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Gordon Ramsay’s Festive Home Cooking recipes CH4 2013

A festive three part special from Gordon Ramsay, with his favourite recipes for the Christmas period on CH4 at 8 pm Channel 230HD Sky.

Simple, fast food a la Gordon Ramsay.   #GordonRamsay

Keep food simple, best ingredients and don’t get stressed.

Gordon Ramsay Programme summary:

In this Christmas special, Gordon Ramsay  – speciality chef shows the two distinct sides to his cooking – in his restaurants, where the dishes are intricate, and at home, where the food he enjoys is easier and faster to make. He prepares some of his favourite seasonal food, including eggs Benedict, beef fillet with salsa verde, and smoky pulled pork with chipotle mayonnaise.

Episode One: Friday 20 Dec at 8.00 PM CH4

Repeats – watch again on CH4

Recipes:

Gordon Ramsay’s best cooking books and reviews, great value £5!

Mince pies made by the expert.

Watch again…episode guide

Episode Two: Friday 27 Dec at 7.05 pm CH4

The chef embraces the holiday spirit and with the help of his children prepares some of his favourite hot and spicy recipes that are ideal for the festive break. The easy-to-make dishes include Mexican eggs and big bowls of noodle soup for lunch, aromatic whole crispy roast duck for dinner, and a dessert of banana tarte Tatin.

Episode Three:

Gordon shows how to cook some of his favourite comfort food dishes, including beef stew with dumplings, tasty sausage hot pot, shepherd’s pie, and a sticky pudding with creamy butterscotch sauce.

 

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Christmas with Gordon – older programmes

 


Cooking TV programmes on UK Christmas 2013

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I thought it would be nice to have a list of the TV cooking shows this Christmas so here goes….

Sunday 15 December 2013

BBC1      1.15 pm                 Nigel Slater’s simple Christmas

BBC2      9.30 am                Saturday Kitchen best bites

BBC2      11.00 am              Christmas Kitchen with James Martin

BBC2      11.45 am              Christmas Kitchen with James Martin

ITV         1.35 pm                Let’s do Christmas with Gino and Mel

CH4        8.00 am                Jamie’s Money Saving Meals

CH4        8.30 am                Jamie’s Money Saving Meals

CH4        9.00 am                Jamie’s Money Saving Meals

CH4        9.30 am                Sunday Brunch

 

Monday 16 December 2013

BBC1      3.30 pm                Christmas Kitchen with James Martin

BBC2      7.00 pm                Nigellissima: An Italian Inspired Christmas

BBC2      8.30 pm                Tom Kerridge Cooks Christmas

ITV         12.00 pm              Let’s do Christmas with Gino and Mel

CH5        1.25 pm                Chinese Food in minutes

 

Tuesday 17 December 2013

BBC1      3.30 pm                Christmas Kitchen with James Martin

BBC2      8.00 pm                The Great British Bake Off

ITV         12.00 pm              Let’s do Christmas with Gino and Mel

CH4        9.00 pm                Heston’s Great British Food

CH5        1.25 pm                Chinese Food in minutes

 

Wednesday 18 December 2013

BBC1      3.30 pm                Christmas Kitchen with James Martin

BBC2      8.00 pm                Food and Drink Christmas special

ITV         12.00 pm              Let’s do Christmas with Gino and Mel

CH5        1.25 pm                Chinese Food in minutes

 

Thursday 19 December 2013

BBC1      3.30 pm                Christmas Kitchen with James Martin

BBC2      7.00 pm                Hairy Biker’s Christmas party

BBC2      9.00 pm                The 12 Drinks of Christmas

ITV         12.00 pm              Let’s do Christmas with Gino and Mel

 

Friday 20 December 2013

BBC1      3.30 pm                Christmas Kitchen with James Martin

ITV         12.00 pm              Let’s do Christmas with Gino and Mel

CH4        8.00 pm                Gordon Ramsay’s Festive Home Cooking

CH5        1.25 pm                Chinese Food in minutes

 

Saturday 21 December 2013

BBC1     10.00 am              Saturday Kitchen

BBC1     11.30 am              Nigel Slater’s Christmas Suppers

BBC2      1.00 pm                A to Z of TV Cooking

ITV.        12.30 pm             Let’s do Christmas with Gino and Mel

CH4       12.25 pm.             Jamie’s best ever Christmas

 

Sunday 22 December 2013

BBC1      1.15 pm               Christmas kitchen with James Martin

BBC2.     10.00 am.            Saturday Kitchen Best Bites

BBC2.     11.30 am.            Tom Kerridge cooks Christmas

BBC2.     12.00 pm.            Food and drink Christmas special with Mary Berry and Glynn                                                  Purnell

ITV.         1.35 pm.            Let’s do Christmas with Gino and Mel

CH4.        7.55 am.            Jamie’s money saving meals

CH4.        9.30 am.            Sunday Brunch

 

 

 

The Great British bake off Christmas special 2013

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry prepare Christmas delights for us to try ourselves. Dreaming!

Anyway if you can bake, then Paul shows how to bake a Scottish black bun and a leftovers pie!

