Inside the issue: MiNDFOOD April 2024


MiNDFOOD April 2024
Welcome to the April Birthday Issue of MiNDFOOD, full of exciting cruises to embark on, health and beauty stories to keep you feeling and looking good, and of course, the best birthday cake ever!

Our cover star this month is Calista Flockhart – yes, TV’s Ally McBeal is back on the small screen starring in Feud: Capote vs The Swans – the fascinating story of American writer Truman Capote and the New York society queens who made up his ‘posse’. Calista talks of her (voluntary) career breaks, the role she couldn’t say ‘no’ to, her life with husband Harrison Ford and her bond with her college-aged son Liam.

MiNDFOOD April 2024 cover

“I fell in love with Feud: Capote vs The Swans from the first minute,” Calista told MiNDFOOD. “It’s a real story that’s rich in decadence and deception. It has provenance and a purpose. It’s brilliant.”

On our health pages this month, we show you simple stretches to practise if your job involves sitting for long periods, we look at why sleep is so important and how to improve your own sleep health, Dr Jo Skinner explains what asthmatics can do to help look after our environment, and we explore the disturbing motivations behind women who kill.

Beauty Editor Megan Bedford reveals some irresistible treats to gift yourself (or someone else), how to get a Hollywood-worthy smile, and what the latest hair trends are this year.

MiNDFOOD Cruise Cover April 2024
This month we have a flip-cover cruise magazine, full of inspiration for your next adventure

In our Postcard section, we take you cruising around the world, on cruises from close to home – Australia and New Zealand – to further afield in Hawaii, Europe and South America, with a special look at the food offerings onboard modern-day ships. 

Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas recommends 12 of his favourite Champagnes and for those keen to do some autumn baking, our Baking with Nuts special features Mini Frangipane Tarts with Pistachio Filling, Maple Syrup Mixed Nut Tarts, Nut Apple Cake with Honey Caramel and to celebrate our Sweet 16th birthday – a magnificent Macadamia Cake with Mascarpone Cream. Plus, we show you how to create your own ‘signature’ Mac & Cheese with individual add-ins to make it your own. 

In our INSEASON section, gardening expert Franco Sessa shares the joy of his first olive harvest and we share our recipes for delicious Olive Fougasse and Sicilian Chicken Casserole. 

New this month, we share our favourite podcasts with MiNDFOOD readers and in BOOK CLUB, we highlight the best new releases – all available at

All this, plus 16 pages of your favourite Puzzles!


The April issue of MiNDFOOD is on sale 11 March in New Zealand and 14 March in Australia. Available in stores and online at


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