Christmas Day Cookalong Live with Gordon Ramsay

December 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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Gordon Ramsay Cookalong live

At the end of November I blogged about Gordon Ramsay hosting a Christmas Day Cookalong live on Channel 4. I was a little bewildered by the concept myself but I’m sure that many of you will be tuning in to seek Gordon’s help.

I promised that I’d keep you updated on any further information but up until now I’ve been unable to find too many details. However, this morning I sourced the official ingredients list and further information about the show including times, preparation lists and equipment which you might need.

Hopefully this will be handy for anyone planning on making Christmas dinner live with Gordon.

Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Mince Pies

November 29, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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For me the key to a stress free Christmas feast is preparation. Of course, you can only prepare Christmas day lunch to an extent, which is why Gordon Ramsay’s Christmas day cook along is a fantastic idea.

However, other Christmas treats can be thought out well in advance leaving you with plenty of time to enjoy the festive period oppose to being stuck in the kitchen slaving away.

As Christmas is all about sharing I’ve decided to share my top tips, recipe ideas and handy hints on how to make Christmas as carefree as possible here on my blog. To kick start I thought I’d indulge you with a classic recipe from my favourite chef.

Jamie Oliver’s filo mince pies are a great spin on the classic Christmas time treat. I made these last Christmas and was truly converted to the modern approach. I like to serve my mince pies with a splash of brandy cream.

Top tip: If you’re making mince pies in advance store them in an air tight container or freeze them. Additionally avoid dusting with icing sugar until you’re ready to serve.

Pecan Pie recipe

Gordon Ramsay- Gordon’s Christmas Cook along Live

November 28, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Christmas-With-GordonWith Christmas at the helm of everyone’s agenda it has been revealed that top celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay will be cooking live on Christmas day in a festive TV special titled ‘Gordon’s Christmas Cook along Live’.

The live show, which will be aired on Channel 4, will see Gordon cook a three course traditional turkey dinner and all the trimmings. Designed so that viewers can ‘cook along’ with the Michelin star chef, Gordon will cook the meal step by step, hopefully taking the stress out of Christmas cooking.

Upon first hearing about the show I was quite surprised. Firstly because a live show on Christmas Day making the ultimate Christmas lunch is quite the challenge. And secondly because I found myself questioning whether or not people will tune in.

However, having read a little more about the show it sounds like good Christmassy fun. Gordon, who has become well known for getting his family involved in the kitchen, will be getting a helping hand from both his wife and four children making it very much a family Christmas.

Even better the live show is apparently set to feature celebrity chef bloopers and some of those classic TV cooking moments. Offering a great sense of nostalgia and not forgetting giving both Gordon and any home cooks time clear up any mishaps which have arisen along with way.

christmas pud gordon ramsay

Classic Christmas Pud could be on the menu

Although I’m not 100% sure I’ll cook with Gordon – I’ve got a tried and tested Christmas routine which goes down a treat- I think it’s a great opportunity for others who might not feel confident enough to face the challenge of cooking Christmas lunch alone.

Having said that, as a keen foodie I’m hoping to see what Gordon whips up. I’m always looking for new ideas and I’m sure that Gordon has something rather special in mind for Christmas time. Maybe a clever twist on Christmas veggies and something extra special for desert, who knows, but I’m sure it will be delicious and definitely worth the hard work.

Currently information on the programme is rather sparse. However, I’m sure that closer to the big day more information will be released. I’d recommend visiting Channel 4 for updates alternatively I’ll be sure to keep you posted.

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