not many people are keen on panettone – is it bread or cake? It’s too dry to be cake but not doughy enough to be bread. What do you have it with? How do you slice it? How do you serve it? Are those raisins and bits of candied peel?
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Since mid December, my diet has generally been three courses (both at lunch and dinner) decadent and full of festive indulgence, or should I say indigestion! And even now as I sit here contemplating how much I’ve eaten I am still trying to organise another festive offering of food and wine – literally squeezing the Christmas out of the final days of the holidays.
Looking through recipe books and scouring websites, there are many Mulled Wine recipes all of them purporting to be “Christmas in a glass” served on stoves next to roaring log fires in Alpine ski lodges but I have to be honest and say that I am glad to have found a cider version of this…
As much fun as the run up to Christmas is – the actual event divides us. The stress of buying presents that outdo the ones you gave last year or the traditional family arguments has everyone bee-lining for the drinks cabinet upon arrival! And even though you don’t need a manual to overcome the holiday…
Nigella is for life not just for Christmas!
Damn! I just dropped the piece of chicken into the jar of chilli jam. Literally scraping the last few fiery flecks of sweet chilli onto the scalloped chicken breast “gallina empana” I look back, even though a few months late, at what was a highly successful seasonal cooking extravaganza. Seduced and inspired by Nigella, whom I…