The Christmas Kitchen, our live demonstration theatre is the community hub of Eat & Drink Festival Christmas, sponsored by Quooker. Top chefs, foodie favourites and drinks experts will be on hand, cooking up a storm to educate and inform with flair. Visitors will be able to enjoy watching some of television’s most celebrated chefs and mixologists bring their unique style of cooking and cocktail making to life. 

Renowned chefs from some of the country's’ best restaurants and top drinks experts pass on their secrets and creative ideas.

 

10:30

Taste Test the perfect Festive Roasties

With us all thinking of how to save pennies this Christmas, we taste test traditional oven cooked Roasties against leading air fryers. And then compare the taste, price, and cooking time... you might just be very surprised!

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11:30

Celebrity Chef Rosemary Shrager Cooks Up Festive Delights

Join the very popular Rosemary Shrager as she prepares one of her favourite Christmas dishes, cured salmon with lime and juniper berries & celeriac remoulade served with herb salad & herby green sauce.

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12:20

Getting Fizzical - Rob Buckhaven's guide to festive fizz

Rob invites you to celebrate his budget, mid-range and 'splash out' sparkling wine recommendations for the festive period.

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13:10

Celebrity Chef Rosemary Shrager Cooks Up Festive Delights

Join the very popular Rosemary Shrager as she prepares her favourite Christmas Deserts Exotic fruit meringue roulade

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14:00

Mark Lloyd prepares the Perfect Christmas Turkey for Christmas Lunch

A juicy turkey makes the perfect crowd-pleasing centrepiece, Mark shows us how to prepare a stunning luxury Copas Turkey, and shares his tips on how to prepare all the trimmings on a budget.

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14:50

Celebrity Chef Rosemary Shrager Cooks Up Festive Delights

Join the very popular Rosemary Shrager as she prepares her favourite Christmas Deserts Exotic fruit meringue roulade

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15:40

Getting Fizzical - Rob Buckhaven's guide to festive fizz

Rob invites you to celebrate his budget, mid-range and 'splash out' sparkling wine recommendations for the festive period.

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16:30

The Christmas Taste Test

Ever had the dilemma of which mince pies, Chocolate log or Christmas puddings to buy? Join this session and help us taste the way to the answer!

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10:30

Taste Test the perfect Festive Roasties

With us all thinking of how to save pennies this Christmas, we taste test traditional oven cooked Roasties against leading air fryers. And then compare the taste, price, and cooking time... you might just be very surprised!

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11:30

Mark's Fantastic Festive Favorites

International renowned private chef and Masterchef The Professionals quarter finalist Mark Heirs shows us how to prepare his clients' Festive Favourites.

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12:20

Plant-based Christmas mains that aren't a nut roast

Nut roasts are delicious but there may be other plant-based dishes worthy of the Christmas table.

Join nutritionist Eva Humphries as she puts forward a combination of plant-based ingredients that are big on flavour.

Think a sweet and smokey sauce, whole roasted veggies and nutritious boosters that work with multiple flavour and texture profiles.

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13:10

Festive Favourite - Boxing Day Pie

Mark Heirs, makes his Festive Pie, using up all the leftovers from the Christmas dinner, served with mash and spiced cabbage. The perfect money saving dish with a WOW factor.

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14:00

Mark Lloyd prepares the Perfect Christmas Turkey for Christmas Lunch

A juicy turkey makes the perfect crowd-pleasing centrepiece, Mark shows us how to prepare a stunning luxury Copas Turkey, and shares his tips on how to prepare all the trimmings on a budget.

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14:50

Perfect Festive Desert No bake Plant-based Chocolate Tart

Possibly the easiest chocolate tart recipe you'll ever come across and it's fully plant-based. If baking isn't your strong point, or you just like the idea of learning a new recipe that's a total doddle to make then this cookery demonstration is for you. Join nutritionist Eva Humphries as she shows you how to whip up a decadent chocolate tart with zero fuss. 

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15:40

Mark's Fantastic Festive Favorites

International renowned private chef and Masterchef The Professionals quarter finalist Mark Heirs shows us how to prepare his clients' Festive Favourites.

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16:30

The Christmas Taste Test

Ever had the dilemma of which mince pies, Chocolate log or Christmas puddings to buy? Join this session and help us taste the way to the answer!

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10:30

Healthy Chef Steph Cooks up a Very Vegan Treat

Influencer Steph Elswood AKA Healthy Chef Steph, shares with us her favorite vegan treats for the Festive season

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11:30

Perfect Christmas Party Canapes

Internationally renowed Private Chef Mark Heirs, shares how to prepare the perfect Festive canapes at home to WOW your guests

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12:20

Healthy Chef Steph Cooks up a Very Vegan Treat

Influencer Steph Elswood AKA Healthy Chef Steph, shares with us her favorite vegan treats for the Festive season

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13:10

Festive Favourite - Boxing Day Pie

Mark Heirs, makes his Festive Pie, using up all the leftovers from the Christmas dinner, served with mash and spiced cabbage. The perfect money saving dish with a WOW factor.

