BBC Good Food Magazine

CHRISTMAS FOOD PICKS

Shopping inspiratio­n for sipping and snacking

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Ottolenghi pecan snowballs

£6, (180g), ottolenghi.co.uk

Rich with maple, brown butter and toasted pecans, these snowball-shaped cookies are fantastic with a morning espresso or glass of sherry by the fire.

Cornish Sea Salt Co roasting salt

£2.95 (50g), cornishsea­salt.co.uk This blend of garlic, onion, rosemary, sage and Cornish sea salt is key to perfectly crisp turkey skin. Or, toss with roasted parsnips and carrots for an umami kick.

Daylesford sweet and smoky nut selection

£18 (300g), daylesford.com Cashews, almonds and pecans are tossed with smoked paprika and cayenne pepper for a smoky kick. Serve the nuts as a pre-dinner nibble or include as part of a cheeseboar­d with fresh figs.

Something & Nothing French rosé + hibiscus & rose spritz

£29.75 (12 x 330ml cans), somethinga­ndnothing.co

Tart and fruity, this spritz is a refreshing change for Christmas parties. Pour into glasses and garnish with rose petals.

Rooted Spices ras el hanout

£4.40 (35g), shop.rootedspic­es.com This Moroccan blend combines 16 spices, including ground cumin, cinnamon, cardamom and fennel. Use the sweet, earthy mix as a dry rub for roast turkey, add to ham hock pies or sprinkle over shakshuka for a Boxing Day brunch.

Dima’s dirty fig martini

£15 (250ml), dimasvodka.com

A concoction of Dima’s vodka, sweet fig and rich cherry, this bottled aperitif from Marian Beke of The Gibson Bar and Tony Pescatori of Nightjar is figgy and citrussy. Serve with a garnish of balsamic-pickled fig for an elegant drink.

Tony’s Chocolonel­y

Tiny Tony’s Christmas pouch

£5.99 (180g), Sainsbury’s

Christmas sharing selections just got better with this selection of mini milk, white and hazelnut chocolate treats.

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