Published Monday, 02 September 2013
Paul and Nick are back on a boat making more great food. (© UTV)
The eight-part series sees the best friends sail into ports along the Ulster and Scottish coastlines and face the culinary challenge of creating delicious three-course meals along the way.
According to both Paul and Nick, it was a pleasure to be back on the high seas.
"I even get the opportunity to visit my hometown of Ballywalter where we use wood pigeon and Portavogie fish to create an impressive home-grown menu," Paul said.
"The food, the scenery, the craic - it's all spectacular. And Nick, well, he's just Nick ... a grumpy Scotsman!"
When it comes to local programmes, we are always keen to give our viewers what they want and I'm sure the new series will deliver another fantastic culinary experience for local viewers.
Michael Wilson, UTV MD
Nick added: "Every dish we make has a real Ulster-Scots link - which is especially true for the mutton added to the menu during our trip to Tarbert in the first programme and scotch eggs made in Campbeltown."
The first series of the show proved hugely popular with UTV's viewers, attracting audiences of over 150,000 per programme and outperforming the ITV network average.
The show's executive producer, David Cumming from Waddell Media, said: "I was thrilled to work with Paul and Nick again on this series as their passion for food and genuine chemistry makes it a fantastic experience to be a part of.
"This year the programme will be simulcast with STV, meaning viewers from Northern Ireland and Scotland will be able to watch Paul and Nick's journey at the same time."
The series has received funding from Northern Ireland Screen's Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund.
Chief executive Richard Williams said: "Northern Ireland Screen has a long-standing policy of backing those companies within Northern Ireland that work across film, television and digital media and we are proud to continue supporting Waddell Media.
"I am sure that audiences will enjoy watching Paul and Nick's culinary voyage as they sail down the coasts of Northern Ireland and Scotland."
All of the recipes featured in the new series will be available online at www.u.tv/bigfoodtrip to ensure viewers can recreate the Ulster-Scot inspired foods.
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