HANGFIRE Southern Kitchen favourites Shauna Guinn and Sam Evans served up a treat when they made their Saturday Kitchen Live debut on February 1.

The Barry-based duo joined chef and presenter Matt Tebbutt, Italian Embassy head chef Danilo Cortellini, wine expert Olly Smith and special guest, BBC Radio One presenter, Clara Amfo on the national morning show.

They cooked their soul food classic, shrimp and grits.

Ms Guinn told show host Matt Tebbutt that Gavin & Stacey had been fantastic for Barry.

“But we are trying to show people it’s more than Gavin & Stacey,” she said. “There is a huge food scene down there with huge pockets of regeneration.

“It’s a seaside town having a bit of a renaissance.

“Blackpool, Ramsgate, Bournemouth – it’s the Welsh Riviera.”

Ms Guinn told views the Hangfire backstory in which the pair quit their jobs in London in 2012 and embarked on a six-month tour of southern American states in which they sampled American BBQ food and hoped to meet Dolly Parton – “our patron saint.”

They opened a pop-up restaurant in Cardiff and won the Best Street Food award at the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards for their barbecue.

A third series of Sam and Shauna’s Big Cook Out is scheduled to be broadcast on BBC Wales in March.

Hangfire Southern Kitchen is based in the Grade II Victorian Pumphouse in Hood Road, Barry.

Catch Saturday Kitchen Live on BBC iPlayer.