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James Martin Home Comforts at Christmas 2015

BBC 1 James Martin Home Comforts at Christmas

Daily at 3.40pm on BBC1 superchef, James Martin prepares us for Christmas, providing his usual mix of tips and tricks to save you time and stress on the big day.

See all video clips from theHome Com forts show

  • Victorian boar’s head cake
  • Fish cakes with chive beurre blanc
  • Butter chicken curry and chapatti
  • Frozen berry delice
  • Smoked salmon and chive choux buns with watermelon and feta bites
  • Lobster thermidor
  • Mini cranberry panettones with rum butter
  • Christmas pan bagnat
  • James’s gingerbread garage
  • History foods: 19th Century roast beef & plum pudding
  • Christmas roast duck
  • Chicken, Madeira and mushroom casserole
  • Mussel, pumpkin and saffron soup
  • Gâteau Mont Blanc
  • Treacle sponge pudding with spiced pears
  • Christmas barbecued coconut prawns and chicken tikka
  • Roast partridge with buckwheat salad
  • Beef stew with fluffy dumplings
  • Marmalade and mustard gammon with parsley sauce
  • Christmas tree pavlova
  • Roast pheasant with ravioli and wild mushrooms
  • Salmon gravadlax with Champagne mustard
  • James Martin’s ultimate macaroni cheese
  • Cheat’s salmon coulibiac
  • Clementine syllabub and crêpes Suzette
  • Curried cauliflower soup
  • Beef consommé with tortellini
  • Pork fest
  • Christmas cake wreath
  • Halibut with spicy kimchi
  • Home Comforts at Christmas
  • History foods: Historical gingerbread
  • History foods: Dickensian roast goose
  • History foods: 18th century mince pies
  • Miraculous Make Ahead
  • Trail: Home Comforts at Christmas

More of James Martin

James Martin’s new cookbook is due in hard cover version on the 4 December 2014 consisting of 192 pages.

Presenter of the BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, and formerly a regular team member on Ready Steady Cook, James Martin is one of the UK’s most popular TV chefs, whose enthusiasm and passion for food have won him countless fans. His accessible approach to cooking was showcased in his three previous books for Quadrille, Desserts (2007), Slow Cooking: Mouthwatering Recipes with Minimum Effort (2012) and Fast Cooking: Really Exciting Recipes in 20 Minutes (2013). He makes frequent appearances on food TV programmes as well as demonstrating live at the BBC Good Food Show; he has two restaurants.

James Martin: Home Comforts (63 recipes)

 

Christmas Kitchen James Martin Dec 2014

James Martin introduces a new selection of Christmas fare for 2014.

For 2015 see

James Martin Home Comforts at Christmas

This year’s show runs all week at 3.40 pm BBC1 and has another 5 shows next week as well! A total of 10 episodes 50 minutes each.

Get a head start by recording the show and watching when you get home.

See James Martin’s Best selling cookbooks and reviews.

James is assisted in the show, with recipes from Brian Turner, Gennaro Contaldo, Ching-He Huang, Adam Byatt, Glynn Purnell, Nathan Outlaw and Jason Atherton.

Series Two:

Episode One -Monday 8 December: Brian Turner and Ching-He Huang

Watch SERIES 2 EPISODE 1 on BBC iPlayer

Episode Two – Tuesday 9 December: Brian Turner and Adam Byatt

Watch SERIES 2 EPISODE 2 on BBC iPlayer

Episode Three – Wednesday 10 December: Brain Turner and Glynn Purnell

Read more ….

Episode Four – Thursday 11 December: Brian Turner and Nathan Outlaw

Episode Five – -Friday 12 December: Brian Turner and Jason Atherton

 

Christmas shopping in our warehouse selection, toys, gifts and more…..

James Martin’s Christmas kitchen last year 2013, with more recipe links.

