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In this month's issue
Our bumper Christmas issue is here, featuring 95 tried and tested recipes including our easy mocktails, Diana Henry’s impressive freeze-ahead dishes, Tom Kerridge’s festive menu (including a deliciously porky twist on a classic wellington) and Rosie Birkett’s seasonal favourites, plus, three of our readers share their favourite festive recipes passed down from their families in Quebec, Jamaica and Finland.
In need of Christmas gift inspiration? Check out contributor Melissa Thompson’s top ten gifts that give back to others, our round-up of foodie baubles for decorating the Christmas tree, and don’t miss our Christmas gift guide, featuring 50 fab festive gifts for foodies.
5 reasons to buy our Christmas issue
BBC Good Food’s Christmas Taste Awards
Our annual Christmas Taste Awards are back. We invited 13 of the UK’s top supermarkets to enter their most delicious festive products to find our favourites in categories including mince pies, turkey centrepiece, gammon and desserts. Don’t do your Christmas shopping without it!
Free recipe calendar
Free with this month’s issue, our 2021 recipe calendar contains 12 classic seasonal recipes including comforting salt & vinegar roast pork with potatoes and spiced walnut cake with pomegranate molasses frosting as well as lighter summer dishes such as spiced grilled pineapple with maple sesame brittle.
Make Christmas special by whipping up one of our brilliant bakes. Choose from Christmas sticky toffee pudding, ‘brookies’, mincemeat, marzipan & apple tart fine, chocolate orange babka, mint chocolate chip cookies, snowy coconut loaf cake, or impress your family with our epic cover recipe- sprinkle & spice caramel fault-line cake.
The Big Day
However you’re spending Christmas this year, we’ve got the food covered. From marvellous mains like crispy sage & lemon roast chicken and a stunning jewelled squash, chestnut & mushroom wreath to mix-and-match sides like pan-fried sprouts with crunchy chorizo crumbs, vegan mushroom gravy and horseradish Yorkshires, there’s something for everyone.
Whether you’re avoiding the shops or just want to give something extra special, we’ve got plenty of homemade gift ideas. They’re all easy to make, too- great for keeping the little ones entertained. There’s fudge, vegan Christmas pinwheel biscuits and wreath meringue lollies, plus learn how to make homemade Christmas crackers, wreath place settings and clementine-printed gift tags.