Deck the halls with boughs of holly and fill the table with festive delights with FOXTEL featuring an assortment of Christmas festive themed food content from our much-loved talent, the world’s best advice, expertise and inspiration all in one place, from our family to yours on LifeStyle FOOD and available On Demand.
A time for bringing families and friends together as they gather around tables, bonding over shared meals, inherited recipes and cherished flavours, LifeStyle FOOD is the place to be this Christmas. More of your favourite faces providing you with all the tips and tricks that you need to make this Christmas extra special for your family – covering off Christmas breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Featuring all your favourite cooks, chefs, butchers and bakers; Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay, Gino D’Acampo, Fred Sirieix, Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, Nigella Lawson, Jimmy Doherty and James Martin all under one roof, here to help you make this the most delicious Christmas on LifeStyle FOOD… your happy place.
The Great British Bake Off: Festive Specials
Australian Premiere- Tuesdays from December 1 at 7.30pm and available On Demand.
Master baker Paul Hollywood, culinary expert Prue Leith and hosts Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig are all back in the white tent for their traditional Christmas get-together. Joining them for the celebrations are bakers Tom and Yan (2017) and Briony and Terry (2018), competing in festive themed challenges for the title of Christmas Star Baker. They’ll round off Christmas with legendary British rock band Status Quo, as they perform their smash hit “Rockin All Over The World”.
Inside The Factory Christmas
Australian Premiere- Friday December 4 at 7.30pm and available On Demand.
Chocolates are an essential part of many people’s festive celebrations. In this Christmas special, host Greg Wallace visits a factory which produces a staggering 2 million tins of festive chocolate assortments a year. Greg follows the supersized batches of the toffee, orange and strawberry varieties on their journey from tanker to tin. While Cherry Healey shares some tricks of perfecting gingerbread and has you covered for Boxing Day leftovers.
Food Unwrapped: X’mas and NY Specials
Australian Premiere- Fridays from December 11 at 7.30pm and available On Demand.
Food Unwrapped is dusting off its baubles to bring you delicious facts about your traditional Christmas foodie favourites. Jimmy Doherty travels to Sri Lanka to find out if there is anything in your yuletide spices which can give you a dose of Christmas cheer. Matt Tebbutt visits Mr Kipling‘s mega mince pie factory and discovers how they get the Christmas spirit into boozy chocolates. Helen Lawal investigates whether we should be scoring our sprouts. Kate Quilton wonders whether the traditional Christmas dinner could be a more decadent dish from the past-the multi bird roast.
Jamie’s Quick and Easy Christmas- Available On Demand
In this hour-long Christmas special, Jamie applies his quick and easy principles to the festive season, focusing on genius combinations of just five ingredients to create the most fabulous Christmas feast.This year Jamie is cooking up hisQuick & Easy Christmas at home in Essex, creating brand new festive recipes for his family and close friends, and joined in the kitchen from time to time by his very own little helpers: Petal, Buddy and River.
Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking (Christmas party)- Available On Demand
Mary Berry loves Christmas more than any other time of year and this holiday season she will open her kitchen to four eager, if somewhat nervous celebrities; BBC One’s news-guru Huw Edwards; Britain’s fastest-ever female athlete, Dina Asher-Smith; enchanting actress Eleanor Tomlinson of Poldark fame, and comedian and all round good guy Joe Lycett who may be the most experienced cook of the bunch, but possibly not in front of Mary and the cameras.
Nigella’s Christmas Special- Available On Demand
Nigella shows us how to have our most relaxed and spectacular Christmas yet with her foolproof guide to stress-free festive cooking and easy entertaining. Nigella believes that Christmas is both a season to be treasured and a state of mind that has to be achieved by relishing long established routines and welcoming new ones too. It’s so much more than just one ‘fractious’ meal, it is also the opportunity of re-discovering slow cooking, preserving and the unhurried joy that Christmas can be.
Gordon, Gino & Fred’s Great Christmas Roast- Available On Demand
This Christmas, two of our favourite chefs will go head to head to create an epic Christmas Banquet, as Gordon Ramsay and Gino D’Acampo battle it out to produce the ultimate festive menu. Creating scrumptious starters, magnificent mains and delectable desserts for 100 members of the public and the emergency services who will decide which of the rival chefs will be crowned ‘Banquet Champion’, by voting for their favourite dish across each of the three courses. While master maitre’d Fred Sirieix will ensure the heroes have a night to remember in the sumptuous surroundings of London’s Merchant Taylors’ Hall.
These and many, many more Christmas food inspired programs Including: James Martin’s Christmas Comforts, River Cottage Christmas, Jamie Cooks Christmas, Jamie’s Festive Feast, Jamie’s Night Before Christmas and Jamie’s Cracking Christmas available all in one place on LifeStyle FOOD and available On Demand on FOXTEL.