Nigella Lawson shares what she'll be having for Christmas dinner this year

Ciara McGinley
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Photo credit: Brendon Thorne - Getty Images
Photo credit: Brendon Thorne - Getty Images

From Good Housekeeping

Like many of us, Nigella Lawson is set to have a different Christmas this year, and for that reason, the celebrity chef has decided to make something a little different for Christmas dinner.

Breaking from tradition, Nigella revealed she'll be ditching the turkey this Christmas and instead making a pork dish for Christmas dinner.

The star shared her plans on BBC's Newscast podcast with presenters Adam Fleming and Emily Maitlis.

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Photo credit: BBC

"I only just made the decision a couple of days ago, for the first time ever I am not going to do a turkey and I always do," Nigella said.

The TV chef went on to reveal she would be serving up pork for Christmas lunch, accompanied by a few of her favorite traditional Christmas trimmings.

"For various reasons, it's not going to be a normal family Christmas. Therefore, I think I will feel less sad doing something that is just a lovely lunch, that takes in a few Christmas traditions from elsewhere that interest me... but not making me feel what's missing," Nigella said.

She's still serving Christmas pudding on the day, but this year has made mini puddings rather than one large sharing pudding.

"I am going to do something a bit different (this year) and I feel that it will make it lovely in its own right," Nigella added.

If you want to make something a little different this year, why not try our slow cooker coca cola ham? Or, if you're making a traditional Christmas dinner for the first time this year, read our expert guide.

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