The Incredible Spice Men: Todiwala And Singh (5x 30′) – British home cookery will be reinvented by two extraordinary chefs who are on a mission to convince Britain to wake up to the versatility of spices and exotic ingredients, using them not just on special occasions – but every day.
It doesn’t have to be a great leap. Rather than creating complex, unfamiliar meals, Cyrus Todiwala and Tony Singh will ease us in with twists on recipes we already know, using spice to create delectable variations on traditional British dishes. Each dish will showcase these versatile, magical ingredients. They will give tips and hints and will also show how to use spice blends to bring daily cooking to life.
Originally from Bombay, Cyrus Todiwala OBE is a multi-award-winning chef who was chosen to cook the Queen’s Jubilee Banquet last year. He has a series of acclaimed London restaurants, all defined by his passion for combining the best of British produce with Indian techniques and spices.
Tony Singh is one of Scotland’s leading chefs. As a fourth generation Scot who grew up in a traditional Sikh family, he has become renowned for restaurants that combine traditional Scottish produce and techniques with exotic flavours.
Producer: Alchemy TV
TX: Summer 2013
Source: BBC press release