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Celebratory Food

Tom Kerridge shows how to cook special occasion dishes inspired by pub food. Recipes include slow roast duck with aromatic crispy skin, and gin and tonic granita.

Tom Kerridge, famed for cooking food that has won him two Michelin stars in his own pub, shows how to cook dishes inspired by food you would order in a decent British pub to celebrate a special occasion. These dishes are slightly showy, decadent and indulgent, yet still really simple to make.

There is an elegant starter of asparagus served with Tom's ultimate salad dressing made with duck egg yolks for extra richness. For a fancy alternative to your usual roast dinner, Tom shows how to cook the perfect slow roast duck with delicious aromatic crispy skin. Served up with his potato pancakes and braised lettuce, this makes a real show-stopping meal.

Tom heads to Whitstable, famous for its oysters, and teams up with Stephen Harris who serves exceptional food at his famed pub The Sportsman. Together they collect seaweed from the local beach and Tom whips up a seaweed mayonnaise which he uses as a dip for some deep-fried oyster fritters - a great celebratory starter or appetiser.

If you are looking to impress with a romantic meal for two, Tom's spiced monkfish with smoked aubergine puree is one that is sure to get you in the good books. And for a boozy but refreshing dessert, Tom's gin and tonic granita is a great way to finish off a celebratory meal. To find the right gin Tom embarks on a tasting session at London's Ginstitute where he is more than happy to taste their vast array of flavours and learn more about his favourite spirit.

29 minutes

Last on

Sun 9 Sep 2018 13:00


Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:02

    Gabrielle Aplin

    Stranger Side

  • 00:03

    Florence + the Machine

    Spectrum (Say My Name) (Calvin Harris Mix)

    Remix Artist: Calvin Harris.
  • 00:06

    Beady Eye

    Shine A Light

  • 00:09

    The Killers

    All These Things That I've Done

  • 00:09

    Laura Mvula

    Green Garden

  • 00:16

    Amy Macdonald

    4th of July

  • 00:17


    Amber Hands

  • 00:18

    Camera Obscura

    Honey in the Sun

  • 00:19

    Olly Murs


  • 00:21

    Lucy Rose


  • 00:28

    Mark Ronson

    Stop Me (feat. Daniel Merriweather)


Role Contributor
Presenter Tom Kerridge
Director Sarah Myland
Executive Producer Bridget Boseley