In this series you’ll be joining Nigel Slater on a crisp walk through midwinter in all its cold, glistening splendour, all the way up to Christmas Day. Along the path there’ll be recipes for some of your festive favourites and some new ideas, too, to excite your palate in these cold months.
You'll take take a tour of the Nuremberg Christmas markets, cook some sticky treats and warming meals, choose and decorate your tree, make the wreath, spice the wine, and wind your way through the season to Christmas Day – where a feast awaits.
Season 2 #1: Introducing a Cook‘s Chronicles
In our first episode we’ll talk exclusively to my lifelong editor, Louise Haines, about my writing from the days we first started working together, to now.
Season 1: Trailer
Join Nigel Slater on a walk through midwinter, all the way up to Christmas Day. There’ll be recipes for some of your festive favourites and some new ideas to excite your palate in these cold months. You'll take a tour of the Christmas markets, cook some sticky treats, spice the wine, and wind your way through the season to Christmas Day.
Season 1 #1: Winter Has Arrived
In our first episode, we’ll explore the wonderful crackle of winter – a fire in the hearth and boots crunching on frozen grass; as well as the softness – voluminous jumpers and the delicate steam from a deep bowl of soup. We’ll take a tour of Nuremberg and the Christkindlesmarkt, and I’ll talk you through my recipes for a sound malt loaf and some orange and poppy seed stollen. The perfect, sticky desserts to begin our wintery adventure.
Season 1 #2: A Jolly Good Mince Pie
In this episode we’ll continue our tour of Nuremberg and take in the magnificence of the city’s Christmas windows. I’ll explain my deep, life-long love of the cold months, and give you my recipe for traditional mince pies to welcome in December…
Season 1 #3: Spice, Crumbs, and Cream
In this episode I’ll tell you a little more about my early family Christmas’, we’ll explore the mercifully unsweet, crisp biscuit that is Lebkuchen, and I’ll tell you my recipe for roast duck with pearl barley and red cabbage, as well as some passion fruit cream buns to bring a little sunshine to these cold, icy days.
Season 1 #4: The Christmas Tree
In this episode we’ll talk about the art of choosing and decorating a perfectly-cut Christmas tree – the lights, jewels, and baubles that festoon the branches – and its importance as a symbol of the season. I’ll also give you my recipe for a fine, fruity chutney to accompany you through the winter months and brighten those stews, casseroles, and pies that sustain us in the cold.
Brilliant listen to the lovely Nigel Slater. A joy to enjoy on a lazy afternoon with the weather outside rather grim but the fire is cracking in the wood burner . A very soothing podcast .
Comforting tales and recipes that transport the listener to a magical winter wonderland - full of nostalgia and Christmas cheer, and delicious recipe ideas, read by Nigel slater’s soothing voice. A fantastic podcast!
Definitely a feel good podcast
I listened to them December 2020 and I've just listened to them all again 20.1.2021.
An excellent podcast great stories that send you back to your childhood and give great ideas for the years to come. I'm struggling to let go of Christmas this year due to the cove and not being able to get back to normal. This podcast definitely puts a little spring in your step thanks Nigel.