 

Nigel Slater’s 12 Tastes of Christmas recipes episode 2 BBC1 21 Dec 2012

Episode 2: Nigel Slater’s 12 Tastes of Christmas recipes – 21 Dec 2012 BBC1 at 7.30pm

Nigel Slater eats, breathes and thinks about flavours. He is fixated on how to ensure that ingredients and flavour ensure food of the most wonderful kind. So to that end what about the flavours that will make our Christmas a foodie treat. Nigel shows us how to spoil ourselves on Christmas Day and the days thereafter.

This evening we see how to prepare recipes for centrepieces, sweet treats and leftovers.

Back to Norway to see how the snowbound Norwegians make the most of festive flavours.

There are two episodes, previous last week, click link to find more about Nigel Slater’s 12 Tastes of Christmas recipes episode 1 on 14 Dec 2012 BBC1.

This program is repeated on Sunday 23 December 2012 at 12.55BBC1.

Previous book by Nigel Slater – The Kitchen Diaries II the latest is Eat by Nigel Slater

Watch episode 1+2 Nigel Slater’s 12 Tastes of Christmas

Video clips:

Recipes include:

Not related directly to the programme, but fascinating and wonderful, the cookbook by Nigel Slater is The Kitchen Diaries II, click to read reviews and book information. To see the best offers for the Nigel’s new cookbook, Kitchen Diaries II offers for new books and for used copies used copies of Kitchen Diaries II. See also the latest cookbook Eat by Nigel Slater

More Christmas fare from Nigel: In the Observer Food Monthly November 2012 with Nigel Slater – Christmas edition  Christmas recipes.

In the September 2012 Observer Food Monthly there are recipes from the new cook book by Nigel Slater called Nigel Slater’s Kitchen Diaries II from Sunday 16 Sept 2012.

Latest edition of the Observer Food Monthly December 2013

Read about the Dish of the Day episode’s recipes:

BBC Magazine subscriptions and BBC Shop

 

Who is Nigel Slater?

Nigel Slater is one of our best-loved food writers, and has written his second volume of the Kitchen Diaries – a beautiful and inspiring companion volume to his best selling Kitchen Diaries. His articles feature in the Observer Food Monthly and the Guardian. See Nigel Slater’s recipes in the Guardian.

The Kitchen Diaries II “For years now I have kept notebooks, with scribbled shopping lists and early drafts of recipes in them. These notes form the basis of this second volume of The Kitchen Diaries. More than a diary, this is a collection of small kitchen celebrations, be it a casual, beer-fuelled supper of warm flatbreads with pieces of grilled lamb scattered with toasted pine kernels and blood-red pomegranate seeds or a quiet moment contemplating a bowl of soup and a loaf of bread.”

About : A Kitchen Chronicle. My latest book and the second volume of The Kitchen Diaries.

A collection of notes, essays, jottings and recipes compiled over the last three or four years. As you might expect from the title, this is a very personal book, written and photographed in my own kitchen. Not a television tie-in, but many of the recipes are those from the BBC1 series Simple Suppers and Simple Cooking.

 

In memory of Nelson Mandela – A Long Walk to Freedom


Nigellissima – An Italian Christmas Monday December 17 BBC2: 8.00 pm recipes

Nigellissima – An Italian Christmas recipes and links – Monday December 17 BBC2 and BBC HD: 8.00 pm 

***   The Taste with Nigella Lawson UK CH4 9pm 7 Jan 2014

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!

The book Nigellissima is wonderful, read about Nigellissima  – reviews and book information.

Returning home she creates a tasty buffet, including a Venetian cocktail with canapes that include Parmesan shortbreads and panettone stuffing squares.

Recipes include a crisp radicchio  “Renaissance salad”, Nigella’s Italian take on the traditional roast bird is to use turkey breast stuffing made from Italian sausages and cranberries steeped in Marsala and desserts include a marshmallow cappuccino pavlova using espresso powder and a Christmas pudding cake adorned with chocolate chips and pomegranate seeds.

