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.
Getting Christmas right takes a little bit of planning, but if you’re organised you can easily cater to include people with food allergies.
Christmastime often gets quite a roasting from a nutrition perspective. It’s not the easiest time to embrace healthier foods, especially when you see all the tempting comforting food marketed and advertised throughout the season.
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?
Thanksgiving is when friends and family gather, share a feast, and express gratitude for all they have. Canada’s celebration comes 6 weeks before the US.
India is one of the world’s biggest producers of tea leaves, so I had expected to be in for a real treat. Unfortunately I was thoroughly disappointed!
We have our Spanish explorer friends to thank for bringing Turkeys back from their expeditions into the Americas somewhere in the sixteen hundreds where these birds were native. However, they never really gained true acceptance and popularity until around the middle of the eighteen hundreds.