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In this month's issue

Welcome to October. It’s time to get cosy, and we’re making it easy by providing plenty of warming, hearty comfort food dishes to enjoy – from two different ways with chilli con carne to an extra-indulgent slow cooker sticky toffee pudding, and five of the best autumnal soups. Don’t miss Tom Kerridge’s twists on comfort food classics, including pizza pie and an epic Millionaire’s chocolate brownie tart.

This month’s issue comes wrapped in paper, and includes our free autumn baking supplement.

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New comfort classics

Get set for Autumn with our exciting new twists on comfort food favourites. Try our epic macaroni cheese lasagne, roast chicken risotto with chicken crackling, latticed apple, cheese & potato pie, hearty one pot sausage casserole with garlic breadcrumbs or up your grilled cheese game with our patty melt toasties.

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Free Autumn bakes collection

Free with this month’s issue, don’t miss our autumn bakes & puddings collection, featuring over 20 comforting recipes to see you through the season. There’s classic puddings like treacle tart, bread & butter pudding and fig sponge pudding, as well as plant-based treats, including vegan hot chocolate and rice pudding. Plus, plenty of cakes and biscuits.

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Star contributors

Emma Freud cooks stuffed aubergine in curry & coconut dhal with Yotam Ottolenghi, while Nadiya Hussain shares recipes from her new book Nadiya Bakes, including caramel crunch rocky road, onion pretzels and orange & lemongrass meringue pie. Plus, don’t miss food writer Lopè Ariyo’s African recipes, including grilled chicken drumsticks, fried coconut rice and the popular Nigerian treat, chin chin.

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Seasonal cooking skills

Boost your skills in the kitchen with our expert tips, recipes and guides. This month, learn how to prepare a butternut squash, make next-level chicken pie, and cook risotto with confidence. Plus, chef Michael Caines shares his top 10 cooking tips, we look at seven ways to sustainably eat cheese and slow cookers are put to the test.

Midweek marvels

Save time on washing up with our speedy, one-pot midweek meals. Choose from easy and comforting dishes like smoky cod, broccoli & orzo bakemeatball minestrone with pestotamarind prawn curry and bacon, courgette & caper one-pot pasta. Plus, our family-friendly meals are all freezeable this month, including pea & mint fishcakesveg-packed cheeseburgers and peanut butter rainbow rice.