Welcome to JANUARY
For many reasons, too many reasons, 2016 was a bit of a rotter as years go, wasn’t it? And so it seems more relevant than ever to think about making positive changes in 2017. For us at O, that’s all about trying new things, adding to our life experiences, not subtracting from them. No deprivation or diets here! For a start, we’re incorporating turmeric into our diets. It has so many incredible beneficial health properties (which only come from consuming it in its natural form – supplements just won’t do), besides which, and it adds a beautiful golden hue to anything it touches. Our sunshine bowl of turmeric broth on the front cover, with ginger chicken dumplings, ticks every box for us. Noodles? Good. Dumplings? Good. Greens? Good. Broth? Gooooooood. It’s ready in only 30 minutes, too, so once you’ve tried it, it’s sure to become a staple in your midweek repertoire. We’ve also some brilliant new vegan recipes that were a huge hit in the test kitchen – they come from a restaurant in Melbourne and brought new techniques and flavours that even we hadn’t tried before, including palm hearts (so delicious!) and an egg-free aïoli that would have had any of us fooled. Wine writer Kate Hawkings is finding her own joy in new and unusual wine varieties this month. Or how about trying yuzu? Genevieve Taylor has put together a bright feature on cooking with citrus and her smoked trout eggs royale with a yuzu hollandaise is inspired – I know what I’m cooking for brunch this weekend! We’ve even introduced new reading for you in our Hot off the pass feature. It’s your chance to learn about a rising star in the food world – this time Adam Coghlan has been speaking to Rosio Sanchez, who’s arguably creating some of the best Mexican food in the world, in Copenhagen. And, in our Explore section, there’s a new travel feature, Instatravel, for those of you as snap-happy on your hols as we are. Plus, we also have another great O reader event at Le Manoir in February (the perfect gift for Valentine’s). You, readers, are extremely welcome. So, here’s to the new, and all of the excitement it brings. After all, a change is as good as a rest, right?