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MARY BERRY'S SIMPLE COMFORTS: River Thames

Mary Berry on the Thames.
By Ben Ibbott. Courtesy of ©Endemol Shine UK
Mary Berry on the Thames.

Premieres Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on KPBS TV / On Demand

On this episode, Mary Berry heads off down the Thames - from the gentle, calm waters of the non-tidal Thames - to the fast flowing, choppy banks in central London. Mary explores the hidden gems of this iconic river, stopping for delicious food along the way.

Mary's journey starts with the Henley Rowing Club, where she is recruited as their cox. To feed her breathless team, Mary rustles up some delicious mixed bean and butternut squash wraps.

Mary Berry's journey starts with the Henley Rowing Club, where she is recruited as their cox.
By Ben Ibbott. Courtesy of ©Endemol Shine UK
Mary Berry's journey starts with the Henley Rowing Club, where she is recruited as their cox.

Next, a vessel skippered by royal waterman Jonathan Hunt ferries Mary to The Waterside Inn - the world-famous, three-Michelin-Star restaurant run by the Roux family - where Mary is in for a real, comforting treat. But this luxury is replaced with hard work when Mary finds herself at the helm, steering the harbor master's patrol boat into the heart of the capital.

Mary Berry’s Toffee Pear Pudding
By Craig Harman. Courtesy of ©Endemol Shine UK
Mary Berry’s Toffee Pear Pudding

Right in the center of the city, Mary discovers an oasis floating on the Thames when she meets an established river community who have turned their barges into gardens teaming with fruit and vegetables. Mary's maritime exploits inspire her wonderful Thai salmon, her sustaining warm chicken and dill salad and two blissful puds - a refreshing lemon tart and a decadent toffee and pear pudding.

Mary Berry’s Lemon Posset Tart
By Craig Harman. Courtesy of ©Endemol Shine UK
Mary Berry’s Lemon Posset Tart

About The Series:

Across six delightful episodes, host Mary Berry braves the elements to discover, and cook, the most heart-warming dishes on offer in the UK and abroad: The indulgent delights of Paris, the majestic Thames, the traditional fayre of Ireland’s abundant pastures, the delicious seafood found along the stunning Yorkshire coastline and the steaming comforts perfect for a wintery Scottish night.

Mary Berry's Simple Comforts: Trailer

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