"I thought it might be nice to celebrate Christmas this year with one of my favourite birds - the good old goose," says Strode. "I just love the extra flavour and richness you get with geese. Get your geese about a week before Christmas to get organised - you'll be able to serve up cracking fare that you can prep well in advance and then relax with everyone else on the day. You can easily substitute with two large ducks with exactly the same cooking times and methods." Start preparing the geese two days before Christmas.
Note If you're not feeling brave, ask your butcher to prepare the geese for you.