Inside the issue: MiNDFOOD May 2022


Inside the issue: MiNDFOOD May 2022
This month, we take you behind the scenes of the new 'Downton Abbey' film, shine a light on innovators changing the world and share delectable autumn recipes from pantry to plate. 

“There is always an element of surprise when I read the final copy of the talented line-up of innovators in our annual Innovation Issue that makes me wonder when that actual moment was that they decided to go against the tide and put into plan their new idea and thinking,” writes Editor-in-Chief Michael McHugh. “Learning about our innovators and the steps they took to turn their dream into reality is fascinating.”

This month, we go back to Downton Abbey ahead of the release of the highly-anticipated second film, Downton Abbey: A New Era. In exclusive interviews with MiNDFOOD, the stars of the film including Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville reveal what we can expect from the new film, the show’s enduring legacy and what it means to be part of this global phenomenon.

Plus, an exciting giveaway for MiNDFOOD readers – enter in for the chance to win an eight-day French Viking River Cruise, including an extension to visit the real Downton Abbey estate.

In our Innovation special, we bring you bright and incredible concepts being pioneered by some of our top scientists, professors, creative and thought leaders – from digital art disruptors and food revolutionaries to electricity pioneers and waste reduction trailblazers.

Flick to health to read about groundbreaking research on spreading kindness, sexual health for breast cancer survivors and the mental crisis affecting Generation Z.

In beauty, we test out home facial kits, round up new perfumes for Mother’s Day, offer expert tips for healthier hair and bring you innovative beauty products shaking up the industry.

Step into a playful family abode in our home section, embrace the comfort of plush wool textiles and discover birdlife-inspired lighting by David Trubridge.

In travel, we explore the rivers of France aboard a new cruise, take a tour of Palm Springs’ most intriguing buildings, meet Australia’s first social enterprise hotel and say hello to Hawaii.

As the weather cools, we embrace rich, nourishing autumn flavours in food – from beautiful braised carrots and mouthwatering pasta risottata, to fragrant pomegranate braised chicken and passionfruit delights. Meanwhile in drink, we’ve got a cocktail to celebrate mum, top drops from Canterbury and the perfect wines to impress dinner guests.

Plus, there’s plenty of puzzles, crosswords and prizes to keep you entertained.

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