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BBC Good Food Magazine

BBC Good Food Magazine September 2017

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

Which of these foods from around the world have you tried – masala dosa from South India, Taiwanese bao buns or Laotian duck laab salad? As a Good Food reader, chances are you enjoy experimenting with new ingredients and recipes from other countries. Our Good Food Nation 2017 survey reveals we’re looking further afield for inspiration with Mexican, Thai and Southern Indian being top of the list. Now we can try all these cuisines, along with Syrian, Persian and more, here in Britain. In The food pioneers (p64) we celebrate the diversity of our food culture by highlighting the heroes who’ve introduced us to decent burritos, squeaky halloumi cheese and knödel bread dumplings. For highlights of the Good Food Nation report, our annual survey in which we explore how we eat…

3 min.

FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH AL DESKO Gone are the days of shoving a cheese sarnie into your bag first thing in the morning, only to find it well and truly squished and your laptop coated in butter and pickle by noon. Now we can get handy bespoke containers for every element of our midday snackage – cheerful little lidded pots for seeds and sauces, banana boxes and lunch bags are getting so stylish you could easily mistake them for a designer clutch (see p13). This month we’ve created some chic recipes to make you the envy of all your colleagues at lunchtime. Meze bento SERVES 1 PREP 10 mins NO COOK EASY V Put 2 tbsp houmous in a compartment in a bento box. Fill the other sections with other mezze ingredients – we used…

2 min.

IN THE BEGINNING Native to Southeast Asia, this bright yellow spice, part of the ginger family, has long been used in Indian cooking, particularly curries. Thanks to its antioxidant properties, it was also used in home remedies for various illnesses. THEN Mainly used in the UK for Indian cooking, turmeric experienced a sudden rise in popularity as its health benefits became more apparent. In 2016, Google’s Food Trends report named it the ‘breakout star’ ingredient of the year and searches for the spice increased by 56%. In the same year, the turmeric latte (a drink made from turmeric, milk and honey) became an Instagram sensation. Health food aficionados championed the drink as a healthier, non-caffeinated alternative to a latte, not to mention for its highly Instagrammable golden appearance. NOW No longer reserved…

2 min.
giorgio locatelli

Giorgio Locatelli may be one of Britain’s top restaurant chefs, but he also loves home cooking, and relishes judging BBC Two’s The Big Family Cooking Showdown with Rosemary Shrager (see page 44). ‘Cooking at home is at the base of healthy family relationships,’ says Giorgio. ‘For Rosemary and me to be given the opportunity to taste people’s family dishes within their home is such an honour.’ This autumn, Giorgio will be back with a new series from Italy, Rome Unpacked on BBC Two, and is also co-judge of the BBC’s Food and Farming Awards on Radio 4. Baci di dama In Italy, we have a tradition of calling little sweet things baci (kisses). I always loved baci di dama (lady’s kisses) which our cousins, the Gnocchis, made at their pastry shop in Gallarate.…

1 min.
pestle & mortar

SKINTED Granite pestle & mortar set, £7, Dunelm This stylish pestle & mortar is made from robust granite, making it durable and suitable for all kinds of herbs and spices. Its heavy weight means it stays stable when using and the 16cm diameter bowl has ample space for ingredients. Try using it to grind a garam masala spice mix (find a recipe on bbcgoodfood.com), to make an authentic Indian curry. MINTED Cole & Mason granite pestle & mortar, £30, John Lewis Made from high quality black granite, this weighty pestle & mortar looks and feels incredibly sleek. The deep bowl ensures ingredients don’t fly out, slightly rough inside makes it suitable for both wet and dry mixes. The dark polished granite not only means it’s easy to wipe clean but it also gives…

1 min.
menu decoder izakaya

Each month we explore a new restaurant trend and the key ingredients, dishes and drinks to go with them. Nick Taylor from Dinings restaurant in Chelsea, London, explains what you need to know about izakaya-inspired cuisine, based on the food served in Japanese ‘pubs’ or izaleayas. At Dinings, izakaya-style recipes are melded with European cuisine to create more of a fusion style. dinings.co.uk@dinings_sw3 Usuzukuri A Japenese term which means thinly sliced, used to describe our seabass carpaccio which comes served with a truffle salsa and ponzu jelly. Ponzu A punchy citrus-based sauce, ponzu combines yuzu, soy sauce and rice vinegar. Bekko tamago This is an egg yolk marinated in miso so it is semi preserved. We serve it with British asparagus & yuzu hollandaise, which adds depth of flavour and richness to the…