So­phie says

Food - - Sophie Says - So­phie Gray Ed­i­tor

Spring is re­ally mak­ing its pres­ence felt, and with it a new sea­son is be­gin­ning for Food mag­a­zine. Hav­ing been a reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor over the years, I am now ex­cited to step into the ed­i­tor’s role, and along with the Food mag­a­zine team we hope our Spring is­sue will en­thuse, mo­ti­vate and in­spire you to try some new things.

In a pos­si­bly mis­guided fit of en­thu­si­asm, I’ve even de­cided to tackle clean­ing my ovens. It has been sug­gested by some that it may be sim­pler just to move house. But to do jus­tice to the great recipes we have in this is­sue of Food mag­a­zine, I’m don­ning the haz­mat suit and I’m sure it will be worth it.

From light meals full of fresh pro­duce to new and tasty ways to serve up a sausage (think piz­zas, pas­tas and casseroles), this is­sue is packed with fam­ily favourites. We’ll even help you take your much-loved lasagne to new heights!

For re­laxed din­ing as the weather warms up, try our ‘no forks re­quired’ food: we’re talk­ing burg­ers, slid­ers, chilli dogs and wings. And the lemonophiles will love our lus­cious le­mon curd bak­ing.

Be­cause we Ki­wis don’t like to show up to any­thing empty-handed, we have a great col­lec­tion of ver­sa­tile make-ahead recipes which are easy to trans­port and re­heat. You’ll def­i­nitely be in­vited back af­ter turn­ing up with one of th­ese.

Like­wise, Ki­wis still value drop­ping off a home­cooked meal or some bak­ing to show ap­pre­ci­a­tion, or to of­fer com­fort when things are tough. Our good friend Jo Sea­gar is no stranger to tough times, so we were de­lighted to take a peek at her lovely new book, packed with recipes for sim­ple gath­er­ings, spe­cial cel­e­bra­tions and those times when a home­made of­fer­ing saves the day. We hope you en­joy hear­ing her news as much as we did.

We also love hear­ing from you so keep send­ing us your sug­ges­tions, thoughts and pho­tos – the tri­umphs and disas­ters! The star let­ter each is­sue re­ceives a prize.

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