Recipe of the day
From the editor
Issue 161by Sarah Nicholson | Cuisine issue #161 | Monday, 28 October, 2013
Back row, from left: Kent Yeats, Amy Stewart, Angela Earl
Middle row, from left: Fiona Lascelles, Fiona Smith, Alice Neville, Ginny Grant, Gabrielle de Jong, Kathie Bartley
Front row, from left:Ray McVinnie, Sarah Nicholson, Tamara West, Susan Buchanan
A friend of mine injured her hand last week. Finding it difficult to do everyday things, her group of busy friends rallied around, taking her out or inviting her around for dinner, or dropping off store-bought food. Although grateful, she was secretly disappointed. “No one has brought me homemade lasagne,” she lamented to me, adding, “apparently you only get that when you’ve had a baby.”
It made me laugh and think: there is something really wonderful about being given homemade food, and does the dish become incrementally more elaborate depending on the gravity of the situation? Something like: injured hand = invited around for a bowl of pasta; the arrival of a baby = a dish of lasagne delivered; a loss in the family = roast beef to feed 30.
Which brings me to edible Christmas gifts. They need not be overly involved or time-consuming, and everyone loves to receive baking. We have the perfect recipes along with clever packaging ideas in Sweet Spot.
We also have succulent turkey, loads of imaginative salads, delicious celebratory barbecue ideas and centrepiece vegetarian dishes.
From all the Cuisine team, have a happy Christmas time – relax, recharge and enjoy great food and wine with your nearest and dearest.
Sarah Nicholson, Cuisine editor
PS See page 33 for how to get your hands on our fantastic new beginners’ cookbook, How to Cook, at a special pre-sale price.
It’s the perfect gift for any novice or time-poor friend!
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