Make Christmas special with this comprehensive collection of classic festive recipes, shown in more than 500 inspirational photographs. The festive season is a time to enjoy wonderful home-cooked meals, and this exciting collection can help you plan your meals throughout the holiday. Be inspired by traditions from all over the world to spice up your Christmas menus and serve your friends and family delicious new dishes alongside the traditional favourites. All courses are catered for with recipes for soups and festive starters, party nibbles and dips, pates, terrines and mousses, fish and seafood dishes, poultry and game, and meat recipes. There are sections on vegetarian main dishes, side dishes with all the traditional vegetables and accompaniments, hot desserts, cold desserts, cakes and cookies. And of course all the sauces, stuffings and preserves are included, plus some festive tipples. Lavishly illustrated with inspiring photographs and helpful step-by-step instructions, this book is all you need to make your Christmas celebrations truly tasty. It offers imaginative ideas for sumptuous seasonal food to help you create a splendid celebration. Practical step-by-step projects with clear instructions make it simple to achieve perfect results every time. Learn creative new ways for favourite traditions, including delightful alternatives for festive feasting. It features over 500 beautiful photographs of finished dishes and projects to inspire and guide you. Every recipe has easy-to-follow instructions and includes nutritional information to ensure your holiday is healthy as well as happy. AUTHOR: Emma Holley, the Consultant Editor, is an experienced cook, food writer and editor. For this book she has brought together delicious recipes by a team of cookery writers.