Christmas Cookbook

If truth be told, only kids anticipate Christmas for the gifts and Santa. Most of us adults await the bottomless glasses of Veuve Cliquot or Moet & Chandon and the best definition of exquisite meals layered with an abundance of dishes – all approached with guilt-free indulgence.

Although Britain is exiting the EU, this does not mean our meals are reduced to our staple roast dishes. Now’s the time to show Brexiteers the richness of a culturally diverse Christmas feast.

Persian squash & pistachio roast

A veggie based, Persian inspired dish which brings a taste of Middle East to your Christmas table. You can find the recipe on Jamie Oliver’s website. If you fancy a vegetarian dish this Christmas, give it a try.

Feast of Seven Fishes

The feast of seven fishes is a traditional Italian-American Christmas Eve dish. Consisting of fish and seafood meals such as linguini, calamari and shrimp, this dinner is worth a chance.

You can find the cooking instructions online.


Little Venezuelan packages of food stuffed with different kinds of meat, vegetables and raisings folded into corn dough and wrapped in banana leafs. They are traditionally served on Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Find the recipe online.

Avgolemono Soup

Avgolemono is a traditional Greek chicken soup consisting of chicken, lemon, egg and rice. It is usually served the night before Christmas, and is absolutely delicious. Perfect for a warm and cosy Christmas Eve celebration. Find the recipe online.

Spiced Beef

Spiced beef is an Irish Christmas favourite. It is a cured and salted joint of rump or silverside beef involving a flavourful fruit and spice rub. It’s commonly known as huntsman’s beef. Find the instructions online.


The ideal dish for those with a sweet tooth. This chocolate sponge and apricot jam cake was invented in Vienna, Austria. Find the recipe on BBC food recipes and give this European dessert dish a try.

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