It's like we're meant to eat goose at Christmas.
The last couple of decades have seen an extraordinary renaissance in British and Irish cheesemaking.
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Brandy butter has been around since the 1700s.
No other event has the ability to transform the way we drink quite like Christmas.
I do so love animals, especially dead, sliced up and roasted ones, their very life blood oozing out of them to the rim of my plate; the colour of conker on the outside, of velvet plush within.
Is there a more appropriate drink for Christmas night than a good whisky? Not for me there isn't.
Cheese and red wine may seem the ultimate no-brainer, but the two clash almost as often as they hit it off.
"The inspiration lies somewhere between the need to explore and wanting to entertain," explains Stuart Howe, the head brewer at Sharp's Brewery, who is creating 52 unique small batch beers this year and chronicling them on his blog.
On the first day of Christmas – well, December – I found myself waiting at an unusually fragrant bar.
The coals are hot (or, more likely, the gas is on). Cool your al fresco table with these four make-ahead salads for your next BBQ.
"Fish, fish, the family dish!" went the catchphrase for New Zealand’s 1970s television ad. Clearly in those pre-sustainability days, the NZ government felt the need to actively market fish as an alternative to the meat diet of your typical kiwi.
Chef, now playing in cinemas, is a real treat, from start to finish.