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BBC Good Food Magazine

BBC Good Food Magazine March 2019

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

1 min.
welcome to march

What’s better than a Sunday roast? A roast you can cook in just one pan and serve straight from the dish. Be inspired by our food editors’ ideas for classic Sunday centrepieces given exciting new twists, from a Thai green curry roast chicken (p32) to our lamb with hasselback potatoes cover star (p30). Plus, don’t miss our five genius ways to use up leftovers – at BBC Good Food, we’re committed to using every ingredient in our Test Kitchen and know you hate waste as much as we do. So, this month, we’ve also created a family meal plan, with a handy shopping list for five recipes to ensure you won’t be throwing anything away (p59). I was intrigued by a segment on Radio 4’s The Food Programme discussing pampered pets…

3 min.
lemon mille crêpe cake

This month’s food news, trends, Shelina Permalloo’s tropical cake, top eats in Belfast and what’s on the BBC this month If you are looking for a really show-off way to celebrate Pancake Day (on 5 March), then opt for a mille crêpe cake, a multi-layered pancake cake that’s having a moment in the patisserie world. Twelve or more layers of the thinnest crêpes possible are layered with flavoured creme patissière or cream to make a cake that is then sliced into neat portions. Japanese Kova in Soho (kovapatisserie.com) is famous for their Grinch-green matcha version, matcha is also on the menu at Sakurado in Kensington (sakurado.co.uk) and Menagerie in Manchester (menagerierestaurant.co.uk), but new Mille in Paddington (patisseriemille.com) is the first dedicated mille crêpes emporium with eight flavours on offer – we…

1 min.
have you tried date molasses?

You may already have cooked with pomegranate molasses (if not, turn to page 84 for Diana Henry’s recipes), but the latest sticky sweet cooking ingredient is date molasses. What is it? A dark, thick and sticky syrup made from the juice of pressed dates. What does it taste like? Incredibly sweet and treacly, like a dark caramel. What can I do with it? Its intense sweetness and syrupy texture means it lends itself well to use in sweet dishes – drizzle it over pancakes or into porridge, swirl through yogurt or use as a sweetener in smoothies, desserts, cakes and bakes. It’s also great, used sparingly, in savoury dishes including as a glaze for grilled or barbecued meat, or mixed into salad dressings. Where can I get it? You can buy Odysea date molasses in Sainsbury’s stores (250ml,…

1 min.
anna’s best food buys

Hurly Burly turmeric & cumin fermented raw slaw (500g) If you’re a fan of sauerkraut, you’ll love this zingy fermented slaw, great with veggie burgers. £5, abelandcole.co.uk Pariani Burrolio hazelnut butter (100g) A new vegan hazelnut butter that’s creamy and nutty, perfect on toasted sourdough or use in dairy-free bakes. £6.50, souschef.co.uk No. 1 Botanicals sparkling waters (300ml) These aromatic sparkling waters are delicious on their own or in place of tonic in a G&T. We love the lemon verbena flavour. £2.95, Harvey Nichols Odysea baked gigantes beans (335g) These buttery beans in a flavourful tomato sauce are great in a sharing meze with olives, cured meats and bread for mopping up the sauce. £2.50, Sainsbury’s Halloumi & poached egg breakfast pot These breakfast pots are great to grab-and-go on your way to work. We liked the halloumi &…

1 min.
vegan cheese

• How popular it is According to Google trends data, searches for ‘vegan cheese’ have increased by 350% in the past five years and in 2017, searches for ‘vegan cheese’ were almost double the number of searches for ‘cheddar cheese’. • How it’s made These days, you can find dairy-free alternatives to all kinds of cheese. Vegan cheeses can be made from a wide range of different base ingredients but the most common are soy, tofu, coconut oil and nuts. • What it tastes like We conducted a blind taste test to find the best vegan alternatives to cheddar, parmesan, mozzarella, feta and cream cheese. Our overall favourite was Creamy Sheese, a cream cheese (£2.48, 225g, buteisland.com). For the full results, see bbcgoodfood.com/review/best-vegan-cheese.…

1 min.
trending now

Oxtail Not only is oxtail appearing on more restaurant menus at the moment, it’s also become more popular with home cooks. According to Pinterest, searches for oxtail recipes are up 209% from last year, with people particularly interested in those that are slow-cooker friendly. Flavoured tonic water There’s been a huge shift towards low and non-alcoholic drinks recently, from mocktails to upmarket soft drinks. We’re seeing lots of flavoured tonic waters on the market, from cardamom to grapefruit & rosemary, designed to be enjoyed on their own as much as with gin. Beer for dogs Yes, you read that right. Your favourite furry friend can now join in with Friday night drinks as Scottish craft beer company Brewdog recently created a craft beer for dogs, aptly named ‘Subwoofer IPA’. The verdict? ‘Woof’. For doggy treats…