Mrs Beeton has provided practical advice and inspiration to generations in their first attempts at running their own homes. This collection brings together a selection of reliable, delicious, seasonal recipes, fully updated for the modern kitchen, that will encourage beginners and provide inspiration for more experienced cooks. Whether you need to coordinate an enormous family feast with all the trimmings, or you just want to make some spicy, decorated biscuits as gifts, you'll find everything you need to make Christmas cookery a more enjoyable experience. With helpful hints, freezing and microwave tips, menu plans and serving ideas, the techniques are easy to follow. Here you will find all the familiar favourites, with a wide range of accompaniments and extras including sauces, confectionary and beverages, as well as tips for table laying, menu planning and the Christmas countdown.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.