Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Hamming It Up for Christmas

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Hamming It Up for Christmas

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PICK OF THE DAY Simply Nigella: Christmas Special (BBC2, 8pm) THE domestic goddess that is Nigella Lawson traditionally has a hell of a lot of influence when it comes to festive fare. In the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special we learned that Mick and Pam swore by her 'sticking the turkey in a bucket the night before' method, and they're not the only ones.

And whenever Nigella uses a certain ingredient - be it goose fat or prunes - supermarket sales soar. But when you've already had about 17 Christmas specials it's no surprise that you run out of ideas and have to think outside the pantry.

So this year, there is no turkey to be seen. No stuffing, no mince pies, no pigs in blankets, no Christmas Day feast. Instead, she's taking inspiration from a trip to the fairy lights capital of the world - Kansas City - and is cooking up some American home-spun food with a British twist.

Rather than the traditional bird, there's an oh-so-slow cooked black treacle ham taking pride of place at her Christmas Eve supper. …

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