Christmas Lunch: Traditional v Alternative
For many of us Christmas lunch wouldn't be Christmas lunch without turkey. And then there's the other camp; those who refuse to chow down on this most festive of meats simply in the name of tradition and instead opt for a duck, a capon (extra big chicken) or even - whisper it - beef on Christmas day.
I asked two foodie experts for their take on the ultimate Christmas day menu and what they will be serving at home this year.
Paul Linden, culinary director of Paul Linden Executive Catering (he's doing my wedding in Feb!) is firmly in the traditional camp but has one seriously fancy menu ready for his brood whilst owner of Hampstead Butcher & Providore, Philip Matthews has put his foot down with a beefy main and laid back accoutrements...
Who gets your vote?