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Paul Hollywood to front brand new series

Food Network welcomes Paul Hollywood to the channel for new series ‘Paul Hollywood City Bakes’

Paul Hollywood

April 18th sees great British favourite, Paul Hollywood bake his way around the world on the UK’s leading lifestyle channel, Food Network in a new series titled ‘Paul Hollywood City Bakes’.

Produced by Reef Television, the 10×30’ series will see Paul travel to Madrid, Miami, Munich, Warsaw, London, Paris, Naples, New York, St Petersburg and Copenhagen to explore the recipes that have shaped the baking heritage of each city. Paul will uncover family recipes, hotel delicacies and local favourites before adding his own ‘Hollywood twist’ to a classic.

“Food culture can reveal so much about a nation so it’s a privilege to be able to delve into the lives of fellow bakers and discover some really amazing international bakes.” Paul Hoollywood

From starting his career at his father’s bakery, to his judging role on The Great British Bake Off, born and bred baker, Paul fuels his passion by delving into the heart of local food and culture, meeting baking-heroes and candidly sharing his hopes and expectations with the audience. This really is a side of Paul which has rarely been seen before. In between recipes, he also explores the sights of each destination allowing viewers a real taste of what each city has to offer.

Taking the audience from past to present, Paul uncovers little known historic pastries and breads still loved by the locals and also meets the chefs and restauranteurs whose vision and ambition is shaping the future of each city’s baking story.

Backed with a marketing campaign that includes TV, Outdoor, Press, PR and Social Media, there’s certainly no doubt that the public will be made aware of his high profile debut on the channel.

Paul Hollywood said: “Food culture can reveal so much about a nation so it’s a privilege to be able to delve into the lives of fellow bakers and discover some really amazing international bakes.”

Phillip Luff, Managing Director, Scripps Networks, UK & EMEA said: “We are so pleased to welcome Paul Hollywood to Food Network. A true master of his field and baker extraordinaire, Paul brings charm and passion to the series which we can’t wait to share with our viewers.”

Paul Hollywood City Bakes, premieres Monday 18th April at 9pm only on Food Network and is available for sponsorship.  For more details contact wesleigh.lewis@sky.uk 

About Food Network UK

Food Network delivers a fresh approach to food programming and celebrates everything that is bold, fun and entertaining about the genre – it is not your typical ‘how to’ cooking channel. It is one of the fastest growing global lifestyle and entertainment brands packed with award-winning cooking and competition shows. Food Network is currently the number one lifestyle channel in the UK and has twice won the Freesat award for Best Specialist Channel, in 2010 and 2013.

Food Network is available on the following platforms in the UK: Virgin Media on channel 287, Sky on channels 248 and 250, Freeview on channel 41, and Freesat on channels 149 and 151. For more information, daily TV listings, episode guides, chef biographies and recipes, please visit www.foodnetwork.co.uk.

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