rom quality seafood to pizza ovens, and from delicious tipples to extravagant nibbles, find everything you need for a memorable dinner in our festive food round-up.
Give your cooking an authentic touch
This Christmas, get equipped with the must-have sauces that add authentic flavours to any festive dish or party food.
Lee Kum Kee’s bestselling Chinese Cooking Essentials Gift Box features a selection of its delicious signature sauces, such as Premium Oyster Sauce, Chiu Chow Chilli Oil, Hoisin Sauce and Pure Sesame Oil, as well as an exclusive recipe booklet packed with easy-to-cook recipes.
With its lavish packaging, the Chinese Cooking Essentials Gift Box is the perfect Christmas gift that’s sure to be enjoyed throughout the festive season and beyond. For more on this and other recipe kits visit shopuk.lkk.com.
Be inspired by Welsh recipes
Get great ideas for delicious meals this festive season by tapping into free Welsh food and drink recipes. With 270 new Welsh products earning accolades in this year’s Great Taste Awards, why not have a taste of Wales this Christmas?
Whether you fancy traditionally reared pedigree Welsh pork loin, which enjoys Traditional Specialities Guaranteed (TSG) status; stuffing made with Vale of Clwyd Denbigh plum, which has PDO (Protected Designation of Origin status); and sauce made with traditional Welsh cider — Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status; or trout wrapped in Carmarthen ham (PGI) with spinach, you can find several traditional and innovative recipes online at Food and Drink Wales.
There are also recipes for vegetarians, such as traditional Welsh Caerphilly cheese (PGI), red onion, and pepper tart, and plenty of ideas for sweet treats too. Find out more at Food and Drink Wales.
Enjoy premium CBD this Christmas
Studies into cannabidiol (CBD) and its impact on wellbeing are in their early stages, but many users have generally found taking CBD regularly can have a positive impact.
One of CBD’s potential benefits is to aid relaxation and support a healthy sleep/wake cycle, which can be a key part of managing your stress levels – particularly during the festive season. Orange County CBD is one of the leading manufacturers of CBD in the UK, with products ranging from CBD oils and CBD gummies to CBD vape juices, CBD vape pens and CBD skincare.
Shop their full range of premium CBD products at orangecounty-cbd.com and use the code CBDOIL25 for 25 per cent off all orders over £50 this festive season. Offer ends 24 December 2021.
Create festive pizzas with family and friends
With many of us hosting loved ones this festive period, the Gozney Roccbox oven can provide the perfect activity to bring the whole family together, cooking pizzas in just 60 seconds.
Forget the obligatory round of monopoly, entice the teenagers back from their bedrooms and usher in a new family tradition by making pizza dough, selecting your own toppings and watching the pizzas cook. Featuring a SafeTouchTM silicone jacket, built-in thermometer and interchangeable burner system, this portable pizza oven is easy to use, family-friendly and should be at the top of every food-lover’s Christmas list this year.
Whatever the weather, the Gozney Roccbox (RRP £399) will turn up the heat, thanks to its super-efficient insulation, sending temperatures soaring up to 500C and storing that heat for longer so you can cook pizza after pizza without a wait. Visit gozney.com to find out more.
Cut the fizzy calories this Christmas
Looking for an alternative to all those fizzy drinks? Chilling out with a drink this festive season will mean more flavour but less guilt with SOHO — the award-winning, low-sugar, fizz-free drink in recyclable cans.
With no more than 50 calories per can, these drinks are vegan-certified — using honeybush plant extract for their honey flavour — and gluten-free, so they can be enjoyed by everyone. The eye-catching SOHO drinks are available in three mouth-watering flavours: cucumber, mint, lemon and lime; blood orange, raspberry and ginger; and apple, honey and lemon.
Perfect over ice or for shaking up some easy festive cocktails. Available for delivery via Amazon and at sohojuice.co.uk.
Make delicious cocktails with a classic London dry gin
Wessex Distillery’s Alfred the Great gin is an award-winning London dry gin inspired by the first king of England. Created using premium quality distillation methods, this is a smooth, well-balanced, traditional craft gin with juniper and coriander botanicals and citrus endnotes.
Wessex Distillery is a family-run business that’s won multiple awards for its small-batch gin in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and London Spirits Competition. Perfect for the festive season is a spiced apple pie gin made with Alfred the Great gin, apple juice, ginger beer, lemon juice, cinnamon sugar and an apple slice and served in a signature Wessex glass — which are free with every order of gin.
Visit wessexdistillery.com and use code GLASS2021 to receive a free glass. Offer valid until 1 January 2022.
Enjoy quality seafood at home
Seafood by Sykes delivers a wide range of restaurant-quality seafood across the UK mainland directly to your door. Their popular seafood is used by Michelin-starred restaurants and other high-end dining establishments.
For over 160 years Sykes Seafood has built relationships with trusted partners and suppliers to ensure their produce is sustainably sourced and of the highest quality. Every fish, prawn and shellfish are freshly frozen at source and delivered to customers frozen so you can use each product at your convenience.
Take your pick from lobster to scallops, salmon to halibut and giant king prawns to crab. Seafood by Sykes is offering free, next-day delivery and new customers can get 10 per cent off with code FESTIVE15. Offer valid until 31 December 2022. Visit seafoodbysykes.com.
Add new flavours to your Christmas cooking
With its sweet yet savoury umami flavour and tasting notes of molasses, balsamic, tamarind and caramel, black garlic is a unique addition to your Christmas menu.
Whether it’s black garlic gravy to complement your roast of choice, a traditional bread sauce with a black garlic twist, or adding it to a cheese board for that special something, black garlic brings endless depth of flavour to everything it parties with during the holiday season.
Also classed as a superfood, black garlic has twice the antioxidants of white garlic and no additives or preservatives — just 100 per cent Black Garlic magic. Visit blackgarlic.co.uk to find out more and for a list of retailers.
Visit a festive food fair
Celebrate a Country Living Christmas and enjoy a memorable day out with friends, family and loved ones in London (10-14 November), Harrogate (25-28 November) or Glasgow (2-5 December).
Browse a host of producers offering delicious artisan produce, regional fare and mouth-watering delicacies, stock up on gourmet cheese, Christmas puddings, sweet and savoury treats, tasty tipples, fine wines and much more. Your ticket includes access to a jam-packed live stage programme on the Country Living Stage and in the Kitchen theatre where you can get advice and inspiration from cooking experts including Master Chef winner Tom Rhodes, TV Chef and author Ching He Huang and many more.
Try tasty, healthy foods
Looking for low-carb, low-sugar, high-fibre, keto foods? 8Foods’ snacks, breads and desserts are gluten-, dairy- and refined sugar-free.
Uncompromisingly delicious, all 8Foods products contain no fillers, additives or preservatives. The award-winning British brand is on a mission to offer tasty, truly healthy, low-carb snacks and breads that are perfectly suited to the low-carb and keto lifestyle.
The range is created at 8Foods’ own kitchens in Battersea, London, using ingredients sourced sustainably so there’s minimal food waste and all packaging is recyclable.
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