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BBC Good Food Magazine

BBC Good Food Magazine June 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 june

‘Would you rather your Dad did a dance at school or your Mum had a row in a café?’ This line from Would You Rather..., the children’s book of impossible choices, always makes me laugh – and touches a nerve. Forget the dad dancing: why do people find it so difficult to send food back without making a scene? My partner used to cringe if I said I was going to tell a waiter my tuna was overcooked or the rosé wasn’t chilled. Now he doesn’t worry, as I’ve never actually complained in a restaurant. It’s more effective – and courteous – to quietly explain something isn t right and, if appropriate, suggest how to correct it. Mistakes happen, and a good restaurant will be grateful for the chance to correct…

2 min.

HOT TREND Za’atar croissants The French classic gets a Middle Eastern makeover – our cheat’s recipe is ready in 30 minutes HOT TREND A well-made plain croissant is a fine thing, but a red rag to an inventive baker. Bakeries all over the globe have always had fun adding flavours to croissants, and recently the ante has been upped. We’re not talking stuffing them with fillings like sandwiches, but baking all kinds of ingredients into the dough. Find them filled with real bacon pieces and maple syrup at Pophams Bakery in London (@pophamsbakery), twice-baked with a decadent coconut and almond frangipane centre and white chocolate pandan ganache at Lune Croissanterie in Melbourne (@lunecroissant), or doused with fruit pebbles, funfetti or given the red velvet treatment at Union Fare (@unionfare) in New York. Cheese and pastry…

1 min.
cinco jotas 5j jamón

Are these the happiest pigs in the world? The 100% Iberico pigs native to south-west Spain live in the dehesa (forest) enjoying an abundant diet of acorns from holm and cork oak trees. Recognisable by their dark, even skin, floppy ears and black hooves, they roam freely, covering up to 14 kilometres a day in search of the acorns. It’s these – along with wild mushrooms and herbs – that give the jamón its unctuous fatty texture and distinct nuttiness. Following the traditional methods Cinco Jotas has been employing for 130 years, the pigs live for up to 24 blissful months before the meat is profiled (the process by which the outer fat is removed), salted, cured and cellared for up to three years. The effect of the temperature and humidity…

1 min.
what’s trending?

Pineapple 2018 might be the year of the pineapple, as demand for the tropical fruit is at an all-time high. Tesco recently reported its pineapple sales up by 15% from last year. Turn to page 52 to make our pork & pineapple skewers. Greaseproof notebook Are you a home cook with a notebook full of stained, barely legible recipes? Then this one’s for you. This notepad by Stone Notebook is made from a water- and grease- resistant material, meaning you can be as messy as you like, but your notes will remain clean! Ruby chocolate Completely free from colourings, flavourings and additives, ruby chocolate is made using ruby beans found in Ecuador, Brazil and the Ivory Coast. The beans have a fruity flavour, resulting in a bar that tastes like white chocolate with a berry…

1 min.

1 Character-packed rooms An overnight or weekend destination, this country house was once the home of newspaper magnate Lord Beaverbrook. Each of the luxurious bedrooms in the main house are named for his illustrious guests, such as Churchill, the Kennedys and Liz Taylor. 2 Japanese menu Sceptics may wonder if this is right in the English countryside but the main restaurant – overseen by chef Taiji Maruyama – is spectacular. At night, the Japanese grill serves the highest-quality sushi, sashimi and dishes cooked on the robata (grill) using seasonal ingredients grown in the grounds. 3 Must-order dishes include yellowtail tiradito with smoked yuzu and aubergine, and halibut marinated with koji. Feeling adventurous? The chef’s set menu (£55) includes ant-topped nigiri (it adds a pleasant crunch). 4 The Japanese breakfast is light and exquisite;…

1 min.
dinner dash

Greek salad hot dogs Lean, veg-packed sausages are bang on-trend right now. Use these new chicken, feta & spinach ones from Sainsbury’s for a healthier, Greek-style version of a hot dog. SERVES 4 PREP 5 mins COOK 15 mins EASY Fry the sausages in 1 tbsp oil over a medium-high heat for around 15 mins, turning every few mins. Slice the cherry tomatoes and olives from the Greek salad in half. Spread 1 tbsp hummus in each section of baguette, then scatter in a handful of Greek salad mix, reserving the feta & olives. Once the sausages are cooked, slice in half and add two halves to each sliced bagette, and finish with a scattering of feta and olives. GOOD TO KNOW low cal PER SERVING 485 kcals • fat 19g • saturates 3g •…