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Autumn is here! We’re celebrating the start of the chillier season with some of our favourite comfort food recipes, from proper pies to hearty stews, pastas and puds. If you’re looking for something a little lighter, we’ve got new, healthy ways with porridge and veg-packed vegan slow cooker suppers.

Plus, drinks writer Victoria Moore explains why rioja is a supermarket star, columnist Tony Naylor calls to bring back his favourite dated dishes and Emma Freud cooks with singer Cerys Matthews.

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In this month's issue

Free Autumn collection

Free with this month’s issue, don’t miss our Autumn Collection, featuring over 30 warming recipes to see you through the season. There’s simple soups, five easy jacket potato toppers, comforting puddings and sensational seasonal recipes, including an indulgent stack of pumpkin pancakes with salted pecan butterscotch.

One pot comforts

It’s time to get cosy! Our cookery team reveal their favourite hearty one-pots to share on chilly nights, including slow-cooked pork, cider & sage hotpot, stuffed pasta bake bolognese, a creamy one-pot paneer curry pie and a smoky spiced veggie rice. And for dessert? Choose from fig sponge pudding or a seriously silky coconut, rum & raisin rice pudding.

Hallo-teen party

Halloween isn’t just for the little ones. Get teenagers involved in making our fun, ghoulish party spread. There’s a spooky eyeball & hand fruit punch and Halloween cheeseboard with creepy crackers, or go for something sweet with our bold Halloween slash cake and kiwi slime pies.

Star chefs

Our star chefs are embracing Autumn with stunning seasonal recipes. Rosie Birkett cooks a fragrant squash, chickpea & coconut curry; Tom Kerridge makes proper pies, including hearty chicken, leek & mushroom pies and veggie spiced lentil & spinach pies; and don’t miss Diana Henry’s crispy-topped roast pork with crushed grapes, marsala & juniper.

Eat like a local

We take a family trip to Italy’s South Tyrol for an all-inclusive hotel escape, packed with lots of winter activities for kids. We celebrate the dishes and ingredients that define certain regions, seeking out locally sourced salt in the French Camargue, whisky and gin from one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries and the ultimate ragu in Bologna. Back in the UK, we discover the best places to eat and drink in Liverpool.