December 2016

Aldo Zilli's magic little twists to make Christmas dinner even yummier

Aldo Zilli's magic little twists to make Christmas dinner even yummier

Posted on: 24 Dec 2016 by: Aldo Zilli

Everyone loves a traditional Christmas dinner, with turkey, roast potatoes and indulgent puds. But I promise you it can be made even better with a few ingenious twists I’ve learned over my decades as a chef and restaurant owner.

What’s more, you won’t even have to leave the house, as all of the ingredients you need are probably in your cupboards (or, at a pinch, any local supermarket or corner shop).

Here are the tiny tweaks that will really dazzle your fellow diners on Christmas Day...


Sweet celebration: Christmas pudding and mince pie recipes

Sweet celebration: Christmas pudding and mince pie recipes

Posted on: 17 Dec 2016 by: Aldo Zilli

Hello food lovers! This is it, the last shopping weekend before Christmas. Have you got everything yet?

I like to be very organised for Christmas but I always forget something. This year I haven’t found time to make any mince pies but luckily Neil Nugent, Executive Chef for Iceland Foods, popped along to the Soho Radio studio, while I was doing my show, with his award-winning mince pies.


Let it snow: Edible Christmas decoration recipes

Let it snow: Edible Christmas decoration recipes

Posted on: 10 Dec 2016 by: Aldo Zilli

Hello readers. We’re halfway into December, the kids have got their Advent calendars and there are lots of delicious sweet things floating around the Zilli kitchen.

One of our family’s favourite sweet treats is cupcakes, so I was very happy when I got to review this week’s book. Sweet! Celebrations by Elise Strachan is like a paint-by- numbers for cupcake decorating – and much more beyond that.