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Welcome to October. We’re embracing autumn with comforting recipes including warming porridge toppers, Bonfire Night s’mores, boozy hot chocolates and Rosie Birkett’s seasonal suppers. 

Plus, we discover the people bringing you some of Britain’s best Indian food, Victoria Moore tells us why flavoured rums are on the rise and BBC TV presenter Angellica Bell shares her most memorable food moments.

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In this month's issue

Free Autumn Collection

Free with this month’s issue, our Autumn Collection contains 50 of our best ever comforting recipes for chilly days and nights. There are perfect pies, lazy brunches, warming soups and homely puddings.

Star chefs

Tom Kerridge shares a feast for friends to raise money for Children in Need, Dan Doherty makes an indulgent brunch of Belgian waffles with plum compote & amaretto cream, Gino D’Acampo cooks up a prawn & monkfish brodetto inspired by his Italian travels and Yotam Ottolenghi shares recipes from his new book including braised eggs with leek & za’atar and cauliflower, pomegranate & pistachio salad.

Food for the soul

We’re taking comfort food to the next level with new recipes including rich miso, mushroom & brisket pie, rarebit toasties with sticky Marmite onions and three-cheese meatball lasagne. Have more of a sweet tooth? Our apple dumpling puddle pudding is a dreamy combo of warm salted caramel apples and sweet dumplings.


Hosting a Halloween party? We’ve got you covered with our family-friendly Halloween-themed recipes, from black cat cake, spider biscuits and pastry snakes to pumpkin spice scones. Plus, we pick our favourite Halloween-themed buys in the shops this season and check out alternatives to pumpkin carving.

Eat like a local

We travel to idyllic St Lucia for clear blue seas, bustling food markets and plenty of chocolate. Or, for something closer to home, try one of our cosy foodie trips to Ballynahinch Castle in Ireland, The Angel Hotel in Abergavenny or Timbrell’s Yard in Bradford-on-Avon. Plus, we celebrate Burmese cuisine with a recipe for crispy Burmese tofu fritters.