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The Official Cookbook

COOKBOOK

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WRITTEN BY Joanna Farrow

Food hasn’t traditionally played much of a part in Doctor Who. When the First Doctor offered Ian and Barbara bacon and eggs, it came in the form of ‘food blocks’, suggesting the TARDIS didn’t even have a kitchen. Despite this, Joanna Farrow’s Official Cookbook isn’t the first of its kind. In 1985 WH Allen published Gary Downie’s Doctor Who Cookbook, a collection of favourite recipes from people associated with the programme. (Domesticity must have been having a moment among the show’s merchandisers; at around the same time, the unimprovably named Joy Gammon produced the Doctor Who Pattern Book.) This is a very different beast, though – a collection of 40 inventive and witty recipes inspired by the show and particularly by its monsters. So Farrow offers up ‘Zygon Pie’, ‘Ood Head Bread’ and ‘Adipose Pavlova’. There’s also a take on fish fingers and custard, the ‘custard’ wisely replaced by a cheese sauce.

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This issue, DWM celebrates 50 years of the one of the Doctor's greatest enemies: the Cybermen! Contents include: an interview with the woman who designed the original Cybermen, Alexandra Tynan; a look at every single Cyber-plan through the ages, as told by the Cybermen themselves; a new Cyberman comic strip by Alan Barnes with art by Adrian Salmon; a detailed look at how the Cybermen have evolved from their first appearance; Steven Moffat answers readers' questions; The Fact of Fiction puts the 1988 25th anniversary story Silver Nemesis under the spotlight; the Time Team watch 2010's Vincent and the Doctor; actor Jami Reid-Quarrell is interviewed about his monstrous roles (including Colony Sarff) in Doctor Who's 2015 series; a new comic strip adventure for the Twelfth Doctor – 'Moving In' by Mark Wright with art by John Ross; the Watcher praises Galaxy 4; plus reviews, previews, official news, competitions and much more!
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