Channel 4 has acquired the UK premiere broadcasting rights to the BBC Worldwide original series "Eating Well With Hemsley + Hemsley". The new series will launch on Channel 4 in April.
Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley's cookbooks The Art of Eating Well (Ebury) and Good + Simple (Ebury), and their YouTube channel, have showcased the sisters' passion for "delicious, nutrient-dense cooking" and advocacy for a "simple, healthy approach to life that stretches beyond the kitchen".
In "Eating Well With Hemsley + Hemsley", the siblings turn "simple ingredients into delicious, nourishing food to be enjoyed every day".
Hemsley + Hemsley recipes are gluten, grain and refined sugar-free.
"Counting ingredients and taste, not calories, the girls’ culinary creations don’t skimp on flavour and shun frills and fad dieting", a spokesperson has said. "Channel 4 viewers can look forward to show-stopping succulent slow-roasted lamb with anchovies and creamy cauliflower mash, dark chocolate molten pots with baked figs and protein-packed cranberry and quinoa breakfast bars. And there are healthy new takes on classic comfort food including a rich ragu with courgetti, spicy Southern-fried chicken and tender fish fingers baked in the oven and a hearty, wholesome fish pie."
Recipes from each episode will be made available on the Channel 4 website for viewers to download and enjoy.
Andrea Olsonn, head of factual entertainment and executive producer said: “We're delighted to be working with Jasmine and Melissa and bringing their inspiring brand of healthy living to a wider audience. The Hemsleys are a perfect fit for our slate and roster of passionate talent with global appeal.” Melissa Hemsley added: “I can’t wait to see our readers’ reaction to our new TV show and this is a fantastic opportunity for us to reach out to a wider audience.”
"Eating Well With Hemsley + Hemsley" is a Fresh One production for BBC Worldwide and Foxtel in association with Hemsley and Hemsley Limited. The series is distributed by BBC Worldwide globally as "Hemsley + Hemsley: Healthy and Delicious".