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Digital Subscriptions > delicious. Magazine > December 2019 > Do you have a degree in washing up?

Do you have a degree in washing up?

After the big feast has been brought forth and devoured, facing the aftermath and scaling the washing-up mountain is no one’s idea of Christmas joy. Debora Robertson explains how to minimise the scullery drudgery – even if delegating isn’t your superpower
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I am terrible at delegating. Even at this time of year, the best I can summon when people ask if they can help with the Christmas feast is to ask them to bring some crackers to go with the cheese. I only trust one friend to actually bring cheese – she seems to be in some kind of weird co-dependent relationship with London’s smartest cheese shop and, being a terrible person, I am keen to exploit that to my own benefit.

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The December issue of delicious. contains everything you need to make this Christmas and New Year your best ever. You’ll find: mix-and-match menus (canapés, starters, mains, desserts); all the roasts from duck, turkey, ham, vegetarian and vegan – and what to do with leftovers; Gill Meller’s celeriac ravioli; a new Christmas pudding from Paul A Young; easy cake decoration; a classic from Delia; plus, our Properly Useful Guide to the best drinks, cocktails, gifts, cheese and shop-bought shortcuts. It’s a happy Christmas guaranteed.