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20 December 2015

Episode 337

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Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound get a masterclass in perfecting pre-dinner aperitifs with Alex Kammerling of Kamm & Sons. We also hear from author Padraig Rooney about why Swiss-chalet life holds enduring appeal for literature’s great and good. Plus: Caz Hildebrand – the mind behind the look of Nigella Lawson and Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbooks – tells us how to design a bestseller.

20 December 2015

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Introduction

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Tom Edwards joins Andrew and Robert to tell them what might be coming up in the news during the week of Christmas.

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Alex Kammerling

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Alex Kammerling is the founder of Kamm & Sons, a business looking to put his English take on the aperitif firmly on the table. He joins Andrew and Robert to explain why an aperitif – the alcoholic teaser that stimulates the appetite for what’s shortly to come – is the perfect starter for the holidays.

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Padraig Rooney

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Irish author and poet Padraig Rooney has been looking at the attraction of the Swiss Alps as an escape for some of the world’s most celebrated writers. The result is his new book, ‘The Gilded Chalet: Off-piste in Literary Switzerland’.

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Caz Hildebrand

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Caz Hildebrand is the talent behind London design agency Here and some of her most eye-catching works – cookbooks – are surely going to end up under the tree this week. Hildebrand has designed them for some of the cooking world’s greats, from Yotam Ottolenghi to Nigella Lawson. Plus: her own co-authored hit ‘The Geometry of Pasta’.

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