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THE HOUSE OF COLOUR
THIS IS YOUR goodfood • Good Food’s Tami Aktar shares Christmas memories, dishes and plans for the yuletide season from our wonderful community of readers
YOUR TOP SIX CELEBRATION DISHES • Everyone celebrates in their own unique way. Here are some of our favourite special occasion meals
Cook’s calendar • With just weeks to go until the big day, get ready with our top food picks, drinks and decorations
10 THINGS TO DO THIS MONTH • The Good Food team shares their kitchen to-do list, plus Emma Crawforth from BBC Gardeners World on what to plant
PARSNIPS • Often relegated to side-dish status, parsnips deserve a starring role. They have a sweet, caramel-like flavour when roasted, making them an ideal base for creamy purées or soups
Follow our CHRISTMAS MENU PLAN • We share some of the recipes we’re excited to cook from this issue and on bbcgoodfood.com
MONICA GALETTI’S TEATIME TREAT • Try these crumbly coconutty biscuits from Samoa, the birthplace of the MasterChef: The Professionals judge
MOCKTAIL HOUR • Effortless yet party-worthy, these booze-free drinks are quick to prepare and full of seasonal cheer
Making a difference BAKING WITHOUT LIMITS • How one reader used specialist kit to make her stunning cakes
WE ARE BBC goodfood • Each month, we introduce you to the experts who create content for your favourite food brand
CHRISTMAS FOOD PICKS • Shopping inspiration for sipping and snacking
The best of Yorkshire in every bowl
Christmas at ours • Quality time spent with loved ones is the most precious part of the holiday period. Five members of the Good Food team share the dishes that grace their family dinner tables every year, and invite you to share your festive traditions using #BBCGFCelebrateTogether
Ben’s veggie ‘forcemeat’ balls • Mum has always served these with Christmas dinner, and her mother did the same. It’s a tradition my siblings and I are keen on, but we don’t always spend Christmas Day together, so I work them into other occasions over the festive period. Forcemeat balls are traditionally made with ground or puréed meats (such as beef, veal or pork) and fat. My family version uses vegetarian suet and breadcrumbs instead, so they’re similar to stuffing balls. They’re irresistibly crunchy and absorb so much flavour.
Hetty’s spiced rice with beef • My mum was born in Ghana, but is now British-Ghanaian. We eat lots of traditional Ghanaian dishes, often served with rice – two of our favourites are waakye and jollof rice. A few years ago, a family friend made me this spiced rice dish – she always cooks an interesting array of dishes for us, and this one was completely new to me. I introduced it to my mum and brothers, who loved it. We like it because it’s seasoned with plenty of spices without being too hot – it has a lovely warming flavour.
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