Watch again Wed 19 Dec 11.20 pm BBC HD and Sat 22 Dec 3.00 pm BBC2.

Watch on BBC iPlayer.

Video recipes:

Previous Nigellissima episode guides:

Books and cookware:

 


Cooking programmes on TV 2012 Dec 16 – 21

Cooking programmes on TV 2012 Dec 16 – 21 fabulous recipes

Sunday December 16

  • BBC1: 4.55 pm Nigel Slater’s 12 Tastes of Christmas
  • CH4: .8.00 pm River cottage Three go mad at Christmas
  • CH5: 11.10 am Chinese food in minutes

Good Food:

  • 2.00 pm Rick Stein’s Christmas odyssey
  • 3.00 pm Rick Stein’s Cornish Christmas
  • 4.00 pm Nigella Bites Christmas special
  • 5.00 pm Heston Blumenthal’s Perfect Christmas
  • 6.00 pm Jamie’s Christmas with bells on
  • programmes repeat…

More4:

  • 6.50 pm Jamie at home Christmas special
  • 8.00 pm Spice trip: Nutmeg from Grenada
  • 9.00 pm Jamie’s best ever Christmas

Monday December 17

  • BBC2: 7.00 pm Masterchef The Profesionals Michel’s Classics
  • BBC2: 8.00 pm Nigellissima -An Italian Christmas
  • ITV: 12.30 pm Lets do Christmas with Gino and Mel
  • ITV: 4.00 pm Britain’s best bakery
  • CH5: 9.55 am Mexican food made simple

Good Food:

  • 2.00 pm Nigel Slater’s Christmas Suppers
  • 3.00 pm Rachel Allen’s Christmas cake diaries
  • 3.30 pm Richel Allen’s Easy Christmas
  • 4.00 pm Nigella’s Christmas kitchen
  • 4.30 pm Delia Smith’s Christmas
  • 5.00 pm Jamie’s Christmas with bells on
  • 6.00 pm programmes repeat…

More4:

  • 3.00 pm Jamie at home
  • 4.05 pm Kirstie and Phil’s perfect Christmas
  • 5.10 pm River cottage Christmas fayre
  • 6.15 pm Jamie’s family Christmas
  • 6.45 pm Christmas with Gordon
  • 7.55 pm Christmas with Gordon conclusion
  • 9.00 pm Christmas with the fabulous Baker Brothers

Tuesday December 18

  • BBC2: 7.00 pm Masterchef The Profesionals Michel’s Classics
  • BBC2: 8.00 pm The Great British Bake Off – Christmas Masterclass
  • BBC2: 9.00 pm Wartime farm Christmas
  • ITV: 12.30 pm Lets do Christmas with Gino and Mel
  • CH5: 9.55 am Mexican food made simple

Good Food:

  • 12.00 pm Nigella bites Christmas special
  • 1.00 pm Gary Rhodes perfect Christmas
  • 1.30 pm Gary Rhodes Christmas with a difference

More4:

  • 3.00 pm Christmas at River cottage
  • 4.05 pm Jamie cooks Christmas
  • 5.10 pm Kristie and Phil’s Perfect Christmas
  • 6.15 pm Jamie’s Family Christmas
  • 6.50 pm Kristie’s home for Christmas

Wednesday December 19

  • BBC2: 7.00 pm Masterchef The Professionals Michel’s Classics
  • ITV: 12.30 pm Lets do Christmas with Gino and Mel
  • ITV: 4.00 pm Britain’s best bakery
  • CH4: 9.00pm Heston’s fantastical food
  • CH5: 9.55 am Mexican food made simple

Good Food:

  • 12.00 pm Nigella’s Christmas kitchen
  • 12.30 pm Delia Smith’s Christmas
  • 1.00 pm Rhodes around Christmas
  • 1.30 pm Kitchen Hero Christmas special
  • 3.00 pm Hairy Biker’s Christmas party
  • 4.00 pm Nigella’s Christmas kitchen
  • 4.30 pm Delia Smith’s Christmas
  • 5.00 pm Jamie’s best ever Christmas
  • 6.00 pm My Christmas kitchen Sophie Grigson
  • 7.00 pm River cottage Christmas fayre
  • repeat programmes…

