Variety is the spice of life
During a normal working day at Spotlight, I spend my time writing, editing, attending meetings and planning upcoming issues. The past few weeks, though, have been different. Our focus in this issue is on food, so I set up my laptop in a corner of my kitchen at home and spent some happy hours preparing dishes to share with you. It wasn’t hard to decide which recipes to choose: the pie is not only a very British dish, my German mum learned to bake pies from her English mother-in-law, so I called up my mother when I got stuck somewhere between the pastry and the filling. Join me in the kitchen on page 12. If you prefer to read about food rather than cook or bake, why not take a culinary trip around the English-speaking world with Spotlight authors who share their favourite meals, desserts and snacks with you? The journey begins on page 18.
You can also feast on the language of food. In the language section of the magazine, you’ll find lots of words and phrases to do with cooking and eating, from the vocabulary of the kitchen to the words you’ll need to plan a party. Start reading and learning on page 50. Finally, in our My Life in English column (page 78), one of Germany’s youngest vintners, Julia Seyffardt, tells us about her experiences of working at a winery in South Africa. Cheers!