Christmas is a magical time when family and friends get together, and enjoying traditional food and drink has always been part of the celebrations. The festive season is when everyone enjoys wonderful home-cooking, and this exciting collection can help you plan memorable meals throughout the holiday.
Be inspired by traditions from all over the world to spice up your Christmas menus, and serve your friends and family delicious new dishes, such as Marmalade-glazed Roast Goose with Black Pudding or Guinea Fowl in Saffron Sauce, as well as traditional favourites. It wouldn’t feel like Christmas without special Christmas fare, such as Baked Gammon with Cumberland Sauce, Rib of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding, Roast Turkey, or Roast Goose with Caramelized Apples, with accompaniments of Roast Potatoes, Festive Brussels Sprouts and Glazed Carrots with Cider, followed by Christmas Pudding and Christmas Cake. Vegetarians are not forgotten, and a tempting selection of vegetarian main dishes includes Festive Lentil and Nut Roast and Spinach and Goat's Cheese Roulade.
All courses are catered for with recipes for soups and festive starters, party nibbles and dips, pates, terrines and mousses, fish and seafood dishes, poultry and game, and meat recipes. There are sections on vegetarian main dishes, side dishes with all the traditional vegetables, hot desserts, cold desserts, cakes, cookies, recipes for treats and edible gifts, and of course, all the sauces, stuffings and preserves, plus festive tipples.
Lavishly illustrated with 500 inspiring photographs and helpful step-by-step instructions, and packed with delectable recipes that the whole family will love, this book is all you need to make your Christmas celebrations truly memorable.
Emma Holley, the Consultant Editor, is an experienced cook, food writer and editor. For this book she has brought together a collection of recipes by a team of expert cookery writers.