Catherine Fulvio has been busy travelling the world in order to bring Irish dishes to the scattered diaspora in Tastes Like HomeCatch up on RTÉ Player now.

Luckily for us, the TV chef has managed to find some time to share her top cooking tips for Christmas. 

Catherine's Top Tip for Christmas Parties

Are you hosting a big family gathering this year? Catherine suggests skipping the starters for Christmas dinner and do as the Italians do.

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"When I have a big crowd coming over for Christmas, rather than doing individual starters, I do as the Italians do and I lay out lots of little tasters for everyone to enjoy; so I'll have everything there from smoked salmon to farmhouse cheeses, from olives to crostini - there's something there for everyone."

Get Catherine Fulvio's Top Tip for Mince Pies here.