Returning: The Cook Up with Adam Liaw

"With Season 5 taking us over 500 episodes we're officially the largest ever commissioned program in SBS history," says Adam Liaw.

The Cook Up with Adam Liaw returns to SBS Food with new episodes in July, including celebrating First Nations cooking expertise in a very special NAIDOC Week edition with guest host, Nornie Bero.

Season 5 will also reaches the show’s 500th episode in just two years.

Adam Liaw, says “The public response to The Cook Up has truly been extraordinary. Everywhere I go people tell me that it’s part of their nightly routine. I see people cooking recipes from the show and tagging me on social media daily, people sending their questions in for us to answer on air, and so many parents who tell us their kids watch the show and learn to cook every single night. In Season 5 we’re back with some of the biggest global stars in food, but our focus is always local. We’ve got great ideas for everyday cooking, but we’ll also show you how to throw a great Friday night dinner party, and the food truly reflects how we all cook in Australia. Everything we cook on The Cook Up is real food that really makes sense to Australians. SBS’ continued support for The Cook Up has been incredible, and with Season 5 taking us over 500 episodes we’re officially the largest ever commissioned program in SBS history.”

Emily Griggs, SBS Head of Food, says “There’s nothing better than getting together with friends over great food and The Cook Up invites you to do that every episode. This season SBS and The Cook Up team celebrated an extraordinary milestone of 500 episodes. It continues to bring a feast of menu ideas from nibbles through to desserts. Easy Entertaining on Friday nights will provide the ultimate guide to stress-free entertaining, whether you’re hosting a brunch, going on a picnic, hosting a Chinese dinner or celebrating Diwali, Adam’s got you covered.”

Every weekday, two foodie friends join host, Adam Liaw. Chefs, comedians, authors, journalists, singers, actors, sports personalities and everything in between: if they love food and a chat, Adam welcomes them into The Cook Up kitchen. This series sees more famous faces in the world of food and entertainment at the benchtop. Guests include culinary stars such as Asma Khan, Tony Tan, Alison Roman, Matt Stone, Khanh Ong, Lucy Tweed, Lara Lee and Andy Hearnden, as well as Australian legends in the world of sports, entertainment, art and social media such as Paralympic athlete Isis Holt, Nina Oyama, Brihony Dawson, SBS’ Alone Australia winner Gina Chick, Michelle Law, Osher Günsberg, Gail Mabo, Esther Song, Adam Spencer and Daen Lia.

We also see Adam cook alongside some of Australia’s finest established and upcoming chefs and have fascinating discussions with the most interesting journalists and personalities from all around the country. Of course, just like in any good kitchen, some old friends have been welcomed back to carry on the cooking and conversation, such as Luke Powell, Linda Marigliano, Tom Walton and Bjorn Stewart.

This season of The Cook Up will kick off with a week-long celebration for NAIDOC Week and for the first time will have a guest host, Nornie Bero of Melbourne’s Mabu Mabu, taking over the reins from Adam for the week. Guests Gail Mabo, Arabella Douglas, Bjorn Stewart, Damian Coulthard, Kristy Dickinson, Jody Orcher, Rowdie Walden, Kirsten Banks, Matty Mills and Christian Hampson will cook delicious food and share stories with Nornie. Nornie will host The Cook Up for NAIDOC week from Monday July 3.

Fridays on The Cook Up will be all about making entertaining at home simple with ‘Easy Entertaining’. The ultimate food and friends half hour to inspire viewers in their own kitchens, every Friday Adam demonstrates how to be ‘hosts with the most’ at home, with guests including event stylist to the stars, Lucy Tweed, Adam Spencer, Nina Oyama and many more.

An internal SBS production, The Cook Up will be available to stream on SBS On Demand with subtitling available in both Arabic and Simplified Chinese afterwards.

Weekdays from 7pm Monday July 3  on SBS Food.

3 Responses

  1. Best cooking show….I love the current kitchen over the one they started with….and the rapport and ease of conversation as well as the cooking is just lovely..

    1. it took me awhile to cotton on to him,but now i agree with maev..and really like the show…its setup,the humor,guests,recipes that aren’t too daunting.don’t look anything up david,but top of your head…is he still getting about 40k per episode?kinda hoping others would give this show a watch,and maybe numbers would tick up.

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