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● master chef Follow our 10 culinary cues and you’ll be cooking up a storm for all the family this Christmas Flimsy knives, worn utensils and unnecessary gadgets do not make for professional kitchen tools. Buy some quality knives (and blade sharpeners) and heavy duty cooking pots, such as Le Creuset cast iron casserole pots. They may set you back a little in terms of cost, but the longevity and quality you’ll get from them will be worth it in the long run. BECOME A 1 INVEST IN YOUR TOOLS 2 KEEP IT SIMPLE you can exercise precision and technique. It’s better to cook a really tasty and well-presented apple pie than to tackle a complex chocolate crème brûlée and fail. Over-complicated recipes provide ample opportunities for culinary slip-ups. Instead, stick to easy recipes where Purchasing fruit and vegetables in season can make a dramatic difference to their quality, and means you can rustle up some delicious seasonal dishes. For instance, leek and potato soup and winter root vegetable mash are both tasty treats that make the most of the available vegetables, and are perfect, nutritious winter-warmers. 3 BUY IN SEASON 042 | DECEMBER 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of at home with James Martin - December 2012

DIARY DATES
YOUR CHRISTMAS KITCHEN
UP THE ORANGE APPEEL
MEET MR MARTIN
THE CHEF DIARIES
FLAVOURS OF THE FUTURE
COOK LIKE A PRO
THE STAR EVENT
COOKING SOS
UNDER THE SEA
VEG OUT
JUST DESSERTS
WINE O’CLOCK
TASTEBUDS ON TEST
GUYS’ GIFT LIST
SANTA SPOILS FOR HER
FOR FOOD LOVERS
CHINESE, PLEASE?
THE ROAST WITH THE MOST
MARY CHRISTMAS
BAKE LIKE THE BEST
THE BIG CHEESE
FAT’S YOUR LOT
CLEAN UP
PINES AND NEEDLES
WINTER FOODIE BREAKS
ALL ABROAD
COFFEE BREAK
‘MY FOOD FANTASY TURNED INTO REALITY’
LAST WORD
EDITOR’S LETTER
FESTIVE WELCOME
NEWS AND VIEWS

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