Delicious UK Oct-18

An award-winning magazine, delicious. features 50-plus triple-tested, foolproof recipes and astounding complementary editorial and photography every month.

United Kingdom
Eye to Eye Media
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
welcome to october

If I had to pick a favourite month, October would be it. I love the leafy smell in the air that tells me it’s full-on mushroom season, the glowing colours of piled-up pumpkins and turning leaves, the fact that it’s time to haul favourite jumpers out of the cupboard (forget the annual grumbling about moth holes) and – joy – putting on boots and tights again. And then there’s the food. Much as I relish the rainbow colours of summer peppers, tomatoes, peaches and berries, I love even more the sight of gourds, squash and crinkly-gorgeous savoy cabbages as they find their way back onto greengrocer shelves and market stalls. Yes, a brand new shining season of food has arrived, heralding good-as-a-hug food that chimes with the chill in the…

2 min
five quick things to make with… pumpkin

The super-easy recipe Roast pumpkin with autumn veg and oozy-melty stilton Slice and deseed 1 medium pumpkin and slice 1 large leek, then toss in a large roasting tin with 1 tbsp olive oil and a pinch each of salt and black pepper. Roast for 30 minutes at 220°C/200°C fan/gas 7. Toss 250g mixed mushrooms with 1 tbsp olive oil, a few sage leaves and a handful of walnuts. Add to the tin, crumble over 100g stilton and roast for 10 minutes more until charred and the cheese has melted. 2 Spiced pumpkin soup Gently fry 800g cubed pumpkin and 1 chopped onion in butter for 15 minutes until beginning to soften. Stir in 2 tsp rose harissa, then pour over 1 litre hot vegetable stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15…

2 min
october five good things to do

1 TV dinners Nigel Barden (right, with chef John Fell) is a treat to listen to as a food presenter – the magic combination of knowledgeable and entertaining – so his new show, Drivetime Dishes, available now on Amazon Prime Video, is worth seeking out. Expect gorgeous recipes, often cooked in the great outdoors, with a focus on local, seasonal ingredients and producers. Amen to that. 2 An original angle Niki Segnit’s first book, The Flavour Thesaurus, won multiple awards because, as well as being a culinary tour de force, it’s an indispensable guide to which ingredients work together harmoniously. Niki’s second tome, Lateral Cooking (Bloomsbury £35), aims to turn you into a more intuitive cook, focusing on base recipes such as soup and stock, then helping you build on those with different…

3 min
from our inbox...

STAR EMAIL SUBJECT: Love the compostable bag FROM: Pamela Hughson I remember writing to you with my views some time ago in response to an article on plastics in the food industry. I mentioned that delicious. is delivered in a plastic bag, and you said research was underway to find an alternative. So I’m totally thrilled to receive my magazine wrapped in its potato starch bag, which is biodegradable and compostable. Joy upon joy. delicious. has done it again. It’s good to know the ‘ban plastics’ movement is moving on at a pace. SUBJECT: New tricks FROM: Andrew Gould As a middle-aged bloke getting set in his ways I thought I was sure of at least two things in life: that I was unlikely to write to a national magazine and that I’d stick with the…

1 min
in this month...

1492 On October 12, Columbus ‘discovered’ the New World after 10 weeks at sea. Thinking he’d landed in East Asia, he’d actually reached the Bahamas. It was there that he first came across potatoes, tomatoes, maize, peppers and tropical fruit. 1616 Nicholas Culpeper was born on 18 October. A pharmacist and botanist, he cured the poor and found fame after publishing the Complete Herbal(1653) which lists English herbs and their medicinal uses. 1817 Pierre Larousse was born in northern France on 23 October. He founded the publishing house behind Larousse Gastronomique (1938), still considered one of the most comprehensive culinary encyclopaedias. 1882 The test run of the Orient Express left Paris on 10 October, arriving in Vienna the next evening. The onboard dinner menu included oysters, turbot, beef fillet with roast potatoes, chocolate…

4 min
for starters

ARE YOU AN OUTSTANDING HOME COOK? …with a notebook bursting with recipes? Teflon’s Diamond Standard Awards are the chance to showcase your skills. Shortlisted entrants will compete against other home cooks at Waitrose’s London cookery school, preparing their dinner menu for a panel of chefs including Lesley Waters (left with last year’s winner Rosina Watkins). The Keen Home Cook champion will win a day’s cookery course for two at Lesley’s school in Somerset including dinner and a night’s stay, plus £150 worth of Teflon non-stick cookware. To enter, dream up a three-course menu and submit it at • Entries close 31 October and the final will be held 23 January 2019 BAKE IT or FAKE IT? Judging from the popularity of The Great British Bake Off you’d think we were a country of…