Mary works with gingerbread to make a house with icing for snow. A Tunis cake with a light sponge and a chocolate ganache!

Watch on BBC2 at 8.00 pm Tuesday 17 Dec 2014, also BBC2 Mon 6:30pm, 23rd Dec, BBC Two and on iPlayer while available

TV clips:

Recipes:

Read reviews and see Great British Bake Off books


Nigella Lawson Nigellissima An Italian inspired Christmas

Nigella in the famous series Nigellissima as only Nigella can do!

She owns Christmas as far as I am concerned!

Watch on BBC2 at 7.00 pm on Monday 16 Dec 2014.

Let Nigella mesmerise you with parmesan shortbreads, panettone stuffed squares and a turkey stuffed with Italian sausage and cranberries. Recipes later.

Good for you Nigella – Christmas can start now!

The inspired Italian Christmas by Nigella, in tonight’s Christmas special when she throws a Nigellissima buffet party inspired by Venice.

It is off to the magical city of Venice to soak up the atmosphere and gain inspiration for dishes for a Christmas party with her Italian twist. It is a hard life for Nigella!

Nigella’s cookbook reviews

read more at 


Let’s do Christmas recipes with Gino and Mel ITV 15 Dec 2013

Gino and Mel go for it! Christmas that is! Behave….

Mel and Gino Let’s do Christmas Dec 2014 recipes with Gino and Mel ITV

Begins Sunday 16 Dec 2013 ITV at 1.35 pm for an 8 part series.

See Mel’s new lingerie: Melanie Sykes Ultimo Lingerie


Episode 1: Sunday 15 Dec 2013 1.35 pm

Cheryl Ferguson

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Episode 2: Monday 16 Dec 2013 12.30 pm

Sally Lindsay assists and Gino D’Acampo makes a Christmas cake.

Watch ep 2 again

Episode 3: Tuesday 17 Dec 2013 12.30 pm

Gino D’Acampo and pork Wellington and soufflés with guest Christopher Biggins.

Watch ep3 again

Episode 4: Wednesday 18 Dec 2014 12.30 pm

With Shane Finn.

Watch ep4 again

Episode 5: Thursday 19 Dec 2013 12.30 pm

Melanie C with Matt Carrie assist Mel and Gino.

Watch ep5 again

Episode 6: Friday 20 Dec 2013 12.30 pm

Strictly come dancing Craig Revel Horwood guests.

Watch ep6 again

Episodes 7 – 10 later

Gino’s cookbooks

Recipes from Gino and Mel Lets do Christmas

 


Christmas Recipes and TV cooking Series Christmas 2013

Well Christmas is nearly with us and it is going to be a great time.

Hopefully family, friends and we all can come together for a celebration of bad times gone and good times ahead!

So food and drink are our focus while we prepare to meet and spend time together, whether for a small meal, coffee or the full works of Christmas dinner.

If you are in the process of searching for novel and special recipes to cook this Christmas, then hopefully we can help.

First some TV shows over Christmas:

Some Christmas recipes from famous chefs:

Or perhaps a search for recipes by ingredients may help?

Also check out Nigel Slater’s 12 Tastes of Christmas recipes episode1 BBC1  and Nigel Slater’s 12 Tastes of Christmas recipes episode 2 and watch Nigel Slater’s 12 Tastes of Christmas

 


The Times Magazine The Food Issue 16 Nov 2013

The Times Magazine The Food Issue 16 Nov 2013




An excellent supplement free with the Times on Saturday 16  November.

Very classy and followed by Part One – Sunday Lunch The Incredible Edibles free with the Sunday Times tomorrow


The Hairy Bikers We wish you a Hairy Christmas recipes You Mail on Sunday

First of two free Hairy Bikers 32 page recipes for Christmas free with You magazine in the Mail on Sunday 17 November 2013.

 



Read more on the Mail on Sunday website, the Hairy Bikers share their favourite festive recipes

  • Christmas pudding fondants
  • Luscious chocolate and chestnut roulade
  • Italian chocolate and hazelnut cake
  • Cranberry date and macadamia pudding witrh butterscotch sauce
  • Hairy Biker’s stollen
  • Potted smoked mackerel pâté
  • Chestnut roasted butternut squash and Bramley apple soup
  • Jumbo cheese straws with Gorgonzola parma ham and celerycelery seeds
  • Orange and cranberry mince pies
  • Chocolate shortcrust
  • Fabulous fish pie
  • Christmas Turkey with two stuffings
  • Cranberry kumquat and port sauce
  • Bread sauce
  • Brussels sprouts and pancetta
  • Chipolatas wrapped in bacon and dates
  • Glazed carrots
  • Crispy roast potatoespotatoes

Recipes at You magazine

All the recipes are from the Hairy Bikers 12 days of Christmas , The Hairy Bikers’ 12 Days of Christmas: Fabulous Festive Recipes to Feed Your Family and Friends , the Hairy Bikers Big Book of Baking and the Hairy Bikers Perfect Pies. We wish you a Hairy Christmas. Si and Dave.

