Serve the bakes, bites and beverages of your dreams this season with Spinningfields’ recipe guide.
Featuring traditional classics with a few indulgent surprises thrown in, foodies can channel their inner Gordon Ramsay or Nigella Lawson and whip up a selection of heart-warming dishes and festive drinks at home – perfect for keeping the winter blues at bay.
The sparkle behind every celebration, kick-start your festivities with a daring dash of molecular mixology and try your hand at crafting one of The Alchemist’s signature serves, including a Margarita, Mojito and Old Fashioned, using their step-by-step instructions. Or pick-up the ingredients for a decadent Toffee Fudge Hot Chocolate or Chai Latte from Co-op Food in Spinningfields – the ultimate sweet treat to cosy up and unwind with this Christmas.
For budding chefs wishing to refine their skills, why not tick off a series of worldly destinations on your culinary passport, with recipes from brands that traverse the plains of South America, Eastern Asia, the Middle East and more!
Beginning with a tantalising taste of South America, Fazenda’s home delivery box includes a bespoke selection of meat cuts and pantry provisions accompanied by detailed cooking instructions, with standout meals including the Ibérico Lamb Loin with Butter Bean Purée and Wagyu Tartare. Or make it mezze with Middle Eastern small plates selected from Comptoir Libinais’ cookbook range, written by the restaurant’s founder, Tony Kitous.
Alternatively, as the long, cold winter nights draw in, you may perhaps wish to take comfort in dishes that add a touch of spice to the season either with Nando’s Peri-Peri infused dishes that promise to bring the heat home or with Thaikhun’s authentic street food recipe range, inspired by Bangkok’s bustling Khao San Road marketplace.
With fruit and vegetables at the focus of Bill’s core menu, a collection of healthy, whilst still indulgent, desserts, drinks and dinner recipes are available to view online. Whether you want to stick to something traditional or to try something deliciously different, Bill’s has something for everyone with highlights including Windfall Chutney and Goat’s Cheese & Red Pepper Tartlets.
Furthermore, whilst Wagamama’s restaurant is temporarily closed due to Tier 3 restrictions, a weekly #WokFromHome mini-series of online cooking lessons led by executive chef Steve Mangleshot are available to watch along via Instagram Stories for Wagamama.
Finally, for a festive, fuss-free Christmas discover Marks and Spencer’s festive food range, available to order online for in-store collection, with exclusive recipes from chef Chris Barber. Or for those more adventurous when it comes to culinary experimentation, tag @ItsuOfficial on Instagram in a photo of your meal invention using their grocery product range for the chance to feature on the ‘yours and ours’ recipes guide on their website.