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Olive Magazine December 2020

At olive we believe you can eat imaginatively and well without spending a fortune. Every month we aim to inspire food lovers to cook new dishes, but it's not all about cooking at home. The magazine has three main sections, eat in, eat out, eat away so you'll also find great value restaurants, top recommendations and tips from around the world. In every issue: 100+ easy, stylish recipes all triple tested, 7 meals for under £35, great value restaurants, bargain travel ideas

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
welcome to december

This has been a year of inventiveness, resourcefulness and resilience. The hospitality industry has risen to the challenge again and again. From meal kit delivery (visit Olive magazine.com for a round-up of the best) and online classes, to feeding front-line workers and the slow build towards equality of opportunity for non-white employees, there is so much to raise a toast to. We celebrate it all in our 21 reasons to be cheerful feature (p82). As Christmas inches closer, we’ve plenty of festive recipes to suit every type of cook. Adam Bush’s fabulous recipe for turkey wellington (p16) is a project that cooks who enjoy spending time in the kitchen will love; Nik Sharma’s coffee-spiced steak with burnt kachumber salad (p51) is a quick twist on steak seasoning; while Eldr restaurant’s potato…

2 min
olive loves...

CHEESEBOARD BOX Support British artisan cheesemakers with this curated box of South West cheeses. It contains a creamy Royal Bassett Blue, vine-leaf-wrapped Eve goat’s, a rich raw-milk Sharpham Rustic and a vintage cloth-bound cheddar. £39, quickes.co.uk BUBBLEDOGS KITS Recreate an authentic Bubbledogs night at home with loaded dogs (choose from chilli cheese, mac daddy, reuben or Mexican) and a bottle of fizz from founder Sadia Chang’s curated list. Hotdog kits £20, Bubbledogs experience £50. bubbleshoplondon.com CHRISTMAS COFFEE This blend of Kenyan and Brazilian beans delivers a bold coffee with flavours of candied fruit, orange and chocolate. £7.50 (250g), perkyblenders.com SOMERSET HAMPER Full of beautiful West Country produce, this includes a mixed selection of Newt cyders and perries, Black Bee orchard honey and Newt chocolates. £65, shop.thenewtinsomerset.com SMOKED SALMON HAMPER Just the thing for Christmas, this hamper contains outstanding Secret…

10 min

Turkey wellington 4 HOURS + COOLING | SERVES 8 A LITTLE EFFORT Some butchers will do a turkey breast joint (a breast that has been butterflied and then re-rolled as a roasting joint) – if you can get hold of one of those, perfect! This can be prepared up to two days in advance, then just popped in the oven for half an hour. Plus, any leftover slices can be frozen. skinless turkey breast 1.5kgflat-leaf parsley a large bunch, roughly choppedgarlic 3 cloves, crushed, plus ½ a bulb, cloves bashedlemon 1, zestedsoft white breadcrumbs 150gdried cranberries 75golive oil 2 tbsp, plus extra for drizzlingonions 1 thickly sliced, ½ finely choppedchestnut mushrooms 500g, finely choppedcaramelised red onion chutney 2 tbspenglish mustard 1 tbspparma ham 12 slicespuff pastry 2 x 500g blocks egg 1, beatenthyme…

7 min
festive spreads

Stuffed aubergine rolls with melting mozzarella 1 HOUR | SERVES 4-6 | EASY | V Inspired by involtini di melanzane, but with a melting middle twist. You can make the sauce and grill the aubergines up to two days ahead and chill. aubergines 1 large or 2 mediumolive oil 1 tbsp, plus extra for griddlinggarlic 3 cloves, slicedchopped tomatoes 2 x 400g tinsdried oregano ½ tspsugar a pinch (optional)vinegar a splash (optional)basil a small bunch, leaves pickedmozzarella 1 ballfresh pesto 4 tbsp PARMESAN CRUMBS olive oil 2 tbspsourdough or bloomer breadcrumbs 50gparmesan (or veggie alternative) 25g, finely gratedlemon 1, zesteddried oregano 1 tsp • Trim the aubergines, then cut into 5mm slices lengthways. Brush both sides of each slice with some oil. Season. Heat a griddle pan over a high heat until very hot, and cook…

3 min
christmas spirits

Festive black russian 2 MINUTES | SERVES 1 | EASY vodka 25mlspiced Christmas vodka or gin liqueur (we used Black Cow Christmas Spirit) 25mlcoffee liqueur 25mlCointreau 1 tspAngostura bitters 2 dashes (optional) • Fill an old fashioned glass with ice and the remaining ingredients, along with the bitters, if using. Stir gently before serving. Olive Christmas gin cocktail 5 MINUTES | SERVES 1 | EASY Shake this drink very well to ensure a creamy layer of egg white on top. gin 50mllemon juice 25mlorange juice 1 tbspCampari 1 tbspcaster sugar 1 tspegg white 1nutmeg a gratingcocktail cherry to garnish • Put the gin, lemon and orange juice, Campari, sugar and egg white in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake well for at least 15-30 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass, grate over some nutmeg and garnish…

4 min
love your leftovers

Turkey and ham pie 1 HOUR 10 MINUTES + COOLING SERVES 4 | EASY butter 50gspring onions a bunch, thinly slicedgarlic 1 clove, finely choppedplain flour 50gchicken or turkey stock 500mlleft-over turkey meat 350g, cut into piecesleft-over ham 150g, cut into piecescrème fraîche 75gdijon mustard 1 tbspflat-leaf parsley a small handful, choppedegg 1, beatenpuff pastry 320g sheet • Melt the butter in a large pan over a medium heat. Once foaming, add the spring onions with a pinch of salt, and cook for 10 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the flour and cook for another 2 minutes until turning sandy, then gradually pour in the stock until smooth. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until thickened. • Remove from the heat and stir in the turkey meat, ham,…