JAMIE Oliver has used his new Christmas special to advise giving Brussels sprouts and tired old turkey a bit of pizzazz with a touch of gold leaf.
The chef suggested that creating a Yuletide feast everyone would remember was a simple matter of adding chestnuts, crispy pancetta, orange-blossom honey glaze and edible gold leaf, available at just £4.75 for two sheets.
He said: “Gold leaf is my top tip for smashing Christmas veg. It’s that perfect little touch that elevates this from being an ordinary meal to something special.
“It’s definitely not that I’ve done gravy, roast potatoes, turkey and stuffing a hundred million f**king times, am more jaded than a dockside whore, and I’m flailing around to find random ways to make this different.
“Actually, it’s that gold leaf over the parsnips and the Brussels is special and necessary and you’ll love it. What’s another fiver at this time of year? Happy days.
“Imagine the majesty of your Boxing Day bowel movement speckled with gold. You eat it, you crap it out, you flush it away. It’s like a metaphor for Christmas.
“Anyway. Add gold leaf.”