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BBC Good Food Magazine

BBC Good Food Magazine April 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.

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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
welcome to april

The evolution of British food is a joy. We delight in our traditions, seasons and regional specialities and nothing makes us prouder than a Sunday roast, new-season asparagus, and sticky toffee pudding. But can you tinker with the classics and win? We say yes. When it comes to favourite ingredients, you can never have too much of a good thing – try adding Marmite and cheddar to a sausage roll and you’ll see what I mean. Our cover recipe (p26) is really good. And while we’re fiercely proud of our porridge, pies and pancakes, we’re also open fluences . In (p62) Chloe Scott-Moncrieff highlights our new obsession with tacos and why our long-held love of curry is so much more imaginative than chicken korma. Please share your own British favourites…

3 min.

HOT TREND VEGAN JUNK FOOD Plant-based food has gone dirty with big burgers, fried ‘chicken’ and kebabs Mac and cheese, towering burgers and fried chicken are all being given a vegan makeover, and are featuring on trend reports and Instagram feeds worldwide. Why? Well, more and more people are going vegan, so a demand for vegan food that still packs the punch of its meaty junk food alternatives has massively increased – everyone has guilty pleasures, after all Not convinced? Don’t knock it ’till you’ve tried it! In London, Hackney's Temple of Seitan (templeofseitan,co.uk), which serves up fillets of fried seitan that could easily be mistaken for crispy fried chicken, often has queues out the door. Mildreds (mildreds.co.uk), in Soho, has just released a ‘bleeding’ burger by Moving Mountains made from 100% plant –…

1 min.
vegan beers

While lots of beers are vegan-friendly, some brewers add finings in the final stages of production. Finings are used to clarify liquids, and some can include animal-derived products like isinglass (made from the dried swim bladders of fish) and gelatine so are unsuitable for vegans. Here are three of our favourite vegan-friendly beers: Wild Beer Co Fresh Pale Ale £2.59 (330ml can), available at honestbrew.co.uk TASTING NOTES Citrusy with big hits of grapefruit. OUR VERDICT Very hoppy and very quaffable. A treat with a zingy salad. Beaver Town Brewery 8 Ball £2.60 (330ml can), beavertownbrewery.co.uk TASTING NOTES Tropical with spicy aromas and a sweet malt aftertaste. OUR VERDICT Spicy and earthy, 8 Ball goes perfectly with our dirty vegan burger (left). Brewdog Elvis Juice £2.50 (330ml can), brewdog.com TASTING NOTES Vibrant and zesty. OUR VERDICT This shouldn’t work, but it does. The…

1 min.
moor hall lancashire

Prescot Road, Aughton, Lancashire moorhall.com 1 A weekend destination, Moor Hall is a manor house with a high-end restaurant and five bedrooms. In the grounds, The Barn houses a more casual eating space, bakery and meat-hanging room. 2 True hospitality: Lancastrian chef Mark Birchall, his precise kitchen and tight front of house teams create an atmosphere of calm and warmth. Chefs explain each dish as they deliver plates to the table. 3 A tasting menu that’s big on imagination and low on gratuitous smears and dots. Breeds are namechecked, sourcing is local where possible, bread made in-house, veg and herbs from the kitchen garden. Highlights on the menu include Goosnargh duck and monkfish cooked on the bone. 4 A cheese room dedicated to British and Irish cheeses, from classic Colston Bassett Stilton to raw…

1 min.
pea milk?

WHAT IS IT? As the name suggests, it’s a ‘milk’ made from peas – yellow peas specifically. These are milled into a flour which is processed to separate the protein from the fibre and starch. The pea protein is then purified and blended with water and other ingredients to create a milk-like liquid. SO IT’S YET ANOTHER DAIRY-FREE MILK ALTERNATIVE? Yep, we’ve seen an enormous rise in the number of alternative milks recently, from almond to cashew, hemp to oat, but pea milk appears to have more benefits than other alternative milks on the market. OH, REALLY? AND WHAT ARE THOSE? Thanks to those all-important peas, it’s high in protein and fibre, and low in fat. It’s also great for people with allergies and intolerances or those on a plant-based diet as it’s vegan, lactose-free, nut-free,…

1 min.
food editor’s picks

Pitch organic chocolate black tea This is really good as an after-dinner drink – organic black tea with a hint of dark chocolate, it stops me actually eating chocolate! £8.50 (80g), tealab.co.uk Jake’s London salted butter set honey This incredibly smooth honey has the perfect balance of salty and sweet. We couldn’t get enough! Try it simply spread on toast or croissants. £4.75 (195g), harveynichols.com Aquafaba mayonnaise Smooth and creamy, we were seriously impressed with this vegan mayo, made using aquafaba (chickpea water) instead of eggs. Try it in our vegan burger, p12. £3.50 (190g), rubiesintherubble.com Pork, butternut squash, quinoa & kale sausages The great British banger has been given a health-conscious makeover – packed with veg and quinoa, these are not only better for you than the average sausage, they’re also full of flavour. £3.29, Waitrose Indie…