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”MY ALL-TIME FAVOURITE RECIPE”

There are many reasons why people cook, and being hungry is just one of them (although it’s a pretty good one, admittedly). Expressing creativity, showing love for others and getting together round a dinner table are equally good reasons to rattle the pans. We asked chefs Thomasina Miers, Bill Granger and Matt Tebbutt to let us in on their favourite family recipes, and tell us why they’re special

memories.

INTERVIEWS KERRY FOWLER PHOTOGRAPHS ALEX LUCK FOOD STYLING JENNIFER BEDLOE STYLING DAVINA PERKINS

THOMASINA MIERS’ ROAST CHICKEN

INTERVIEWS: KERRY FOWLER. RECIPE ADAPTED FROM HOME COOK BY THOMASINA MIERS (£25, GUARDIAN FABER). PORTRAIT: CAROLINE IRBY

She found early TV fame and went on to launch Wahaca, the Mexican street food restaurants. She’s also a food writer and cookbook author

“When I won MasterChef back in 2005 I suddenly got flustered about what I was going to cook for my friends when they came round. I thought everyone would expect me to serve up chi-chi, cheffy food. The pressure was building that I would have to perform rather than just cook for them. At the time I was living with a guy called Joseph Trivelli, who’s one of the head chefs at the River Café. He gave me a lecture and said: ‘Tommi, whatever you cook, you cook it with love; with so much love that it transforms the food you touch. So you can cook a roast chicken and it will be the most delicious roast chicken in the world.’ I took his words to heart.

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Stay cosy this winter with the January issue of delicious. magazine. Gill Meller brings seasonal comfort, Thane Prince transforms leftovers and José Pizarro cooks a warming menu from Catalonia. Thomasina Miers, Bill Granger and Matt Tebbutt share their favourite family recipes and Phil Vickery shows that healthy food can be tasty too. Plus we have the best Cornish pasty, our guide to the perfect cooked breakfast and this month's must-cook pudding – sticky, caramel chocolate sponge. And don't miss our brilliant pull-out Winter Vegetarian collection.