I'm delighted to stock this book as it's one of my personal favourites - I've started a tradition of reading it on the 1st November every year. Think of it as hygge in page form.
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, including notes on his favourite candles, his tree decorating traditions and precious childhood memories.
Taking you from 1st 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 new year.
From classics such as goose and turkey, making the most of the leftovers, Christmas cake and mincemeat and recipes to cosy up the cold months, like bread pudding with Comté and Taleggio and salt crust potatoes with blue cheese.
Then there are clean, bright flavours to welcome the new year, including pink grapefruit marmalade, pear and pickled radish salad and rye, linseed and treacle bread.