So the first food post starts at my friend Tora's house.
Tora and her housemate Tom very kindly hosted the first Christmas dinner of the season. "Dinner" is probably too modest a word; we started eating at 1pm and carried on right through to 1am in the morning.
The main event consisted of (are you ready?): the most sumptuous, greedy goose you could ever imagine...
...a big old ham...
... brussels sprouts cooked with pancetta, chestnuts, and cream...
... meat stuffing, vegetarian stuffing with pistachios, braised red cabbage, more pigs in blankets, and the crispiest, fluffiest goose-fat cooked potatoes I have ever, ever eaten. All drowned in lashings of proper, old-fashioned, meat-juice gravy, naturally.
Everyone was very happy. It looks like Tom may have spontaneously burst in to song at the dinner table!
After a short break, a couple of liquor coffees, and a few glasses of wine, we moved on to the cheese board.
Before finishing with some of Tora's homemade truffles. Incredible. Oh, by the way, you can follow Tora and her cooking ventures amongst other things on her blog if you fancy, by clicking here.
Anyway, thanks again Tora and Tom! It was a day and evening very well spent. Book me in for next year, please :o)