Well you walk around the supermarket this Christmas, do not under any circumstances be tempted by the Christmas prepared goodies you see on the shelves. You will find that you are much better off, cooking nice recipes yourself, as often these (so-called) goodies are just full of sugar or have even less of the nice stuff in it then the label or name suggests.
This year, you don’t even need to peel a potato for Christmas dinner. From gourmet seafood starters to exotically stuffed turkeys and hand-decorated cakes, you can buy all your celebration food ready made from the supermarket. But do these time-saving dishes taste any good? Our three expert foodies tested ranges from the five leading chains.
One thing for example, is roast potatoes cooked in duck fat, well you would think that was roast potatoes cooked in duck fat wouldn’t you. Well they aren’t they are roast potatoes cooked with 2% duck fat and a lot of rape seed oil!
Cook your own (organic) potatoes, get some duck or goose fat and use that, don’t buy the prepared veg, cook your own!
Something a little more organic and ethical then you usually have?
Christmas is a time for overindulgence, for fabulous presents (and unwanted scarves) and, above all, for spending with loved ones. But if you’re the cook of the house, how many years have you missed out on the fun because you’ve been chained to the cooker? Do yourself a favour this year and adopt the River Cottage approach to festive cooking.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall writes in the Guardian on a (not too) alternative approach to cooking the Christmas dinner.