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Season 1 Episode 6
Nadia Sawalha and Mark Sargeant are joined by Loose Women presenter Andrea McLean, who prepares banana pancakes and reveals the contents of her shopping trolley. Chef James Tanner pits his sweet potato and mozzarella pasty against Mark's corned beef, cheese and pickle version, and there is also a recipe for gammon, egg and pineapple with garlic chips

Season 1 Episode 7
Dancer Andrew Stone drops in, and Mark Sargeant takes part in another recipe challenge, hoping his Chinese-style barbecued ribs will beat guest cook James Strawbridge's BBQ chicken. Other items on today's menu include smoked salmon and pea frittata and apple pie topped with walnut crumble. With Nadia Sawalha

Season 1 Episode 8
Phil Vickery takes on Mark Sargeant in a street party-themed recipe challenge, with `coronation gala' pie and butterfly cakes on the menu. Singer Toyah Willcox prepares baked fish with warm beetroot and new potato salad, and Nadia Sawalha shows off her party-piece pudding - raspberry and hazelnut meringue

Season 1 Episode 9
Former Coronation Street actress Wendi Peters (Cilla Battersby-Brown) bakes banoffee pie, and chef Charita Jones takes part in a breakfast-themed recipe challenge, hoping to outdo Mark Sargeant's eggy toasted teacakes with her American biscuits and gravy. Nadia Sawalha rustles up lamb kofta and egg tagine

Season 1 Episode 10
Mark Sargeant prepares smoked mackerel pate with a kick for this week's guest, Radio 1 DJ Sara Cox, and Thomasina Miers takes part in the recipe challenge, pitting her broad bean, pea and new potato quesadillas against Mark's Chinese crispy chilli beef. Nadia Sawalha rustles up a meze of stuffed vine leaves and hummus

Season 1 Episode 11
Mark Sargeant prepares sticky toffee pudding for Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley and demonstrates his recipe for `pizza in a pan' served with Caesar salad. He also takes on actress and food writer Lisa Faulkner in a curry-themed recipe challenge, pitting his south Indian-style fish curry against her chicken katsu curry. With Nadia Sawalha

Season 1 Episode 12
Mark Sargeant prepares a summery version of mulligatawny soup, a childhood favourite of guest Lesley Garrett, and competes in a strawberry-themed recipe challenge to celebrate Wimbledon, pitting his ice-cream and shortbread dish against Paul Merrett's white-chocolate panna cotta. Nadia Sawalha demonstrates her recipe for `beer-can chicken'

Season 1 Episode 13
Mark Sargeant prepares Malaysian-style beef curry for comedienne Jenny Eclair and competes against chef Stacie Stewart in a recipe challenge, hoping his roast lamb with zingy green sauce will prove tastier than her roast pork and chilli bean salad. Nadia Sawalha co-hosts

Season 1 Episode 14
Dancing on Ice judge Robin Cousins prepares an American-style carrot cake, and Nadia Sawalha cooks kickin' fried chicken. Chef Aaron Craze competes against Mark Sargeant in the recipe challenge, with the former rustling up cheesy gnudi with peas and broad beans, hoping to outshine Mark's Cheddar and cider fondue, deep-fried Camembert and apple sauce

Season 1 Episode 15
The presenters are joined by broadcaster Johnny Vaughan, who rustles up a pork schnitzel with apple sauce. Mark Sargeant prepares ratatouille with halloumi, and guest chef Omar Allibhoy cooks a Spanish tortilla with chorizo and olives, and potatoes with tuna, peppers and alioli. With Nadia Sawalha

Season 1 Episode 16
In an Olympic-themed edition of the culinary show, the presenters welcome medal-winning Olympian Fatima Whitbread to the kitchen. Nadia Sawalha prepares vodka pasta with garlic bread and discovers what foods the former athlete cannot live without. Mark Sargeant competes against chef Maria Elia in a challenge to create the tastiest salad in six minutes

Season 1 Episode 17
Former world champion hurdler Colin Jackson joins the presenters in the kitchen, helping prepare jerk chicken with a rice and pea salad. Nadia Sawalha takes a look through his shopping trolley, and patissier Eric Lanlard makes an apricot and pistachio pie in a cook-off, with rival Mark Sargeant rustling up a pea and ham fidget pie

Season 1 Episode 18
Comedian Al Murray drops in for a chat, revealing the contents of his trolley, and Nadia Sawalha whips up lamb kebabs with home-made flatbreads. Chef Cyrus Todiwala prepares prawn and coconut curry in the cook-off, while rival Mark Sargeant makes Spanish-style prawns and paprika potatoes

Season 1 Episode 19
Lancashire tenor Russell Watson joins Mark Sargeant in the kitchen to prepare steak with peppercorn sauce and chips, while Nadia Sawalha puts together macaroni cheese with bacon, and checks the contents of Russell's shopping trolley. Chef Lesley Waters also visits the studio to compete against Mark in the weekly recipe challenge, and hopes her ultimate picnic loaf will outshine his gazpacho with garlic croutons

Season 1 Episode 20
Choreographer and TV personality Arlene Phillips drops in for a chat, and Nadia Sawalha takes a look inside her shopping trolley. Mark Sargeant prepares a spinach and goat's cheese tart with an apple and walnut salad, before making a chocolate truffle cake. He also cooks curry-crusted salmon in the recipe challenge, competing against chef Levi Roots, who rustles up smoked haddock choka

Season 1 Episode 21
Nadia Sawalha and Mark Sargeant are joined by Shaun of the Dead and The World's End star Nick Frost, who makes beef stroganoff. Mark prepares sticky peanut chicken, before creating a scallop and pea fricassee in the recipe challenge, competing against chef James Tanner, who rustles up chocolate and orange torte with vanilla cream. Last in the series



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