Welcome to Christmas
As an early Christmas present, we’ve added these very special extras to this bumper Christmas 2018 issue: Our 2019 recipe calendar, eagerly awaited by many of you, has 12 beautifully illustrated and seasonal recipes to brighten up your kitchen and inspire you throughout the coming year. Boost your cooking skills with our 12-page special on p107. You’ll find all the cooking tips and techniques you need to ensure the festive period goes smoothly, including turkey carving, a guide to making homemade marzipan for fruitcakes, and how to whip up desserts in minutes. You’ll also find every festive recipe you need for the holidays, from canapés and cocktails to showstopping mains, centrepiece desserts and our spectacular cover star. If you make our vanilla & spice chocolate drip cake, be sure to snap and post it using
#cookthecover – we’ll share the best. Plus, how would you feel if you had the chance to cook for a leading chef? In our new series, Emma Freud invites Saturday Kitchen regular José Pizarro to her home and cooks his own recipes for him. See how she did on p162. A very happy Christmas from everyone at BBC Good Food.