BOSH! duo Henry Firth and Ian Theasby will serve up a vegan cookery show called “Living On The Veg” for ITV in a deal with Rock Oyster Media.
Airing in early 2020, the 10-part series will see the pair cooking up their favourite recipes, showing just how accessible and tasty vegan cooking can be. Every Sunday morning they will be joined by guests in the kitchen for their signature cooking style including pizzas, burgers, curries, pies, big breakfasts and decadent desserts.
Sharing a new weekly menu in each episode, the cooks will be making plant-based breakfasts, meat and dairy-free lunches, vegan dinners, plus a dessert or delicious but healthy snack. Each dish stands alone, or the whole menu can cut down on meal prepping time for the week ahead.
Lara Akeju, commissioning editor for daytime entertainment, who bagged the series with commissioning assistant Leanne Clarke, said: “With so many of us resolving to eat less meat, it’s the perfect time to bring Ian and Henry’s unique take on vegan food to our viewers.”
Michael Connock, executive producer for Rock Oyster Media said: “Rock Oyster Media is delighted to be working with Ian and Henry, dishing up plate after plate of their unique blend of wholesome and delicious food. With the subject of diet taking such a prominent place in the climate change debate it seems timely and relevant to be producing a programme about plant-based food.”
Firth and Theasby, authors of a series of HQ books, said: "We are beyond excited to be sharing even more vegan recipes with the world and show people just how easy and delicious plant-based cooking can be. We'll be sharing our top hacks and tips so that you can wow any dish. Whether you're a fully fledged vegan or just want to cut down on meat and dairy, this series will have something for everyone.”