In the sixth episode of The Big Family Cooking Showdown, airing on Thursday 21 Sep at 8.00pm on BBC Two, the Kings from south west London (pictured) are cooking against the Codougan family from Northamptonshire.
The King family motto is ‘backbone’ and they’re hoping that this approach – along with their favourite home cooked dishes – will earn them a place in the semi-finals. Pat (67) and Mark (68) from London have been married over 40 years and are regular visitors to the home of their daughter Jackie (38) in Lincolnshire, where she lives with her husband, a potato farmer, and their three young children.
Mark and Jackie both agree that Pat is the best cook out of the family. Her love of cooking grew over years of practice and she developed a great enthusiasm for entertaining, taking pride in the presentation of her food.
Standing in their way are the Codougans – a mother, son and daughter combo who want to impress the judges with their spicy Caribbean inspired food. Jacqueline (45), Chantal (24) and Dom (23) live together in Kettering, Northamptonshire. Jacqueline, one of seven children, was born on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent. Many of Jacqueline’s recipes and ingredients are influenced by recipes handed down from generation to generation.
Chantal has worked as a portrait artist and Dom is a mobile barber. He describes his family as “a pack of lions” – each being strong-minded and fierce but having their own roles. They love nothing more than dancing around the kitchen together.
The Big Family Cooking Showdown Episode 6 (of 12) airs on Thursday 21 September 2017 from 8.00pm-9.00pm on BBC TWO