Waitrose and Partners Weekend Issue 579

25 NOVEMB ER 2021 14 FOOD&DRINK The very best of Christmas If, like me, you like to plan ahead for Christmas, we’ve got everything you need in this issue. This week, we’re sharing your favourite tried-and-tested recipes from the Waitrose Christmas recipe archive. So now you don’t just have to take it from us! I’m also thrilled to bring you a guest chef who is one of Britain’s most respected food writers, and someone I’ve admired for as long as I can remember – Claudia Roden. Middle Eastern food has become incredibly popular in the UK over the past few years, but Claudia was championing its vibrant åavours as long ago as 1968, when her ärst cookery book, A Book of Middle Eastern Food, was published. It’s become a classic, found on many a keen cook’s bookshelf (including mine) along with the wonderful Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey and Lebanon , and her newest, Med: A Cookbook . In this issue, she shares delicious recipes for the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, which I can’t wait to try (p36). ALISON OAKERVEE Partner & food and drink editor These stunning centrepieces (plus all the trimmings) are our readers’ most popular Christmas dishes fromwaitrose.com over the years – so they’re guaranteed to please