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Lazy Days

TV chef James Martin explores home cooking. James cooks dishes perfect for lazy winter days, and Ivan Day reveals how slow cooking has changed over the years.

Long and lazy winter days are the perfect times to enjoy some indulgent home-cooked meals. For James, those dishes are a perfect chicken and mushroom puff pastry pie and some slow-cooked spare ribs. Food historian Ivan Day reveals how slow cooking years ago meant a very indulgent spit roast. And one of Wiltshire's local microbrewers, Alasdair Large, visits the kitchen to see what James can cook with his own locally produced beer.

44 minutes

Last on

Sun 16 Nov 2014 11:00

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Music Played

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

  • Spiller

    Cry Baby (Royksopps remix)

  • One Night Only

    You and Me

  • The Feeling

    Fill My Little World

  • Olly Murs

    Anywhere Else

  • The Rumble Strips

    "Boys and Girls" (Girls & Boys in Love)

  • Kylie Minogue

    All the Lovers

  • Maroon 5


  • David Gray

    A Moment

  • Metronomy

    Everything Goes My Way

  • Gemma Hayes

    Shock to my System

  • I Am Kloot


  • James Morrison

    Broken Strings ft. Nelly Furtado

  • Noah and the Whale

    2 Atoms in a Molecule

  • Coldplay

    Don't Let It Break Your Heart

  • Mumford & Sons

    The Cave

  • The Commodores


  • Eliza Doolittle

    Walking on Water

  • Josh Osho


  • Florence + the Machine

    Between Two Lungs

  • Laura Marling



    House of Gold

  • Olly Murs

    On My Cloud

  • Laura Mvula

    Green Garden

  • Laura Marling

    Cross Your Fingers

  • Josh Osho

    Redemption Days

  • Lily Allen


  • Eliza Doolittle

    Big When I Was Little

  • Lily Allen

    Hard Out Here

  • Vance Joy


Food producers

The food producers featured in this episode are:
  • Alasdair Large from Keystone Brewery, Wiltshire
  • Chris Garratt from Warminster Maltings Ltd, Wiltshire
  • Lucie Steel from Birch Cottage Bakery, West Berkshire


Role Contributor
Presenter James Martin
Executive Producer Karen Plumb
Series Producer Rosemary Edwards
Director David Robertson
Participant Ivan Day


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