Christmas Dinner


Investigating the Weird British Tradition of Putting KFC Gravy on Your Christmas Dinner

For many British families, nipping to KFC on Christmas Eve for a pot of gravy—made from leftover chicken scraps and stock—is a yearly ritual.


18 Christmas Recipes Because Face It, Not All of Your Family's Classics Were Good

Maybe it's time to start some holiday traditions of your own.


Don't Question Bread Sauce, Just Bask in Its Beige Glory

There’s something comfortingly British about bread sauce. Not only is it exclusive to the UK, but its bland meh-ness seems core to our culinary tradition.


The Christmas Dinner in ‘Peep Show’ is Horrible—and That’s What Makes it Great

One of the most iconic Christmas food scenes in British sitcom history.


We Asked Nigella Lawson for Her Christmas Dinner Game Plan

“Write a list of everything you plan to cook on Christmas Day. Then go away, drink a cup of tea, and strike out about half the dishes you’d planned.”


Alternative Christmas Day Recipes from Some of Our Favourite Chefs

Why settle for dry turkey and fruitcake when you can eat West African groundnut turkey stew and Fergus Henderson's baked apples with mincemeat?


What It's Like to Eat Everything on the Wetherspoons Christmas Menu

All three starters, two mains, and two puddings.


How to Smoke Your Christmas Turkey

“Barbecuing offers the opportunity to cook low and slow over a longer period of time, reducing moisture loss while increasing flavour and imparting smoky, umami notes.”


Why There Could Be a Brussels Sprouts Shortage This Year

British farmers have warned that they may struggle to produce enough Brussels sprouts in the run-up to Christmas.


This Is Britain’s Favourite Christmas Food (and It’s Not Turkey)

A new survey has revealed the Christmas dinner item Brits most enjoy.