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Turkey Tips

Want to make the absolute most of your Christmas turkey? Of course you do! Our resident Chef, Eddie, shares his tips on cooking and presenting Christmas Day turkey so that your festive centrepiece looks just as good as it tastes by using a glaze to enhance that mouth-watering golden glow.

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School collaboration with delicious results

Asian Pork Burger

As part of our commitment to giving back to the local communities of Aberdeenshire, we worked with a local school's S3 Home Economics and Business Studies to help with their Food Product Development project. Pupils developed their own flavours of burgers.

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Chef Eddie's Slow Cooker Tips

Slow cooked Beef Rib Trim

As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, we want richly flavoured meals that will warm us up from the inside out. A slow cooker is a fantastic way to have these ready on time without spending hours cooking.


Get everything ready the night before so all you need to do in the morning is switch it on, head out to work and you’ll have a delicious meal ready to go as soon as you get home. If you like to be extra prepared, why not prepare everything in advance – meat, vegetables, stock, herbs, spices –and freeze for a ready-to-go dump bag. It might not sound very appealing, but you’ll appreciate it when you come home to a delicious hot meal.

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On the Ice List

Whether you’re dining on turkey, beef, duck or salmon this Christmas – your order will be delivered to your door professionally frozen for fullness of flavour. The benefits? Let us tell you… 

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Stuff the Turkey

Hey, rebel rebel. If you’re making a stance against the traditional turkey and leaning towards new flavours this Christmas, we’ve got something to suit all tastes.  

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Five reasons to order your Christmas dinner in October

We’ve got all you need to make Christmas extra special this year, from sumptuous starters to show-stopping centrepieces (and all the trimmings!) as well as decadent deserts. Party food and nibbles? We can help with that too. The tricky bit is deciding what to have!

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How to Cook Christmas Dinner - Step-by-Step Guide

Donald Russell has all the delicious food you need for a festive feast, so you can get prepared for the upcoming season. Ranging from seafood starters to decadent desserts, as well as dinner selection boxes, our Christmas shop has all the trimmings to help you plan a stress-free meal for the big day. 

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Christmas Buffet Ideas

Plates of Christmas party food

The best thing about Christmas (with exception of Pigs in Blankets, of course!) is getting the chance to spend time with friends and loved ones. We can’t think of a better excuse for a party. This year we want to help make sure your party food is up there with the best of them.


Our Chef, Eddie, has picked out some of his favourite Christmas buffet ideas, along with a few suggestions to make them even more impressive. Which will you be trying? 

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The Great Global BBQ-Off

With summer in full swing, is there a better reason to break out the grill and throw some meat on the flames? And while we all have our favourite barbeque meats and go-to sides at home, how are they doing it in the rest of the world?
To celebrate the best time of the year for outdoor cooking, we’re taking a trip across the globe to find out the unique local barbecue styles. From South Korea and Japan to Brazil, Australia and the USA this is the great global BBQ-off.

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How To Cook the Perfect Surf 'n' Turf

Surf and turf - or reef and beef, for our Australian friends – is a classic combination of beef (turf) and seafood (surf). Both have their own unique flavours but paired together they are a great flavour combination that you must taste to appreciate.

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