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Letter From The Editor

There’s no doubt food has the power to underpin family life. When I was 15 my mum died and I had an overriding sense of needing to keep our little household going. For the first few months I used to stop at the shops on my way home from school, buy the week’s shopping, then spend all day Saturday batch cooking casseroles to freeze, ready to keep me, my father and my 11-year-old brother in meals for the week. I think we all got to the point where we couldn’t face another beef stew – or, worse, some kind of 1970s concoction I used to make with tinned pilchards (easy on the purse but a challenge to the taste buds!). Now, looking back, I can’t believe I was that organised – far more so than I am now. Yet it instilled in me a sense that life is a whole lot calmer if you plan ahead, cook big, comforting batches of things and stick neatly labelled boxes in the freezer.

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This month in delicious. we’re celebrating summer with £12,000+ prize giveaway, the ultimate kebabs, a brilliant Byron burger as well as a street party fit for a queen. Elsewhere Eric Lanlard serves up a new scone for Wimbledon, Sophie Michell shares healthy recipes, and Theo Randall gives a risotto masterclass. And don’t miss how to upgrade your cooking with fresh herbs. Plus there’s recipes to save time and money, 16 pages of stunning cake recipes and more.