“This year’s Cookbook is outstanding. I know many of the recipes will become family favourites,” writes Editor-in-Chief Michael McHugh. “Wherever you will be, and whoever you will be with this festive season, have a lovely day and celebrate just being together.”
At a time of reflection and restoration, December cover star Dame Helen Mirren remains a delight and inspiration on and off the screen. Dazzling with her strength, wisdom and career-defining roles, she speaks openly about her connection to the late Queen Elizabeth, her own ties to Russian royalty and the lessons that have come with age.
We also reveal the winners of our 2022 Poetry and Short Story competitions, share one woman’s journey of overcoming grief and tell the compelling mission behind Mercy Ships.
In Health, we look at ways to build more meaningful connections with others, shine a light on the risks and advice around melanoma, and learn how to heal from heartbreak in a healthy way.
A statement pout is on the agenda for festive Beauty, as we bring you clever hair tips for the party season, long-lasting makeup tricks and the most-wanted beauty gifts this season.
In Travel, we discover an art-lover’s dream hotel, immerse in history and wonder on an Outback Heritage Cruise, and venture off on an unforgettable Arctic holiday in Greenland.
Last but not least, flip the magazine to find your 50+ page Christmas cookbook special. In Food & Drink news, we showcase the best restaurants for festive get-togethers, magnificent cheese, homegrown wines and a delicious Christmas foodie gift guide.
Delight in heavenly pastries for morning brunch and sample more-ish treats with the best-ever grazing boards. For Christmas mains, we’ve pulled out all the stops with glazed ham, baked whole snapper and buttermilk lamb, while the classic pavlova is given an irresistible twist. Plus, we’ve got plenty of fabulous cocktails, mocktails and wine selections.
MiNDFOOD December is on sale 7 November in New Zealand and 10 November in Australia. Available in stores and online at mindfood.com/shop
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