Forget presents. If the silly season is synonymous with one thing, it’s food. Whether your holiday helpings consist of traditional roasts with all the trimmings (hello, crispy, duck fat potatoes), fresh seafood or platters spilling with antipasto and cold cuts, there is one thing every festive table has in common: food, glorious food.
Instead of a production line of dishes arranged along the bench, why not try upping the festive wow factor by creating a gourmet grazing table loaded with all your favourite holiday dishes. Not only will it make the food the shining centrepiece of the day, it also makes it easier for guests to get their festive feast on.
To help whet your merry appetite, we caught up with former MasterChef contestant Sarah Todd to find out her favourite festive entertaining tips, as well as how to create a mouth-watering, gourmet grazing table.
Sarah's top tips for festive entertaining