Acorn TV’s dangerously delicious new Original mystery drama, Recipes for Love and Murder is based on Sally Andrew’s best-selling novels – A Tannie Maria Mystery – and stars Award-winning actress Maria Doyle Kennedy (Outlander, Orphan Black, The Tudors, Kin).
The ten-part series follows a newspaper recipe advice columnist, Tannie Maria (‘Auntie Maria’ in Afrikaans), who offers guidance and counsel and helps investigate crimes in her small town in the vibrant, beautiful region of the Karoo in South Africa.
When the local newspaper cuts her recipe column, Tannie Maria (Kennedy) lobbies to take on the role of advice columnist. Things take an unexpected turn when a correspondent who writes to Maria about her abusive husband is found dead. Maria’s worlds collide as she begins working through her own mysterious past trying to solve the case. Maria joins forces with a local, risk-taking, rookie journalist, and sometimes rival, Jessie September (Kylie Fisher), to investigate the murder and catch the killer – before the local police find more victims. But will they make too many enemies in the process and risk the perpetrator catching them first? Meanwhile, Maria comforts her readers by blending experiential advice with soothing recipes – truly chicken soup for the soul.
Filmed in Cape Town, in the Karoo, and in Scotland, Recipes for Love and Murder premieres Monday, September 5 on Acorn TV with two new episodes weekly. Check out the trailer below!