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20150510Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food, from dedicated artisan producers to the chefs creating culinary magic.

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Easter Foodie2020041120200415 (RU)How local food producers, growers and chefs are responding to the pandemic.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

Easter for food lovers is a time for spring lamb and chocolate, but this year will be very different.
With restaurants, hotels and many other food businesses closed, how are the growers, producers and chefs coping?
In the Glens of Antrim, life on the farm must go on, but Eamonn Matthews has had to find new ways to sell his lamb. Like many local suppliers, he’s begun a delivery service. Eamonn tells Kim about the challenges he’s facing, and how he’s trying to turn a negative into a positive so that families can still enjoy a traditional Easter lunch. Likewise, Gavin and Keelin Fraser of Crossgar found themselves with fields of fresh vegetables that they couldn’t sell, Chocolatier Deirdre McMcCanny had to pull the shutters down on her Belfast shop – and chef and restaurateur Tony O’Neill has had to close two restaurants. Kim finds out how many have now turned to social media as an outlet for both their produce and their skills, and discovers that – at a time when we’re all staying apart - we’re coming together online to share a love of food as never before.

Leftovers And Resolutions20201226With Christmas dinner behind us, what’s the best way to deal with a fridge full of leftovers? Kim seeks expert advice from a chef who also reflects on a tough year for the hospitality industry and looks ahead to what 2021 might bring. Meanwhile, in the North West, Kim learns about an innovative new project helping communities grow their own healthy and sustainable food, and in a Belfast cheese shop she learns how to prepare the perfect plate using the best local and international cheese. Plus – what will Brexit mean for the cheese selection on our supermarket shelves?
And as we get ready to say goodbye to a year like no other and count in 2021, Kim matches a bottle of bubbly to every budget and finds out how a range of local producers and suppliers are planning, and hoping, for a better year ahead.

Kim wraps up the festive season and looks ahead to the new year.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

Leftovers And Resolutions20201226With Christmas dinner behind us, what’s the best way to deal with a fridge full of leftovers? Kim seeks expert advice from a chef who also reflects on a tough year for the hospitality industry and looks ahead to what 2021 might bring. Meanwhile, in the North West, Kim learns about an innovative new project helping communities grow their own healthy and sustainable food, and in a Belfast cheese shop she learns how to prepare the perfect plate using the best local and international cheese. Plus – what will Brexit mean for the cheese selection on our supermarket shelves?
And as we get ready to say goodbye to a year like no other and count in 2021, Kim matches a bottle of bubbly to every budget and finds out how a range of local producers and suppliers are planning, and hoping, for a better year ahead.

Kim wraps up the festive season and looks ahead to the new year.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

Summer Foodie2020053020200603 (RU)Kim Lenaghan asks chefs, producers, and growers how they've adapted during the pandemic.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

Two months since the Coronavirus crisis first started here, how has the food and hospitality industry adapted and responded, and how have we adapted in our own homes? Home baking has become huge, with reports of flour shortages and social media awash with images of sourdough and soda farls. Kim talks to two bakers, one modern, one traditional, for a few tips on the perfect loaf. Plus leftovers – with people limiting their time in shops, have we become more conscious than ever of using every last item in the fridge, and could our attitudes to food waste change long term?

Outside of the home, it’s been a devastating couple of months for many in the hospitality industry. Kim brings together some of our top chefs and restauranteurs to discuss life after lockdown – how will restaurants get back in business, and what might that future look like?

For others, including many takeaways and food delivery businesses – there’s never been a busier time. Kim talks to local businesses who have adapted and innovated at short notice to find themselves more in demand than ever before.

And with summer upon us, the season of barbeques and salads, Kim invites a chef to talk us through an easy-to-prepare seasonal dish to brighten up our days.

The Christmas Foodie20201219With many facing a very different Christmas, Kim meets producers, suppliers and chefs to find out how to make the most of the festive season.
At her Portaferry farm on the shores of Strangford lough, Olive Elliott tells Kim how smaller Christmas gatherings can provide a good chance to cook a more unusual Christmas lunch with duck or goose, and how to make what you do cook, go further.
Chef Sean Harrigan reflects on what has been a very tough year for the hospitality sector and cooks a Christmas dish for those on a budget, as well as serving up top tips on making the most of your leftovers.
At Kilkeel harbour, oyster farmer Andrew Rooney assesses the impending impact of Brexit on his business and suggests a few seafood dishes to add variety to your festive season, while vegetable farmer Andrew Herron shows Kim why no Christmas table is complete without the trusty sprout.
Kim also meets Christmas shoppers and traders at an outdoor market in Belfast to hear how they’re preparing for Christmas with a difference, and one local family tries their hand at making their own mince pies. Finally, back home - Kim and her husband Andrew try out a few seasonal cocktails using locally produced gin and rum, to bring us all a little seasonal cheer.

