Jamie Oliver is the person most of us turn to for advice on how to cook the most important meal of the year: Christmas dinner.
And this year, in two hour-long festive specials, Jamie wants to show that Christmas can be fun, with a collection of traditional classics, alongside new ideas and fantastic party food.Filmed at his Essex home and featuring family and friends, the 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.
The first programme shows how a little bit of preparation before the big day can leave you free to enjoy yourself and shows how to avoid some of the disasters – from frozen turkeys to exploding Xmas puds – we’ve all faced at some point! Jamie will be introducing some exciting new ideas, including Turkey Wellington, Jerky Ham Hocks, Marathon Semi Freddo, Griddle-Pan Waffles & Epic Hot Chocolate, Hot Rummy Lemonade, Pimped Up Prosecco and After 10 Treats. And he will be giving a refresher on a couple of his favourite festive recipes, including Classic Get-Ahead-Gravy and Classic Christmas Stuffing.
The second programme is all about the big day as Jamie demonstrates how to pull everything together for a perfect Christmas Day, including Festive Fiesta Tacos, Brussels with Hustle, The (one and only) Rocky Mountain and Bloody Mary Seafood Platter. And he shows how to make the best of leftovers, like Boxing Day Turkey Chowder. Meanwhile, he re-visits other Christmas Day favourites, including Classic Roast Turkey and Classic Roast Potatoes.
So settle down and let Jamie get you in the mood for the best Christmas ever!
Jamie Oliver is a global phenomenon in food and campaigning. Over a 17-year television and publishing career, he has inspired millions of people to enjoy cooking from scratch and eating fresh, delicious food. His charity, the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, is leading the charge on a global, ongoing Food Revolution, aimed at improving everyone’s health and happiness through food.
Jamie connects with audiences across multiple digital platforms, creating and appearing in exclusive content for jamieoliver.com, the Jamie Oliver Food Tube network on YouTube and a variety of growing social platforms.