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Nigel Slater transforms Christmas leftovers into meals which make the prospect of festive entertaining a treat rather than a terror, ensuring that nothing goes to waste.

Nigel Slater transforms Christmas leftovers into scrumptious meals which make the prospect of festive entertaining a treat rather than a terror. After the pressure cooker of preparing the main Christmas meal is over, Nigel shows that nothing in the kitchen need be as stressful again. He creates simple dishes from leftovers and seasonal veg, ensuring that nothing from the most expensive food shop of the year goes to waste.

As he prepares his garden for a whole new year of vegetable and fruit growing, Nigel also raids his wintery plot, local allotments and the kitchen garden at Chatsworth House to show how to get the very best from seasonal vegetables.

First shown: 5.30pm 26 Dec 2010
Available for 25 days Duration 29 mins