Planning for Christmas with a difference.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

The Christmas Foodie20201219With many facing a very different Christmas, Kim meets producers, suppliers and chefs to find out how to make the most of the festive season.
At her Portaferry farm on the shores of Strangford lough, Olive Elliott tells Kim how smaller Christmas gatherings can provide a good chance to cook a more unusual Christmas lunch with duck or goose, and how to make what you do cook, go further.
Chef Sean Harrigan reflects on what has been a very tough year for the hospitality sector and cooks a Christmas dish for those on a budget, as well as serving up top tips on making the most of your leftovers.
At Kilkeel harbour, oyster farmer Andrew Rooney assesses the impending impact of Brexit on his business and suggests a few seafood dishes to add variety to your festive season, while vegetable farmer Andrew Herron shows Kim why no Christmas table is complete without the trusty sprout.
Kim also meets Christmas shoppers and traders at an outdoor market in Belfast to hear how they’re preparing for Christmas with a difference, and one local family tries their hand at making their own mince pies. Finally, back home - Kim and her husband Andrew try out a few seasonal cocktails using locally produced gin and rum, to bring us all a little seasonal cheer.

Planning for Christmas with a difference.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

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Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food, from dedicated artisan producers to the chefs creating culinary magic.

0201Autumn On A Plate20151011Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food. She forages for mushrooms, visits a venison farm and cooks up some autumnal casseroles.

0202Breakfast20151018Kim Lenaghan looks at the Ulster pursuit for a great breakfast

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food. She looks at the Ulster pursuit for a great breakfast with award-winning sausages in Moira.

0203Halloween2015102520151029 (RU)It's nearly Halloween and Kim is on the road sourcing produce and ideas for her party.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food. In this programme, she concocts a new version of the sausage roll using black pudding.

0204Seafood20151101Kim Lenaghan takes a roadtrip around Carlingford Lough exploring local seafood.

Kim Lenaghan takes a roadtrip around Carlingford Lough exploring local seafood.

020520151108Keen cook and self-professed enthusiastic eater Kim Lenaghan returns to travel the length and breadth of Northern Ireland, meeting people and sampling the local produce.

Keen cook and self-professed enthusiastic eater Kim Lenaghan returns to travel the length and breadth of Northern Ireland, meeting people and sampling the local produce.

0206Cooks, Cookery Books And Michelin Magic!20151115Cooks, Cookery Books and Michelin Magic!

Cooks, Cookery Books & Michelin Magic!

03012016050820160512 (RU)Kim Lenaghan finds a taste of Greece in County Down.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

Kim Lenaghan goes back on the road in search of Northern Ireland's finest chefs and produce, picking up a few tips and recipes along the way. In this programme, she finds a taste of Greece in County Down, visits aristocratic cows in Ballywalter and brings back childhood memories with the new season rhubarb.

03022016051520160519 (RU)Kim Lenaghan takes a road trip to the north west for a foodie day out in Derry.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

This week it's a road trip to the North West for Kim Lenaghan and a foodie day out in Derry. There's catch of the day from Greencastle cooked under the expert eye of chef Ian Orr, the recipe for a perfect breakfast when a butcher marries a baker, and a locally brewed beer inspired by the Undertones.

03032016052220160526 (RU)Kim cooks up a feast with food that might otherwise hit the bin.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

As Kim discovers that the average household throws out more than six meals a week, she delves into her own fridge to cook up a feast with food that might otherwise hit the bin, gets guidance on how to give your leftovers more Michelin style with Deane's chef Danni Barry, plants a herb and salad garden and demonstrates that even a wonky carrot can be a thing of beauty.

03042016052920160602 (RU)Kim celebrates all things Italian and tries her hand at creating a Neapolitan pizza.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

Kim Lenaghan gets a taste of la dolce vita as she celebrates all things Italian. She tries her hand at creating a Neapolitan pizza and finds the secret is all in the throw of the dough, there's authentic pasta from Puglia that's made in Portsewart, and a visit to the famous Morelli's ice cream inspires a Knickerbocker Glory with a twist.

03052016060520160609 (RU)Kim tries kelp pesto and noodles produced on Rathlin Island.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

In this programme Kim cooks with kelp pesto, produced at an edible seaweek farm off the coast of Rathlin Island, and she makes the most of her fruit and veg at home with a juicing and spiralizing masterclass.

