Dish of the Month / La Recette du Mois

Traditional Boxing Day Baked Ham with Honey and Mustard Glaze Serves 6  – Preparation and cooking time: 2 hours Ingredients: 1kg boneless gammon joint • water • 2 carrots (in chunks) • 2 celery stalks (in chunks) • 1 onion quartered • 6 black pepper corns • 2 bay leaves • 10 cloves. For the glaze: 2tbsp liquid honey • 1 tsp whole grain mustard Place the gammon joint in a large saucepan, cover with water and bring to the boil. Drain the water, add fresh water, vegetables, bay leaves and pepper…

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Back in the Day / Autrefois

In the UK (and other anglophone countries) the 26th December is a “bank holiday” (public holiday) known as Boxing Day. The name has nothing to do with the sport of boxing! It derives from the 17th century custom of an employer giving a “Christmas Box” to an employee or servant in the form of money or a gift for services rendered. Au Royaume-Uni et dans les autres pays anglophones, le 26 décembre est un jour férié (« bank holiday »), appelé « Boxing Day ». Aucun rapport avec la boxe…

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