Top 5 Food Influencers for Festive Inspiration

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festive food

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun! What better way to kick off the festivities than to talk about delicious Christmas food? Whenever December rolls around, people across the UK will start looking for ways to impress the dinner table with succulent dishes and mouth-watering puddings, so it's essential that they have a range of recipes and resources to refer to.

Luckily, there is a wide variety of food influencers with different specialities to give you the festive inspiration you need to work up some magic in the kitchen this Christmas. As a leading influencer marketing agency, we have some great insight into some of the best food influencers you should follow this December in the run-up to Christmas.

Whether you're looking for general crowd-pleasers, comfort food essentials, show-stopping dishes or the perfect festive meals for even the fussiest of eaters, we're sure the following list of food bloggers will inspire you to cook up a treat for all to enjoy!

1. Recipes From a Pantry

If you're looking to add an exciting twist your usual classics, we recommend checking out Recipes From a Pantry. Inspired by the rich and bold flavours of Africa, Bintu creates recipes that inspire people to get creative with their cooking, adding dashes of spices here and there.

If you're in charge of cooking the Christmas turkey this year, Recipes From a Pantry has the perfect recipe to ensure your festive feast is the ultimate success. Suitable for people following the keto diet, as well as those who are gluten-free, Bintu's Instant Pot Turkey Breast With Garlic Butter Gravy ensures that everyone can enjoy a delicious turkey dinner on Christmas day.

Make sure to follow Bintu on Instagram, as well as keep an eye on her blog throughout December. We're sure she'll be sharing some unique recipes that will be perfect for your Christmas celebrations.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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2. Daddy Cooks Food

Calling all dads! Do you have a tribe of hungry mouths to feed this Christmas? If so, you'll find all the help and inspiration you need from Daddy Cooks Food. An amateur chef, he collaborates with the likes of Schwartz to bring you soul-warming recipes.

If you're looking to create the perfect winter-warmer soup this December, we think Daddy Cooks Food has the ideal recipe for you. Complete with delicious lentils and packed full of chunky, nutritious vegetables, this Italian Lentil soup will soon become a firm family favourite this Christmas.

Regularly posting on Instagram, Daddy Cooks Food will be sure to keep your feed looking as enticing as ever in the run-up to Christmas, with his humble servings of home-cooked goodness.

3. Fuss Free Flavours

Are you looking to create healthy yet delicious recipes using fresh and organic ingredients? If so, Helen from Fuss Free Flavours is the food influencer you should follow this Christmas. Specialising in using high-quality ingredients from local shops and markets, Helen shares easy and affordable recipes for everyone to enjoy.

Looking for the perfect festive tipple to enjoy with friends and family as you meet up to talk all things Christmas? If so, Fuss Free Flavours has answered all our prayers with her Festive Spiced Cranberry Vodka with Orange recipe. This will make a great, warming drink to enjoy after a day of browsing some Christmas markets.

We're looking forward to seeing some more festive recipes from Helen over the coming weeks. If you are too, make sure to regularly visit her blog to see if she's posted any more delicious festive recipes!

4.Hungry Healthy Happy

Who said a healthy Christmas has to be a boring Christmas? Dannii from Hungry Healthy Happy certainly doesn't think so! For those of us who are looking to indulge in festive flavours whilst still eating mindfully, this is the food blog for you.

As a little treat for kids and adults alike this Christmas, Hungry Healthy Happy has created her own recipe for Christmas Popcorn. With flavours of sweet chocolate, warming cinnamon and refreshing orange, her Christmas popcorn is perfect to nibble on whilst wrapping presents.

With a selection of recipes focused on healthy food, Dannii has managed to make healthy eating sound as exciting as ever. Check out her blog and Instagram account for ideas for festive food and beverages.

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5. Simply Food by Mandy

Finally on our list is Simply Food by Mandy. Mandy is a food influencer who loves to cook up both classic dishes and delicious vegetarian options whilst sticking to a reasonable budget. Her recipes range from savoury to sweet, ticking all the boxes for festive food inspiration!

For those who are feeling adventurous, why not shake up your traditional Christmas dinner with Mandy's Festive Middle Eastern Duck? Ideal for those who don't wish to splurge on an expensive turkey, this duck dish is loaded with intense flavour, making it a Christmas meal you won't forget.

Sharing succulent snaps of her many food creations on Instagram, as well as easy to follow recipes on her blog, Simply Food by Mandy is the ideal influencer for festive food inspiration this Christmas.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Festive Middle Eastern Duck ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Perhaps you fancy something different this year or don’t have the budget for an expensive turkey? This Middle Eastern inspired duck recipe is absolutely delicious and loaded with many levels of flavour. Now as much as I would like to say a duck feeds 4 people, I know that Tris and I could easily devour a whole duck between us! Is that naughty and why I’m a healthy size 12 😂 ? Being realistic I think 1 duck would feed 3 if you share the meat around. I made this gorgeous recipe for @hunterandgatheruk website using their amazing avocado oil. Who would like to try this for a change? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ INGREDIENTS 1 whole duck 2 clementines 1 head of garlic - top chopped off horizontally 1-2 tablespoons ras el hanout 100g pomegranate seeds ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Carrots 12 baby carrots Juice of 1 clementine 2 teaspoons Olive oil Salt and pepper ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Citrus & Coriander Sauce ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1 small bunch of coriander 1 tablespoon Avocado oil or olive oil Juice of 1 clementine Juice 1/2 lemon 1 garlic clove Salt and pepper ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ METHOD Preheat the oven to 210 degrees. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Prick the duck all over concentrating on the fatty areas. Rub with the ras el hanout and season. Add the whole garlic bulb and 1 clementine (cut in half) to the cavity. Place in the oven and cook for 45 minutes. Now turn the temperature down to 160 degrees and cook for a further 1 hour 45 minutes. Leave to rest for 30 minutes. Turn the oven back up to 200 degrees for the carrots. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Carrots Drizzle with clementine juice and oil, season and roast for 20 minutes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Blitz the sauce ingredients together adding a little oil or lemon juice if too thick. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Drizzle over the duck and carrots and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #roastduck #duck #turkey #christmasrecipes #christmasdinner #taste #eat #recipes #December #christmasideas #christmas #christmasfood #food #instafood #foodie #recipeoftheday #cooking #cook #chef @thefeedfeed @food52

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What Will you Create this Christmas?

We believe everyone should be able to enjoy delicious food at Christmas time, which is why we've ensured to provide a list of influencers that cater to dietary preferences such as vegetarian and vegan, as well as providing recipes that everyone will love.

With so many wonderful dishes to try this festive season, what do you fancy making for your friends and family? Whether you're looking to follow healthy recipes or create some rich, velvety puds, we think these are some of the best food influencers that'll make you step into some Christmas cooking.

Did you know that these food bloggers are available for collaboration? If you're looking to secure your blogger relations in time for next Christmas, we're here to help. Simply contact the Influencer team on 02039 580427 or email contact@influencermatchmaker.co.uk for more information.