The Christmas Chronicles: Notes, Stories and 100 Essential Recipes for Winter by Nigel Slater

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  • Baked apple mascarpone fool

    • Astrid5555 on January 02, 2018

      I liked that this dessert requires very little effort, just a few ingredients and can be made ahead. However, my baked apples were a little on the hard side, so I think this would have been much better with the optional caramelized apples on top. Used Amaretto instead of Marsala wine for the cream, since this is what I had on hand.

  • Pickled figs with fennel seeds and allspice

    • JFM on November 28, 2017

      Made it with not quite ripe figs from my own tree. It turned out to be perfect.

  • Pink grapefruit marmalade

    • Charlotte_vandenberg on December 29, 2017

      Halfway through the recipe late at night I discovered the sugar was finished, so I left it in the pan infusing another night. Turned out delicious and a very beautiful pink orange hue. Half the recipe was enough to fill three jam pots.

  • Roast lamb with coriander seeds and rosemary

    • Charlotte_vandenberg on December 20, 2017

      Delicious! Used a 1 kg piece of lamb shoulder. When core temperature was over 53 degrees Celsius, 30 minutes earlier than in the recipe, the meat was tender and very tasteful.

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  • ISBN 10 0008298491
  • ISBN 13 9780008298494
  • Published Sep 04 2018
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 464
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Fourth Estate

Publishers Text

From the BBC1 presenter and bestselling author of Eat, The Kitchen Diaries and Toast comes a new book featuring everything you need for the winter solstice.

The Christmas Chronicles is the story of Nigel Slater’s love for winter, the scent of fir and spruce, ghost stories read with a glass of sloe gin, and beeswax candles with shadows dancing on the ceiling. With recipes, decorations, fables and quick fireside suppers, Nigel guides you through the essential preparations for Christmas and the New Year, with everything you need to enjoy the winter months.

Taking you from 1 November all the way to the end of January, The Christmas Chronicles covers everything from Bonfire Night, Christmas and New Year to Epiphany. Throughout the season, Nigel offers over 100 recipes to see you through the build-up, the celebrations and the aftermath. Here are much-loved classics such as goose and turkey (and making the most of the leftovers), mincemeat and the cake; recipes to make the cold months bearable, like ribsticker bread pudding with Comté and Taleggio, salt crust potatoes with blue cheese and goat’s curd, and hot-smoked salmon, potatoes and dill; as well as bright flavours to welcome the new year, including pink grapefruit marmalade, pear and pickled radish salad and rye, linseed and treacle bread.

Packed with feasts, folktales, myths and memoir and all told in Nigel’s warm and intimate signature style, The Christmas Chronicles is the only book you’ll ever need for winter.

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