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Abundant Christmas food choices in UK

12-15-2010 09:54 BJT

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As Christmas approaches many homes around the globe will be preparing their traditional dishes for the festive season. In the UK, that can mean anything from wildly expensive ham to traditional mince pies and sweets.

Thousands of shoppers are flocking to the high streets and supermarkets to get their hands on some of the unique culinary delights available at this time of year.

The world-famous Harrods department store in Knightsbridge, Central London, is home to the some of the capital's most inspiring food halls, boasting luxury produce from across the world.

There is a huge range of festive treats on offer, from traditional mince pies and Christmas puddings to exotic meats and cheeses.

Nick Wyke, Food Editor, Times Online, said, "In terms of food consumed at Christmas we have definitely become a bit more daring at the Christmas table. People are more willing to experiment with alternative meats. The most popular is probably goose, followed by small game birds, everything from woodcock pigeon to teal."

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