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olive podcast – Christmas special

In this series of four special episodes, we discuss everything from how to make your own Christmas market at home to foodie gift ideas and festive cocktails to make throughout the day

Listen to our Christmas podcast episodes then check out our foodie gift guide, Christmas baking ideas and festive cocktails.

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Xmas special part 1 – What to cook when you don’t want turkey

In this special episode Janine chats to deputy food editor Adam about some alternatives to the traditional turkey to serve on the big day including some great veggie and vegan options to try!

Xmas special part 2 – Last-minute gifts for food-loving friends

In this episode digital editor Alex chats to drinks writer Hannah about last minute gift ideas, from letterbox brownies and cheese subscriptions to vineyard breaks and virtual masterclasses.

Xmas special part 3 – How to have your own Xmas Market at home

In this episode Janine talks to food editor Anna about the magic of Xmas markets around the world and how to create some of the classic food they serve at home.

Xmas special part 4 – Great new ideas for what to drink on the big day

In this episode Janine catches up with drinks writer Hannah to get some new ideas for what to serve on Xmas day from aperitifs to cocktails and mocktails that everyone can enjoy.


Listen to our Christmas podcast special from 2019

ep 4 – tips and tricks to create the perfect Christmas dinner

In this fourth special Christmas edition of the olive magazine podcast Janine catches up with Adam to talk about how to nail the Christmas day feast, and the four main elements you must get right for that perfect plate.


ep 3 – where to find the coolest Christmas markets to visit

In this third special Christmas episode of the olive magazine podcast, Alex and Charlotte discuss where to find the coolest European Christmas markets to visit and avoid the usual cliché of bratwurst and mulled wine.


ep 2 – last-minute gifts for foodies to buy and make at home

In second special Christmas episode of the olive magazine podcast, Ellie and Amanda chat about the best Christmas gifts to buy, from fun, affordable stocking fillers, to presents for the cheese-lovers in your life and easy edible gifts to make.

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ep 1 – the olive team discuss their weird and wonderful family traditions

In this first special Christmas episode of the olive magazine podcast, Janine, Ellie, Adam and Laura discuss Christmas family traditions, quirks and general food and drink weirdness!


Check out our Christmas hub for more recipe inspiration…

Christmas Chocolate Cake Recipe