Nigel Slater's Christmas tips
Nigel Slater popped into MNHQ to spread good cheer and answer questions on everything from his favourite season (winter) to the food he really hates (eggs - "There is no cheque you could write large enough to get me to eat one.")
He also shared five super-useful tips for Christmas catering.
1. Supper the night before Christmas
"For Christmas Eve, I'm doing a salmon wellington - so like a beef wellington, but with salmon instead."
2. Favourite stuffing
"How about sausage meat, chickpeas, lemon, with a little bit of garlic? It's wonderful with turkey or goose."
• Christmas starters
• Non-alcoholic Christmas drinks
• Party nibbles and Christmas dinner recipes
3. Christmas lunch
"Goose has always been my Christmas dinner of choice. I love all the fat that you can use afterwards, especially for roast potatoes. I treat getting as much meat as I can off the bones as a challenge - just get stuck in there with your fingers! But the best bit really is the crisp skin. It has to be roast goose, and lots of roast potatoes, followed by Christmas pudding, brandy butter, wearing a silly paper hat, and then falling asleep in front of the telly!"
4. Edible gifts
"I will probably end up making cheese shortbreads with pumpkin seeds, sesame and sunflower seeds. They always seem to go down very well."
5. Alternative Christmas dessert
"How about a big ice-cream sundae, with vanilla ice-cream, chocolate sauce and praline?"
Nigel's Christmas leftovers recipes