The festive season is when most of us need a bit of help in the kitchen. So many parties to prepare for, not to mention the big day itself, when family and friends converge for the Christmas feast. This is where James Ramsden’s ‘do-ahead’ approach to cooking comes into its own, allowing the cook to enjoy being with their guests instead of stuck in the kitchen. With practical advice for making delicious and creative festive food well in advance, from party canapés, to Christmas lunch with all the trimmings, even drinks and edible gifts, ideas for scaling up, menu planning and storage. Do-Ahead Christmas is the book that no foodie can do without.