In this collection of the very best of her Christmas recipes Delia Smith demonstrates how you can easily cope with the whole gamut of Christmas entertaining while still having plenty of time to relax with your family and friends. Whether this is the first time you have had Christmas at your own home or have been doing it for years, you'll find this cookbook will be indispensable every Christmas for years to come.
Delia gives advice on how to choose the very best produce, from the turkey to chocolates, from glace fruits to smoked salmon. She shows that you've got plenty of time when everyone arrives – with her help you can prepare many dishes in advance, and her 36-hour countdown to Christmas dinner will ensure that nothing goes wrong for that most difficult of meals to get right.
She gives lots of unusual ideas for all sorts of Christmas parties from fork buffets to drinks parties, including Roast Goose with Potato, Sage and Apple Stuffing. and Iced Christmas Pudding topped with glace fruits marinated in Madeira. Over 100 new recipes include 5 different kinds of Christmas cake and foolproof ways to ice them, a complete vegetarian Christmas including Cheese Terrine with Apricot Chutney, and recipes for Christmas gifts such as Chocolate Truffles.
Christmas is the time when you most want everything to run smoothly – with Delia Smith's Christmas at your side you can relax and enjoy it.