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BBC Good Food Magazine

BBC Good Food Magazine September 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

1 min.
welcome to september

September marks a gentle change in the seasons. When we’re lucky, summer continues into the month and memories of sunny holidays are kept alive by the warmth and aroma of cooking with cumin, saffron, paprika and other spices from around the world. Boost your skills and transform your kitchen into a Moroccan souk or Caribbean beach shack by mastering the five easy spice mixes in this issue. The key is to use the mixes soon after blending, so we’ve included ways to add them to everyday dishes, too. We love sharing food and wine with friends, so we hope you’ll join us at our next #bbcgfeatsout event at José Pizarro Broadgate – details on page 47. I look forward to sharing a glass of cava with you.…

2 min.

HOT TREND Acorns A symbol of life and luck, discover why acorns are also inspiring chefs and food producers HOT TREND: ACORNS Trends aren’t necessarily new ideas – acorn kernels are an ancient foodstuff and now, both an ingredient and an inspiration in modern cooking. Chef Ollie Dabbous (formerly of Dabbous and now at the helm of Hide) was early off the mark in 2014 with his acorn praline, served with barbecued Ibérico pork. If you’ve eaten Ibérico pork, then you’ll have tasted that nutty background flavour already – Ibérian pigs eat a lot of acorns. In 2016 Agern (Danish for acorn) opened in New York, a nod to an indigenous culinary foodstuff in Scandinavia. Fast-forward to 2018 and Instagram favourite acorn pudding is on the menu at Hide, acorn gin is available at…

1 min.
have you tried… aleppo pepper?

As Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine continues to soar in popularity in the UK, so too do the ingredients used. We’ve noticed that more restaurants and recipes are using Aleppo pepper, also known as pul biber. What is it? A dried and ground, dark red pepper named after the Syrian city of Aleppo where it’s grown, but it’s more commonly sourced from Turkey. It’s used in cooking and as a condiment in many dishes, including kebabs. What does it taste like? They have a milder, sweeter and slightly tangier flavour than other chilli flakes. They’re also aromatic and fruity rather than spicy. How do I use it? Sprinkled over Turkish eggs, in Middle Eastern inspired salads, or to season grilled meats. It can be used in any dish where you might use paprika. Where…

2 min.
northern chinese

Each month we explore a restaurant trend, highlighting key dishes and ingredients. Here, Wei Shao, owner of BaoziInn, London ( baoziinn.com ), guides us through traditional dishes and ingredients of the Chinese provinces of Hunan and Sichuan and how they’re served at the restaurant. Sichuan pepper A real favourite when it comes to Northern Chinese cooking. Rather than giving off pure heat, Sichuan pepper causes a tingling sensation in the mouth and is said to stimulate circulation and aid appetite. Chef ’s special house-made soy sauce Chinese soy sauce infused with star anise, bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves and other herbs and spices. This sauce is used in many dishes at BaoziInn, but most notably it’s poured over prawn wonton dumplings, the restaurant’s most celebrated dish. Black ear fungus Also known as cloud ear…

1 min.
reusable coffee cups

rCUP, £12, Waitrose The UK’s first reusable coffee cup made from other cups! Both discarded paper cups and their plastic lids are used in its manufacture. At the end of its life (estimated at 10 years) it’s 100% recyclable. Not only is it a sustainable choice, it’s also 100% leakproof. Huskup, £10.95, huskup.com Available in various designs, this coffee cup is made from rice husks (the outer hull of the rice grain), a material that would otherwise be burnt at the mill, making this cup another sustainable choice. The cup is also durable, free from plastic and completely biodegradable. Zuperzozial biodegradable cruising travel mug, £10.50, trouva.com This travel mug is made from a blend of bamboo fibre and corn starch and strengthened with melamime resin, making it both sturdy and dishwasher-safe. If buried in the…

1 min.
what’s trending?

Broccoli coffee Made using broccoli powder and coffee, this trend comes from Australia. Every two tablespoons contains roughly one serving of broccoli, including fibre, vitamin B6 and vitamin E – for those who don’t eat their greens. Spiced drinks We’ve noticed a huge rise in spiced drinks, from cocktails to soft drinks. Think chilli & ginger Margaritas, habanero pisco sours and Jalepeño mojitos as well as soft drinks flavoured with ginger and cayenne. Camel milk From nut or oat to goat s, the past few years have seen a variety of milks on the market. The latest? Camel milk. It’s been drunk for centuries in North Africa and the Middle East, but now you can buy it in the UK, in selected Asda stores. Baobab Noted for its high levels of antioxidants, vitamin C and potassium, baobab…