Inside the issue: MiNDFOOD November 2021

Inside the issue: MiNDFOOD November 2021
This month, we explore the meaning of resilience, with inspiring Hollywood star Kate Winslet gracing the cover. 

“I love the quote on this month’s bookmark. “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” From Ralph Waldo Emerson. For a small quote it says much and I think it really is up to us to make sure we try and find peace within ourselves first,” writes Editor-in-Chief Michael McHugh.

In our cover feature, Kate Winslet opens up about her evolution from her breakout Titanic role to her more recent performance in the HBO hit Mare of Easttown, sharing how she has become truly comfortable with who she is and how she looks.

“I always try and be as truthful as I can in the things I say publicly,” she says. “Young women crave integrity and I think they crave leadership and they crave strong role models, and I think that’s happening now even more than 20 years ago. And so I take that on. I feel a responsibility to those young women.”

Elsewhere in community, we talk to the star of Auckland Theatre Company’s new production Blithe Spirit and hear about a mother and daughter’s emotional journey of mental health.

This month’s health stories explore the issue of pelvic pain, how to deal with life’s curveballs and ways to reduce the risk of stroke. We also meet a quiet community of women who may have the secret of modern mental health.

November beauty is all about celebrating the season of carefree minimalism, with spring skin refreshes, natural makeup trends, the best skincare arrivals, and new perfumes with intriguing blends.

In home, we head to a century-old cottage that mixes contemporary and vintage design, showcase gorgeous botanical wallpaper, and round up fresh bathtub styles, firepits and new sofas.

In our exciting Adventure Travel feature, we head to the Svalbard archipelego for polar bear encounters, go on a legendary journey down the Ganges river, uncover natural wonders in Ecuador’s rainforests and take a nostalgic railway trip across Croatia and Slovenia. For the Australian edition, we explorer Northern voyages from Greenland to Alaska, head off on a Peruvian rail journey and go on a culinary road trip through Central Otago.

Our food section is full to the brim with delightful recipes and cooking inspiration, including in season bean salads, grilled scampi with burrata, succulent tandoori chicken and showstopping rose desserts.

In drink, we sample Kylie Minogue’s rosé, round up 12 wines, port and marc to try now, bring you the best pinot noirs and head on a wine lover’s getaway to Australia’s Rutherglen region.

Plus, we’ve got lots of competitions, puzzles and prizes to keep you busy.

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