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by Beth Kempton
The Calm Christmas Podcast with Beth Kempton

08 For the love of Christmas food


Do you love Christmas food but want to enjoy it without the stress this year? If so, tune into this week’s mouthwatering episode for tips on stress-free festive food preparation, snippets from some of my favourite cookbooks, and a couple of recipes I love to make at home.

Episode 8 includes:

  • Top tips for stress-free festive food preparation
  • Delicious words from some wonderful festive cookbooks
  • Recipes for chocolate peppermint sticks and spiced mulled cider or apple juice
  • This week’s ‘Get ahead tips’

The books mentioned in this podcast were:
The Christmas Chronicles by Nigel Slater
Elizabeth David's Christmas edited by Jill Norman
New York Christmas: Recipes and Stories by Lisa Nieschlag and Lars Wentrup
Delia Smith's Christmas by Delia Smith
Jamie's Christmas by Jamie Oliver
Nigella's Christmas  by Nigella Lawson
Gizzi's Seasons Eatings by Gizzi Erskine
Sarah Raven's Complete Christmas: Food and Flowers by Sarah Raven
Winter Cabin Cooking by Lizzie Kamenetsky
The Borough Market Cookbook by Ed Smith
Irish Country Women's Association Book of Christmas
Beeton's Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton
The Wartime Christmas Cookbook by Megan Rogers
Chocolates, Sweets and Candies by Sarah Ainley
A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman by Joan Anderson

Also, you can find chef Steven Lamb on Instagram @lambposts

The transcript for this episode is here.

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Take good care,
 (@bethkempton on Instagram)


Episode 8

Season 1

by Beth Kempton