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Effortless Christmas centre pieces for the big day

Take the stress out of celebrating with these one-pot dishes that can be made ahead or simply left to cook.

Turkey au vin in a casserole dish

Share the festive love

Sharing platters are the perfect casual yet impressive looking way to round off - or start - a festive meal. Whether you’re looking for a build your own bruschetta board, a seafood platter complete with steaming-hot calamari or a classic charcuterie board, you can’t go wrong with these eye-catching creations.

Christmas platter with charcuterie, dips and crackers

Exciting festive desserts

Ingredient-of-the-season nougat is transformed into three different, equally delicious recipes including a no-churn nougat and pistachio cream ice cream.

Cones of pistachio and nougat ice-cream

Cook seasonal

Make the most of your winter produce with inspiring recipes featuring beetroot, brussels sprouts, celery, chestnuts and more.

Parsnip and Apple Wellington with chutney on a purple background

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