Cook A River Cottage Christmas Dinner

By Jemima Armfield

Bring some of the River Cottage magic into your own kitchen this Christmas.

Embrace the Christmas spirit with Hugh and the River Cottage team and learn to make a selection of River Cottage festive favourite recipes.

The perfect course for all the family! Try out some new recipes this year and we can guarantee that this will be your tastiest Christmas yet.

Lesson 1: Festive Veg with Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall

Learn how to make the most delicious Christmas veg, with several secret twists from Hugh at Park Farm.

Lesson 1: Festive Veg with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

During this lesson Hugh will teach you how to make a deliciously fresh and crunchy salad to compliment rich dishes over the festive season. Next, a clementine, chicory and walnut salad, triple root gratin, vegan gravy and finally a show-stopping roasted stuffed pumpkin centrepiece.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Vegan Christmas Feast

Lesson 2: Festive Meat with Gelf Alderson

Beef is a staple Christmas dish at River Cottage - and after you've visited Gelf's festive kitchen you'll understand why!

Lesson 2: Festive Meat with Gelf Alderson

Learn all the techniques needed to slow cook a rib of beef (plus the trimmings!) for a delicious Christmas feast. Finally, learn how you can use up all your leftovers to keep the whole family happy over Boxing Day.

Festive Beef with Gelf Alderson

Lesson 3: Festive Baking & Puddings with Andy Tyrrell

The last Sunday before Advent is traditionally the day for making your Christmas pudding, known as “Stir-up Sunday”.

Lesson 3: Festive Baking and Puddings with Andy Tyrrell

During this lesson you will cook along with Andy and make a chocolate chestnut cake, caramelised clementines, Lebkuchen and a Boxing Day focaccia - the perfect vehicle for your Christmas lunch leftovers.

Festive Bakes with Andy Tyrrell

Lesson 4: Edible Gifts with Lucy Brazier

There is no better gift than a personal, handmade edible gift. Lucy from River Cottage shares her sweet surprises that will bring joy to your recipient over the festive season.

Lesson 4: Edible gifts with Lucy Brazier

During this lesson, Lucy will show you how to create a Christmas tiffin, roasted nuts and seeds & vegan biscotti.

Lucy Brazier with the perfect edible gift

Don't keep them waiting! The tutors are already giving out their pearls of wisdom in the online classroom. Book your place today and get cooking! Book now

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