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The Chronicles of Nadiya

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Genre: Factual Entertainment & Lifestyle
Production Year: 2016

Broadcaster: BBC1
Producer: Love Productions

Since winning The Great British Bake Off, Nadiya Hussain has become a much-loved figure. She's written cookbooks, presented awards and even baked the Queen's official 90th birthday cake. Now, in this vibrant two-part documentary, she travels back to her parents homeland, Bangladesh, and proves an engaging presenter for a fascinating, food-inspired journey which explores and shares the many recipes that have inspired her love of cooking. In episode one, Nadiya visits her family village near Sylhet, and it proves an emotional trip down memory lane. She explores her roots and reconnects with family members she hasn't seen since her arranged marriage more than 10 years ago. She bakes a three-tiered pumpkin celebration cake for a relative's wedding and we watch as she uses local produce and techniques to cook baked fish with green mango chutney. Nadiya then sets off to explore parts of the country that she's never before seen, learning more about the people, their customs and their food. In the capital of Dhaka, she visits a charity that delivers food to underprivileged children and cooks them up some tasty samosa treats. After traveling on one of the last remaining rocket steamer passenger ferries, she thanks the crew with a goat biryani, before visiting a fishing village that uses trained otters to fish. Along the way, she learns from food entrepreneurs and sees a side of modern Bangladesh she never knew existed. Ultimately, she leaves with a better understanding of both the country and herself.

Available Episodes

  1. 1 Promo
  2. 2 Episode 1
  3. 3 Episode 2
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