More4:

  • 3.00 pm Kirstie’s home made Christmas
  • 4.05 pm Kristie and Phil’s Perfect Christmas
  • 5.10 pm River cottage Christmas
  • 6.15 pm Jamie’s family Christmas

Thursday December 20

  • BBC2: 7.00 pm Masterchef The Professionals Michel’s Classics
  • ITV: 12.30 pm Lets do Christmas with Gino and Mel
  • ITV: 4.00 pm Britain’s best bakery
  • CH4: 9.00pm Jamie and Jimmy’s fight club
  • CH5: 9.55 am Mexican food made simple

Friday December 21

  • BBC1: 7.30 PM Nigel Slater’s 12 tastes of Christmas
  • ITV: 12.30 pm Lets do Christmas with Gino and Mel
  • ITV: 4.00 pm Britain’s best bakery
  • CH5: 9.55 am Mexican food made simple

Nigel Slater’s 12 Tastes of Christmas recipes episode1 BBC1 14 Dec 2012

Episode 1: Nigel Slater’s 12 Tastes of Christmas recipes – 14 Dec 2012 BBC1 at 7.30pm

Ready for Christmas with Nigel Slater? We visit Nigel’s London home and watch as Nigel presents 12 Christmas flavours. Recipes include cranberries and mulled wine.

There are two episodes with episode 2 Nigel Slater’s 12 Tastes of Christmas next week.

This program is repeated on Sunday 16 December 2012 at 4.55 BBC1.

Previous book by Nigel Slater – The Kitchen Diaries II the latest is Eat by Nigel Slater

This evening’s program continues with a trip to Norway, where he searches for a Christmas tree.

Watch episodes 1+2 Nigel Slater’s 12 Tastes of Christmas

Recipes include:

Not related directly to the programme, but fascinating and wonderful, the cookbook by Nigel Slater is The Kitchen Diaries II, click to read reviews and book information. To see the best offers for the Nigel’s new cookbook, Kitchen Diaries II offers for new books and for used copies used copies of Kitchen Diaries II. See also the latest cookbook Eat by Nigel Slater

More Christmas fare from Nigel: In the Observer Food Monthly November 2012 with Nigel Slater – Christmas edition  Christmas recipes.

In the September 2012 Observer Food Monthly there are recipes from the new cook book by Nigel Slater called Nigel Slater’s Kitchen Diaries II from Sunday 16 Sept 2012.

Latest edition of the Observer Food Monthly December 2013

Read about the Dish of the Day episode’s recipes:

BBC Magazine subscriptions and BBC Shop

 

Who is Nigel Slater?

Nigel Slater is one of our best-loved food writers, and has written his second volume of the Kitchen Diaries – a beautiful and inspiring companion volume to his best selling Kitchen Diaries. His articles feature in the Observer Food Monthly and the Guardian. See Nigel Slater’s recipes in the Guardian.

The Kitchen Diaries II “For years now I have kept notebooks, with scribbled shopping lists and early drafts of recipes in them. These notes form the basis of this second volume of The Kitchen Diaries. More than a diary, this is a collection of small kitchen celebrations, be it a casual, beer-fuelled supper of warm flatbreads with pieces of grilled lamb scattered with toasted pine kernels and blood-red pomegranate seeds or a quiet moment contemplating a bowl of soup and a loaf of bread.”

About : A Kitchen Chronicle. My latest book and the second volume of The Kitchen Diaries.

A collection of notes, essays, jottings and recipes compiled over the last three or four years. As you might expect from the title, this is a very personal book, written and photographed in my own kitchen. Not a television tie-in, but many of the recipes are those from the BBC1 series Simple Suppers and Simple Cooking.

