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17 reasons why this is the best Christmas magazine EVER

Perfect profiteroles, Edd Kimber's star bakes and turkey with bacon lattice and all you need for festive entertaining. Our 2017 Christmas edition is packed full of festive treats, tips and everything in between. Not convinced? Read on for our top 17 reasons to pick up a copy.

Looking for the best Christmas food magazine for 2017 to get all of your Christmas recipes? olive magazine is THE food magazine to buy this Christmas, and here’s why…

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We also have hundreds of triple-tested Christmas recipes for the festive period in our Christmas hub here.


1

Get your hands (literally) on our special Christmas cover.

We’ve gone all out with special treatments to make it feel even more special and luxe than normal with a velvety, soft-touch background (stroke it!), glossy, 3D-looking food, and metallic foil coverlines that sparkle in the light. Cop a feel!


2

Make our celebratory chocolate and hazelnut profiterole stack (it’s the cover recipe this year) inspired by Christmas favourite, Ferrero Rocher.

This pud is the Christmas dessert everyone should be making for 2017. It’s a real showstopper, with easy choux buns filled with contrasting light (Frangelico) and dark (Nutella) creams.


3

Discover our secrets to the ultimate Christmas dinner.

We’ve come up with the best Christmas recipes to cover the whole occasion, from clever make-ahead sides to the best boozy desserts. Check out our ultimate wow-factor recipes.

Stuffed Turkey Recipe

4

Save time in the aisles with the results of our Christmas Supermarket Awards.

Supermarkets become a battleground of trollies running up to the big day, so we’ve done the browsing for you. Get to the checkouts in record time with a few ready-made saviours to keep you sane over the festive period. From M&S’ snowflake bauble Christmas cake to Asda’s great-value Louis Bernard Champagne Brut, we’ve picked our top time-saving festive products on the shelves this Christmas.


5

Cater for crowds throughout December with our specially designed sharing dishes.

Simple make one big dish (fried chicken, anyone?) then jazz it up with some easy sides and quick buy-ins to create the ultimate sharing dinner.

Fried Chicken Recipe

6

Know what to drink with wine expert Kate Hawkings’ bottles for the festive period.

From bargain buys for festive parties to top-quality choices for Christmas Day itself.


7

Impress friends and family with Edd Kimber’s star bakes for Christmas.

Eggnog custard tart, the best French toast for Christmas morning, and a stunning gingerbread, caramel and pear trifle to turn heads. Here are some more of Edd’s incredible bakes to try…

Eggnog Custard Tart Recipe With Stars On Top

8

Make festive entertaining easy with our party tartines recipes.

More substantial than canapés, these pretty open sandwiches will satisfy the greediest guests.


9

Invite your friends over for a festive boozy brunch and impress with duck confit hash, breakfast tacos, ricotta toast and more.


10

Get your hands on the recipe for THE best Boxing Day sandwich you’ll ever come across from Max of Max’s Sandwich Shop.

Boxing Day Sandwich Recipe

Here’s our podcast interview with Max:


11

Have a few healthy, family friendly recipes up your sleeve with our bumper Everyday Christmas recipe collection.

Raclette burgers, pork vindaloo and classic shepherd’s pie make comforting winter warmers.


12

Swot up on names of the most talented up-and-coming chefs, so you can bag a table at their restaurants next year.


13

Plan a foodie getaway this winter with our travel section.

Spiced Christmas cookies in Warswaw and chickpea curry in Rajasthan await, along with the best new indoor food markets in Europe.


14

Find out where to stop for a glass of wine or a quick lunch in central London to rest your feet between Christmas shopping sprees.

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15

Our expert lowdown on turkey, including which turkey to buy and where from, how to prepare your turkey and foolproof carving tips.

This really is the only turkey guide you need for this Christmas.

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16

The best Christmas cake recipe for this year, inspired by the classic Christmas trifle.


17

Our Christmas Day timeline to make the big day stress-free.

With a little advance planning, it’s easy to get everything on the table at the same time.