Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

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Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

TV Choice

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Byline: JANE SHILLING

NIGELLA KITCHEN 7.35PM, BBC2 Nigella's Christmas is a manysplendoured thing. She is, after all, a woman whose larder is permanently draped in fairy lights. This is also the time of year when her no-stress approach comes into its own. Unlike Delia, whose Christmas cookbook began with a chapter entitled Happiness is Getting a Grip Early, Nigella's mustard and ginger cocktail sausages, turkey meatballs with tomato sauce and black beer gingerbread require almost no grip at all.

CHRISTMAS WITH GORDON 8PM, CH4 Christmas is, of course, a time when families assemble to spend time together in a confined space, accompanied by large quantities of alcohol. The results are invariably an expansive feeling of love towards one's tribe. At other times of year one's children may seem annoying, one's parents embarrassing and one's in-laws unspeakable. But all is joy at Christmastide. Though for some reason one's spouse is sobbing quietly at breakfast time. …

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