Big Zuu’s 12 Dishes in 12 Hours

Big Zuu

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Week 06 2024 : Sat 03 Feb - Fri 09 Feb

Thu 25 Jan 2024

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Big Zuu’s 12 Dishes in 12 Hours

Series overview

Big Zuu’s 12 Dishes in 12 Hours will air on ITV1 and ITVX in 2024 and is co-produced by Twofour and Zuu’s new TV production label Big Productions.

Famed for his comedic flair, culinary prowess and musical ability, in this new six part series the multi-hyphenate Big Zuu will take both viewers and an all-star array of celebrity guests on a quest across Europe to get a true flavour of each city through sampling the delights of its local delicacies.

In this funny, fresh and fast paced new format, Big Zuu will teach his famous travel companions everything they need to know about a place through tasting 12 dishes.

Whether it’s trying local street food or uncovering new gastronomic trends, through his culinary lens Zuu will guide both viewers and his celebrity guests across a number of cities as they seek out the destinations hidden gems, food markets, local eateries and fine dining restaurants showcasing a never before seen side to some of Europe’s most vibrant destinations.

Episode 5 - Marseille

Big Zuu is joined by former ‘Strictly’ pro and talent show judge Oti Mabuse as they eat their way around France’s oldest city, Marseille. 

But forget brie, baguettes and bourguignon, Marseille is at the heart of a culinary revolution that’s shaking up French food as we know it. From a bold new fine dining scene to a thriving Arab quarter with flavours from all over the Middle East and Africa, the ‘city of 100 neighbourhoods’ serves up more cultures and cuisines than anywhere else on France’s South Coast.

With 12 dishes to get through in 12 hours, Zuu and Oti need speed and the pair make their way across the city by boat, scooter, and one of the city’s only tuk-tuks.

After fish stew for breakfast, they sample North African delights, get a taste of Marseille’s Michelin scene, before tucking into some West African cuisine. But it’s not all eating, Zuu and Oti even fit in a game of basketball.



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