Chefs Spill the Beans for Christmas

If you’re looking for some last-minute inspiration for the big day, then we’ve found three  chefs who have emptied their Christmas lockers and given the lowdown on the traditional Christmas lunch. 

Whether it’s a turkey brine, a classic roast spud or a brilliant Yule log you’ll never look back with these top tips.

First up its chef Aaron Middleton from MasterChef: The Professionals 2021. His Insta channel is celebrating 25 days of Christmas with a whole bunch of great videos that really help with those basics. Take look at Aaron’s Instagram feed here:

Alexandra Duncan, our National Business Manager has already nailed the Spiced Orange and Honey Glazed Gammon and will set to work on the Maple Glazed parsnips and Honey Glazed carrots tomorrow!

Or, you can head to 2 Michelin Star chef Daniel Clifford of Midsummer House in Cambridge. His seasonal series of Christmas vids contain brilliant tips on brining, veg cooking and pimping up mince pies. Our own editor Chandos Elletson has already sworn that these roasties are the best he’s ever cooked. You can find all the deets here:

Finally, we must pay tribute to the incredible sensation that is Poppy Cooks. The former chef is all over Insta and TikTok with her potato recipes and now some really top Christmas turkey recipes. Chefs’ Forum Director Catherine Farinha has gone for the dry brine by Poppy (and by all accounts its looking good). Check out Poppy’s Instagram feed here:

She’s also spreading the love in plumping for MasterChef Winner and restauranteur Simon Wood’s roast potatoes as spotted on Instagram, which sound and look absolutely delicious!

He’ll no doubt be serving up mountains of the bronzed and boogie beauties at Wood Restaurant Manchester!

All that remains to be said is: HAPPY CHRISTMAS from us all. See you in the New Year. 2023 looks really exciting with new additions to our new publishing division, loads of lunches, more academies and more chefs for our students to learn from.