Christmas food

  • 1 Matchmake this Christmas with perfect food and wine pairings
    Christmas is a time for family and friends, fantastic food and wonderful wine. Everyone has their own traditions, with old favourites and a "must have glass" before, during or after dinner but,...

  • 2 Canapes you can say 'yes' to this Christmas
    Piling on a few pounds might seem inevitable if you want to truly enjoy the festive season but it need not be. From now until January it is high risk season for the figure-conscious: the champagne is...

  • 3 Crunchy sprout salad with pumpkin seeds and balsamic vinegar
    Ingredients (serves 4-6) 450g Brussels sprouts 3 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 50g pumpkin seeds Zest of 1 lemon Method Finely shred the sprouts using a grater,...

  • 4 Brussel and potato croquettes
    Ingredients (serves 4) 200g Brussels sprouts trimmed & sliced 500g Chopin potatoes cooked & crushed 1 egg, beaten 50g plain flour 100g finely ground breadcrumbs seasoned...

  • 5 Homemade turkey gravy with sherry
    Ingredients For the stock giblets from a Totally Traditional Turkey 1 onion, cut into quarters 2 carrots, cut into chunks 1 stick of celery, cut into chunks 1 fresh bay leaf...



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