030620160612Kim Lenaghan goes back on the road in search of Northern Ireland's finest chefs and produce. This week she follows some of Ireland's finest seasonal produce from field to fork.

Kim follows some of Ireland's finest seasonal produce from field to fork.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

03072016061920160623 (RU)Kim prepares to host a summer garden party to celebrate the longest day of the year.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

It's a Midsummer Night Foodie's Dream as Kim Lenaghan prepares to host a summer garden party to celebrate the longest day of the year.

0308Kim Lenaghan Celebrates The Joys Of Eating Al Fresco.2016062620160630 (RU)Kim Lenaghan celebrates the joys of eating al fresco.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

Kim Lenaghan celebrates the joys of eating al fresco. From putting together the perfect family picnic to racks of ribs and brilliant basting with local barbecue champions.

0309The Festive Foodie2016121120161215 (RU)Kim Lenaghan adds some seasonal sparkle to your Christmas party.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

Kim Lenaghan adds some seasonal sparkle to your Christmas party as she decks the halls, conjures up oozing cheeses, pops the festive fizz and makes foolproof gourmet nibbles all your guests are sure to love.

0310The Festive Foodie2016121820161222 (RU)Kim Lenaghan searches out the best ideas and recipes to make unforgettable festive feasts.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

Kim Lenaghan searches out the best ideas and recipes to make your festive feast unforgettable. From gourmet sprouts to tipsy trifles, this is a Christmas dinner with the emphasis on local, simple and so delicious even Santa will want an invitation.

04A Taste Of The Orient!20170504Kim Lenaghan explores the world of Asian cooking with guide May Chan.
04Anyone For Steak?20170511Kim Lenaghan explores the world of beef production.
04Chocolate!20170420It's Easter Sunday and The Foodie is doing chocolate.
0401Bread; Offal; Buns2017040220170406 (RU)The Foodie’s back on the road this week as she searches out Northern Ireland's finest chefs and produce, picking up tips and recipes along the way.

From hipster bakeries to restaurants specialising in offal, Kim Lenaghan will be taking on reinvented tripe and rabbit in Ballynahinch, sourdough bread in Ballycastle, and the old favourite - snowballs, in Belfast.

And mentalist David Meade drops in for a cup of tea and some bread and butter pudding.

From hipster bakeries to restaurants specialising in offal, Kim Lenaghan will be taking on reinvented tripe and rabbit in Ballynahinch, sourdough bread in Ballycastle, and the old favourite - snowballs, in Belfast.

The Foodie’s back on the road this week as she searches out Northern Ireland's finest chefs and produce, picking up tips and recipes along the way.

And mentalist David Meade drops in for a cup of tea and some bread and butter pudding.

The Foodie's back on the road seeking out the finest chefs, tips and recipes.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

0402Easter Lunch2017040920170413 (RU)Kim Lenaghan sources the ingredients for an alternative Easter lunch.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

Kim Lenaghan goes back on the road in search of Northern Ireland's finest chefs and produce. This week, she sources the ingredients for an alternative Easter lunch.

0403Chocolate!2017041620170420 (RU)It's Easter Sunday and The Foodie is doing chocolate.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

It's Easter Sunday and this week it's all about the chocolate!

From making her own Easter eggs, to helping Trish Deseine bake her favourite chocolate cake.

And Tim McGarry challenges The Foodie to replicate his mother's amazing meringue.

It's Easter Sunday and this week it's all about the chocolate!

From making her own Easter eggs, to helping Trish Deseine bake her favourite chocolate cake.

0404Food Styling And Fakin' It2017042320170427 (RU)

You can't just pick up a turkey and paint it!

The Foodie enters the world of food styling to discover the tips and tricks involved in food styling.

Chef Chris McGowan of the Great British Menu serves up a "pimped-up" cottage pie for a date night in, while Kim catches up with the cookbook exchange ladies at Comber Farmers Market.

And Joris Minne challenges Kim to transport him back to his seven-year-old self and his French mother's amazing seafood.

"You can't just pick up a turkey and paint it!"

Chef Chris McGowan of the Great British Menu serves up a ""pimped-up"" cottage pie for a date night in, while Kim catches up with the cookbook exchange ladies at Comber Farmers Market.

"You can't just pick up a turkey and paint it!"

The Foodie enters the world of food styling to discover the tips and tricks involved in food styling.

Chef Chris McGowan of the Great British Menu serves up a "pimped-up" cottage pie for a date night in, while Kim catches up with the cookbook exchange ladies at Comber Farmers Market.

