Ainsley HarriottAinsley Harriott is the charismatic, larger-than-life presenter of BBC Two's Ready Steady Cook, who has become known for his flamboyant style. Ainsley trained as a chef at 16, graduating to commis chef, but his TV career started away from the kitchen: once he finished his chefs' training, he toured Europe as part of a musical duo, The Calypso Twins. It was a turn that earned him several TV credits, a record release and a prominent position on London's comedy circuit. However, cooking remained Ainsley's first love, so he resumed his career in top hotels and gained experience in all aspects of the craft.
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Valentine WarnerValentine Warner trained as a portrait painter before putting down the brush to pick up the spoon. A passionate cook, he believes that a real understanding of ingredients, the producers involved and the natural history of ingredients contributes as much to the plate as the cooking itself. Valentine is a very keen outdoors man, when not in the kitchen, he will be out with a basket or, more probably, fishing.Valentine writes a regular column for Countryfile and Delicious magazines and has written for The Times, The Independent, and Olive. In September 2008 Valentine presented his first hit series What to Eat Now, and has previously appeared on the Great British Food Revival.
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- Series Producer
- Toni Williamson
- Ainsley Harriott
- Valentine Warner
- Executive Producer
- Bridget Boseley