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Bring it on Christmas! How to avoid a culinary disaster this Xmas

Posted at 1:30 pm, December 19, 2013 in Food & Drink
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KNOW WHERE TO FIND A TURKEY

The supermarket shelves look like a plague of locusts has attacked them, but it isn’t all over till the fat bird squawks. Balham butchers Chadwicks (109 Balham High Rd, SW12 9AP) always keeps a few spare turkeys for emergencies, and in 13 years has never sent anyone home empty-handed – even if it means a more offbeat choice, like cockerel (still, beats a plate of tripe).

ORDER A TAKEAWAY

Order by Thursday December 19 and you could get a three-course Christmas dinner for four delivered to your door. Go for mackerel paté to start followed by roast duck for mains – you’ll get all the ingredients plus recipes in a bag, and you won’t have to step foot in a supermarket! £79.

Or here’s some other restaurants open on Christmas Day.

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