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Why do celebrity chefs tell us how to cook Christmas lunch every year? Well, it’s all a big literary-theoretical experiment

By Sam Leith   January 2010

Nigella’s perfect Christmas is positively postmodern

Last month, I asked: “Which would you rather be bitten by: a vampire or a zombie?” That seemed to excite some interest, so I will try a similar framing device again. Let me ask you the seasonal question: “Which would you rather bite: a turkey or a goose?”

This question differs, somewhat, from the previous one. My answer to the first would be “neither, if it’s all the same to you,” and my answer to the second would be: “both, if you’re offering.”  I’m greedy. But we’ve reached the time of year when…

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