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Buy the November issue of delicious. magazine and celebrate our 15th birthday along with Michel Roux Jr, Henry Harris, Gill Meller, Tom Aiken, Mary Berry, Anna Del Conte and Annie Rigg. Eric Lanlard cooks a birthday cake, of course and everyone’s in the party mood with our simple cocktails and top wine recommendations. Find out which cookbook most inspired Nigella, Rick, Yotam, Prue and more. Plus, it’s not too early to start thinking about Christmas – see our gift guide for brilliant gift ideas and pick your favourite get-ahead Christmas bakes.

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Delicious UK
I can hardly believe 15 years have passed since the
VISIT… the Charles Dickens Museum in London WC1, where
“Congratulations on 15 years of delicious.inspiration.
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SUBJECT: Home is where the hearty food is from: Amy
The brilliant seafood chef, whose restaurant retained its status as the country’s best in the latest Good Food Guide, talks about favourite meals, escaping London and lessons from his father
Christmas is coming, and there’s joy to be found in the choosing, wrapping and giving of a present to a cherished friend or relative. Our pick of gorgeous gifts for food (and tipple) lovers is here to help
The British food scene has changed enormously in the 15 years since delicious.launched in 2003, says Kay Plunkett-Hogge. But did our columnist really invent avocado on toast?
Should the mostly-veg crew – the ones who occasionally eat meat and fish – be viewed as failed veggies? As meat lovers with a healthy helping of pretension? Or could a flexitarian diet be the compromise that reconciles appetite with environmental awareness? Lauren Bravo takes stock
A good cookbook is about so much more than recipes. It’s about memory, culture, time and place, discovery, sharing… about being human. We asked 15 chefs, cooks and food writers to share the books that have inspired them
So here it is: our 15th birthday culinary quiz, with 15 questions to test your knowledge of food – in music, in movies, on the telly and pretty much in general. There aren’t any prizes, but your honour is at stake!
Why would anyone leave the Christmas drinks shopping
YOUR RECIPE INSPIRATION
Here’s a round-up of our all-time favourites from the past 15 years – each recipe updated with a special twist. Plus, to celebrate our new wine-matching feature on the delicious.website (see p26), we’ve paired all the dishes with always-a-winner Majestic wines. Cooking, eating and drinking have never been so much fun
When he’s away from the professional kitchen, the Le Gavroche chef and TV personality likes to cook healthy food with simplicity, a hint of tradition – and more than a soupçon of Gallic flair. These recipes from his new book will remind you just how good French cooking really is
We have an SOS (save our sanity) plan to put to you:
Regular readers will know that Gill writes a recipe column for delicious.every month. We’ve put that on hold for one special issue, as he has a new book out (his second) and the recipes are so good we felt we had to give you a glimpse. Here – and in the book – Gill ponders the role that time plays in making good food and great memories. It’s a joy
For chef Henry Harris, duck is the king of birds for its flavour and its sheer versatility. Taking his cue from the traditions of southwest France, he puts on a variety show with duck starring in a number of roles: as tender confit legs, in a rich terrine, as marinated crispyskinned roast breasts, and smoked for a glorious Sunday evening treat
Delhi-born chef Surender Mohan’s childhood memories conjure up the rich colours and complex aromas of his home city, and the food lovingly prepared by his mum. These spicy snacks – ideal for Diwali celebrations – take him straight back to his childhood kitchen
A burnished pastry crust is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate – and taking the time to make a pie is all part of the pleasure. These sweet and savoury gems from Annie Rigg’s latest book, Pies & Tarts, vary in trickiness but they all come with a level 10 joy-rating. So, as Annie urges, it’s time to “arm yourself with a rolling pin, dust your hands with flour and embrace this wonderful world”
Gingerbread soldiers, a nutcracker that turns into a prince, dancing sugarplum fairies… With a new Nutcracker film out this month, we took the traditional story as inspiration for a host of recipes. The classic Tchaikovsky ballet, set on a long-ago Christmas Eve, is a smorgasbord of childhood memories upon which we’ve sprinkled our own fairy dust – or icing sugar – to bring the magic to life
She’s revered as Britain’s queen of baking, and Mary knows a thing or two about how to take the stress out of the looming party season, too. Her boozy truffles are quick to make, fabulous to eat – and the just-about-perfect gift to give to anyone who invites you round
We couldn’t celebrate delicious.magazine’s 15th birthday wihout a cake – and who better to create it than master pâtissier Eric Lanlard? This glorious autumnal recipe (there’s pumpkin in it, adding a rich, moist texture) is as simple to make as it is impressive… a spectacular centrepiece. Thanks, Eric!
Here’s this month’s web-exclusive recipe. If you feel like whipping up these petite French madeleines with a lemon and thyme drizzle, grab your tablet, phone or laptop and go to deliciousmagazine.co.uk
OTHER GOOD THINGS
PACKED WITH 140 HOME-COOK RECIPES • Roasted tomato
Subscribe this month and not only will you become part
If you’ve always dreamed of having a range cooker in your kitchen, now’s your chance to win one, in a style and colour of your choice, up to a value of £1,400
COOK THE COVER …and win a gin-making seaside break
★Magical Scandi bakes, snowy cake & the best baked
Don’t let this month’s special ingredients linger in your kitchen. Instead make the most of them with these smart and easy ideas.
EAT WELL FOR LIFE
Knowing time is at even more of a premium at this time of year, we set ourselves the challenge of creating a bumper crop of super-fast (and super-good) midweek meals. Here they areÉ
For the godmother of Italian food writing, vegetables
BE A BETTER COOK
While the delicious.team are testing recipes, they’re often debating the best ways to do things, as well as answering cooking questions that arise in the test kitchen. What’s the difference between caramel and toffee sauce? How do you consistently get fluffy rice? What vegetables are good to serve with roasts (along with potatoes, obviously)? It’s the kind of information you won’t find anywhere else, and it will take your cooking to the next level
There are few things more pleasing than cutting into a crunchy, golden chicken kiev to release a pool of hot, garlicky butter. It’s not the easiest dish to master, but this method guarantees a crisp exterior, tender chicken – and that all-important flavour hit within
They may not be called Doria anymore, but Bauli crackers still carry that wonderful trademark flavour
PHOTOGRAPHS STUART WEST FOOD STYLING SOPHIE AUSTEN-SMITH STYLING MORAG FARQUHAR
THE COOKERY SCHOOL Get ready for chr istmas
The ancient southern French city of Marseille has long been overshadowed by the glitz of Cannes and Nice but, as Kathryn Tomasetti discovers, the rich mix of the city’s food heritage is turning it into a must-visit destination – and the run-up to Christmas is a special time to visit
WHY IT’S GREAT In the historical town of Sandwich,
Why do so many people take it upon themselves to reinterpret recipes, then complain when they don’t turn out so well? Food journalist Clare Finney insists that, regardless of our creative urges, there are good reasons for doing it exactly by the book