Imagine spending two-and-a-half days of domesticated bliss down in Co Cork, listening to the melodic tones of a celebrity and returning home with everything you'll ever need to impress the mother-in-law, the snooty sister-in-law and the unending slew of guests this Christmas.
Rachel Allen is teaching a two-and-a-half day festive entertaining course in Ballymaloe on December 11 to 13, where the queen of the kitchen will arm you with dozens of recipes and nifty little tips on how to entertain and host the perfect Christmas party with poise and grace.
From what you can cook in advance to what wine goes with which canapes, you'll learn all you'll ever need to know about stuffing the turkey and making Brussels sprouts not just edible but delightful. Places are still available: www.cookingisfun.ie
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