Looking for some festive podcasts to listen to this Christmas? These are our best Christmas podcasts to put on while you're in the kitchen. Tune in to learn how to cook the ultimate Christmas turkey, or listen to Edd Kimber (aka, The Boy Who Bakes) chatting about all things baking and chocolate.


For Christmas recipe inspiration, check out our best Christmas recipes, from starters and canapés to turkey recipes, festive bakes and desserts. Looking for some nifty Christmas shortcuts? Check out out effortless Christmas entertaining ideas for fuss-free hosting, or read our guide to creating effortless party food platters. Looking to minimise oven time this Christmas? Take a look at our favourite no-cook Christmas entertaining ideas which save on energy.

olive Christmas baking podcasts

Looking for Christmas baking recipes? Check out our best ever dessert recipes

olive podcast: everything you've ever wanted to know about chocolate

Love giving (and receiving) chocolate as a gift over Christmas? Listen to our podcast to find out more about the bean-to-bar movement and why single origin is important when it comes to buying chocolate.

olive podcast: baking and chocolate special with Edd Kimber aka The Boy Who Bakes

Planning on using chocolate over the festive period? Whether you're rustling up a chocolate tart, cake or batch of brownies, Edd Kimber shares his expert tips on cooking with chocolate, plus he chats about his trips to New York, Tokyo and Paris, so you'll get some travel inspiration, too.

olive podcast: edible gifts, Nikkei cuisine and Christmas drinking

Still stuck for what to buy friends and family this Christmas? Listen to this episode of the podcast for the best edible gifts to give, from bottles of homemade sriracha to sweet miso caramels. Click here for all our best edible gift ideas for Christmas

olive podcast: Christmas crafting ideas, gluten-free baking and beer chat with Big Al

Love cooking, but also love crafting? On this podcast we talk about homemade crafts for styling your Christmas table so you'll get some decoration ideas.

olive podcast: Edd Kimber on baking, GBBO and chocolate

Want to listen to Edd Kimber chat about baking as you rustle up your festive cakes? On this podcast he talks to us about the nations love of baking, making Christmas cakes as a child and the food inspiration he gets from travelling.

Best Christmas drinks podcasts

Want to make Christmas cocktails? These are our best festive cocktail recipes

olive's Effortless Christmas podcast: drinks and cocktail inspiration with drinks writer Hannah Guinness

Looking for fuss-free hosting tips? Listen to drinks writer Hannah share her favourite stress-free tips including jug cocktails for a crowd, easy three-ingredient recipes and some great non-alcoholic ideas. After, take a look at our best Christmas cocktails.

olive podcast: how to make charcuterie at home and why English sparkling wine is the best

Do you want to know which bottles of wine to be serving this Christmas? Listen to us chat about English sparkling wine and also how easy it is to make simple charcuterie at home – a great edible Christmas gift. Try making your own charcuterie with our guide

olive magazine podcast: an expert guide to sherry, including how to identify styles and why your Grandma's Harveys Bristol is cooler than you think

It's not Christmas without a glass of sherry, and if you want to learn about sherry’s many different styles, the best places to drink it and how to use it in cocktails, listen to this podcast. This is our best sherry cocktail to make this Christmas

Best Christmas travel and food podcasts

Want to know how to make the perfect turkey for Christmas? Here is our ultimate turkey cooking guide

olive's Effortless Christmas podcast: stress-free Christmas Day cooking with senior food editor Anna Glover

In this episode, Anna shares her top tips for a stress-free day including how to get organised and time-plan like a pro, plus some clever cheats to help ease the way. For more tips on how to host Christmas, check out our Christmas dinner calculator.

olive effortless Christmas podcast: getting ahead with deputy food editor Adam Bush

In this episode, Adam shares clever ways to get ahead for the big day, including easy edible gifts, ideas for freezable mains, sides and puddings, and the best make-ahead gravy.

olive podcast: how to cook the perfect Christmas turkey and what to eat in Kerala

The fridge is stocked and you've planned the menu, but do you know how to cook your turkey? Listen to our podcast with tips and tricks to cooking the perfect Christmas bird.

olive podcast: Christmas traditions and the magic of leftovers

It's Boxing Day and you've got turkey, sprouts and Baileys to use up? Listen to our podcast for clever cooking ideas, and click here for our best leftover recipes

olive podcast: Christmas condiments, fancy brunches and our foodie guide to eating and drinking in central London

Coming to London to do some Christmas shopping? Listen to our podcast to find out where to eat and drink while you're in the city. Click here for our guide to where to eat near Oxford Street


Baileys lovers rejoice, on this podcast episode we're chatting about how to use it in bakes (think Baileys tiffin), plus the quirkiest edible food gifts to try this year including gin and tonic dip dabs and giant pizza cookies. These are our best Baileys bakes to try this Christmas

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