Family Food Fight with Flora

Tuesday 29 June, 7:30pm on Five

Top chefs Jean-Christophe Novelli and Matt Tebbutt go head to head in another family cookoff. In the final episode, Jean-Christophe teaches a mum who favours crispy freezer foods over fresh produce about the benefits of cooking from scratch. Matt coaches a clueless couple in the art of making the perfect Thai curry. Jean-Christophe and Matt take a family apiece and coach them to turn out quick, nutritious meals. Once the families have mastered their dishes, the action switches to a London restaurant where the contestants use their skills to feed a roomful of diners. The aspiring chefs must keep calm under pressure and provide a full dinner service. Friends and families of the competitors are among the 40 diners who vote for their favourite meal each week. Jean-Christophe Novelli moved to the UK in 1983 and opened his first restaurant in 1996. The awardwinning chef has become familiar to millions of viewers through his TV appearances. Having set up his own cooking school in 2005, Jean-Christophe knows a thing or two about training chefs. Matt Tebbutt classes himself as an ‘honorary’ Welshman. He moved to Wales when he was six months old and is now based in Nantyderry. A keen exponent of British recipes, Matt makes use of foraged food in his restaurant, the Foxhunter. This week, Matt contends with a couple who are complete strangers to the world of veg – except for fried potatoes. Neither of them has the first clue about cooking, so their food intake is limited to ready meals and takeaways. Matt hopes his fragrant Thai green curry and colourful fruit plate will be the inspiration the couple need to start cooking from scratch. Meanwhile, on Team Novelli, Jean-Christophe does battle with an unmotivated mum who feeds her children – and her clueless husband – a rotating menu of crispy convenience foods that go straight from freezer to oven. The chef demonstrates how to concoct the perfect creamy chicken curry, with a profiterole dessert to follow. Jean-Christophe’s attentive students are ready for the cook-off, but are their new skills impressive enough to win over the diners?

Tuesday 24 June, 7:30pm on Five

Top chefs Jean-Christophe Novelli and Matt Tebbutt go head to head in another family cookoff. In this episode, the experts have a challenge on their hands as they meet a pair of microwavemad families, including a dad whose signature dish is a honey and ketchup omelette. Jean-Christophe and Matt take a family apiece and coach them to turn out quick, nutritious meals. Once the families have mastered their dishes, the action switches to a London restaurant where the contestants use their skills to feed a roomful of diners. The aspiring chefs must keep calm under pressure and provide a full dinner service. Friends and families of the competitors are among the 40 diners who vote for their favourite meal each week. Jean-Christophe Novelli moved to the UK in 1983 and opened his first restaurant in 1996. The awardwinning chef has become familiar to millions of viewers through his TV appearances. Having set up his own cooking school in 2005, Jean-Christophe knows a thing or two about training chefs. Matt Tebbutt classes himself as an ‘honorary’ Welshman. He moved to Wales when he was six months old and is now based in Nantyderry. A keen exponent of British recipes, Matt makes use of foraged food in his restaurant, the Foxhunter. On Team Tebbutt this week, Matt takes on a mum who relies on canned food to feed her family. The dad is not much better either – he thinks he can cook, but his idea of a healthy dish is his sickly sweet signature omelette sandwich, laced with ketchup and honey. Matt cooks up a mouthwatering rack of lamb with ratatouille, and a lemon and lime cheesecake to follow. But is it enough to make this couple change their ways? Meanwhile, Jean-Christophe contends with a microwave-mad mum who will cook anything – as long as it comes from a packet. Dad has a few recipes up his sleeve, but each comes loaded with lard. Jean-Christophe gives the duo a crash course in quality cuisine, with a recipe for cider-infused pork tenderloin and parcel pancakes. The chef has high hopes for his proteges, but will their efforts be enough to satisfy the critics?

