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Grab a British Turkey this Christmas

Has your attention started to drift towards Christmas? It's hard to believe that Christmas is only weeks away, and alongside the traditions and presents there's one more thing to think about - the Christmas dinner.


Better value

We're spoilt for choice when it comes to making a decision for the big day, with all sorts of tempting treats and offers in place. However, unsurprisingly, 82% of people* choose to stick to tradition and cook turkey for their Christmas meal and, out of those people, over 50% opt for a whole turkey as it's much better value.

Buying a whole British turkey certainly has its perks. Not only do you get the delicious roast turkey as a centrepiece on the table, but you can make extra meals out of it too. You can use tasty leftovers from the turkey for cold sandwiches on Boxing Day or even use in a lovely curry or pie and freeze for another day. What's more, a turkey crown costs similar to a whole turkey but you get extra meat from the legs for the same price.


Simple to cook

If you thought cooking a whole turkey was daunting, trust the 75% of people surveyed who said they found it easy, agreeing that it's no different to cooking any other joint of meat. For all you need to know including cooking calculators, a carving guide, what size to buy, a live chat function, recipes and much more visit Britishturkey.co.uk. Alternatively you can call 0800 783 9994 for free and friendly advice on cooking your turkey, weekdays from 9am to 5pm all the way up until Christmas Eve.

If the thought of carving a whole turkey worries you then fear not, it really couldn't be simpler. To prove how easy it is, TV chef and British Turkey ambassador Phil Vickery shows you how in the video below. 



When the big day is finished, you can shift your attention to the leftovers. You will find plenty of fantastic recipes for leftover turkey and other turkey cuts on the British Turkey website such as Phil Vickery's Turkey Mac & Cheese or Easy Turkey Jalfrezi.


Buying your turkey

Remember to order your fresh whole turkey from your local farmer or butcher early on, or check supermarkets for a variety of sizes and breeds to suit all budgets. Make sure you buy British to ensure you are getting a turkey reared to high welfare standards and look out for the Quality British Turkey logo alongside the familiar Red Tractor on packaging, or check with your butcher before buying.

*Survey of 1,101 people conducted by British Turkey in July 2014.


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