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4.0 out of 5 stars Christmas menus and inspiration for the holidays, 21 Nov. 2011
This review is from: Christmas with Gordon (Hardcover)
The chapters in 'Christmas with Gordon', cover party food, Christmas menu's (of course), breakfast and brunch, lunches and suppers and sweet treats. I thought it was a really good idea in a seasonal book like this to include menus for breakfast, brunch. lunches and suppers as well as the usual Christmas fayre. Christmas lunch holds no fear for me, but I struggle to come up with new ideas to feed people the rest of the time at Christmas and new year, especially house guests. This book gave me some new ideas.

The party food chapter starts with dry roasted spice nuts and mulled wine recipes and ends with stuffed dates with honey and pistachio marzipan and a cocktail.

The Christmas menu's include all you would expect along with a schedule to help you plan. They cover a number of side dish recipes with the main meat/fish dish being the star of the show, like roast turkey, glazed ham, beef Wellington, roast goose or sea bass. Each menu suggests starters, side dishes and a dessert, all the planning is done for you.

I loved the look of the Christmas muesli and the fig and apple compote (the muesli would make a lovely home made Christmas gift). The cinnamon pancakes with caramelised apples look a) easy and b) to die for!

The sweet treats cover all manner of desserts and cakes that could be used in buffets or suppers. I made the shortbread recipe from this chapter, which we enjoyed (I used different flavours along with vanilla) and it came out really well.

The recipe was easy to follow, and all the recipes in this book are no more than a page long. The photography in this book is quite good and all recipes are depicted, a bonus if you prefer the visual to guide you.
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