Only when Jamie decided to feature kid (young goat meat) in his latest series of Friday Night Feast did I realise I knew very little about the world’s most widely eaten meat.
Meat & fish
It’s not all about turkey and sprouts! For some of our European neighbours, a Christmas Eve supper is the main event that sees fish taking over.
To help you get your roast meats spot-on every time, we’ve created a super-useful chart to guide you, covering all the big-hitters, including turkey, duck, goose, chicken, beef, pork, and last but not least, lamb.
There’s no reason why festive leftovers can’t be just as exciting as Christmas dinner itself – it’s not all about bubble and squeak and turkey and stuffing sandwiches!
Thinking of trading in turkey for an alternative festive centrepiece? Deliciously sweet and salty roast ham could be the showstopper you’re looking for.
There are fewer things more daunting than staring at a gigantic, naked turkey on Christmas morning, especially if you’ve never cooked one before. But it doesn’t have to be all Nightmare Before Christmas! We’re here so that when your guests start arriving on the big day, you aren’t flapping about your bird being raw or undercooked.
Choosing a turkey for Christmas is a fine art – no one wants to end up with something that’s too big to fit into the oven or too small for your party!
In the UK, as many turkeys are eaten at Christmas as they are in the rest of the year put together. Often you’ll hear people say they don’t particularly like turkey meat, but this is probably because they haven’t tasted it at its best.
Hard to believe as it is, not everybody likes turkey, or needs such a large bird. So what are the alternatives?
We’ve all seen the headlines stating that we should reduce the amount of red and processed meat we include in our diet, but why is this and how much should we actually be consuming?