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Florence Pugh, Christmas with an Italian twist

Florence Pugh, Christmas with an Italian twist

Update: 2023-12-204


Nick and Angela welcome one of the world’s favourite actors to Christmas dinner at Casa Grimshaw.

Florence Pugh comes from a family of performers and cooks, so it’s no surprise that she has mastered both. Her first big role came in 2016, when she played Katherine in Lady Macbeth and by 2020 she was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress as Amy March in Little Women. In 2023 Florence starred in and exec produced A Good Person with Morgan Freeman and starred in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer. In 2024 we will see her in the highly anticipated Dune 2. Florence loves food and has her own YouTube channel, Cooking with Flo, where her fans can watch her make her favourite meals.

Angela has created a wonderful Christmas menu for Waitrose and you can find all the details and her tips and tricks in Waitrose Food magazine online or in store. Angela prepares a pear, Gorgonzola and red chicory salad to start, followed by roast turkey with rosemary, thyme and lemon butter with an apricot, sausage, sage and almond stuffing. On the side are all the trimmings: roast potatoes with confit garlic, spiced cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, Brussels sprouts with hazelnut pangrattato and orange and honey-glazed carrots. And they finish with Florence’s favourite dessert, tiramisu.

Nick and Florence make cocktails to start and our trio enjoy a Fenaroli Pecorino Superiore and a Villa Antinori Rosso over dinner. The experts at Waitrose also recommend a Waitrose Champagne blanc de noir, which goes perfectly with this Christmas spread.

Florence Pugh is the consummate Christmas dinner party guest, arriving with a gift and her slippers which she dons before dinner. Talk at the table turns to Christmas traditions in the Pugh household, why Florence finds bed scenes so challenging - and listen out for a hilarious hosting mishap from Nick Grimshaw.

Just so you know, our podcast might contain the occasional mild swear word or adult theme.

All recipes from this podcast can be found at

A transcript for this episode can be found at

We can’t all have a Michelin star chef in the kitchen, but you can ask Angela for help.

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Florence Pugh, Christmas with an Italian twist

Florence Pugh, Christmas with an Italian twist

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