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Christmas Kitchen with James Martin recipes BBC1

A treat from James martin with Christmas Kitchen 2013.

For 2014 please see Christmas Kitchen James Martin Dec 2014

For 2015 James Martin Home Comforts at Christmas

The show runs all week at 3.45 pm BBC1 and has another 5 shows next week as well! A total of 10 episodes 45 minutes each.

Get a head start by recording the show and watching when you get home. From roast goose to biscotti! Beef bourguignon lovely.

James calls in help with recipes from Brian Turner, Gennaro Contaldo, Valentine Warner, Michel Roux Jr and Prue Leigh.

Yes this series will be a real treat! Watch out for our articles about what Christmas TV cooking programmes are on this Christmas!

watch again while available….


Episode 1: Monday 9 Dec 2013

James Martin is joined in the kitchen by Gennaro Contaldo and Brian Turner.



Episode 2: Tuesday 10 Dec 2013

Bryn Williams and Brian Turner join James for the second episode.

Lorraine Pascal cooks some filo pastry mince pies and festive biscotti.



Episode 3: Wednesday 11 Dec 2013

Daniel Galmiche is preparing duck.



Episode 4: Thursday 12 Dec 2013

James Martin is joined in the Christmas Kitchen by chefs Lawrence Keogh and Brian Turner.



Episode 5: Friday 13 Dec 2013

James Martin is joined in the Christmas Kitchen by chefs Vivek Singh and Brian Turner.



Episode 6: Monday 16 Dec 2013

James is joined by Ching-He Huang and Brian Turner, and John Torode cooks roast pork with polenta.



Episode 7: Tuesday 17 Dec 2013

James is joined by chefs Theo Randall, Brian Turner and Matthew Fort where Theo Randall cooks roast pheasant and Brian Turner is still cooking with turkey?



Episode 8: Wednesday 18 Dec 2013

Bill Granger demonstrates his Christmas favourites, and Brian Turner uses his favourite – NOT – leftover turkey.


Episode 9: Thursday 19 Dec 2013

James and Chefs Ben Tish and Brian Turner join James, and Tom Kerridge makes a venison scotch egg.


Episode 10: Friday 20 Dec 2013

Chefs Nathan Outlaw and Brian Turner join James, and Ken Hom cooks from his home in Paris as he brings a seasonal touch.


Giada De Laurentiis Everyday Italian USA TV episode and recipe links

Watch the wonderful chef Giada De Laurentiis in her Everyday Italian series on Cooking channel TV.

Next episode: Roasting Show on Feb 8 at 2pm

A whole pork loin meal, with figs and port, roasted fennel with Parmesan cheese.


Read more and see a recipes for hazelnut pie.

Then: First time dinner party on Feb 9 at 8am

More amazing recipes, Linguine with chicken ragu. Endive and Frisee Salad with Blood Oranges and Hazelnuts, Italian egg soup and Macerated Berries with Sweet Mascarpone Cream.


Who is Glada de Laurentis? Read about Giada’s career and how she made it to a worldwide renown celebrity chef. Did you know Giada was born in Rome?

Season 8: click links for recipes and episode guide

Season 7:

  • Beach Party
  • Foods that refuel
  • Games night
  • Girl’s night in
  • Spicy comfort
  • Romantic dinner
  • Wedding shower
  • Personal Day
  • Meaty Italian meals
  • The lighter side of Italian
  • Meet and mingle
  • Light and healthy seafood dishes
  • Personal chef
  • Wine tasting party
  • Italian fast food
  • Everyday desserts
  • Easy weekend entertaining
  • Pasta potluck
  • Sinful vegetables
  • Stress free Italian

In the USA – Giada’s cookbooks – read more about Giada’s recipes…


USA Cookery store

In the UK –

In Canada –

Great  food……..

Saturday Kitchen – James Martin BBC1 Saturday 15 September 2012

Saturday Kitchen – James Martin BBC1 Saturday 15 September 2012

James Martin hosts this Saturday’s show, with chefs Ching He-Huang and Tom Kitchin with Jamie Theaksto suffering food heaven or hell.

More from Rick Stein, the Great British Menu and Rachel Khoo’s Little Paris Kitchen.

Rachel Khoo Paris shopping guide YOU magazine Sunday 19 Aug 2012

Read more at The BBC Food Saturday Kitchen website.

Recipes this week include: see the BBC website for details

  • Twice cooked pork with pickled cucumber Ching He-Huang
  • Grouse with roasted pumpkin, Jerusalem artichoke and beetroot Tom Kitchin
  • Plaice with crab and samphire
  • Chocolate and cherry gateau

Wines selected by Tim Atkin include:

  • Tinto da Anfora 2009, Portugal
  • Leasingham Magnus Riesling 2009, Australia
  • Saint Mont 2011, France
  • Taylor’s First Estate Port, Portugal

Wine – The same excellent deals – wine by the case delivered to any UK address! Great case deals, fantastic special offers and expert advice.

Ching He-huang was born in Taiwan to Chinese parents. She is well known on British TV and is a food writer, food entrepreneur and TV chef. Ching has written a number of best selling cookbooks. See her cook book page for book reviews.Ching He-Huang’s book store.



Tom Kitchin, is a Scottish chef and owner of restaurant The Kitchin in Edinburgh, where he became the youngest winner of a Michelin star.

100 recipes to stake your life on – Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course

Next week 22 September 2012, James is joined by Pierre Koffmann and Bryn Williams.

Oz and Hugh raise the bar 2/4 Dec 26 2010 BBC2

Oz and Hugh raise the bar 2/4 Dec 26 2010 BBC2

The second program in the four part series. Oz and Hugh head to Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and attempt to make their own Irish Cream. This should be entertaining….

Program 3 is tomorrow the 27 Dec 2010 at 9.00 pm BBC2.

Real Ale in Manchester, a Benedictine monk show how to make cider, also a beer with honey in Cheshire.

See Oz and Hugh at BBC on line

Episode One on iPlayer….

Wine and cook books – reviews, offers and free postage…… Oz, Jamie, Gordon, Nigella, Rick …… Wine guides.