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Issue 139

Cover: photograph of sticky chocolate pudding with white chocolate sauce. Photograph Gus Filgate, Food styling David Morgan, Home styling Margaret Caselton. Be tempted by our chocolate pudding recipes on page 108



30 What's in store: Sainsbury's best buys
37 In season: What to eat in November
44 Simple suppers: Annie Rigg's quick and easy midweek meals
53 Storecupboard standby: Why Lorna Wing is positively sweet on golden syrup
55 Dessert of the month: Katie Stewart's pear and almond tart
56 Simple pleasures: Fish pie; it should be our national dish, says Nigel Slater
63 Christmas starts here: Make-ahead foodie treats to keep or give
80 Food for health: Amanda Ursell and Tamsin Burnett-Hall on spicing up your life
86 Sparkly, sparkly night: Annie Bell creates a colourful display of dishes for bonfire night
102 Devout chocoholics: Christopher Middleton visits a family of Belgian chocolate makers
108 Simply divine: Are these the ultimate chocolate puds? David Herbert thinks so
116 Tried and tested: Our new series putting equipment on trial. This month: blenders
122 Food for friends: With chef, restaurateur and deli owner Sally Clarke
128 Mix master Fiona Beckett learns the art of making cocktails from an expert
134 Cooks' notebook: Know-how from the Sainsbury's Magazine kitchen


9 Editor's letter
9 Feedback: Share your views about what you've read in Sainsbury's Magazine
13 Bites News, reviews and interviews
24 Out to lunch Michael Palin on Pythons, elephants and his latest adventure
137 Details: Stockists, and terms and conditions for competitions and offers
215 Next month in Sainsbury's Magazine
218 The last word: Sue Townsend on the delights of a rained-on family picnic


142 Smile! Sex is good for you: Dr Mark Porter on what it really means to have a 'normal' sex life
147 Health news: Your questions answered

148 Chez Conran: At home with Sir Terence Conran talking about his new cookware collection for Sainsbury's
159 Home news: The latest must-haves for your home
160 A novel occasion: How the BBC recreated a Victorian dinner party for the costume drama North and South
165 'It's perfect - I love it!' Relax, live, eat, do, play - our 10-page guide has Christmas gifts for all your friends and family. Trouble is, they're so good, you'll want to keep them for yourself…
186 Winter wonder: Gay Search visits Bury Court garden in Hampshire, renowned for its year-round splendour
191 Garden news: Essential jobs to tackle this month

178 Stop the world: Josephine Fairley on bringing the spa home
185 Beauty news: The best new products

192 Extra time: Sharon Ring spends 48 hours in rural Norfolk
196 Don't forget your shopping list: Combine a short break with a spot of Christmas shopping
201 Travel news: Where to go now

205 Here to make life easier: Alvin Hall's DIY guide to managing your money; stay safe on your way home; meet the wedding planner

115 Subscribe today! And receive a free box of Guylian Belgian chocolates
120 Offer £60 off the perfect roasting set
138 Reader event: Join us at The Savoy for a very special Burns Night celebration
203 Win A trip for six people to the Duero Valley wine region in Spain


93 Roasted pepper, tomato and chilli soup
38 Spicy pumpkin and coconut soup

46 Braised steak with Madeira and onions
44 Chicken thighs stuffed with couscous
45 Croque monsieur
65 Delia's sausage rolls with sage and onion
82 Grilled Moroccan chicken with aubergine and tomato pilaf
125 Herbed lamb meatballs
39 Leek and ham mornay
94 Middle Eastern lamb burgers
94 Paprika chicken kebabs
96 Ragù with conchiglie
96 Sausage and onion roast with mustard sauce

49 Fried spicy prawns
82 Goan prawn curry
41 Icelandic cod with bacon, Puy lentils and roasted tomatoes
56 Salmon pies with fennel and crème fraîche
60 Smoked haddock and mussel pie

124 Basmati and wild rice with vegetables
46 Chestnut mushroom omelette
93 Fondue-filled butternut squash recipes
42 Warm tartlets with pear and Roquefort
124 Winter leaf salad

94 Cucumber and yogurt relish
65 Mango chutney
124 Roasted butternut squash
94 Roasted red onions

72 Apple and dried fruits Christmas pudding
74 Biscotti
49 Caramel oranges
67 Certosino (spiced fruitcake)
113 Cherry, almond and chocolate strudel
114 Chocolate bread-and-butter pudding
85 Cinnamon and nutmeg rice brûlée with apple
111 Melting chocolate pastries
77 Mincemeat
70 Old-fashioned gingerbread
68 Oranges in brandy
55 Pear and almond tart
126 Plum, cream cheese and almond cake
99 Red velvet bonfire cake
110 Sunken soufflé cake
110 Sticky chocolate puddings with white chocolate sauce

65 Ben's Blackberry Caipirissimo
65 Raspberry Martini