A celebrity Christmas dinner
Christmas dinner at Jamie Oliver's or Nigella Lawson's must be quite nice, but if you're not fortunate enough to get an invitation to a festive feast by any celebrity chefs, fear not, this year we bring their magic to you
Whether you're in pursuit of the perfect roast potato or an evenly-cooked turkey, let the celebrity kings and queens of the culinary world share their secrets with you.
The perfect starter by Gennaro Contaldo
The perfect Christmas dinner starter strikes the right balance between tantalising the taste buds and leaving room for the main course. Gennaro Contaldo suggests Carpaccio of sea bass with pink grapefruit as a tasty dish to kick of the feast.
'This is a beautifully delicate starter of thinly sliced raw sea bass. The combination of slightly sour, tangy pink grapefruit works really well with the raw fish. This is an extremely simple dish to prepare, the only skill required being slicing the fish very thinly, so make sure you have a good sharp knife. Also, make sure the sea bass is very fresh! It makes a lovely starter for Christmas lunch.'
Jamie Oliver's secret to an evenly-cooked turkey
'One of the biggest challenges when cooking a turkey is that the legs take longer than the breasts. The breasts dry out in the oven while you're waiting for the legs to cook. I like to push stuffing between the turkey's skin and breasts, increasing the thickness of the breasts so they take the same time to cooks as the legs. The result? Juicy turkey all round!'