Christmas dinner

From festive starters to vegetarian ideas, we've all the Christmas dinner recipes you need, plus help with the turkey and the trimmings

From practical guides to recipes for making scrumptious gravy, we've got everything you need for the perfect Christmas lunch.

Tom Kerridge's tips for a traditional Christmas

Main course, starter, brunch and presentation ideas, courtesy of top chef Tom Kerridge.

Ultimate guide to turkey

Our turkey glossary entry features everything you'll ever need to know about the big bird.

How to make gravy video

Watch our top tips for creating gorgeous gravy.

Vegetarian Christmas main courses

Meat-free recipe ideas, including large centrepieces and individual meals alike.

Top Tip

Creating homemade place settings is a great way to welcome your guests to the table and adds a personal touch. Get the kids to make sweet name place cookies. Wrap up in cellophane and tie with pretty ribbons.

Skills & know how

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

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