Cook The Perfect...

Cook The Perfect...

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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.


Cook the Perfect: Huevos Rancheros  

Cook the Perfect: Huevos Rancheros

Salmon, avocado, watercress and pumpkin seed salad with Nigella Lawson  

Nigella shares her recipe for a poached salmon salad

Cook the Perfect Broccoli Pesto Pasta  

Claire Thomson's twist on a classic pasta dish

Masterchef semi-finalist Shivi Ramoutar cooks the perfect Caribbean Buljol Butties.  

Masterchef semi-finalist Shivi Ramoutar cooks the perfect Caribbean Buljol Butties.

Cook the Perfect Pea and Watercress Soup with Mary McCartney  

Cook the Perfect Pea and Watercress Soup with Mary McCartney

Mexican Enchiladas  

Margarita Carrillo Arronte is a global ambassador for Mexican cuisine and has been teaching, studying and cooking Mexican food for over 30 years. She shared her recipe for Enchiladas with red and green salsa. The recipe is taken from her book 'Mexico the Cookbook’ a bible of authentic Mexican home cooking.

3 Wise Chefs Christmas Dinner  

Cook the Perfect Christmas Dinner with Allegra McEvedy, Yotam Ottolenghi and Trine Hahnemann. On the menu, roast goose with golden breadcrumb and herb stuffing. Root mash with wine braised shallots; brussels sprouts with caramelised garlic and lemon peel; and Scandinavian style rice pudding with hot cherry sauce.

Raspberry Jam with Thane Prince  

Thane Prince was the preserves judge on BBC Two’s The Big Allotment Challenge, spent 11 years as the Telegraph’s Weekend Cook and is the author of 12 books. Her latest book is Perfect Preserves and she joined Jenni to cook the perfect Raspberry Jam.

Ricotta Stuffed Aubergines with Anjum Anand  

Indian chef, cookery writer and TV presenter Anjum Anand cooks up a delicious and simple vegetarian dish for the Diwali festival. Ricotta Stuffed Aubergines in Tomato Sauce is taken from her new book 'Anjum's Quick&Easy Indian'

Banana Bread with Ruby Tandoh  

Bake Off 2013 finalist Ruby Tandoh shares her recipe for the perfect Banana Bread.

Drop Scones  

Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall shares his recipe for these delicious gluten free breakfast pancakes from his new book: 'River Cottage Light & Easy'.

Ratatouille with Michel Roux senior  

Michel Roux senior joined Jenni to talk about his travels along the length and breadth of France to research his new book, The Essence of French Cooking, and he shared his recipe for the perfect Ratatouille from the Provence.

Barnsley chop with Tom Kerridge  

Michelin star British chef Tom Kerridge cooked a quick and delicious Barnsley chop with a twist. Our own Barnsley lass, Jenni Murray, was impressed. The recipe is taken from 'Tom Kerridge's Best Ever Dishes.'

Black Forest gateau  

Claire Clark, one of the top pastry chefs in the world, shows us how to cook the perfect Black Forest Gateau from Germany.

Meera Sodha's Daily Dal  

This is one of Meera's most treasured recipes from her Mum. It’s a fool proof dish, delicious, endlessly adaptable and best of all, really easy to make.

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.


Honey and Co's Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer cook the perfect falafel and tabule.

Brazilian Snack and Cocktail  

Brazilian chef Luciana Bianchi prepares fried cheese cubes, a fashionable snack consumed in bars all over Brazil - the perfect accompaniment to a Caipirinha cocktail.

Tapas with Sam Clark  

Award-winning chef Samantha Clark shows how to put together a simple tapas dish of grilled peppers and crispy capers.

Diana Henry with a feta and orange salad  

Food writer Diana Henry has a new book, A Change of Appetite: Where Healthy Meets Delicious. She creates a feta and orange salad with honeyed almonds which is not just delicious but also 'accidentally healthy'.

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