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BBC Good Food Magazine April 2020

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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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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in this issue

1 min.
welcome to april

‘Eating together is supposed to be an act of shared closeness, but in a family situation, it can also be about as relaxing as careering down a rickety helter skelter,’ says our wine columnist Victoria Moore in this month’s feature on what to drink with roast lamb (p129). In this issue, we’re taking the stress out of Easter gatherings with a menu that can be prepped ahead and served sharing-style, and our chocolate cheesecake cover star is the grand finale (p28). It’s guaranteed to create joyful atmosphere! Cook once, enjoy twice – that’s the thinking behind this month’s easiest ever midweek meals (p36). If, like us, you’re aiming to cut down on food waste, this is the ideal way to use your leftovers to delicious effect. For more ideas on reusing, recycling…

2 min.
update

NOW WE’RE EATING Einkorn soda bread Discover the ancient grain making a comeback and how to use it at home Einkorn is one of the earliest forms of wheat eaten by humankind. Milled into a flour, it’s rich and nutty in flavour, with a deep biscuity smell once baked into bread or cakes. We’ve seen ancient grains like einkorn becoming more familiar on the food scene recently, with many bakeries incorporating them into their recipes for added flavour. Gail’s (gailsbread.co.uk) offer an einkorn & whey sourdough, and we tried a delicious einkorn soda bread at Stoney Street (26grains. com) in London’s Borough Market, where pastry chef Henrietta Inman heads up the kitchen. The restaurant was recently opened by 26 Grains founder Alex Hely-Hutchinson, who uses an exciting variety of grains at both venues. Here, we’ve…

1 min.
three-cornered leek

What is it? Three-cornered leek, also known as three-cornered garlic or allium triquetrum, is a plant that, when flowering (April-May), looks like a white bluebell. It has a long, green stem and white flowers with green stripes. The ‘threecornered’ part of the name is because the stem has a triangular cross-section. What does it taste like? Like wild garlic, it’s part of the allium family, however, they are much milder, tasting like a cross between chives, spring onions and baby leeks. How should I cook it? The stems can be used anywhere you might use chives or spring onions – added to salads, scrambled eggs, chopped into mashed potatoes, cooked with spring greens as a side, used in tarts, blended into butter to melt over potatoes or steaks, or even whizzed into a pesto. The…

2 min.
easter taste awards

Best Easter eggs MILK CHOCOLATE EGG M&S Fudgy Easter Sundae 210g, £10 This milk chocolate egg tastes high-quality and creamy, but it’s the fun, splat-design topping that makes it a winner. Made from caramelised white chocolate, dark chocolate, biscuit balls, pretzels and mini fudge pieces, it’s the perfect balance of sweet, salty, crunchy and soft. DARK CHOCOLATE EGG Cocoa et Co single origin dark chocolate teardrop 220g, £10, Sainsbury’s For anyone who loves dark chocolate, this luxe-looking egg ticks all the boxes. The chocolate has a rich, intense and slightly bitter flavour, as well as a smooth, creamy texture. FREE-FROM EGG Asda Extra Special free-from egg with vanilla flavoured truffles 200g, £5 In a category where few eggs impressed us, this one shone. Free from gluten, eggs and milk, this chocolate had the best texture of…

1 min.
trending now

Veg in cocktails It’s becoming more common to see vegetables in drinks – and we’re not just talking about the celery in a bloody mary. Bars across the country are getting on board with produce-filled tipples; in fact, Bacardi’s 2020 cocktail trends report showed that 91 per cent of bartenders use veg in cocktails. Veg boxes There’s been a surge in online searches for fruit and veg delivery boxes recently, especially as we become more aware of their benefits. These include convenience, a decrease in plastic waste, and the encouragement of seasonal eating. Sichuan cooking This south-western Chinese cuisine is having a moment. Following the success of Fuchsia Dunlop’s The Food of Sichuan, we’ve noticed more Sichuan-style dishes and ingredients on restaurant menus, sites and social media feeds. Alternative flours We’ve spotted a rise in the popularity…

1 min.
rhubarb

What is rhubarb? Despite being commonly thought of as a fruit, rhubarb is in fact a vegetable. It’s a close relative of sorrel. What to look out for Maincrop rhubarb, in season from March to June, can be tougher and stringier than forced rhubarb, which is available earlier in the year, between January and February. Rhubarb leaves should never be eaten, as they contain a poison called oxalic acid. Health benefits Rhubarb is a good source of vitamin K and fibre. It also contains vitamin C. Use sweet, tangy rhubarb in our refreshing rhubarb spritz recipe on page 121.…