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London-based producer and originator DRG has joined forces with UKTV to co-commission Rachel Khoo: My Swedish Kitchen, a new cookery and lifestyle series that’s due to air on the Good Food channel.
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The 8 x 30 series, produced by the Swedish company Splay One, which like DRG is part of the NENT Group, follows the popular British chef as she puts her own twist on traditional Swedish dishes in the kitchen of a ‘stuga’, an old-style wooden house. Khoo also spends time immersed in the local countryside, making the most of her new way of life, as well as meeting with food producers and other local craftspeople.

Mette Kanne-Behrendsen, SVP of acquisitions and executive producer of DRG — which retains the international rights for the programme — struck the co-commissioning deal with UKTV. “When we heard that Splay One, a sister company within the NENT Group, were talking to Rachel Khoo we were very excited,” she remarked. “Rachel is such a fresh talent and her mouth-watering recipes, combined with the stunning Swedish backdrop, make for a compelling watch. I could immediately see this series finding a home with UKTV’s Good Food, so was delighted that they agreed and we were able to co-commission it in partnership.”

Kirsty Hanson, commissioning editor at UKTV added: “Having lived in Sweden for the past few years, Rachel is the perfect person to help Good Food viewers explore the country’s culture and food. The series is not only beautifully shot, but also the Swedish landscapes are breath-taking and escapist. A relatively undiscovered culinary history, the simplicity of the dishes really translates well on screen.”