Read More
14:00

Taste Test the perfect Festive Roasties

With us all thinking of how to save pennies this Christmas, we taste test traditional oven cooked Roasties against leading air fryers. And then compare the taste, price, and cooking time... you might just be very surprised!

Read More
14:50

Mark's Fantastic Festive Favorites

International renowned private chef and Masterchef The Professionals quarter finalist Mark Heirs shows us how to prepare his clients' Festive Favourites.

Read More
15:40

Mark Lloyd prepares the Perfect Christmas Turkey for Christmas Lunch

A juicy turkey makes the perfect crowd-pleasing centrepiece, Mark shows us how to prepare a stunning luxury Copas Turkey, and shares his tips on how to prepare all the trimmings on a budget.

Read More
16:30

The Christmas Taste Test

Ever had the dilemma of which mince pies, Chocolate log or Christmas puddings to buy? Join this session and help us taste the way to the answer!

Read More
10:30

Celebrity Chef Rosemary Shrager Cooks Up Festive Delights

Join the very popular Rosemary Shrager as she prepares her favourite Christmas Dishes.

 

Read More
11:30

Taste Test the perfect Festive Roasties

With us all thinking of how to save pennies this Christmas, we taste test traditional oven cooked Roasties against leading air fryers. And then compare the taste, price, and cooking time... you might just be very surprised!

Read More
12:20

Getting Fizzical - Rob Buckhaven's guide to festive fizz

Rob invites you to celebrate his budget, mid-range and 'splash out' sparkling wine recommendations for the festive period.

Read More
13:10

Mark Lloyd prepares the Perfect Christmas Turkey for Christmas Lunch

A juicy turkey makes the perfect crowd-pleasing centrepiece, Mark shows us how to prepare a stunning luxury Copas Turkey, and shares his tips on how to prepare all the trimmings on a budget.

Read More
14:00

Matt Tebbutt joins us straight from BBC's Saturday Kitchen

Matt will share with us some of his all-time favourite Festive recipes

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14:50

Celebrity Chef Rosemary Shrager Cooks Up Festive Delights

Join the very popular Rosemary Shrager as she prepares her favourite Christmas Dishes.

 

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15:40

Matt Tebbutt joins us straight from BBC's Saturday Kitchen

Matt will share with us some of his all-time favourite Festive recipes

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16:30

Getting Fizzical - Rob Buckhaven's guide to festive fizz

Rob invites you to celebrate his budget, mid-range and 'splash out' sparkling wine recommendations for the festive period.

Read More
17:45

Matt Tebbutt joins us straight from BBC's Saturday Kitchen

Matt will share with us some of his all-time favourite Festive recipes

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10:30

Taste Test the perfect Festive Roasties

With us all thinking of how to save pennies this Christmas, we taste test traditional oven cooked Roasties against leading air fryers. And then compare the taste, price, and cooking time... you might just be very surprised!

Read More
11:30

Billy and Jack 's Favorite Christmas Dishes

Billy and Jack think that the best food goes hand-in-hand with the best experiences, since being finalists on Master Chef the two teamed to create great dining experiences. Here they share their Ultimate Xmas burger - crispy turkey, pigs in blanket mayo, red cabbage slaw, spiced ketchup.

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12:20

Christmas Party Wines and Paired Nibbles

Sophia Longhi will guide you through a tasting of five festive wines, paired with some delicious nibbles, which will be perfect for your Christmas party.

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13:10

Billy and Jack 's Favorite Christmas Dishes

Billy and Jack think that the best food goes hand-in-hand with the best experiences, since being finalists on Master Chef the two teamed to create great dining experiences. Here they share their Ultimate Xmas burger - crispy turkey, pigs in blanket mayo, red cabbage slaw, spiced ketchup.

Read More
14:00

Mark Lloyd prepares the Perfect Christmas Turkey for Christmas Lunch

A juicy turkey makes the perfect crowd-pleasing centrepiece, Mark shows us how to prepare a stunning luxury Copas Turkey, and shares his tips on how to prepare all the trimmings on a budget.

Read More
14:50

Cake Maker Lisa Marley

Join cake maker Lisa Marley as she conjures up some sweet festive treats.

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15:40

Christmas Party Wines and Paired Nibbles

Sophia Longhi will guide you through a tasting of five festive wines, paired with some delicious nibbles, which will be perfect for your Christmas party.

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16:30

Cake Maker Lisa Marley

Join cake maker Lisa Marley as she conjures up some sweet festive treats.

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17:45

The Christmas Taste Test

Ever had the dilemma of which mince pies, Chocolate log or Christmas puddings to buy? Join this session and help us taste the way to the answer!

Read More