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Booths supermarket launches its ‘Great Northern Christmas’ range.

Booths is rightly proud of its Northern heritage. Since 1847, the fine food and drink retailer has tracked down the finest suppliers, helped to support local farmers and brought some of the region’s great forgotten foods back to our plates. This year Booths is offering the definitive Great Northern Christmas to gourmands across Britain, offering nationwide delivery.

Booths CEO and food lover Chris Dee has selected his Top 10 Great Northern Christmas must-haves from the Booths Christmas Book below.

Customers can pick up a copy of the Booths Christmas Book in store from October 7th for free. Orders close at midnight on December the 15th.

To request samples or order a copy of the Christmas book please contact jennifer@lemonzestpr.co.uk

1. REG JOHNSON’S GOOSNARGH GOOSE

The foodie’s favourite alternative to Turkey. Not just famous in the North West, but nationwide, what makes Reg’s birds so tasty is their slow and natural growth. They are dry-plucked for a crispy skin and hung to deepen the flavour.

JOHNSON AND SWARBRICK WHOLE FREE-RANGE GOOSNARGH GOOSE

Weight 4kg to 5kg

Serves 7 to 8

£59

2. VENISON AND WILD BOAR FROM HOLME FARM

The dish of kings, Booths venison comes from a herd of native red deer reared on natural parkland by Nigel Sampson of Holme Farm in North Yorkshire. Nigel also supplies our British wild boar haunch joints. This equally traditional meat tastes like rare-breed pork with a more intense flavour.

WILD BOAR HAUNCH JOINT

Boned and rolled joint cut from the haunch.

1.5kg, Serves 6 to 8

£45

HOLME FARM FRENCH TRIM VENISON RACK

8 rib rack of venison cut from the saddle.

800g, Serves 6 to 8

£40

3. THE BOOTHS GAME BOX

The Booths game box is crammed with wild game from estates in Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire. It includes a brace of plucked partridge and a brace of pheasant, four pheasant breasts which can be fried for a quick and luxurious supper, game mix for making a pie or stew, and tasty venison and apricot sausage meat for stuffings.

BOOTHS GAME BOX

2.5 kg, serves 6 to 8

£40

4. GAME AND PORK PIES

Handmade Toppings Pies, made with quality ingredients and the best, farm-assured pork. From award-winning large traditional gala pies to fillings of game or apricot and poultry.

YORKSHIRE FARMERS MEDIUM PORK, CHICKEN AND HAM PIE

1.1kg Serves 8

£13

5. HERDWICK MUTTON AND LAMB

We’re proud to be the only major retailer to stock Herdwick mutton. These rare-breed sheep roam free over the high Cumbrian fells, nibbling on heather, herbs and grasses, which gives their meat a rich, herby flavour and delicate texture. This ancient breed is best cooked as it was reared - slowly. Try roasting it in a low oven studded with spikes of rosemary and garlic or simmer gently in a rich stew till the meat falls off the bone.

STUFFED HERDWICK MUTTON SADDLE

10 day dry-aged Cumbrian Herdwick saddle of mutton with cranberry stuffing.

Weight 1.2kg to 1.8kg

Serves 4 to 6

£35

LAMB SADDLE WITH CRANBERRY STUFFING

10 day dry-aged Cumbrian Herdwick boneless saddle of lamb with cranberry stuffing.

Weight 1.2kg to 1.8kg

Serves 4 to 6

£35

6. MIXED GAME ROASTS

Guests to impress but you’ve run out of ideas? Try a stylish multi-game roasts. Already deboned, layered, stuffed and trussed, they just need the simplest of accompaniments.

VENISON, MUTTON AND BEEF THREE-MEAT ROAST

A loin of 10 day dry-aged Cumbrian Herdwick mutton wrapped in a wild Cumbrian venison loin, and covered

with 21 day dry-aged boneless sirloin.

2.5kg | Serves 10 to 12

£65

7. GREAT NORTHERN HERITAGE VEG BOX

From Roscoff pink onions and sweet Red Darling sprouts to peppery Golden Ball turnips and bright green Romanesco cauliflower, this selection of heritage vegetables is sure to be a talking point at the table. We’ve also crammed in some rose garlic, sand-grown French carrots, parsley root as a deliciously nutty alternative to parsnips, and Miss Blush potatoes, a red

and white skinned variety with a buttery flesh that roasts up beautifully.

£35

Serves 8 to10

8. CHRISTMAS PUD

Christmas dinner isn’t over till the pudding is aflame. Our extra-fruity Christmas puds are handmade and come in sizes to suit any gathering. Or for a wickedly luxurious option, try our rather boozy Brandy, Port and Walnut pudding.

Alternatively, try an indulgent raspberry Pavlova, a Chocolate fudge gâteau, Lemon and ginger crunch, or Latham’s strawberry and champagne cheesecake.

BOOTHS EXTRA FRUITY CHRISTMAS PUDDING

Weight 454G or 907G

BOOTHS BRANDY, PORT & WALNUT CHRISTMAS PUDDING WEIGHT 908G

From £6.49

9. SWEET TREATS

These bite-sized portions of perfection are made for us in Northumbria by Beckleberry’s. The award-winning family business produces our pâtisserie in small batches, using traditional recipes and methods.

This indulgent selection of favourites includes a sweet raspberry frangipane, a classic Gâteau Opera, a hazelnut choux bun, a chocolate Feuilletine tart, a baby chocolate cupcake and a tiffin baton.

BECKLEBERRY’S CHOCOLATE SELECTION

12 pack

£12

BECKLEBERRY’S PARTY SELECTION

12 pack

£12

10. BEST OF REGION 4 PIECE CHEESEBOARD SELECTION

Some of the finest cheese in the world is produced in Booths Country. Celebrate the best of the region with Booths four-piece cheeseboard selection Booths special reserve Tasty Lancashire, Garstang White, Blacksticks Blue, Ribblesdale Mature Goat.

BEST OF REGION 4 PIECE CHEESEBOARD SELECTION

Weight 770g £20

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