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A FESTIVE FEAST ’TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY… SO THROW YOURSELF INTO THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT WITH THIS SPARKLING ARRAY OF HOLIDAY TREATS IDEAL FOR KEEPING THE WHOLE FAMILY IN A CHEERY MOOD DURING THE FESTIVITIES! SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY Get creative with a Wreath Making Workshop (10am3pm) at Beninbrough Hall in north Yorkshire. You’ll craft your own festive wreath to hang up at home – then admire your handiwork while tucking into a two-course Christmas lunch. The workshop costs £40, including all materials. Advance booking essential. www.daysoutyorkshire. com/dec12/3rd.htm 1 The Great Christmas Pudding Race has its 32nd outing in London, and its second in Brighton. Contestants balance a pud on a imsy plate while coming under re from foam and our bombs. Proceeds go to Cancer Research UK. www. xmaspudding race.org.uk 2 It may feel premature, but buying your Christmas cards now – and what’s more, undertaking the chore of writing them out and searching for everyone’s addresses – will leave you with one less task to tackle as you near the big day. Especially as the last day for posting by second class is Thursday 18 December! www. royalmail.com/greetings 3 8 A must for all art lovers, the Angel Fair in London showcases a variety of media from photography to textiles, viewed while munching on traditional Christmas fayre, accompanied by mulled wine. www. candidarts. net/events/ pro le/96 9 Looking for some inspiration for Christmas dinner? The three-day Taste Of Christmas event (at ExCel, London) enjoys its nal day today, brimming with festive tipples, British cheeses and top chef demonstrations. Adults from £18.50, children £12. www.tasteofchristmas.com 10 Every child should see The Nutcracker at least once at Christmas time. Make your child’s experience a magical one at the wonderful Royal Opera House in London. Whether your little girl is a budding ballerina, or your son enjoys sweets and soldiers, this ballet has something for everyone and makes for a brilliant family outing. www.roh.org.uk 15 Enjoy a three-course carvery meal, then dance the night away under hundreds of sparkling fairy lights at the Gloucester Hallmark Hotel’s Winter Wonderland Party Night. Priced at £28.95 each, the cuisine mixes traditional Christmas food with a modern twist – tomato and vodka soup with celery croutons, anyone? www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk 16 If festive singalongs are your thing, this is the event for you. Audience participation is a must as Jonathan Cohen leads you through a fun- lled jamboree of favourite carols and festive hits, from O Come, All Ye Faithful and Good King Wenceslas to Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and All I Want For Christmas Is You. www.royalalberthall.com 17 Chestnuts roasting on an open re (or, more likely, in the oven): what better way to bring the scent of Christmas to your home? Cut crosses in the tops and pop in a 200°C oven for 30 minutes. Eat hot, peeling o the skin and pith to get to the sweet kernel. 22 Head to Chatsworth House in Derbyshire for a Christmas Gourmet Evening. Enjoy canapés, Champagne, mulled wine and a four-course game- and chocolatelled meal, for £95 each. www.chatsworth. org/whats-on 23 From The Beatles to Queen to The Spice Girls – everyone loves the sound of British music. And what better year than 2012 to embrace our musical heritage? Relive it all at the British Music Experience at the O2 – the ideal day out for a music-mad Dad (or a budding Noel Gallagher). Adults £12, children £6. www. britishmusicexperience.com 24 The night before Christmas is always brimming with anticipation. Bake some crumbly mini mince pies with the kids to lay out for Father Christmas, using the 24-cup Mini Mu n Tray, £6.50, from Sainsbury’s – there’ll be plenty left over for the whole family. 29 020 | DECEMBER 2012 If you live in the south east, venture down to London and enjoy one of its many farmers’ markets today – all boasting fresh, local produce from seasonal vegetables to handmade pasta and honey. www.lfm.org.uk/ markets-home What better way to kick o the Edinburgh Hogmanay Festival than with a Torchlight Procession? Join thousands of torch bearers from Parliament Square to Calton Hill for the spectacular Son et Lumière rework display. Begins 6.30pm. www.edinburghs hogmanay.com 30 Happy New Year! See in 2013 in style with fantastic entertainment at Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom. Tickets cost £38.50. www. theblackpooltower.com 31 http://www.xmaspuddingrace.org.uk http://www.daysoutyorkshire.com/dec12/3rd.htm http://www.royalmail.com/greetings http://www.candidarts.net/events/profile/96 http://www.tasteofchristmas.com http://www.roh.org.uk http://www.royalalberthall.com http://www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk http://www.chatsworth.org/whats-on http://www.britishmusicexperience.com http://www.lfm.org.uk/markets-home http://www.edinburghshogmanay.com http://www.theblackpooltower.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of at home with James Martin - December 2012

DIARY DATES
YOUR CHRISTMAS KITCHEN
UP THE ORANGE APPEEL
MEET MR MARTIN
THE CHEF DIARIES
FLAVOURS OF THE FUTURE
COOK LIKE A PRO
THE STAR EVENT
COOKING SOS
UNDER THE SEA
VEG OUT
JUST DESSERTS
WINE O’CLOCK
TASTEBUDS ON TEST
GUYS’ GIFT LIST
SANTA SPOILS FOR HER
FOR FOOD LOVERS
CHINESE, PLEASE?
THE ROAST WITH THE MOST
MARY CHRISTMAS
BAKE LIKE THE BEST
THE BIG CHEESE
FAT’S YOUR LOT
CLEAN UP
PINES AND NEEDLES
WINTER FOODIE BREAKS
ALL ABROAD
COFFEE BREAK
‘MY FOOD FANTASY TURNED INTO REALITY’
LAST WORD
EDITOR’S LETTER
FESTIVE WELCOME
NEWS AND VIEWS

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