Apart from Christmas presents the other big worry is food and drink. Choosing the right party food and picking a great menu for your guests can be a bit of a headache.
So before you set off to the nearest supermarket take a look at what other consumers thought of different varieties of traditional food like turkey, mince pies, Christmas pudding and After Eights... Or get inspired to create your own Christmas food recipe and share it on our forums. But don’t forget the drinks, a nice bottle of port or brandy makes a great after dinner drink or emergency gift! We’ve also got hamper reviews and gift ideas for foodies and wine lovers too.
Written on: 13/12/2010
Delia is the best known TV cook for the chief reason that she delivers, on screen and in print. She's clear, she accepts that some of us know nothing, though her recipes are equally as appreciated by expert cooks. This is one of her older books but it's still the bible to many. You'll use it for everyday meals, you'll use it for dinner parties and feasts.
See http://paulonbooks.blogspot.com/2010/12/delia-smith-cookery-writer.html for some more thoughts on Delia. (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2011 by Chris4robin (1 review written)
I have just thrown away two dozen mince pies because the Morrisons Best Mincemeat has a very strong taste of alcohol. Normally I would be very happy with mincemeat with a flavour of alcohol but the overwhelming taste from the Morrison's filling is very synthetic which masks any other flavours from the other ingredients. This is the worst filling I have tasted in many years of making mince pies. (read more)
Written on: 03/01/2012
We booked this up in 2010 to take my parents for cheap evening out. However due to the poor weather (it was snowing) we had to cancel. We kept saying that we would book this again for 2011 and glad that we did. Service was friendly. Good choice of food on the menu and Carvery was lovely - it's the only restuarant where I find the Sunday lunches do actually taste like the ones you cook at home. My parents had never been there before and did comment on how nice it was We got a 4... (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2012
Son /daughter in law in Australia order a hamper to be sent to us in UK in time for Christmas. Now mid May (2012) & no Hamper. In one of their emails they requested the order to be altered to wine but still no result or refund. Dreadful service. Would suggest do not use. (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2012
I'm referring to a 200g size box of sweets packed in a bright orange and red box and on sale for £1 per box. I managed to eat 2 before binning the remainder. Chewing these sweets is on a par with chewing rubber. The sweets are said to be of various fruit flavours but I defy anyone to identify any given flavour. I still had an unpleasant taste in my mouth 30 minutes after eating which I eventually rid myself of by sucking a peppermint. Definately a no no for me at Christmas, or indeed, at... (read more)
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