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Rachel Allen 'returns to her roots' back home in Ireland, taking on a looser and more relaxed presentational style in delivering her no-nonsense vision of achievable and delicious family food, in Rachel Allen's Easy Meals.
Rachel lets us into her life as never before, sharing her own passion, expertise and insight, as well as that of the close friends, family and suppliers that she lives and works with everyday, through location stories shot in and around Ballymaloe in Ireland, Rachel's home.
Inspired by the people around her, Rachel shares the secrets of her approach to delicious but fuss free food, perfect for the hectic lives we lead, through a collection of simple but sumptuous recipes. Each show is themed around a particular occasion or cuisine: Oriental Feast; Sunday Lunch; Take a Few Ingredients; Easy Indian; Lazy Sunday Mornings; Cooking for a Crowd; Quick Easy Baking; Romantic Dinners; Middle Eastern Spice; Cook Ahead; Speedy Sunshine Food; Inspired Italian and Easy Christmas.
Throughout the series, many of these recipes are also 'road tested' by some of Rachel's friends and local contacts - so Rachel can see first hand how easily the recipes fit into people's lives.
'Easy Meals' reveals the DNA of Rachel Allen's approach to cooking - great produce, great friends, great flavour and no fuss.