Whether you swear by a roast turkey or
prefer to ring the changes with alternative fare, some elements of
Christmas remain constant – a sense of togetherness, the sharing of
a wonderful meal, and the joy of rediscovering special recipes from
granny or an aunt that are dusted off just once a year.
We come together on Christmas Day to
enjoy a very traditional feast, yet one that is unique to each of us.
Every family has its own customs and traditions which contribute to
the pleasure of the day. Some are inherited from recent generations,
some hark back centuries – and our food and drink reflect this.
Christmas pudding, mince pies, turkey or goose, stuffing, cloves and
nutmeg, a glass of post-feast port are all historic pleasures which
link us inextricably to our past.
Whatever you end up serving this
Christmas Day, I hope you enjoy preparing it as much as eating it.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year to