The Christmas Food Specials Are Starting And Lifestyle Food Has Some Good Ones
Christmas is the time of year that can be great for some people and not so good for others. Having children it is compulsory to partake in the festivities unless you are willing to pay for years of therapy in their teens.
One aspect of Christmas I don’t mind is the Christmas cooking specials and they have well and truly started on television.
Lifestyle Food has some great shows coming up.
Perennial favourite Jamie Oliver is back starting tonight in the first of two Christmas specials. The viewer also gets to see his daughters Poppy and Daisy. Jamie’s Best Ever Christmas airs Wednesdays, December 5 and 12 at 8.30pm.
The DC Cupcakes Christmas special will definitely be recorded for the kids in our house, with Sophie and Katherine having to build a six-foot tall nutcracker. DC Cupcakes will be screened on Friday, December 7 at 8.30pm.
As will the special Christmas episode of Cupcake Wars which is on Friday, December 14 at 8.30pm. Can neither confirm or deny whether I have seen every episode of this show.
Other shows that may interest you are Lyndey’s Cracking Christmas. In two half-hour episodes, Lyndey will take her favourite classic and more contemporary recipes and reveal the secrets and shortcuts to whipping up some last minute Christmas dinner. This airs Mondays, December 10 and 17 at 8.30pm.
Sophie Grigson, food writer and cook , four episodes of My Christmas Kitchen. On day one she serves up an alternative Christmas day menu, on day two she cooks a festive Moroccan inspired menu, on day three she serves up simple but delicious Christmas party dishes, and on day four she cooks her favourite Boxing Day dishes to make the most of festive left-overs. You can see this one on Thursday, December 11, to Friday December 15, at 6.30pm
The Hairy Bikers appear to be the male culinary equivalent of The Two Fat Ladies. There’ll be booze and plenty of indulgent food at the Hairy Bikers Christmas Party. Si and Dave visit specialists – including a canapé champion and an expert in delectable desserts – to discover the secret of making your festive ‘do’ go with a bang. They also take on the daunting task of designing and building the centrepiece for their party, a vodka ice luge,(not sure if you should try this one at home). This premieres Thursday, December 13 at 8.30pm.
Also Ina Garten will be in Barefoot Christmas in London, where she explores the London food scene on a festive trip with husband Jeffrey. Then, inspired by her delicious discoveries she parties with a British twist back home in East Hampton. This premieres Wednesday, December 19 at 8.30pm.
Finally Michelin star chef, Raymond Blanc makes a Christmas feast, with a French twist in Raymond Blanc’s Christmas Feast. This airs Thursday, December 20 at 8.20pm.
All of these shows are on Lifestyle Food.
Do you have any favourite TV chefs that you like to watch at Christmas? Do you like or loathe Christmas?