BBC Media Centre – BBC Two announces Tom Kerridge Cooks Christmas

BBC Two has announced that, following his hugely successful first series, Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food will be back this Christmas with a one-off half-hour special, Tom Kerridge Cooks Christmas.

Tom says: “Join me as I knock up my version of my favourite Christmas roast, make a fantastic seasonal game terrine and fruity and spicy alternative to Christmas pudding, all washed down with mulled cider, lush!”

Whilst Tom, the only British chef who has earned two Michelin stars by cooking in a pub, keeps it traditional at Christmas with turkey he adds his own unique twist. He’s not roasting it, he’s rolling it. He will show viewers how to fill a turkey breast with sage and onion stuffing, roll it and then cover it in a delicious crumble topping made from pistachios and dried cranberries.

To accompany the meat he demonstrates how to make the ultimate rye bread sauce and will give some great ideas on how to liven up the veg by cooking glazed carrots with star anise and sprout tops with chestnuts.

To finish the meal off Tom will make seasonal spiced orange cake with plum sauce and Christmas pudding ice cream which will all be washed down with his festive mulled cider.

Alison Kirkham, Commissioning Editor, Factual Features & Formats, says: “After regularly attracting over two million viewers a week in his first series for BBC Two the wonderfully talented Tom Kerridge will be back just in time for the most important meal of the year – Christmas dinner. But this isn’t just any Christmas dinner, this is Christmas dinner Tom Kerridge style which means everything is pushed that little bit further to make it a real celebration feast.”

Tom Kerridge Cooks Christmas is commissioned by Alison Kirkham, Commissioning Editor, Factual Features & Formats and Janice Hadlow, Controller of BBC Two. It is executive produced by Alison Kirkham for the BBC and Bridget Boseley for Outline Productions.