It’s that time of year again – the season for eating is almost upon us. We dig out a

selection of delicious recipes from the Country Life Archive to help you prepare the ultimate festive feast.

 

Mark Hix’s roast goose

Simon Hopkinson’s oysters Rockefeller and salt-cod aïoli

April Bloomfield’s Brussels sprouts with pancetta and juniper berries

Richard Corrigan’s Crozier Blue soaked in Banyuls

Simon Hopkinson’s squab pigeon with braised peas and roast quail with liver-and-mushroom croûtes

Tommi’s more-fruit-than-cake cake

Mark Hix’s Christmas spice biscuits and coconut cranberry snowballs

Fergus Henderson and Justin Piers Gellatly’s brown-bread and Armagnac ice cream

Nigel Slater’s delightful trifle

Mark Hix’s boozy truffles, spicy candied peel and chocolate-covered nuts