Gordon Ramsay Ultimate Cookery Course on BBC America

Gordon Ramsay – Ultimate Cookery Course on BBC America

Series and cookbook guide for Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course – 100 recipes to stake your life on.

Watch Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course on BBC America, see BBC America’s website for information.

In the USA you can read American reviews at Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate cookery course USA

Check out – In the Kitchen USA for kitchenware at  Amazon 

 

To read about the new cook book in the UK see book details – Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course 100 recipes to stake your life on and to compare book costs and see where to buy Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course

To view video replays of Gordon’s ultimate cookery course in Canada and to review the new book and purchase in Canada – Gordon Ramsay Ultimate Cookery course

Detailed Episode Guide:

See Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course 100 recipes to stake your life on cookbook for details of each TV episode and links to each episodes recipes.

Program Guide:

Series 1 Episode 1 Getting Started
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 1

Series 1 Episode 2 Keeping it Simple
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 2

Series 1 Episode 3 Cooking with Chilli
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 3

Series 1 Episode 4 Cooking with spice
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 4

Series 1 Episode 5 Ultimate food on a budget
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 5

Series 1 Episode 6 More ultimate food on a budget
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 6

Series 1 Episode 7 Stress free cooking
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 7

Series 1 Episode 8 Making it Easy
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 8

Series 1 Episode 9 Real Fast Food
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 9

Series 1 Episode 10 Street food classics
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 10

Series 1 Episode 11 Baking
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 11

Series 1 Episode 12 Better Baking
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 12

Series 1 Episode 13 Ultimate slow cooking
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 13

Series 1 Episode 14 Slow cooked favourites
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 14

Series 1 Episode 15 Brunches
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 15

Series 1 Episode 16 More Brunches
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 16

Series 1 Episode 17 TV Dinners
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 17

Series 1 Episode 18 Simple Suppers
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 18

Series 1 Episode 19 Cooking for Special Occasions
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 19

Series 1 Episode 20 Special salads and fabulous fruits
Brief synopsis and recipes episode 20

Gordon himself says “I want to teach you how to cook good food at home. By stripping away all the hard graft and complexity, anyone can produce mouth-watering recipes. Put simply, I’m going to show you how to cook yourself into a better cook.”

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares BBC America

Gordon Ramsay’s F-Word BBC America

Gordon Ramsay Ultimate Christmas BBC America
NEW: Gwyneth Paltrow – Its all good Delicious easy recipes that will make you look good and feel great in YOU magazine

Nigellissima from Nigella Lawson

 

Gordon Ramsay’s Restaurants:

USA – Las Vegas NEW

Gordon Ramsay Steak, Las Vegas

NEW Dec 2012 Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill in Caesar’s Palace

NEW Dec 2012 Gordon Ramsay BURGR in Planet Hollywood

USA – New York

Gordon Ramsay at the London
The London Bar
Maze by Gordon Ramsay at the London

USA – Los Angeles

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood, Los Angeles

Ireland

Gordon Ramsay at the Ritz Carlton Powerscourt

France – Versailles

Gordon Ramsay au Trianon
La Veranda

Italy – Siena

Gordon Ramsay at Castel Monastero, Tuscany

Sardina

Gordon Ramsay at Fortevillage

Japan – Tokyo

Gordon Ramsay at the Conrad, Tokyo
Cerise by Gordon Ramsay, Tokyo

Doha

Gordon Ramsay St Regis, Doha
Opal, Doha

UK

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay at Claridges
Petrus
The Savoy Grill
Maze – Gordon Ramsay
Maze Grill
Foxtrot Oscar
Gordon Ramsay Plane Food
York and Albany
Bread Street Kitchen
The Narrow
York and Albany Hotel

 


 

 

Gordon’s Christmas Cookalong Live Recipes Gordon Ramsay 25 Dec 2012

Gordon’s Christmas Cookalong Live Christmas Day 25 Dec 2012 at 10 am.

Home with Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Home Cooking the TV series starts 14 October 13

Gordon Ramsay Ultimate Home Cookery TV series Food Network Canada

Gordon Ramsay wows us again. After a wonderful and carefully thought out series the  Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course – 100 recipes to stake your life on we are presented with a Christmas cook along – what fun!

Gordon has prepared a step-by-step guide to preparing the perfect Christmas dinner with the Cookalong Live programme.There are guides to the equipment you will need the ingredients and guides and tips on how to be successful in getting the Christmas dinner onto the table – no problem. Gordon is joined in the kitchen by celebrity guests who have helped make 2012 a year to remember. 

There is a book by Gordon Christmas with Gordon click for reviews and notes.

You can buy the ingredients beforehand and prepare:

Recipes include: a starter of parsnip and pea soup with walnut pesto, and a main course of turkey, stuffing, carrots with freshly grated nutmeg, sprouts with chilli, lemon, garlic and toasted hazelnuts, and potatoes roasted in goose fat, with ice-cream snowball for pudding.

Watch the programme again Channel4 + 1 at 11.00 am 25 Dec 2012.

 

For episodes of Christmas with Gordon and Cookalong live from previous years: