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the art of ASSEMBLING

In this extract from her new book, chef Jessica Elliott Dennison shows us how simple dishes using seasonal ingredients can be both delicious and inspiring


Assemble was the word that kept coming to mind when writing my book: the idea of taking a few good ingredients and tumbling them onto a big sharing platter, without the worry of complicated techniques or hard-to-find ingredients. This is my relaxed approach to connecting over food, which I’ve combined with realistic guidance on how you can quickly build interesting flavours and textures in your everyday cooking.

In developing my recipes, I’ve tried to strike a balance between attainable and simple, and inspiring and informative. Throughout, I’ve considered my friends who don’t work in the food industry, who might not be as confident in the kitchen, or living on the doorstep of London’s food markets and specialist stockists. In fact, it was those friends who kindly tested these recipes, out in rural Scotland and Australia, where the climate and food landscape differ from where I cook in my small London kitchen.

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*** 5 Brand new videos inside! - for more, see here: *** September is traditionally a time for harvesting summer crops of fruit and vegetables and preserving any gluts so we can enjoy them through the long winter. However, there is still plenty we can do to stretch the growing season to ensure an early and productive start next year. A cold frame is helpful to extend the growing season and in this issue Joyce Russell shows you how to make one. Soil is our most precious commodity in the garden and after a year of hard work it deserves a bit of TLC. So this month we have two features, starting on pages 42 and 73, dedicated to helping you keep your soil fighting fit. There is plenty of info on crops, too; expert grower Rob Smith has some great top tips on growing broccoli and calabrese, while this month our resident fruit expert David Patch turns his attention to figs. Finally don’t forget to enter our great fun Passionate Plotter and Wonky Veg competitions for the chance to win some super prizes!