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We're getting in a festive mood. Our bumper Christmas edition has arrived, packed with seasonal recipe ideas. Try making your own edible advent calendar, impress dinner guests by baking one of our epic sweet treats (think mincemeat baklava, salted caramel bûche de Noël and a cake shaped like a pineapple!) or have a go at making our ridiculously easy mince pies – trust us, they are that easy.

Don’t miss our Christmas gift guide, packed with over 40 foodie gift ideas. Plus, Victoria Moore shares her advice for pairing wines with festive feasts, Tony Naylor offers his tips for a relaxing Christmas and we’re joined by Ronan Keating to talk about his food memories.

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In this month's issue

Free 2018 calendar

Don’t miss our Good Food 2018 recipe calendar, free with this month’s magazine. It features 12 seasonal favourites (plus a cocktail for good measure), including a hearty autumnal pumpkin & bacon soup and our epic Pimm’s cake for summer.

BBC Good Food Christmas Taste Awards 2017

You must see the results of our Christmas Taste Awards – our pick of the 62 best supermarket foods for the festive season, from smoked salmon and canapés, to turkeys, hams, puddings and those all-important mince pies. You won’t want to do your Christmas food shop until you’ve read it...

Christmas 3 ways

Whether you want a twist on the traditional, something truly show-stopping or super simple ideas for your Christmas meal, we’ve got the menu for you. Impress with our turkey, bacon & chorizo bombe with black pepper hasselback potatoes, or take it easy with our all-the-trimmings traybake. Plus, there are plenty of festive veggie dishes too.

Star chefs

Raymond Blanc shows us how to make a delicious three-ingredient glazed roast duck, Tom Kerridge has your Boxing Day menu sorted and Rick Stein shares his recipe for Mexican prawn cocktail. Or, for something different, try John Torode’s one-pan Penang curry. Plus, new columnist Nadiya Hussain talks about her family’s Christmas traditions.

Festive getaways

Kickstart your festive season with our guide to the UK’s top 10 Christmas markets, from Lincoln to Bath. We visit Chester to find the best food UK drink spots and show you how to eat well in Singapore.