 

In memory of  Nelson Mandela – A Long Walk to Freedom


Celebrate Christmas with Pippa Middleton YOU magazine special 2 Dec 2012 with links

Celebrate Christmas with Pippa Middleton YOU magazine exclusive 32 page special (free pull out in Mail on Sunday – You Magazine 2 Dec 2012)
by Pippa Middleton

Discover Pippa’s family Christmas secrets and how to have a simple – yet creative Christmas. Great ideas for canapés – Smoked Salmon and Beetroot Crostini’s, Devil’s on Horseback and Quails Egg Croustades – and the perfect cocktail including Martini’s and a Classic Champagne cocktail.

Includes:

See the Daily Mail article – Celebrate Christmas with Pippa for more information and YOU Exclusive: Celebrate Christmas with Pippa Middleton.

The new book Celebrate (book offers), published on the 25 October 2012 by Michael Joseph is a 416 page volume, that is finely illustrated and is a beautifully designed book. You will find it is  packed with recipes, crafts and inspirational ideas.

As Pippa says: “The nurturing of friendship, family and home feels more important than ever to me in a world that sometimes appears to be moving so fast that we forget what really matters.

This sentiment is the basis of Celebrate and it is a guide to entertaining throughout the British year, starting in the most British of seasons, the autumn. Then winter, spring and summer follow. There follows a series of recipes, personal tips, even decorating ideas for Christmas and Easter. Parties, birthdays, weekend brunches, suppers and picnics.

You can read folks’ reviews or buy the new book, at Celebrate – a book by Pippa.

Pippa explains how to prepare successful celebrations and Pippa’s experience makes for easy and affordable ideas. Wonderful little-known facts and historical anecdotes are listed for each occasion.

Read about the free Celebrate pull out sections given with You magazine on October 20 2012.

Book cover below and links:


Mary Berry Christmas Recipe cards Daily Mail Dec 2012

Remember to collect the Mary Berry Christmas Recipe cards given free daily with the Daily Mail 1 – 8 Dec 2012

Collect 8 free Christmas recipe cards that include:

  • Traditional turkey with lemon and thyme stuffing
  • Chocolate roulade and apple cake
  • Christmas pudding and brandy sauce
  • Classic iced Victorian Christmas cake
  • Minced pies served with mulled wine
  • Gammon with a mango glaze
  • Smoked salmon canapes and stilton tarts
  • Old fashioned trifle plus fish pie

Collect in Tesco, WH Smith and Eason. Read more about Mary Berry’s free Christmas cards at the Daily Mail online.

Mary Berry is a widely respected and long serving UK cookery writer and broadcaster with a total of over 40 cook books to her name, more details on Mary Berry’s cook books.

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood worked on the popular TV series The Great British bake off. To read about the series link to Amazon to see the cook book and reviews:  Great British Bake Off: How to Bake: The Perfect Victoria Sponge and Other Baking Secrets (Great British Bake Off TV Tie in).

Nigella’s Italian Christmas fabulous festive recipes you magazine

Nigella’s Italian Christmas – fabulous festive recipes. Nigella Lawson.

An exclusive 32 page special pull-out free with You magazine in the Mail on Sunday 25 November 2012.

The cook book Nigellissima is a wonderful guide to Nigella’s secrets, read about Nigellissima reads book reviews and book purchase information.

A really inspiring selection of recipes for Christmas, this is Nigella at her best.

See the recipes links at You magazine Nigella’s Italian Christmas:

Read more at Nigella Lawson Nigellissima in the Mail on Sunday You magazine.

Download the free Nigellissima app, see the new Nigella Lawson app.

Video clips from the BBC:

Nigella Lawson’s new book is Nigellissima  read reviews and book information and to purchase – offers on Nigellissima: Instant Italian Inspiration.

Have a Happy Christmas!!!

For the Kindle, Nigellissima on Kindle.

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