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Winter Has Arrived

In our first episode, we’ll explore the wonderful crackle of winter – a fire in the hearth and boots crunching on frozen grass; as well as the softness – voluminous jumpers a...

A Jolly Good Mince Pie

In this episode we’ll continue our tour of Nuremberg and take in the magnificence of the city’s Christmas windows. I’ll explain my deep, life-long love of the cold months, an...

Spice, Crumbs, and Cream

In this episode I’ll tell you a little more about my early family Christmas’, we’ll explore the mercifully unsweet, crisp biscuit that is Lebkuchen, and I’ll tell you my re...

The Christmas Tree

In this episode we’ll talk about the art of choosing and decorating a perfectly-cut Christmas tree – the lights, jewels, and baubles that festoon the branches – and its impor...

Coming in from the Cold

In this episode we’ll embrace the warmth of winter - the scented juices flowing from the kitchen, the soft lights of my home – as well as the sharp flavours of pickled quinces ...

Panettone: A Love Story

In this episode we’ll talk about the lightest of all breads: panettone, and my love affair with the sweetly scented, thickly sliced cake. Carols, the traditional sound of Christm...

Cheese & Wine

In this episode we’ll find ourselves staring at the winter sky – the blazing clarity of the stars – and settle in the gentleness of its glow. We’ll make a wreath, put toget...

It’s Christmas Eve and in this episode I’ll be bringing in the evergreens, as tradition dictates, burning the Yule log in the fireplaces of my old home, and getting organised f...

It's Christmas Day – welcome, and a very Merry Christmas. In this episode we’ll talk about the tradition of the Christmas dinner – are you having turkey or goose? – and ho...