And Joris Minne challenges Kim to transport him back to his seven-year-old self and his French mother's amazing seafood.

The Foodie is in for a shock as she takes a trip into the world of food styling.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

0405A Taste Of The Orient!2017043020170504 (RU)From the delights of the mystic east in the Chinese Supermarket on Belfast's Ormeau Road, Kim Lenaghan, aka The Foodie, sets off to explore the world of Asian cooking with her guide May Chan.

From sweet and sour pastries, to chicken feet (!) and a feast of Dim Sum, she tries the best local eateries have to offer as she explores a world far away from the Western idea of Chinese food.

And Barra Best indulges his love for curry.

Kim Lenaghan explores the world of Asian cooking with guide May Chan.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

0406Anyone For Steak?2017050720170511 (RU)Kim Lenaghan explores the world of beef production from field to plate as Great Taste Awards Champion Peter Hannan calls in to cook his favourite piece of steak.
She discovers new cattle rearing techniques at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute in Hillsborough, while Dr Linda Farmer tests her taste buds at the AFBI food sensory lab.
And Dame Mary Peters drops by for her favourite lunch - liver and bacon with champ.

Kim Lenaghan explores the world of beef production.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

05Birds, Bees And Afternoon Teas2018062420180628 (RU)Kim encounters free-range chickens in County Down and urban bees in East Belfast, Bake Off's Andrew Smyth makes a Victoria sponge fit for Mary Berry, and the champagne of all afternoon teas at Thompsons.

*Listeners to Radio Ulster DAB will hear will hear live coverage of the Ulster Senior Football Championship finals*.

Free-range chickens, cakes fit for Mary Berry, urban honey and the champagne of all teas.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

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Kim Lenaghan is back on the road seeking out the finest chefs, tips and recipes.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

05Episode 32018062820180624 (RU)Kim Lenaghan is on the road in search of Northern Ireland's finest chefs and produce.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

05It's Barbecue Time!2018070120180705 (RU)The sun is out, and that can only mean one thing - Barbecue! This week Kim gets some tips on how to cook al fresco on everything from a deluxe ceramic grill to a £2 disposable from chef Jasper Castel. Plus she goes in search of the best chutneys, cheese and beer made in Northern Ireland to serve at a summer party.

The sun is out, and that can only mean one thing - barbecue!

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

05The Festive Foodie - Christmas Classics2018120920181213 (RU)Kim Lenaghan explores the festive culinary delights of the Victorians with Dr Annie Gray.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

05The Festive Foodie - Festive Flourishes20181216Kim showcases festive flourishes, from chocolate to wine, which will wow your guests.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

Kim showcases festive flourishes, from chocolate to cheese, which will wow your guests.

05The Festive Foodie - Getting Ahead For Christmas2018120220181206 (RU)Kim Lenaghan takes the pressure off Christmas Day by sharing culinary tips to get ahead to make your festive feast simply unforgettable. Norah Brown MBE of Grange Lodge shares her recipes for her red-jewelled cranberry sauce, a basic stuffing that can be used for a variety of dishes and her traditional bread sauce which is a sure hit with the family. Mary Anne Mackle of Wee Buns Cookery School bakes a classic Christmas cake based on a recipe handed down to her by her mother. And Stephen and Katie Jeffers of Forestside Cookery School bake and decorate some edible shortbread Christmas tree decorations with the help of some of Santa's little elves. Plus Kim visits Laganvale Christmas Tree Farm to pick a tree!

Kim Lenaghan takes the pressure off Christmas day by sharing culinary tips to get ahead.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

05The Festive Foodie - The Big Day And Beyond2018122320181227 (RU)Ian Hunter of Belfast Cookery School gives a step-by-step guide on how to make your Christmas dinner a success. Great Irish Bake Off Champion Stephen Chisholm & Dickens expert Dr Leon Litvack take the ultimate taste test on shop-bought Christmas puddings. Ian Orr of Ardtara Country House shares his seasonal leftover recipes. Plus Kim creates the perfect Boxing Day brunch with Dan Gordon.

Ian Hunter provides a step-by-step guide to make your Christmas dinner a success.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

0501A Grand Day Out2018061020180614 (RU)In the first of a new series of The Foodie, Kim Lenaghan is back on the road and celebrating summer on a grand day out. There are old fashioned ice cream cones at the seaside, a boat trip in search of the spirit of the Fermanagh lakes and traditional fish and chips eaten straight out of the paper. Talking of fish, Kim tries to catch her own trout for dinner and discovers it is far from as easy as it looks.

