As soon as the nights show the slightest sign of closing in, we're ready – pie dish and apple corer in hand – to get stuck into autumn. As much as we love seaside jaunts and lazy afternoons in a pretty beer garden, autumn is our favourite time of year by far. With it comes some of the best seasonal ingredients, from fragrant orchard fruits and vibrant squashes to earthy wild mushrooms and rich game. Nothing says comfort food like a creamy chicken and leek pie or a huge plate of buttery mash, and this issue is dedicated to the dishes that make you feel warm inside and out.
First up, GBF favourite Valentine Warner has put together some of his favourite gourmet toast toppers (think potted shrimps and crispy sardines) while Rachel Allen shares a trio of her most indulgent bakes on– her Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies are mouth-watering! You'll also find Lancashire's best bites, Indian-inspired soul food and orchard fruit puds aplenty.
Plus, if you're looking to brush up your kitchen skills or even learn something completely new, our guide to Britain's best cookery schools will direct you to the top courses in your area. Enjoy!
Great British Food Magazine
With top chefs clamouring to cook with local, seasonal and British produce and increasing numbers of small producers creating delicious regional food for everyone to enjoy, there has never been a better time to celebrate the revival of British food.