Cider-brined chicken with prunes, chestnuts and baby onions

An excellent Christmas option if you don’t want to cook a turkey. It’s as bronze as a footballer’s WAG (the brine, because it contains sugar, means that the skin becomes a good deep colour) and looks glorious. Some farmers produce really big chickens for Christmas and Easter: Fosse Meadows have …

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Top Five Alternative Advent Calendars

Add an exciting twist to your Christmas countdown with our list of top five alternative Advent calendars. From Danish delights to gin-based treats, there’s something for everyone this year. Click here for our top five alternative advent calendars. 1. Liquorice advent calendar £34.95 Denmark is not only the birthplace of …

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