Jamie Oliver is the person many people turn to for advice on how to cook the most important meal of the year, Christmas dinner. Jamie wants to show that Christmas can be fun. In these two hour-long festive specials, Jamie Oliver provides a collection of Christmas classics, new ideas and fantastic party food. Filmed at his Essex home and featuring family and friends, the two programmes are packed with stress-free, sure-fire ways to cover the classics for a fab Christmas dinner - turkey, roasties, gravy, stuffing and veg, as well as fresh ways to get everyone in the Christmas spirit.
Cook Nigel Slater explores classic culinary pairings, working out why these combinations taste so good and how we can use this knowledge to make us better cooks.
Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc, together with Kate Humble, has been given the unique opportunity to spend a year at the most famous botanical gardens at Kew to re-establish the long-lost kitchen gardens that once provided produce for the royal table from George II to Queen Victoria.
Join Plated’s Head Chef Elana Karp for a thorough, informative 25-minute class on making the perfect one-pan roast chicken — and customize it to what's fresh in every season.
Pure Jamie Oliver magic, which sees the cheeky chef take charge of 20,000 school dinners in an inner London borough. The real stars of course are the kids!
Live Jamie Oliver's engagingly smarmy Cockney patois and his unbridled enthusiasm for great food done well would be enough to make this not-even-thirty-year-old chef a success. But on top of that, he can cook. With a number of best-selling cookbooks and television shows, Oliver (a.k.a. the Naked Chef) now takes his show on the road in a special culinary concert captured live at London's Hammersmith Apollo. It's truly a spectacle to behold, with lots of wit, audience participation, and a no-holds-barred performance by Oliver. DVD extras include on-screen recipe cards, an exclusive interview with Oliver, and his short (he was born in '75, after all) but illustrious biography.
Jamie is out in the United States this autumn making his next prime time series for American TV on ABC. It's set in the lovely town of Huntington, West Virginia, which has been called the unhealthiest city in America. But frankly, Huntington has the same kind of problems with bad health, obesity and diet that people have all over the United States, and back home in the UK. Jamie wants to take a look at what kids are eating at school and what families are eating at home. His big challenge will be getting the whole community to rally together and be able to cook with fresh ingredients. He's seen how, with a little bit of confidence, people can quickly start to change the way they eat and live.
Food writer and cook Nigel Slater meets devoted home cooks across multicultural Britain to find out culinary secrets from across the world and discover what makes different cultures in Britain tick.
A three-tiered chocolate cake crowned with pillows of whipped cream frosting. A warm-from-the-oven fruit pie complete with a golden-brown latticed crust. A rich, creamy custard whose silky texture reminds you of luxury and refinement.