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November 2011

Simply the best... Easy cakes your family will love

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■ Make more in your slow cooker ■ New fillings for jacket potatoes ■ Comfort food on a health kick



+5 FREE pashmina wraps for every reader*

Style The Gok dress that will change your life

Health What men need to do NOW!


We asked... you told us


Cinnamon cake with blackberries Recipe on page 80

PhotograPh Jonathan Gregson Food Styling Bianca Nice ProP Styling Liz Baird thanKS to Victoria Sullivan

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Great food 70 Our pick of the season Recipes using the finest November produce 76 Pieces of cake Dan Lepard shows us how to bake the perfect teatime treats 82 Food with a bang Have a cracking

Bonfire Night with these great dishes 88 Nigel Slater makes hearty soups

Enjoy a bowl of warming autumn cheer 94 Sugar and spice Maria Elia’s gorgeous puddings are bound to impress 100 Bulli for him We talk to Ferran Adrià,

El Bulli's legendary creative chef 108 Come for supper Wow friends with

Tom Kerridge’s gastro-style menu 114 Your favourite UK restaurants

We asked and you told us 121 On my list Aggie MacKenzie reviews the best new products to hit the shelves 128 Smart cook: healthy Easy, goodfor-you suppers 135 Smart cook: meat Wonderful ways with offal – and it’s great value too! 139 Smart cook: veg Treat your main course to a tasty accompaniment 143 Smart cook: pudding Make the most of seasonal plums with Rachel Allen’s pud 145 Smart cook: easy Seven tasty fillings for comforting baked potatoes 148 Smart cook: one-pot Come home to mouthwatering, slow-cooked food 155 Smart cook: notes Food and wine tips

157 Smart cook: answers Our food team addresses your kitchen queries features & shoppinG 32 IVF and me Three readers share their personal experiences 39 What men need to know now!

The five simple health changes that are essential for his wellbeing 45 What do you wear when you meet Gok Wan? The inside story on his new collection for Sainsbury's 48 Life by the book Do self-help rules really work? Zoe Williams tests them out 55 Under wraps Cosy autumn knits 57 Rise and shine Zingy beauty buys 59 A drop of burgundy Hot home looks 60 A man’s world Great looks for him 62 Ask Shane Style guru Shane Watson on the perfect smart casual look for men 64 Great reads for November 67 Joan Collins makes a meal of it

The actress shares her food secrets in every issue 3 Welcome from the editor 9 Meet the team 12 Recipe index 15 Your news and views 17 Coupons Save £££s at the checkout 23 Your life Relaxation, entertainment and inspiration for you and your family