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Our bumper Christmas issue is here. It's packed with more than 100 recipes, from indulgent festive favourites to healthier midweek ideas.

If you’re entertaining this Christmas, we’ve got plenty of party recipes to choose from, including easy canapés, mocktails and make-ahead desserts. Impress guests with our showstopping cover cake – layers of festive spiced sponge and vanilla buttercream are topped with white chocolate Christmas trees and gingerbread stars.

Plus, don’t miss our Christmas gift guide, with 50 present ideas for foodies, from delicious stocking fillers and top-notch whisky to homeware and kitchen gadgets.

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In this month's issue

Bonus recipe calendar

Free with this month’s issue, our 2019 recipe calendar contains 12 seasonal recipes. Try chicken, morel mushroom & asparagus one-pan pie or whip up pumpkin pancakes with salted pecan butterscotch.

The big day

From starters to desserts, we’ve got your Christmas menu covered. Discover perfect pancetta & roast shallot-stuffed turkey, extra creamy bread sauce, triple pigs in blankets, wild mushroom Yorkshire puddings, sticky maple roots and plenty more. Plus, our handy Christmas Day time plan will help ensure everything runs smoothly on the day.

Star chefs

Fancy a break from traditional festive food? Try one of Tom Kerridge’s Christmas curries, such as venison madras or Goan prawn, potato & coconut curry. Emma Freud cooks for José Pizarro in our new series and Dan Doherty shares festive brunch ideas. For something sweet, don’t miss the Hairy Bikers' indulgent Black Forest trifle.

Boost your cooking skills

In charge of Christmas dinner this year? Don’t miss our special 12-page guide, featuring all the cooking tips and techniques you’ll need to ensure your festive period goes smoothly. It includes tips on carving turkey, a guide to icing Christmas cakes, ideas for festive vegetarian and vegan dishes and essential kitchen kit.

BBC Good Food’s Christmas Taste Awards

Our annual Christmas Taste Awards are back. We invited 11 of the UK’s top supermarkets to enter their most delicious festive products, then tested them all to bring you the best food buys on offer. Check out our favourite entries across 18 categories, including mince pies, turkey, canapés and desserts. Don’t do your Christmas shopping without it!