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“I was desperate to get my hands into mum’s mixing bowl”

When Davina Quinlivan’s father died suddenly a few years ago, the film writer and academic felt compelled to resurrect long forgotten foods from her Anglo-Burmese family, re-imagining them in her country cottage in Hampshire. These courgette fritters reconnect her to the faraway past


“My mother and I used to argue all the time. We still do. But cooking was different somehow. When Mum was hard at work in our little 1980s Formica kitchen in Hayes, west London, she’d be concentrating – which meant no noise, no fuss. I watched, desperate to get my hands into whatever mixing bowl she was using.

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The September issue of delicious. is packed with great cooking: there’s a Ukrainian feast from Olia Hercules, a relaxed Persian menu from Sabrina Ghayour, Bruno Loubet’s incredible mushroom burger, Richard Bertinet’s end-of-summer pudding and Thane Prince’s foolproof jam-making feature. Our bigger midweek section is also filled with inspiration for exciting and healthy meals that are simple to cook but deliver on flavour. Plus improve your kitchen skills with our guide to sourdough, making a pastry lattice and step-by-step biryani.