exceptional dishes of the country". Sounds good to us!
Social media instantly lit up with posts from delighted members of the public who, like us, thought 'The Chronicles of Nadiya' was THE BEST NAME EVER.
The title of Nadiya's new show is SO GOOD I genuinely think this was C.S Lewis' plan all along pic.twitter.com/8WldixBB0c— Sophie Hall (@SophLouiseHall) April 26, 2016
PLEASE let #chroniclesofnadiya be the final title - i have never wanted anything more in my entire life ������— Max Ryan (@maxxy649) April 26, 2016
We can’t wait to step into Nadiya's world as she embarks on her cross-country journey. While no release date for the show has been confirmed yet, Nadiya also recently revealed that she will be releasing a cookbook in June called 'Nadiya’s Kitchen'. The book will include the recipe for the famous orange drizzle cake that she made for the Queen’s 90th birthday, along with 100 family recipes inspired by what she cooks for her own children at home.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Nadiya said: "My kitchen is so much more than a room. It’s the place where so much more happens than just cooking or baking. It’s the place where I cook for sustenance. Bake for love. Congregate for company. Dance for fun. The exclusive venue for date night. Tea time and after school tantrums. The place where we cook together and everyone’s the boss. My kitchen is so much more than my kitchen. It’s our kitchen."