Delicious UK Sep-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 september

There’sa certain poignancy about September, I always think. It heralds the end of summer (in the case of 2018 a summer to remember for generations) but also, for many, the start of new terms and new beginnings. I look out for the first smell of leafiness that means autumn is on the way, the frisson of a chill in the air, the Victoria creeper already redder than the beetroot on this page only more glossy (always the first leaves to turn). So yes, it’s sad to say goodbye to all those balmy days and nights, but I won’t miss the ridiculously hot commute jostled by red-faced, irritated people elbowing their way to the shady side of the train. And now it’s time to look ahead… How many exciting food-related things there…

2 min
five quick things to make with… beetroot

The Insta-ready lunch Baked beetroot with herby hazelnut crumb and goat’s curd Foil-wrap 500g raw baby beetroot with the juice of 2 oranges and 4 tbsp olive oil. Bake for 45 minutes at 170°C/150°C fan/gas 3½ until just tender. Peel and discard the skins and cut into quarters. Spread 300g goat’s curd over a serving plate, arrange the beetroot on top, then sprinkle with 30g toasted chopped hazelnuts, ½ tsp toasted cumin seeds, the finely grated zest of 1 orange and a small handful of chopped fresh parsley and mint leaves. Season and serve. 2 Beetroot carpaccio V Toss 300g wafer-thin-sliced raw beetroot with 2 tbsp olive oil, 4 tbsp white wine vinegar, 2 tsp caster sugar and a pinch of salt in a non-metallic bowl, then set aside for 1 hour. Serve with…

2 min
september five good things to do

1 Nature’s best Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas: they look beautiful on the front door or hanging from a hook if you’re having a celebration or late-summer party. To learn how to make them – or wild decorations for your dining table – visit for dates. Most workshops are in the Cotswolds, some a half day, others more in-depth; all include materials and most offer light refreshments. Prices from £95 per person. 2 Help Syria in Wales Abergavenny’s fantastic food festival (15-16 September) kicks off with a four-course #CookForSyria Middle Eastern dinner in the town’s castle grounds on Friday 14th, organised by Belazu. The guest chefs include Ottolenghi supremo Calvin von Niebel, and you pay what you think the dinner and drinks are worth, from £40 up. It’s a win-win. To book:…

3 min
from our inbox...

STAR EMAIL SUBJECT: In praise of grated cheese FROM : Alice Hird I loved the article about convenience food [Aug, p16], although I had to giggle at Diana Henry’s comment, “I don’t see the point in ready-grated cheddar.” Diana, I have a confession to make. I also didn’t see the point – until I bought a bag of it. My husband and I developed an unhealthy addiction – every time one of us opened the fridge, out came the bag. Then there was the ‘walk of shame’, when you knew the other person had heard you rustling the cheese bag and looked on as you entered the room, guiltily wiping cheese crumbs from your chops. We christened it ‘fridge heroin’ and had to stop buying it. Pre-grated cheese is amazing for making cheese…

1 min
win! £50 sainsbury’s vouchers

Great recipes need great ingredients. For your chance to win £50 Sainsbury’s vouchers, solve the cryptic clue on the magazine spine, then email your answer, with your name, full UK address and phone number, to Competition entry closes 30 September 2018. Vouchers can be used in stores only (see p129 for Ts&Cs). July’s cryptic clue solution: vermouth *A FULL MAINLAND UK DELIVERY ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER MUST BE SUPPLIED. ENTRANTS MUST BE OVER 18. FOR FULL TS&CS, TURN TO P129…

1 min
in this month...

1783 Frederic Tudor, known as Boston’s Ice King, was born on 4 September. The US businessman pioneered the harvesting of ice (from frozen New England ponds), shipping the insulated blocks as far as India. 1849 Ivan Pavlov was born on 26 September. The physiologist noted that his dogs salivated when they saw the lab assistant who fed them. This association or conditioning became known as the Pavlovian response. 1975 The first episode of Fawlty Towers aired on 19 September. The TV comedy follows hotelier Basil Fawlty, who finds his guests an inconvenience and calls one couple “Stuck-up, toffee-nosed, half-witted, upper-class piles of pus”. 1991 US children’s author and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel died on 24 September. Best known by his pen name, Dr Seuss, he was famed for classics such as Green Eggs…