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BBC Good Food Magazine

BBC Good Food Magazine December 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
Immediate Media Company London Limited
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
welcome to december

There’s much to be grateful for this Christmas. Top of my list is the feedback we’ve had from you, our wonderful BBC Good Food readers. We’ve been in touch with so many of you through our live Q&As, emails you’ve sent, and comments on bbcgoodfood.com. We’ll continue to help you find solutions and offer comfort where we can. We’re here to help you. Earlier this year, we launched the BBC Good Food Together Facebook group, and I’ve been blown away by your brilliant baking creations, marvelled at the cooking tips and caring messages you’ve offered, and loved the unabashed sharing of kitchen triumphs – and disasters! It’s a genuinely spirit-lifting group. And so, the December magazine is filled with positivity: celebrating the fabulous winning recipe in our children’s magical cake competition (p10),…

1 min
star contributors

Nigella Lawson Get in the spirit with Nigella, as she chats to Emma Freud (p134) about the season and shares her vegan gingerbread recipe. Melissa Thompson Our columnist brings in the new year with her modern twists on retro favourites, like Cajun-style prawn cocktails (p48). Victoria Moore Need a wine to serve with Christmas lunch? Victoria names her top bottles for toasting, serving and enjoying on page 142. Deano Moncrieffe Use up those bottles at the back of the cupboard with new ideas from specialist drinks consultant Deano (p124).…

7 min
christmas cake competition

We’d like to say a massive thank you to all the talented entrants who took part in the competition. Here’s a selection of our favourites… AND THE WINNER IS… "We love Jessica’s starry rainbow design and the cute snowman on topCassie Best" Jessica Whitlow, eight years old Congratulations to Jessica, who stunned the judges with her three-tiered cake depicting Santa’s grotto and a sea of multicoloured stars. Judge Juliet Sear baked and decorated the cake following Jessica’s directions, below. What flavour is your cake? It’s in sections. The top is blueberry, the middle is raspberry and the bottom is chocolate. What kind of icing does it have? It has lemon icing. Who will you eat it with? Mum, Dad, my brothers James and George, and my sister Rosie. Congratulations to Jessica, the lucky winner of a Kenwood stand mixer! Jessica’s magical Christmas…

1 min
more from good food this season

Meet the Magic Makers competition We awarded 10 money-can’t-buy virtual experiences to our readers in the run-up to Christmas. Here are two of our lucky winners: COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS WITH MIRIAM Sandra learned top tricks for the perfect Christmas tipple from Miriam, our drinks expert. BAKING MASTERCLASS WITH CASSIE Dean learned how to make and ice a Christmas cake. We’re here to help this Christmas Need inspiration for the festive season? We’ve got you covered! Stay tuned across all our channels for more Christmas magic LEARN WITH BBC GOOD FOOD ONLINE We’re making the most of our time at home with a series of fun Christmas webinars. Join our entertaining and informative digital sessions, and get the chance to ask our cookery team any questions you like. bbcgoodfood.com/learnonline CHRISTMAS Q&A SESSION Join us at 10am on 23 December for a live Q&A…

2 min
christmas delivered to your door

HELLO FRESH CHRISTMAS BOX Keen to take the hassle out of Christmas dinner prep? One of the UK’s best-known recipe box services, Hello Fresh, has launched a Christmas Box designed to feed four (for £78.99). It contains turkey and all the trimmings, from pigs in blankets and stu›ing to roast potatoes and more. Plus, there’s an option to add desserts or a Christmas cheese platter. As with all of HelloFresh’s recipe boxes, everything comes pre-portioned (meaning minimal waste), along with step-by-step recipe cards. Order by 13 December to get your box on 22 December. hellofresh.co.uk TOWNSEND CHRISTMAS FEAST BOX When Britain went into lockdown earlier this year, London restaurant Townsend decided to set up a meal-kit delivery service. Following the success of these boxes, Townsend created a Christmas feast box with a restaurant-quality…

1 min
over to you!

• Amy Geoghegan This year, I’m making lockdown hampers for family – cake, pudding, chutneys, tomato jams, brownies, macarons and homemade sourdough, plus cheese and wine to go with it. • Agneta Rosenson For Scandinavians, food is what makes Christmas special, and we usually stick to the same every year. It makes everything feel normal and comforting. We have pickled herring and a Swedish Christmas smörgåsbord as a starter. As a main, a pork roast with crackling and red cabbage, and for dessert, risalamande (a Danish rice pudding) with cherry sauce. • Emma Berry We’ll go for a vegetarian meal with all the trimmings. I want everything to be as familiar as possible. We’ve had quite enough unexpected twists for one year! • Holly Mariko I’m doing a Christmas wellington again this year. It went down wonderfully…