Food & Drink - - TABLE OF CONTENTS -

over the course of the sum­mer to watch our read­ers en­gage with us through our so­cial me­dia chan­nels— pick­ing your favourite cov­ers of all time, com­ment­ing on much-loved recipes (both yours and ours), show­ing us your stacks of back is­sues and watch­ing the videos in our be­hindthe-scenes posts—all lead­ing up to the re­lease of this, our 25th an­niver­sary is­sue. Your pas­sion has never been in doubt and, speak­ing for my­self and the team, we are truly grate­ful and so very ap­pre­cia­tive of that!

When de­cid­ing how best to cel­e­brate 25 years, we knew we wanted to hon­our that pas­sion. So we put our heads to­gether to de­ter­mine what would be of the most value and ser­vice to our read­ers. In­stead of o er­ing a ret­ro­spec­tive, we de­cided to fo­cus on the here-and-now and have cre­ated what we think is the ul­ti­mate guide to host­ing a din­ner party. We have con­sid­ered ev­ery de­tail—from the mo­ment the first guest walks through the door to the fi­nal farewell—to make this is­sue a use­ful re­source no mat­ter how you choose to en­ter­tain or what stage of life you are in. Whether it’s your first din­ner party, or kids are on the guest list, or it’s your turn to host the monthly Food & Drink sup­per club (we love hear­ing from those clubs!), each menu has been cre­ated with the oc­ca­sion and at­ten­dees in mind. Each menu is also matched with drink sug­ges­tions and pair­ings (of course) to help en­sure you can pull it all o with aplomb. We’ve also gath­ered 25 years of wis­dom and ad­vice, which you’ll find scat­tered through­out the pages. From how to set a ta­ble and pocket-fold a nap­kin to what to look for to make sure your ac­ces­sories are on point and when to serve din­ner af­ter guests ar­rive, these tips help cre­ate what we hope is a highly col­lectible is­sue that you will turn to again and again and share with friends and fam­ily.

As we look to the fu­ture, we are very ex­cited to be work­ing on ini­tia­tives that build o the strength of our print edi­tion (which re­mains the core and essence of who we are) so that you can con­nect with us across more plat­forms and so that we can con­nect more di­rectly with you. Keep an eye on lcbo.com and @lcbo on Twit­ter, Face­book and In­sta­gram—and (com­ing soon!) Pin­ter­est—for more con­tent and in­for­ma­tion on where to find us.

Cheers to 25 years and es­pe­cially to you, our dear read­ers!

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