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BBC Good Food Magazine

BBC Good Food Magazine February 2018

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.
welcome to february

Thrifty, budget and penny-pinching are hardly words to inspire imaginative cooking. But some clever choices can make the simplest ingredients sing. Here’s how you can benefit from our cheap as chips issue: 1 Cheap cuts can be transformed into something special. Our cover recipe (p24) is proof that you don’t have to spend a lot to give your dish great flavour. 2 Making meals for one needn’t be wasteful or costly. Our dhal, pie and ramen recipes taste a million dollars but cost less than £1.50. 3 Our columnist Victoria Moore shows how you can spend £7 and pour a world class wine into your glass – find out which one on page 34. 4 Love is… a simple winter picnic: Emma Freud’s brandy-fuelled £15 menu beats an overpriced restaurant on Valentine’s Day hands…

2 min.

HOT TREND HASSELBACK Practise your knife skills and turn ordinary veg into showstoppers Hot technique HASSELBACK The hasselback potato is not a new invention: it’s actually a Swedish import, the original being made with whole potatoes that are sliced, not-quite-all-the-way-through, topped with butter, breadcrumbs and baked until golden. Social media has snapped up this idea and run with it, applying the technique to a growing list of vegetables and even fruit. Now the slices are as thin and delicate as possible and the breadcrumbs are out so that you can really show off those knife skills. However, as well as being marvellously photogenic there is a logic to it, as each incision increases the surface area creating multiple catch points for seasonings, spices, oil, butter and general deliciousness. It might seem like a faff, but…

1 min.
flippin’ fab facts about pancakes!

Searches for American-style pancakes increase by 400% 213 pancakes made up the tallest stack ever made, by Center Parcs in Newark, UK 52 million eggs are eaten by Brits on Shrove Tuesday Gluten -free pancake recipes were more popular than classic pancakes The perfect pancake recipe Mix the eggs, flour and milk. Pour a ladle of batter into an oiled pan. Cook for 30 secs on each side. MAKES 6 pancakes Hasselback photograph: shoot director MARTIN TOPPING | Food stylist ELENA SILCOCK | Stylist FAYE WEARS Photographs SABINE LÖSCHER /STOCKFOOD, JOHN CAREY…

1 min.

9a St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY duddells.com @DuddellsLondon 1 Dim sum symphony – the must-have starter for two: steamed prawn dumplings shaped like goldfish, plus scallop and prawn and king crab. 2 Famous in Hong Kong for its modern Cantonese menu, the new outpost in London Bridge brings its playful approach to the UK, a stone’s throw from the Shard. 3 Lobster noodles Oh my! Egg noodles, made in house, and an entire lobster! It’s thoughtfully presented so the meat’s easy to get at with chopsticks without too much fiddling or spatter. On our visit every table ordered this. 4 Housed in the chapel in an old hospital, the room is cavernous, and you can watch chefs cook in the open kitchen. 5 Asian-inspired cocktails are fun – the pisco-based Yellow Wonder comes with…

1 min.

WHAT IS IT? Bergamot is a fragrant citrus fruit that looks like a cross between an orange and a lemon. I’M SURE I’VE HEARD OF IT BEFORE… You’ll most likely know it as the ingredient that gives Earl grey tea its characteristic flavour. Its essential oils are also often used in perfume and beauty products. But we’re talking about the fruit itself… AND WHAT DOES THE FRUIT TASTE LIKE? Its pulp is acidic, sour and slightly bitter, a little like grapefruit, while the skin is highly perfumed. HOW DO I EAT IT? As it’s so sour, you wouldn’t want to eat it on its own but, like Seville oranges, the sharp, slight bitterness works wonderfully in marmalade or in a gin & tonic. It’s also delicious in a curd, cake, tart or sorbet. Or it works well…

1 min.
food editor's picks

Irresistible chai tea bags I like the warming flavour of chai in recipes as well as in a drink. Try making a strong cup using a tea bag, and then mixing it with icing sugar to decorate cakes or biscuits. £1.69 (125g), Co-op Chocolate & Love rich dark tin This tin contains 30 dinky wrapped pieces (in a mix of rich dark 71%, Madagsacan 70% and Panama 80%), which is helpful when you are trying not to eat a large bar. £11.50, ethicalsuperstore .com , chocolateandlove .com English Tea Shop English breakfast tea Tea is the first thing I drink in the morning, so it’s got to be good. This brand uses black tea from Sri Lanka. £1.90, ethicalsuperstore.com Fair café liqueur Make this the base of all your espresso martinis from now on, the beans are…