We’re bang in the middle of summer, and Christmas should be the last thing on our minds… unless you’re a gardener! In late July and early August there’s still time to put a few veg in the ground, ready to reap the rewards of a homegrown dinner come Christmas.
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 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.
Thinking of trading in turkey for an alternative festive centrepiece? Deliciously sweet and salty roast ham could be the showstopper you’re looking for.
We’ve worked out a time plan for you if you want to cook up all of the main course recipes from Jamie’s new TV show, Jamie’s Night Before Christmas, this year.
Whether you’re a seasoned vegetarian looking for fresh inspiration, or you’re after some new ideas to feed veggie guests, we’ve got loads of lovely recipes to keep things exciting this Christmas. Here’s our pick of the crop…
This eggnog recipe is incredibly special. It’s super flavourful and doesn’t just taste like sweet milk, and the holidays just aren’t the holidays without it.
Golden honey-roasted parsnips are such a treat. Christmas dinner is the perfect time to take your usual roast parsnips to the next level.
There are few things more delicious, comforting or simple to make than a great dollop of buttery, smooth mashed potato!
Give your Christmas cookies a bit of extra sparkle by creating a magical stained glass effect using boiled sweets.