Monthly Archives: December 2017

Newsletter 48 – How to enjoy Christmas

Christmas table spread

My tips – plan it well. Do as much shopping as you can right now, not two days beforehand.

Abandon unrealistic menus that would be achievable if you had three kitchen-hands and a refrigerator twice the size of the one you own. Just because it is Christmas most people can still only eat the same quantity of food as the day before. And the shops do not close for a month – maybe 2-3 days at most. There is a Christmas Day menu in my book The Cook’s Table with a rather fancy stuffed duck galantine (see above) which can be completed several days before Christmas Day. And this book includes enjoyable menus for different occasions and each one has a timetable intended to remove the stress.


WIN 1 of 6 sets of Copper Plated Measuring Cups


To celebrate the festive season I am giving away six sets of my very popular Copper Plated Measuring Cups!

The set features four cups with measurement details displayed on gold-tone brass handles. Designed to nest for easy storage, they can also be hung, so they will always be within easy reach when you are whipping up your favourite recipes! Each set is valued at $39.95.

Competition closes midnight Tuesday 19 December, 2017.

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