Interview: Nadiya Hussain Stars at this years BBC Good Food Show
Last year Nadiya Hussain was crowned the winner of The Great British Bake Off. Since then she has release d a cookbook and a documentary, The Chronicles of Nadiya. Ahead of her appearance at the BBC Good Food Show, Nadiya discusses her favourite dishes and what she is most looking forward to at the show.
What is your favourite dish to cook?
I love one pot dishes. So a chicken tagine, with preserved lemons and dates. Served with lemon couscous.
What is your top tip for festive cooking?
Try and do as much in advance. I like to pre prep anything that can be done and then par cook anything that can be finished off last minute. I always par cook/blanch my roasties and then freeze them and cook again in fat to get them really crispy.
What is your most treasured item in the kitchen?
My favourite thing in the kitchen has to be my micro plane!! I can’t believe how well those things grate the zest of any fruit. I’m always mesmerised. But my treasured item would have to be my oven without it I’m quite literally half a person. Recently moving house I hadn’t used an oven for 9 days it’s the longest I have been without baking and it was pretty tough.
What are you most looking forward to about the BBC Good Food Shows?
I have attended the BBC good food show but this year it will be interesting to come back since so much has changed. Very excited to be a part of it all.
What new ingredient or ingredients are you inspired by right now?
I am loving yellow ras -el- hanout. It works so well as a coating on fish but even better with slow cooked lamb.
Nadiya Hussain will be cooking live at the BBC Good Food Show Winter, Birmingham – NEC, 24-27 November. Visit bbcgoodfoodshowwinter.com for tickets and further information.