Tuesday 15 June, 7:30pm on Five

The culinary tips continue as Jean-Christophe Novelli and Matt Tebbutt go head to head in another family cook-off. This instalment features a couple who claim to have never used their modern kitchen, and a mother of five who uses too much salt in her curries. Jean-Christophe and Matt take a family apiece and coach them to turn out quick, nutritious meals. Once the families have mastered their dishes, the action switches to a London restaurant where the contestants use their skills to feed a roomful of diners. The aspiring chefs must keep calm under pressure and provide a full dinner service. Friends and families of the competitors are among the 40 diners who vote for their favourite meal each week. Jean-Christophe Novelli moved to the UK in 1983 and opened his first restaurant in 1996. The awardwinning chef has become familiar to millions of viewers through his TV appearances. Having set up his own cooking school in 2005, Jean-Christophe knows a thing or two about training chefs. Matt Tebbutt classes himself as an ‘honorary’ Welshman. He moved to Wales when he was six months old and is now based in Nantyderry. A keen exponent of British recipes, Matt makes use of foraged food in his restaurant, the Foxhunter. This week, Team Tebbutt features couple Mark and Aimi, the self-proclaimed ‘Posh and Becks of takeaways’. Mark and Aimi claim never to have cooked in their modern kitchen, relying instead on fat-laden takeaways for sustenance. So unhealthy is the couple’s diet that their son Harry is worried about his own shape and is determined to make some changes. Can chef Matt transform Mark and Aimi’s attitude to food with a spicy sea bass dish and a refreshing mango-lime fool? Meanwhile on Team Novelli, Justine takes to the kitchen to pick up some new skills. With five feisty daughters, Justine rules her own kitchen with an iron fist, but her famous curries are dangerously over-salted. Can Jean-Christophe bring on a culinary shift with his sweet-and-sour chicken with noodles and pineapple upside-down cake? And when the cooking is over, which team will impress the critics to win a year’s supply of healthy groceries?

Tuesday 18 May, 7:30pm on Five

Chefs Jean-Christophe Novelli and Matt Tebbutt help families improve their cooking in this entertaining new series. Each week, the experts show two hapless households how to make tasty, healthy meals before setting them up in a high-stakes cook-off. The families compete to prove to a restaurant full of hungry diners that they have mastered the ways of the kitchen. Britain’s favourite French chef Jean-Christophe Novelli and Wales-based chef Matt Tebbutt go head to head in a competition to teach families how to cook. Participants from all around the country have signed up in a bid to improve their cooking and provide better, healthier meals for their families. Each week, the chefs team up with a rival family and coach them to turn out quick, tasty and nutritious meals. Once the families have mastered their signature dishes, the action switches to a specially redesigned London restaurant, where the contestants must flash their new-found skills to a roomful of diners. The aspiring chefs must keep calm under pressure and provide a full dinner service. Friends and families of the competitors, along with members of the public, will be among the 40 diners who vote for their favourite meal each episode. The prize includes a year’s supply of healthy groceries. Only one of the families can be declared winner of the food fight – but will it be Jean-Christophe’s proteges or Matt’s disciples? Jean-Christophe Novelli moved to the UK in 1983 and opened his first restaurant in 1996. The awardwinning chef has become familiar to millions of viewers through his TV appearances. Having set up his own cooking school in 2005, Jean-Christophe knows a thing or two about training chefs. Matt Tebbutt classes himself as an ‘honorary’ Welshman. He moved to Wales when he was six months old and is now based in Nantyderry. A keen exponent of British recipes, Matt’s restaurant, The Foxhunter, makes use of foraged food.

Tuesday 1 May, 7:30pm on Five

Chefs Jean-Christophe Novelli and Matt Tebbutt help families improve their cooking in this entertaining series. Each week, the experts show two hapless households how to make tasty, healthy meals before setting them up in a highstakes cook-off. In this episode, the two chefs teach their proteges how to make quick and easy roast dinners. Jean-Christophe and Matt take a family apiece and coach them to turn out quick, tasty and nutritious meals. Once the families have mastered their signature dishes, the action switches to a specially redesigned London restaurant where the contestants must try out their new-found skills to feed a roomful of diners. The aspiring chefs must keep calm under pressure and provide a full dinner service. Friends and families of the competitors are among the 40 diners who vote for their favourite meal each episode. Jean-Christophe Novelli moved to the UK in 1983 and opened his first restaurant in 1996. The awardwinning chef has become familiar to millions of viewers through his TV appearances. Having set up his own cooking school in 2005, Jean-Christophe knows a thing or two about training chefs. Matt Tebbutt classes himself as an ‘honorary’ Welshman. He moved to Wales when he was six months old and is now based in Nantyderry. A keen exponent of British recipes, Matt makes use of foraged food in his restaurant, The Foxhunter. This week, Jean-Christophe trains a family who survive on TV dinners. By their own admission, the Foleys avoid vegetables and plump for calorieladen convenience foods. Can Jean-Christophe inspire them to get cooking with his recipe for roast beef and Yorkshire pudding? Matt Tebbutt, meanwhile, aims to teach Sarah and Sam how to upgrade their cooking skills. Despite having access to the freshest ingredients – including several chickens in their yard – the pair routinely use food from packets that is typically heavy in saturated fats. Can Matt change their ways with a healthy roast chicken recipe and nononsense sticky toffee pudding?

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