It’s time to celebrate!

Get hold of your fresh Good Food today, packed with party-inspiration.

This Christmas, stay sparkling in the kitchen with our indispensible tips for easy and organised entertaining. We’ve created an essential time plan, a one-stop shopping list and found the perfect last-minute foodie presents that are so pretty they don’t even need wrapping! We also have festive baking projects to occupy the kids and stunning canapés and cocktails to add fizz to your festivities. View a preview of the new issue, on sale Thursday 11th December. 

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In this month's issue

Christmas made easy

Our unbeatable festive menu is designed to minimise fuss. It’s a feast for eight people, with lemon & herb-basted roast turkey and thyme-roasted potatoes as well as all the extras like clementine and port spiced cranberry sauce and easy turkey gravy. Our meal planner guides you through the big day with suggestions for the best products to help cut corners if you’re tight on time.

The corks are popping!

Tom Kerridge shares his recipes for a memorable four-course New Year’s Eve dinner, including roast poussin & wild mushroom sauce and yogurt & ginger creams. Meanwhile the Good Food team serves a stunning canapé collection using just 10 ingredients, accompanied with three new cocktails. Don’t miss our gorgeous sharing platters, either.

Keep the kids busy

Put a child's energy to good use with easy and delicious kitchen projects. Christmas tree pops are a great gift and fun to make, or have a go at decorating your Christmas cake with Great British Bake Off winner Nancy’s magical Rudolph design. The coconut bauble truffles are simple but feel like a very grown-up achievement!


Love your leftovers

After everyone’s gone home and you’ve taken a deep breath we’ve got clever ideas for reinventing leftovers. Our raid the fridge burritos are an instant family fave, and winter apple and squash panzanella can be adapted to work with what you have to hand. Plus, our resident canny cook Cassie Best, shares her top 25 secrets for a waste-free Christmas.

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Skills & know how

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

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