Delicious UK September 2021

An award-winning magazine, delicious. features 50-plus triple-tested, foolproof recipes and astounding complementary editorial and photography every month.

United Kingdom
Eye to Eye Media
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min

September means that new-term feeling; it means end-of-summer bounty (the last of the sweetcorn cobs in their rustly wrappings, the never-ending tomato glut – and hello, apples!). And it means, somehow, that time is starting to feel squeezed again as we reacquaint ourselves with what life used to be like. I, for one, am trying to note and hold on to things I’ve learned and appreciated from the past year and a half – the importance of friends and neighbours; how to cram in less and appreciate more (quiet moments in particular); and that, on occasion, it’s okay to say no. It really is. As the schools go back, it’s an apt time to learn new skills (or polish up existing ones). To help you do just that, we’re honoured to…

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the delicious manifesto

Cooking is for everyone If we could get everyone in the world cooking we would. Food brings people together – families, friends, communities – and baking a special cake makes everyone happy (p56). Or if you want to get your children involved with something easier, try the banana loaf on p98. Simply fantastic. You can trust us Every recipe is rigorously tested by our food team at least twice, using domestic ovens, so you can be confident our recipes work every time. When it comes to reviews, we only recommend discoveries (see p115) we deem to be good quality and worth the price tag. Keeping it simple Eating locally and seasonally, whenever you can, really is a no-brainer. We aim to use easy-to-find seasonal ingredients (p22). We’ll tell you where to find any unusual ones…

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delicious. world

It’s crunch time Stroll among apple-laden trees at one of the UK’s many orchards this month as they mark the arrival of autumn and this year’s harvest. From family-friendly apple days to cider farm tours, find inspiration for fruity outings over the page and at orchards SAVE THE DATE The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, Macmillan Cancer Support’s annual charity fundraising event, is back on Friday 24 September — sign up for a fundraising kit at 18 SEP-3 OCT It’s British Food Fortnight Established in 2001, the annual campaign celebrates sustainable, high-welfare food produced in the UK, with community events, special promotions and menus at shops, pubs and restaurants – all encouraging people to buy local and support British farmers. Get involved at Sipping around the countryside Vineyards, orchards and distilleries feature in a new drinks…

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would you eat lab-grown meat?

A new exhibition at Oxford’s Museum of Natural History, Meat The Future, explains how modern meat production and consumption affects people and the planet, and explores alternatives – from high-tech substitutes (are you ready for lab-grown meat?) to traffic light-style eco-credentials on products. A mobile installation, Meat Your Persona, is visiting two more cities around the UK – Glasgow (24 Aug-5 Sep) and Leeds in October. If you can’t make it along you can still take the quiz at meatyourpersona. com. Exhibition runs until 16 Jan 2022;; @morethanadodo Turn to p68 for an in-depth look at eating meat and dairy PHOTOGRAPH: OXFORD UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY/ EASY TIGER CREATIVE…

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this month’s must-follow @telltalefood on instagram

Who’s behind the @? Julius Roberts swapped life as a busy London chef for the Suffolk sticks in 2017 “to start the journey towards self sufficiency”. Today he shares his sunny outlook on ethical, sustainable farming – and recipes for revelling in the season’s bounty – from his smallholding in Dorset. What’s great about his feed? A chick emerging from its shell, a goat snacking on sweet peas… Julius’s chronicles of country life, from birthing goats to baling hay, might seem idyllic but they showcase his food philosophy too. And there are platefuls of garden-fresh food... (but mostly it’s the baby goats).…

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from the mailbox…

THIS MONTH’S STAR EMAIL WINS... …two boxes of premium red and white Portuguese wine worth over £50, by the experts from The Wine Show (Amazon Prime). These delicious wines stay fresher for longer thanks to their box format, which produces less CO2 than glass bottles do. For more information, visit thewine boxed-wine FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN... Let us know your thoughts on this month’s issue by emailing us at info@ delicious* Star email Subject Yes, we can! From Gemma Howes-Salisbury I’m an ex-landlady, and Candice Brown’s interview [Aug, p19] resonated with me. I was cleaner, bar person, stock orderer, pot wash, cellar manager, chef helper – and many other roles you need to take on to run a successful pub. Despite all that, I remember how often I was asked by the customer/sales rep/ delivery…