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BBC Good Food Magazine

BBC Good Food Magazine Christmas 2017

Good Food is the UK's biggest selling food magazine, packed with triple-tested recipes and practical ideas for every meal occasion. From weekday suppers to relaxed weekend lunches, recipes are seasonal and work first time. In every issue: 100+ triple-tested recipes, everyday cooking,weekend ideas, seasonal ingredients, TV chefs, inspirational photographs and practical advice.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
merry christmas

‘A great Christmas is about the warmth engendered by sharing great food, not aesthetic perfection’ says our very own wise man Tony Naylor. On page 155, Tony outlines his 10-point plan to banish stress from the big day. You may not agree with his untraditional choices (he’s not a fan of turkey) but there’s no arguing with his advice to defuse all potential flashpoints: ‘breathe, count to 10 and refill your glass.’ NEW star columnist Nadiya Hussain’s approach to avoiding stress in the kitchen is to plan well ahead. In her first feature for BBC Good Food she reveals her shortcuts and the division of labour that keeps the family in good spirits over the festivities. Keep an eye on our Facebook this month for our new video interviews in which…

1 min.
mix & match 4 festive menus

Cocktails & canapés Serve a cosmo at the start of your party and a warming shot before guests leave Retro dinner party with a modern twist These are all familiar recipes, each with an upgrade for 2017 A big get-together Share a serve-yourself curry followed by a festive dessert Friday night with friends Serve this easy main followed by a make-ahead pudding You’ll find three more Christmas Day menus on p22, a Christmas Eve supper on p72 and a Boxing Day lunch on p82…

3 min.
hot drinks

Nothing says festive cheer quite like that tingle in your fingertips when wrapped around a hot mug of something spiced, delicious and possibly a little bit boozy too. Barmen are mulling or warming every drink they can get their hands on. We’ve seen mulled cider, mulled gin and even the hot toddy seems to be making a comeback. Dig out your favourite mug, cover your knees with a cosy blanket and pass the mince pies please. Fig & star anise mulled wine SERVES 6 PREP 5 mins COOK 10 mins EASY Pour a 750ml bottle of red wine into a large saucepan. Add 1 sliced clementine, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 star anise, 3 dried figs, 4 cloves and 3 black peppercorns. Heat very gently until simmering, then turn off the heat. Fish out…

1 min.
flavoured popcorn

IN THE BEGINNING In 1893, the world’s first mobile popcorn machine was introduced in Chicago and popcorn became a popular street food snack at fairs and carnivals in America. It wasn’t until the 1930s that it was sold in cinemas, and then supermarkets, in both the US and the UK.There were only two flavours: salty or sweet. THEN Gourmet popcorn company Joe & Seph’s were at the forefront of the flavoured popcorn trend in Britain.Co-founder Joseph Sopher began making it after realising there was nothing like it in the UK. He launched Joe & Seph’s (at the BBC Good Food show!) in 2010 with flavours including caramel, coconut & cinnamon and caramel macchiato & whiskey. Joseph explains that ‘when corn is air-popped, it has almost no taste so it’s a great…

1 min.
a free goody bag with gf eats out

Our popular GF Eats Out events celebrate the great British restaurant scene (see page 158 for details of our exclusive day at Belmond Le Manoir) and every month we give away a goody bag worth up to £50, with treats such as ethically harvested The True Honey Co manuka honey from New Zealand, uplifting Ahmad Tea, a refreshing Franklin & Sons Valencian Orange & Pink Grapefruit with Lemongrass drink, crunchy Love Corn, a Sal de Ibiza travel-size Sea Salt Shaker, Long Island ‘High Tea’ Smith & Sinclair Edible Cocktail Pastilles and Beer & Smoke Pickles from We Love Manfood.…

1 min.
what's trending!

Black Forest revival Thought Black Forest was a retro classic? It’s back for Christmas 2017. We’ve seen Black Forest in most of the supermarket’s Christmas ranges, from traditional gâteau to Black Forest panettone and even Black Forest venison. Flavoured mince pies…. Forget spiced fruit, we’ve seen a step away from the traditional this year as more unusual flavour combinations turn up in our mince pies, from chocolate & cherry to gingerbread-topped or lemon. …and mince pie flavour As mince pies take on new flavours, everything else becomes mince pie flavoured! There’s mince pie fudge, mince pie popcorn (see p184) and even mince pie gin! Smash cakes Last year’s ‘reveal desserts’ – pour hot caramel or chocolate sauce over a chocolate dome to reveal the cake inside – have been joined by smash and reveal – see p125…