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Waitrose Christmas Harvest Cookbook 2015

On this page you will find selected pages from the Waitrose Christmas Harvest Cookbook 2015. We like to archive material like this so that year after year we can track trends in marketing, design, fashion and see how the way we celebrate Christmas changes from year to year.  As the UK’s leading quality supermarket Waitrose are a great company to track as they are always at the forefront of service development.


Below is the front cover from their Christmas Harvest 2015 Cookbook. It was free to pick up at the checkout.The green bubble says it contains 29 delicious festive recipes.


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Don’t forget treats for Santa and Rudolph (spiced biscuits receipt, page 10)
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The text reads:
The festive season is the perfect time to make the most of the delicious fresh fruit and vegetables that are at their best right now. Here you’ll find lots of recipes for celebrating, from Christmas Eve supper to all the trimmings for Christmas lunch, plus a relaxed Boxing Day feast. Have a wonderful time!

Let the festivities begin! A delicious Christmas Eve supper with festive cocktails and sweet treats for everyone (including Santa) will make this a night to remember.

Whether you’ve chosen turkey, beef or salmon for your main – or our lovely meat-free alternative – we’ve got a starter, sides and trimmings that go perfectly. Puds too, of course! Boxing Day is all about relaxing, so our recipes for a delicious buffet ore quick and simple to prepare and use the very best of the season’s fruit and vegetables. Sit back and enjoy…
Championing British ~ The Waitrose way We believe in always bringing you the best British food and produce. And celebrating British seasonal food at its very best. This is, and always will be, the WoJtrose way.

Living well – The Waifrose way By choosing these recipes you are improving the nutritional balance of your daily dieL A varied balanced diet together with frequent activity supports a healthy lifestyle.


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Chama dhal with spicy roasted vegetable recipe.  There may be presents to wrap and potatoes to peel but before all of that why not share this simple celebratory supper with family and friends.

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Delicious served straight from the roasting dish.
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Sweet boozy figs on a creamy pud – yum!

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Maple pannacottas  with buttered run figs recipe.  You can get ahead by making the pannacottas up to three days before you need them, then just roast the figs a couple of hours before serving.
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These sweet treats are perfect of leave by the fireplace when Santa comes to visit – and your friends and family will love them too. (I’ve put my version of this Christmas Biscuits receipe here.)





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Turkey Gravy recipe from Waitrose. Having turkey for your main? Using your own turkey stock will make your gravy taste wonderfully rich. 
Turkey Gravy


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Worth coming down the chimney for!
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A toast to the cook!
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The plates are piled high, the glasses are charged… and around the table your guests are just waiting to tuck in. The moment you’ve planned and looked forward to for so long is finally here. All that remains to be said is ‘Cheers!’.
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Christmas Day Lunch. Finish with crunchy nuts and a drizzle of truffle oil.
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Mushroom and chestnut wellington recipe

Mushroom and chestnut wellington recipe

Celeriac soup with toasted hazelnuts and trifle oil recipe.  This creamy soup with crunchy sweet hazelnuts makes a lovely starter you can easily double the quantity to server more people.

Mushroom and chestnut wellington recipe

Mushroom and chestnut wellington recipe

Mushroom and chestnut wellington recipe. This indulgent meat free Wellington makes and impressive centrepiece.

Try this delicious alternative to turkey for Christmas lunch.
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Homemade gravy is the perfect finishing touch.
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How to cook perfect roast potatoes and how to cook Honey-roast parsnips and carrots.
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Make sure there’s enough for seconds.
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Stir-frying is a great way to keep sprouts’ lovely colour.
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Steamed broccoli and savoy cabbage with gremolata recipe.

Braised red cabbage with apple.

Braised red cabbage with apple.

Sprout and caraway stir-fry receipe.

Spiced cauliflower mash recipe.

Braised red cabbage with apple.

Braised red cabbage with apple.

Braised red cabbage with apple.

Christmas is the ideal time to showcase in-season veg,
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Packed with festive flavour and great with any main.
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