Cook the Perfect Christmas Dinner with Allegra McEvedy, Yotam Ottolenghi and Trine Hahnemann

Allegra McEvedy, Yotam Ottolenghi and Trine Hahnemann cook the perfect Christmas dinner. Plus Laura Bates on the Everyday Sexism Project and how it's changed her outlook on life.

Cook the Perfect Christmas Dinner with Allegra McEvedy, Yotam Ottolenghi and Trine Hahnemann. On the menu, roast goose with marmalade glaze, with golden breadcrumb and herb stuffing. Root mash with wine braised shallots and brussels sprouts with caramelised garlic and lemon peel and Scandinavian style rice pudding with hot cherry sauce.

Laura Bates is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, and features on our 2014 Powlerlist - Gamechangers. She'll be talking about the impact of the Project and how it's changed her outlook on life.

What's it like for the modern day keepers of stately homes - charged with keeping them pristine without a flotilla of maids at their disposal. We meet housekeeping supervisor, Karen Fryer from Leeds castle in Kent which dates back to the 13th century and is now open to the public.

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58 minutes

Chapters

  • Three Wise Chefs Cook the Perfect Christmas Dinner

    Duration: 26:09

  • Leeds Cleaner

    Duration: 03:50

  • Laura Bates

    Duration: 07:48

Three Wise Chefs Cook the Perfect Christmas Dinner

Three Wise Chefs Cook the Perfect Christmas Dinner

With only 15 days to go to Christmas, you may be looking for a little inspiration to put a twist on the traditional Christmas day dinner. To help you out, Woman’s Hour will be bringing you three top chefs who will each cook part of the festive meal. Allegra McEvedy, will show us how to cook the perfect roast goose with herb stuffing. The internationally renowned Israeli born chef and restaurant owner Yotam Ottolenghi, will prepare two vegetable side dishes of root mash, and a special Brussels sprouts recipe that he claims will even convert sprout haters. And the Danish chef Trine Hahnemann, will prepare a classic Scandinavian rice pudding with hot cherry sauce which she says ‘...is the best pudding in the world’! Join our three wise chefs as they cook up a feast for Emma Barnett live in the studio, and give their top tips for a stress free Christmas.

'Scandinavian Baking' and 'Scandinavian Christmas' by Trine Hahnemann is published by Qaudrille

'Plenty More' by Yotam Ottolenghi is published by Ebury Press

'Big Table Busy Kitchen' by Allegra McEvedy is published by Quercas

Leeds Cleaner

If you’re looking forward to settling down on Christmas Day to watch Downton Abbey, you can't fail to be jealous by the army of servants on hand to clean up every meal – as your pots sit in the sink.  But what’s it like for the modern day keepers of stately homes – charged with keeping them pristine without a flotilla of maids at their disposal?  Leeds castle in Kent  dates back to the 13th century and is now open to the public.  Louise Adamson, has been getting a lesson in cleaning from the housekeeping supervisor, Karen Fryer.  

Laura Bates

Feminist activist and writer Laura Bates, was named one of Britain’s top ten most powerful women in our 2014 Power List Gamechangers.  She joins Emma to explain why she founded the Everyday Sexism Project, collating women’s experiences of discrimination and harassment.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Emma Barnett
Interviewed Guest Allegra McEvedy
Interviewed Guest Yotam Ottolenghi
Interviewed Guest Trine Hahnemann
Interviewed Guest Laura Bates
Producer Beverley Purcell
Producer Shoku Amirani

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