Tis almost the season to be jolly, but these days it all seems to kick-off long before you open the first door on your advent calendar... and continues past the sound of popping corks welcoming in the New Year.
Proust has a lot to answer for. All that chat about madeleines. It's elevated them to 'mysterious French delicacy' status, given them a rarified air of complexity. In fact, they are the work of mere moments and can be knocked out by the dozen with minimal effort.
Typically on the table at this time of year would be dumplings for luck, a rich roast Peking Duck, the clean flavor of steamed whole Sea Bass with bright lemongrass notes, something sweet of course and the beautiful orange glow and sharp bite of mounds of clementines.
This is almost too quick to knock up. Like one of those cake in a cup jobs that leads to 10pm cravings and tighter jeans. This freezes well and is delicious toasted for breakfast with a little butter spread on it.
The noble Christmas sandwich has become an institution in marking the arrival of Christmas well ahead of carol singers, twinkly
It just goes to show that spending more doesn't always get you the best - in a blind taste test of Christmas puddings and
Like property porn, our version of food porn is peering at other people's plates to see what they eat for Christmas - especially
Vegetarians get shafted in a number of ways - either they're berated for not eating meat (proof: any episode of Come Dine
Anyone who knows me well will be aware of my mild obsession with edible glitter. However it seems glitter is so last year