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!
Meat & fish
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?
Lots of us shy away from game, but it can be a fantastic ingredient. Acclaimed chef James Lowe wants home cooks to embrace this often underused meat.
Whether or not we should stop eating tuna due to sustainability is not a simple yes-or-no question: it depends on the source of the tuna.
The British roast is timeless, and while the classic version will always have its place, one of its best bits is the endless possibility for variation.