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BBC Factual announces that Nigella is to return to the BBC this Christmas for a magical 1x60’ for BBC One and iPlayer, Nigella’s Amsterdam Christmas Special.

Nigella has been going to Amsterdam at this time of year for decades and her Amsterdam Christmas Special will explain why, telling the story of her love for this beautiful city at Christmastime, conveying the particular beauty of the lights glittering over the canals, the bustle of festivity and the exquisite, enchanting atmosphere of the “Venice of the North”.

With visits to Christmas Fairs, artisan food shops, and her favourite spots in this historic and architecturally enthralling city, Nigella will pick up ingredients for her festive feasting, finding moments of calm and reflection among the lights and happy hubbub to bring the Christmas spirit home!

The recipes are inspired by local ingredients from both the Dutch and Indonesian culinary cultures of Amsterdam, creating dishes that are both simple and celebratory to make our Christmas deliciously do-able and joyous!

Shot in both London and Amsterdam, this festive Special will deliver all the much-loved charismatic and enchanting elements that the viewers have come to expect from Nigella, along with her unique storytelling and high-reward accessible recipes, as she takes us on a very personal journey through Amsterdam this Christmas.

Nigella says: “There is nothing better than being able to share enthusiasm and joy, and I look forward to showing viewers the unique magic of Amsterdam at Christmas and unveiling new recipes that, while drawn from the history, culture and ingredients of this breathtakingly beautiful city, give ideas for fabulous, fuss-free feasting here at home!”

Catherine Catton, Head of Commissioning, Factual Entertainment and Events, said: “We are really excited to be working with Nigella again and very much looking forward to her heartfelt Amsterdam-inspired Christmas.”

Nigella’s Amsterdam Christmas Special is a 1x60’ for BBC One and iPlayer.


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