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Cook The Perfect...

Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey are joined by leading chefs and food writers who share their secrets for perfect home-cooked dishes. From BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

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Nigella Lawson - Italian Christmas Pudding Cake

Food writer and TV Chef Nigella Lawson combines all the elements of an Italian Christmas in a cake.

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12 Dec 2012

Rank #1

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Regula Ysewijn with Aunty Betty’s gingerbread

Regula Ysewijn’s shares a delicious recipe for gingerbread from Cumbria.

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2 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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Molecular gastro star Heston Blumenthal demostrates perfect pumpkin soup – complete with a few surprises.

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Shepherd's Pie

Jane at the home of food writer Lindsay Bareham to find out how to Cook the Perfect...Shepherd's Pie.

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Cook the Perfect: Huevos Rancheros

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Vanessa Kimbell's Sourdough

Vanessa Kimbell shares her tips on how to establish your sourdough starter.

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Fuchsia Dunlop - Chinese greens

Fuchsia Dunlop demonstrates how to cook a classic Chinese greens dish – Twice-Cooked Swiss Chard.

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Sue Quinn's Pasta with Gorgonzola, walnuts, rosemary and chocolate

Sue Quinn shows how versatile chocolate is with this spin on an Italian savoury recipe.

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Nigel Slater's Dark Chocolate Spice Cake

NigelSlater’s new book ‘The Christmas Chronicles’ is the story of his love for winter.

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Dan Lepard - Soda Bread

Award-winning baker Dan Lepard demonstrates how to make soda bread.

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chicken curry

Sanjeev Kapoor, India's most famous TV chef, shows Jane Garvey how to cook Kozhi Vartha Kozhambu, chicken curry from Kerala

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24 May 2011

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Jamie Oliver's Singapore Noodles

Jamie Oliver demonstrates a wonderful classic dish that can easily embrace a host of leftovers, and discusses his latest series on money saving cooking, his views on food and class and the state of school cooking.

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2 Sep 2013

Rank #12

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Pad Thai Noodles

Burmese cook and noodle enthusiast MiMi Aye has gained a big following for her food blog 'Meemalee'. She stirred up a delicious Pad Thai noodle dish and it got the thumbs up from Jenni.

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10 Jul 2014

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Tim Anderson - Steak

Masterchef 2011 champion Tim Anderson cooks the perfect sirloin steak.

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11 Jan 2012

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Chocolate Reflection Cake and Scots Whisky Cream with Mary Berry

Discover cooking techniques and tips to help you perfect your cooking know-how.

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27 Jan 2017

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Edd Kimber - Christmas Cake

Edd Kimber, winner of the Great British Bake off 2010, shares his family's Christmas Cake recipe.

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9 Nov 2011

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scones

With cook Hannah Miles

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29 Jul 2011

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Ching-He Huang's Five Spice Saucy Stir Fry Chicken

Ching-He Huang celebrates the versatility of the wok.

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28 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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Signe Johansen’s Late-night miso ramen

Signe Johansen makes Late-night miso ramen and discusses the joy of cooking for one.

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2 Feb 2018

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Giorgio Locatelli - Pasta con le sarde

Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli cooks pasta con le sarde, or pasta with sardines – a typically Sicilian dish.

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22 Nov 2011

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