From trends to travel, here are 10 reasons the September issue of BBC Good Food magazine needs to be the first thing in your shopping trolley this weekend…
On-sale now in all supermarkets and newsagents, or available as a digital download…
1. New kitchen tricks
Pizza in a frying pan? Cheesecake in a slow cooker? This month, Senior food editor Cassie Best reveals her best-kept secrets. Using technology, new methods and a little kitchen know-how, she shows how to bring your cooking bang up to date.
2. September survival guide
Back to work? New term starting? Transform all your family meals with our collection of quick, easy and exciting recipes for this time of year, including lifesaver lunchboxes for all ages, super-speedy soups, game-changing sarnies and one-pot wonders.
3. Harvest showstopper
This courgette, lemon and thyme cake makes an impressive centrepiece. Inspired by the allotment, this fragrant modern bake makes the most of the late-summer courgette crop.
4. Tom Kerridge’s seasonal recipes
Make the most of late summer’s rich pickings with these new recipes from BBC chef Tom Kerridge using blueberries, cauliflower, venison and Swiss chard.
5. Mel Giedroyc – my life on a plate
Everyone has a dish that brings back childhood memories, and one to pass on to the next generation. This month, the Great British Bake Off presenter shares her mushroom buckwheat risotto and Mumsy’s vegetable soup with us.
6. Hot right now
Make Vietnamese egg coffee at home, get the party started with Wilhelmina’s punch, learn about Barbary Coast cuisine, plus this month’s news, reviews and best buys.
7. 21 skills you need to know
Faster, healthier or just plain better – these new techniques and recipes will raise your kitchen game whether you’re cooking brunch, seeking free-from inspiration, whizzing up dips or creating quick fridge pickles.
8. Q&As, guest chefs and MasterChef makeovers
We chat to award-winning global restaurateur Jason Atherton, BBC Masterchef judge Monica Galetti shares her version of a French comfort food with her chicken tartiflette and John Torode takes one our most highly rated curries on bbcgoodfood.com and gives it a Thai twist.
9. Big-batch cereals
Give yourself a head start in the morning with these homemade cereals – made with natural, whole ingredients and nothing else. Including nutty cinnamon and apple granola, cranberry and almond clusters, homemade cocoa pops and three-grain porridge.
10. Eat in Sicily
Food writer Marina O’Loughlin explores the Etna region of Sicily and is enchanted by the dramatic landscapes, frisky rosato wines and abundance of gorgeous produce, from pistachios to lemons and acorn-fed pigs.