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The Australian Women’s Weekly Food Issue 44

The Australian Women’s Weekly FOOD magazine is all about food; how to create, make, bake and cook it. With masses of tips, hints, and useful ‘how-to’ pictures and videos, FOOD helps readers to cook with confidence.

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10 Issues

in this issue

1 min
a letter from amanda

Being highly superstitious, I eagerly await the moment December 1st hits the calendar, so I can launch into “deck-the-halls” mode. The tree gets dragged out from under the stairs, The Elf on the Shelf jumps out of his storage box and Santa’s magical North Pole Express gets a battery check, before revving frantically around on its tracks. Most importantly, though, the Christmas wreath and sparkling fairy lights are taken out of storage to adorn our front door. I go into full swing and embrace the happiest time of the year, a time when everything we do is with good intent... from buying and wrapping presents especially chosen for those you love, to making and baking fruit cakes and Christmas delights delivered from the heart. It’s a busy time, but also…

3 min
festive frenzy

Organisation is the key to success at Christmas time, especially if you’re hosting the big day. Staying focused, choosing a menu, deciding numbers and making a list (and checking it more than twice!) are just a few of the things that will get you across the line. To ensure you enjoy Christmas, too, and not be stressed out, our foodies share their best tips. SHOPPING Once you’ve had all of your guests RSVP, decide on your menu. Choose one that’s not too complicated, using easy-to-find ingredients well within your allocated budget. Remember to set the menu around the versatility of your kitchen and how much space you have. A shopping list, written well in advance, is a must, so that in the weeks leading up to Christmas, if you see any pantry…

1 min
meet our ex erts

Amanda Kelly-Lennon EDITOR, AWW FOOD MAGAZINE My foodie journey began 28 years ago when I started training as a chef. I then shifted to magazines as a food editor, and now I’m editor of this wonderful magazine. I’ve always loved food and the adventures it creates. Sophia Young EDITORIAL & FOOD DIRECTOR, AWW COOKBOOKS After starting out as a chef I moved to magazines and cookbooks as a food editor and stylist. It’s been fun! What drives me the most is to inspire readers by sharing recipes that will result in them cooking great food. Louise Patniotis FOOD STUDIO MANAGER, FOOD STUDIO My love of good food has set the foundation for a career in food media spanning over 30 years. What I love most about food and cooking is that it brings people together – it’s really…

1 min
seeing stars

PECORINO & NIGELLA SEED BISCUITS PREP + COOK TIME 1 HOUR (+ REFRIGERATION) MAKES 70 1½ cups (225g) plain flour 1 teaspoon nigella seeds 150g butter, chopped coarsely 1¼ cups (100g) coarsely grated pecorino romano cheese 1 egg yolk 1 Sift flour into a large bowl. Add seeds. Rub in butter and cheese. Add egg yolk and mix to a firm dough. Wrap in plastic, then refrigerate for 1 hour. 2 Divide dough into two portions. Roll each portion on a floured surface until 5mm thick. Cut out stars using a 5cm cutter. Place shapes on greased oven trays. Refrigerate biscuits for 30 minutes. 3 Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan. 4 Bake biscuits, in batches, for 20 minutes. Cool on trays.…

5 min
12 days of christmas

It's a celebration Bring some magic to the season with these gifting and entertaining ideas Deck the halls, hang the wreath and put the tree up – Christmas is almost here. Set your festive goals high with these delicious holiday entertaining ideas that will wow your guests and create a beautiful Christmas to remember. From super easy cocktails to delightful desserts, Harvey Norman has everything you need to create gorgeous gifts and food for the ones you love. Enjoy! 12 tempting truffles Whip up these decadent truffles with a pop of Christmas colour Braun MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender (MQ9087X), $199 Unique ACTIVEBlade technology helps to blend even the hardest foods. The innovative flexible shaft allows for easier blending while the SPLASHControl makes for mess-free results. Comes with four included attachments. Sour Cherry and Brownie Truffles Get the recipe…

1 min
share the love

Simply tag us on Instagram, follow us on Facebook or drop us an email at awwfoodmag@bauer-media.com.au and let us know what you think for your chance to win a fabulous Australian Women’s Weekly cookbook! An email from Fabien Dearsly “I’ve been wanting to say thank you so much, Amanda, for your lovely magazine. It’s so well written and has very, very good recipes in it. You made me laugh when you said in your editor’s letter that you made mud pies as a kid, because it was my favorite pastime as well... going into my little house in my dad’s garden and doing exactly that. How funny things go! Congratulations on your lovely, well-written mag. I made the Passionfruit & Yoghurt cake from Issue 41, with my own passionfruit as I grow them…