Christmas recipes

For Christmas recipes from turkey to vegetarian Christmas recipes, starters to desserts and Christmas gift ideas, get all the festive food you'll need for a cracking Christmas

Leftover recipes

Whether it's leftover chicken or a bit of stale cake waste not want not with these tasty leftover recipes read more on: Leftover recipes

The history of the Christmas dinner

The history of the Christmas dinner

The Christmas dinner we know and guzzle today has come a long way, from the Middle Ages to our modern plates. 4Food traces the story behind the turkey and trimmings

Christmas gift recipes

Show you care this Christmas with 4Food's selection of homemade food gifts, from festive fudge to Christmassy chutney and homemade chocolates and truffles

Puddings and presents

  • Christmas pudding taste test

    The 4Food team and some willing tasters have eaten a pile of puds to bring you the best Christmas pudding taste test

  • Foodie gifts for under £10

    There may be a recession on, but Santa can deliver festive cheer for pocket change Foodie gifts for under £10

How to cook Christmas videos

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The Christmas turkey safety guide

There are plenty of things that can go wrong at Christmas, but don't let food poisoning be one of them. Keep your turkey tasty with these safety tips from the FSA

Stock up for Christmas

  • Christmas drinks

    4Food toasts the best alternative drinks in the shops this Christmas Christmas drinks

  • Christmas snacks and nibbles

    Get your guests going with our round-up of the tastiest nibbles around Christmas snacks and nibbles

Cooking with kids at Christmas

Let's face it, there are bound to be lulls in the Christmas holidays when there's not much going on. So a bit of festive cookery can be a brilliant distraction says food blogger Katie Bryson

Ultimate roast potatoes and parsnips
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Ultimate roast potatoes and parsnips recipe

To adorn your turkey dinner, look no further than Simon Rimmer's ultimate recipe for crispy roast potatoes and cheesy roast parsnips

Christmas trifle
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Christmas trifle recipe

With Christmas cake, rum, spiced plums and a chocolate custard topping, Simon Rimmer's trifle makes a decadent centrepiece for your table this Christmas

Christmas bootleg burger
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Christmas bootleg burger recipe

With turkey and stuffing, this is Simon and Tim's bootleg burger gone festive

Christmas cocktail recipes

Shake up Rebecca Seal's festive cocktails this Christmas holiday

Christmas pudding tiramisu
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Christmas pudding tiramisu recipe

Liven up leftovers with this festive version of a tiramisu from Simon Rimmer on Sunday Brunch

How to roast a turkey

Record breaking turkey farmer, Paul Kelly has a method for mouth-watering roast turkey that is about as simple as it gets. Watch and see

Gordon's training video: How to cook Brussel sprouts

Watch Gordon Ramsay make a meal out of the vegetables everyone loves to hate

Jamie Cooks Christmas

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