Jamie's Family Christmas

Popular English chef Jamie Oliver shares his tips for creating fun, stress-free holiday celebrations in his television series, Jamie's Family Christmas. In five shows, Oliver tackles such issues as cooking the perfect turkey, creating original desserts, and organizing the best holiday parties. He is joined by members of his family, including his grandmum, mum, and daughters, throughout the five one-hour episodes.

In the first episode Oliver demonstrates the perfect way to cook a turkey, since the turkey is the most important part of Christmas dinner for so many people. He also includes recipes for the ideal stuffing and gravy to go with the bird. Oliver even shows viewers the best way to carve the finished product. Because extended stays with family are common during the holidays, Oliver devotes the second episode to preparing not only extraordinary dinners but also delicious breakfasts, brunches, and lunches. The recipes prepared on this show include ones for pancakes, eggs, and a popular Indian fish dish, kedgeree.

Potatoes and other vegetables take the spotlight in episode three, as Oliver cooks the side dishes to accompany the Christmas turkey. Joined by his mum in episode four, Oliver prepares some scrumptious, festive desserts such as chocolate mousse and strudel. The final episode shows the chef preparing party recipes such as cocktails, appetizers, and soup. Oliver also shares tips for smooth, organized, and hassle-free party planning.

In addition to the main menu ideas covered throughout the series, Oliver also provides recipes and ideas for leftovers. Because the chef's family is with him throughout the shows, each episode seems like a festive experience, and his devoted followers will appreciate the combination of cheer and cooking advice. The series also has a companion website where viewers can find recipes and save them to a digital scrapbook.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 8:00 pm et/pt on Channel 4
1 Season, 5 Episodes
December 15, 2009
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Jamie Oliver
Jamie's Family Christmas

Jamie's Family Christmas Full Episode Guide

  • Jamie creates some dishes which can be made in advance that you can enjoy the party season as well.

  • Jamie creates some Christmas deserts that are different from those which are traditionally served.

  • Gennaro Contaldo joins Jamie as they show how to make exciting Christmas vegetables and they then create some dishes using leftovers.

  • Jamie creates some dishes for brunch, lunch and snacks that don't use any turkey.

  • Jamie cooks turkey with gravy and stuffing and shows ways to use the leftovers on Boxing Day. He also shows how to make perfect roast potatoes.

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