Food November/December 2018

Food Magazine offers an appealing mix of innovative ideas and practical information on food, wine, travel, home and garden, health and beauty and more.

New Zealand
Are Media Pty Limited
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The arrival of Christmas decorations in the shops fills some people with sheer dread… but not me! I love all the bells and smells and trappings and trimmings that go with the festive season; from planning the feast to stuffing the stockings. However, getting it all done without drama takes some planning, which is why you might want to take a look at our Countdown to Christmas calendar on page 20. It’s a great little tool to ensure you have a stress-free lead-up to the big day. When it comes to the Christmas meal itself, we’ve got lots of fabulous recipes to get you inspired, including easy updates for festive favourites, such as our 12 gorgeous ham glazes, as well as more casually Kiwi options – don’t miss our alfresco collection starting…

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star letter winner

BUON APPETITO I had a lovely couple of weeks after my Italian issue of Food magazine arrived – there were so many things to try! First was the Spinach & Ricotta Chicken Parmigiana, then I made the Cheesy Lasagne Rotolo to take away for a girls’ weekend at Mt Maunganui; the girls loved it. Next I made Ricotta Tart with Roasted Pears for dessert on Tuesday night. My sister and I take dinner to our mum’s townhouse at the retirement village every Tuesday and it got rave reviews. I’m going to try Affogato Cakes or Banana Pudding with Tipsy Sauce next! Leah Rix Our star letter writer wins a handcrafted Kai Shun Premier Chef’s Knife, 20cm, worth more than $320! The knife blade has a unique Tsuchime hand-hammered finish, and is made up of…

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how to win

We love to read your feedback and see photos of the dishes you have created from Food magazine. Get in touch by email ( ), post on our Facebook page ( ),or upload to Instagram with the hashtag #foodmagnz and you could win a prize! Plus, we have plenty of giveaways in Food for Thought; and there are even prizes for kids who are getting busy in the kitchen – check out our competition on page 122. Get more from the team at Food by receiving our regular newsletter – just click the ‘Sign Up’ box on our Facebook page To be part of our Foodie community, visit us at:…

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STAYING AT HOME Normally I read through Food magazine and mark the recipes I want to copy, then pass the issue onto workmates. Not this time – they can buy their own! Almost every page of the September/ October magazine has a recipe I want to try – what an amazing issue! The tips alongside the recipes that help with quantities and taste alternatives are brilliant – they save me ‘baking blind’ when I try a recipe for the first time. So thanks Food, I will definitely be resubscribing. Marie Preston KITCHEN-BENCH KEEPER Your September/October magazine was kept on my kitchen bench this week as there was such a great variety of meals to chose from. The Kiwi-style Pasties went down a treat, along with the Swede, Rosemary & Parmesan Gratin, and Mediterranean Mac…

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food for thought

Festive spirit – without the booze! ‘Tis the season of merriment... but for those who want to indulge without the alcohol, options can be limited. With increasing numbers of Kiwis turning their backs on booze, having a good mocktail recipe or two is helpful. One of our favourites for this time of year is the chilled mulled mocktail – a twist on the classic mulled wine. Cool, refreshing and without a side of drunken regret, it is a sure-fire drinks party hit. To make, combine in a saucepan 2 litres of red grape juice, 4 strips of orange zest, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 cinnamon sticks, 12 cloves, 3 fresh bay leaves and 2 sprigs thyme. Simmer for 10 minutes, ensuring the mixture doesn’t boil. Cool, refrigerate until cold, then strain into a…

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kid around at christmas

At Food magazine we are big fans of getting kids in the kitchen – and so too is Michael Van de Elzen. The celebrity chef has just released the Good From Scratch Kids Cookbook ($34.99), a great stocking filler that will get the children excited about being creative in the kitchen. We asked him to share his suggestions for the best ways to get young cooks involved in cooking for the festive season, as well as a recipe that is sure to delight this summer. Michael’s tips for cooking with youngsters TALK ABOUT IT! Get your kids involved in the discussion about what you are going to make. This could be as simple as looking through recipe books for ideas and making a grocery list. START OFF SIMPLE Choose easy recipes that provide…