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Kitchen notes

ENTERTAINING
FOR EVERYONE

Kitchen notes

ENTERTAINING
FOR EVERYONE

If there’s one thing that can send a host into panic mode, it’s hearing that your guests have food intolerances or allergies. But it doesn’t have to – food editor Emma Sleight shows you how to serve up party food that’s so good, you won’t even notice it’s gluten free or vegetarian

 

Go gluten-free

Even if you or your guests are on a gluten-free diet, there’s absolutely no reason you should miss out, especially when it comes to the season of indulging that is Christmas. Our range of gluten-free festive food is packed with tasty options – from moreish canapés to expertly-prepared main courses. Get the party started with a selection of gluten-free bite-sized treats. If you think you can’t enjoy classic breaded favourites, then think again – our gluten-free selection is packed with mini indulgencies like sticky sweet barbeque pork belly squares, toad in the holes with caramelised onion chutney and oozing melted British cheese bites.

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Every course covered

Eating gluten-free isn’t just for Christmas. Discover fresh ideas and a wide range of M&S favourites for every occasion in our year-round range.

Nibbles: Serve up some great British classics at your next party, like our seasoned, crunchy pork crackling straws with a clementine and cranberry dip.

Starters: Delight gluten-free and pescatarian guests alike with a platter of chargrilled king prawns in an aromatic tandoori marinade with a yogurt and mint dip – display alongside shredded spring onion, torn coriander and gluten-free wraps so they can build their own rolls.

The main event: Make a statement with an attention-grabbing centrepiece – our decadent three-bird roast with its layers of turkey, chicken and duck wrapped around a pork and plum stuffing should do the trick.

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The vegetarian option

Gone are the days when a simple veggie pasta dish passes muster on the modern dining table. With many families choosing meat-free meals at least a few times a week, the vegetarian option has become less of an afterthought and more of a main event for everyone to enjoy.

Add an extra-special touch this year with our selection of exciting veggie options. Think sweet and sticky savoury tarte tatins filled with baby rosebud beetroot and maple-caramelised onions, and, for a mouth-watering main, try our golden-brown wellington stuffed with beefy Portobello and white cap mushrooms, accompanied by a rich sherry and spinach sauce. When the veggie alternative is this good, who misses meat?

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Photographer: Helen Cathcart / Food Stylist: Olivia Bennett / Prop stylist: Lydia Brun

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