The Christmas Chronicles: A Podcast
By Nigel Slater
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In this series you’ll be joining Nigel Slater on a crisp walk through midwinter in 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.
||CleanChristmas Day: Ringing Bells and a Roasting Goose||It's Christmas Day – welcome, and a very Merry Christmas. In this episode we’ll talk about the tradition of the Christmas dinner – are you having turkey or goose? – and how to carefully cook them both. Beyond the meat, we’ll make some crisp r||24 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristmas Eve: Evergreens and A New Fish Pie||It’s Christmas Eve and in this episode I’ll be bringing in the evergreens, as tradition dictates, burning the Yule log in the fireplaces of my old home, and getting organised for tomorrow – making the gravies, cooking a parsnip loaf, and whipping||23 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCheese & Wine||In this episode we’ll find ourselves staring at the winter sky – the blazing clarity of the stars – and settle in the gentleness of its glow. We’ll make a wreath, put together some ever-useful terrines, and pair our cheeses with the perfect wine||19 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPanettone: A Love Story||In this episode we’ll talk about the lightest of all breads: panettone, and my love affair with the sweetly scented, thickly sliced cake. Carols, the traditional sound of Christmas, will have their time to shine; and I’ll give you my recipe for roas||16 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing in from the Cold||In this episode we’ll embrace the warmth of winter - the scented juices flowing from the kitchen, the soft lights of my home – as well as the sharp flavours of pickled quinces and rhubarb that will brighten your senses. I’ll also talk you through||12 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 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 fin||9 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpice, 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 pa||5 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA 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…||2 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinter 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 Nu||28 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer||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 so||27 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Beautifully observed as only Nigel Slater can, I am loving listening to these.
This podcast couldn’t be any cosier or inspiring. Perfect winter listening.
A warm feeling as Christmas approached
My son who lives in Illinois told me about your podcast. I started listening each afternoon with the lights from the tree twinkling. I didn’t finish listening until the 30th December. Christmas interrupted. What a complete joy, I enjoyed the history and the recipes. Thank you Nigel.