Embrace the Christmas spirit with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and the River Cottage team and learn to make a selection of River Cottage festive favourite recipes.
Christmas at River Cottage is a magical time and the climax of a year of growing, cooking and feasting. During this course we'll be bringing some of that magic to you, in the comfort of your own home.
You'll learn how the River Cottage values of Seasonal, Local, Organic and Wild are woven through everything we do - upheld even at Christmas, traditionally a time of excess.
First, Hugh will teach you how to make some show-stopping veggie dishes for your festive feasts. Gelf will then lead you through the process of how to prepare some mouth-watering meat and poultry recipes. Next, in Festive Baking & Puddings, with Andy’s expert guidance you’ll make a Christmas pudding and other festive bakes. And finally, Lucy will show you a selection of delightful delicacies and edible gifts for you to share with your loved ones.
So plan ahead for a delicious festive season and get inspired to try something new this year. With a helping hand from the top chefs at River Cottage HQ, we can guarantee that this will be your most tasty Christmas yet!
Festive Veg with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Festive Meat with Gelf Alderson
Festive Baking & Puddings with Andy Tyrrell
Edible Gifts with Lucy Brazier
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Meet Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Hugh established River Cottage HQ in Dorset in 2004, and the operation is now based at Park Farm near Axminster in Devon. An organic smallholding, HQ is also the hub for a broad range of courses and events, and home to the River Cottage Cookery School. Hugh continues to teach and host events there on a regular basis. He also oversees the menu and sourcing in the River Cottage Kitchen in Axminster.
Hugh’s broadcasting has earned him a BAFTA as well as awards from Radio 4, The Observer and the Guild of Food Writers. His award-winning books include The River Cottage Cookbook (2001), which won the Glenfiddich Trophy, the River Cottage Meat Book, which won the Andre Simon Award in the UK as well as the James Beard Award in the USH, and River Cottage Much More Veg. His latest book Eat Better Forever is published in December 2020.
Hugh continues to work as a journalist, writing occasionally for the Guardian, Times and other national newspapers. He is a vice president of Fauna & Flora International and a patron of Switchback, a charity that helps young offenders find opportunities in the catering industry.
Hugh, his wife Marie and their four children live in East Devon.
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