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Christmas gift guide for dogs

The sporting sort are easy to please at Christmas – a new bit of kit is guaranteed to go down a treat.  And pampered pooches will be indulged this season…

Best Christmas cheeseboard

No festive feast is complete without a positively groaning cheeseboard. And while British cheese has formerly been the poor relation of its continental cousins, there is now an enormous variety…

Christmas gift guide for sprogs

If you’ve been tasked with stuffing a sporting small’s stocking this year, take inspiration from The Field’s Christmas gift guide for sprogs. From a sporting piggy bank for precious pennies…

Home-cured salmon with sherry, dill and cranberries

Salmon is a Christmas day essential. But try something a little different this year, with a festive twist on the Nordic dish gravlax. Philippa Davis’ home-cured salmon with sherry, dill…

Royal coat of arms

The Royal coat of arms is just one of the fascinating things you may spy in a local church, while your mind wanders wickedly from the sermon. But where did…

Angels are integral to our Christmas tradition, from featuring in nativity scenes and carols to adorning the top of the tree, but few are aware of their pre-biblical origins. These…

Best Christmas puddings

Preparing the festive feast can be stressful for even the most experienced country cook. So it’s best to know when to opt for shop-bought. If you missed Stir-Up Sunday this…

Log from the black forest

If you are among figgy pudding nay-sayers this Christmas, don’t let them go hungry. Philippa Davis’ log from the black forest is a traditional chocolate yule log with a black…

Best Christmas turkeys

The shop shelves may be laden with them, but picking out the best Christmas turkey will make your festive feast one to remember. Choose from The Field’s pick of the…