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Christmas Special

The Kitchen Cabinet, Series 3 Episode 4 of 6

For this special Christmas edition of The Kitchen Cabinet, Jay Rayner and the team are with food-lovers in Hoxton, London.

On the panel and full of festive cheer is food historian Annie Gray; renowned Michelin Star chef Angela Hartnett; cook, writer, and co-founder of the Leon restaurant chain, Henry Dimbleby; and Glaswegian cook and expert on Catalan cooking, Rachel McCormack.

The team tackle Christmas eating, including talking about the best ways of cooking and carving a turkey, vegetarian options for Christmas dinner if not an obvious nut roast, and if it's possible to shoe-horn deep-frying into Christmas cooking.

They pit Henry's modern mince pies against Annie's Tudor version that contains meat, and take questions on exciting ways to use-up leftovers and the best ways to dress your festive vegetables.

Food Consultant: Anna Colquhoun.

Produced by Robert Abel and Peggy Sutton.
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

28 minutes

Last on

Christmas Day 2012 08:00

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