• Jamie Oliver's Cracking Christmas: cooking tips for the festive period

    Jamie Oliver treated the nation to a glimpse at some of his Christmas specialities on Monday evening, when Jamie's Cracking Christmas aired on Channel 4. The Essex-born chef cooked beef wellington, spiced roast goose, a bread-and-butter panettone pudding tart, and revealed his top tips for cooking up leftovers into culinary surprises such as steamy Korean buns and Thai massaman curry. Jamie's centrepiece was spiced roast goose, which he served with braised red cabbage, clementine-glazed carrots and golden roast potatoes. The popular celebrity chef's final instruction to give the festive dish his authentic stamp was: "Sprinkle over some fresh pomegranate