Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Get the Taste of Tradition

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Get the Taste of Tradition

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Byline: MARIE TURBILL

What will you be serving up this Christmas? MARIE TURBILL gets a taste for some traditional festive fare.

WHICH bird will be adorning your Christmas table this December 25? According to Newboulds, Coulby Newham, manager, Allison Powell, there's plenty of options to tempt your family's tastebuds.

"Turkey obviously remains popular for Christmas, along with beef and pork."

But she says, so far this year, sales of old school favourites such as goose are also seeing a surge.

"It's nice to have something a little bit different for a special occasion."

And lets face it nothing beats a bit of goose fat when it comes to cooking your roasties.

As well as goose Allison says orders have also been flocking in for duck and pheasant.

Whichever you choose, to avoid a Christmas panic, she says it's worth getting your orders in now.

Newboulds goose starts at pounds 40 for a 4-5 kilo bird.

"It's nice to have something pounds 40 for a 4-5 kilo bird.

MINCE PIES. Did you know... Mince pies are traceable to the 13th century, when their ingredients were a mix of minced meat, suet, fruits, and spices, before evolving into the meat free sweet version we know today. MULLED WINE. Did you know... Mulled wine is a traditional favourite in colder locations, little surpise then that this spiced red wine has become a Christmas favourite.

. Make your own with The Gourmet Mulling Syrup, pounds 6.49, from www.lakeland.co.

. This nine pack of Co-operative Truly Irresistible Mini Mince Pies is pounds 2 from the Co-op.

. Serve your favourite Christmas tipple in this Mulled Wine Glass by Dibor, pounds 12, from www.notonthehighstreet.com CHRISTMAS PUDDING. Did you know... In years gone by family members would take turns to stir the Christmas pudding mix and make a wish, while small silver coins would be added to bring wealth in the new year. …

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