Kim Lenaghan is back on the road and celebrating summer on A Grand Day Out

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

In the first of a new series of The Foodie, Kim Lenaghan is back on the road and celebrating summer on a grand day out. There are old fashioned ice cream cones at the seaside, a boat trip in search of the spirit of the Fermanagh lakes and traditional fish and chips eaten straight out of the paper. Talking of fish, Kim tries to catch her own trout for dinner and discovers it is far from as easy as it looks.

The Foodie's back on the road seeking out the finest chefs, tips and recipes.

0502Kim Goes Vegan2018061720180621 (RU)Kim temporarily gives up meat, eggs and her beloved cheese.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

This week The Foodie goes Vegan as Kim gives up - temporarily - her meat, eggs and beloved cheese and goes for a plant based diet. Along the way she gets advice on the pitfalls of shopping, finds out that vegan food can still be packed with taste and takes her homemade meringues (made from chickpea water!!) to be sampled at a local market.

The Foodie's back on the road seeking out the finest chefs, tips and recipes.

0601The Festive Foodie: Part 12019120720191211 (RU)Kim takes the pressure off Christmas day by sharing culinary tips to make your festive feast simply unforgettable, and along the way visits local producers, suppliers and chefs right across Northern Ireland.
In Upperlands, Kim dons her wellies to visit free-range turkey farmer Jonathan Buchanan, and in Belfast carries out at a turkey taste test with chef Stephen Jeffers at Forestside cookery school – will a traditionally reared bronze beat the trusty frozen? With more and more consumers deciding to forgo meat, Kim visits the Hidden City Café in Derry to learn how to prepare a handy vegan dish for the festive table, while Damian Cole whips up some snazzy cocktails using local gin. Plus, do you know how many miles your food has travelled to reach the Christmas dinner table? Kim finds out from retail analyst Donald McFetridge - and figures out how to go green this Christmas.

Kim Lenaghan cooks up a feast for the Christmas season, with a few modern twists.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

Kim takes the pressure off Christmas day by sharing culinary tips to make your festive feast simply unforgettable, and along the way visits local producers, suppliers and chefs right across Northern Ireland.
In Upperlands, Kim dons her wellies to visit free-range turkey farmer Jonathan Buchanan, and in Belfast carries out at a turkey taste test with chef Stephen Jeffers at Forestside cookery school – will a traditionally reared bronze beat the trusty frozen? With more and more consumers deciding to forgo meat, Kim visits the Hidden City Café in Derry to learn how to prepare a handy vegan dish for the festive table, while Damian Cole whips up some snazzy cocktails using local gin. Plus, do you know how many miles your food has travelled to reach the Christmas dinner table? Kim finds out from retail analyst Donald McFetridge - and figures out how to go green this Christmas.

0602The Festive Foodie: Part 22019121420191218 (RU)There’s more to Christmas dining than Christmas day; Kim set out to make the most of the Christmas food shopping list with small plates and leftovers for the whole festive season, meeting local producers, suppliers and chefs right across Northern Ireland.
In the heart of the Sperrins Kim samples some local cheese and pairs it with handmade oatcakes from Castledawson. Chef Ian Orr prepares some party food, and backstage at the Lyric Theatre Panto comedians Grime and McKee sample some tasty seasonal small plates. Then it’s off to St George’s market to find out how fish and shellfish fit into the Christmas menu, and Monica Dike from Poland talks Kim through some smoked Polish delicacies.
Plus – with people spending more than even before on their festive food and vast amounts ending up in the bin, Kim gets advice on how to manage your Christmas food shopping budget and make the most of all those leftovers.

Kim makes the most of the festive food shopping list with small plates and leftovers.

Kim Lenaghan travels Northern Ireland meeting people with a passion for food

There’s more to Christmas dining than Christmas day; Kim set out to make the most of the Christmas food shopping list with small plates and leftovers for the whole festive season, meeting local producers, suppliers and chefs right across Northern Ireland.
In the heart of the Sperrins Kim samples some local cheese and pairs it with handmade oatcakes from Castledawson. Chef Ian Orr prepares some party food, and backstage at the Lyric Theatre Panto comedians Grime and McKee sample some tasty seasonal small plates. Then it’s off to St George’s market to find out how fish and shellfish fit into the Christmas menu, and Monica Dike from Poland talks Kim through some smoked Polish delicacies.
Plus – with people spending more than even before on their festive food and vast amounts ending up in the bin, Kim gets advice on how to manage your Christmas food shopping budget and make the most of all those leftovers.