Wel­come to Oc­to­ber

Olive - - CONTENTS - Laura Rowe, Ed­i­tor @Omagazine @lau­raroweeats

Hands up who com­plained about the heat­wave this sum­mer and was se­cretly crav­ing cold frosts with blue skies, sausages and mash, and crispy leaves un­der­foot? I know I wasn’t the only one! Well, friends, the time is now. Em­brace au­tumn for all its won­der­ful com­forts – grab a blan­ket, hun­ker down with a brew and get stuck into this is­sue, be­cause it’s a good ’un.

For a start, we’ve got Bal­ly­maloe Cook­ery School founder Da­rina Allen (the doyenne of com­fort food) shar­ing her recipes for mak­ing the most of this sea­son’s best in­gre­di­ents – there’s din­gle pie and fish pie, roast duck with Bram­ley ap­ple sauce, creamy mush­room soup, and more. Bris­tol food writer Claire Thom­son has been teach­ing us how to get slow-cooker smart and, if you’re any­thing like me, I know you’ll have had it hid­den away (like most kitchen gad­gets) lan­guish­ing un­used all year in a cup­board – un­til now. Claire’s got six great rea­sons to dust it down and get cook­ing. And then, of course, we have our gor­geous ap­ples and pears story from food pho­tog­ra­pher and writer Stu­art Oven­den. For any­one need­ing in­spi­ra­tion to use up a glut, or just can’t re­sist a sticky tarte tatin (es­pe­cially one spiked with rum), this is the one.

But per­haps most ex­cit­ingly of all we have the re­sults of our O Chef Awards, in as­so­ci­a­tion with Dark Horse Wine. All sum­mer the judges have been dart­ing around the coun­try meet­ing the chefs you nom­i­nated and now fi­nally we can re­veal the ta­lented win­ners. Turn to page 72 to find out more.

En­joy, and see you next time.

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