Inside the issue: MiNDFOOD October 2022

Inside the issue: MiNDFOOD October 2022
This month, we bring you the voyages of a lifetime in a special cruise edition, tackle the topic of adult ADHD, and speak to the charming Julia Roberts ahead of her rom-com return. 

Our Editor-in-Chief Michael McHugh is embracing the magic of travel, having recently returned from a thrilling Great Lakes cruise. “To travel internationally again you really want to make every momenyt count and not only see and learn new things but treasure those moments in a location you know you might not revisit for a long time, if ever again.”

Queen of romantic comedy, Julia Roberts is our cover star. The dazzling actress, who first won our hearts in Pretty Woman, gets candid about her long-awaited return to the genre in Ticket to Paradise, which sees her reuniting with her old friend George Clooney. “It makes me relieved to think we can bring back a bit of that love; that we can get back to telling simple, optimistic stories with happy endings,” she tells MiNDFOOD.

Elsewhere in Community, we share one woman’s story of becoming a mother after a cancer diagnosis and meet a filmmaker showcasing the beauty of Wānaka through diversity and inclusivity.

In Health, we shine a light on complex regional pain syndrome, delve into the experience of being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, and share one woman’s moving cancer journey.

Feel-good beauty makes its return this spring, as we embrace fresh and fun makeup trends. We also sit down with Ethique founder, Brianne West, and explore the rising popularity of facial massages.

This month’s Home edition brings you luxurious, nature-inspired bedding, Japanese-style ceramics and a mid-century abode that celebrates light, space and functionality.

It our exciting Cruise Special, we reveal all the exciting developments and destinations in the world of cruising, from eternal favourites such as Greece, France, and the Mediterranean, to swimming with sea lions in the Galápagos Islands and experiencing the wonders of Alaska.

In Food & Drink, we chat with acclaimed chef Yotam Ottolenghi, share creative and flavoursome recipes with peas, and show you how to make the most of raisins with free-form tarts, side salads, and ice cream. New Zealand readers can discover fantastic lesser-known wines from Central Otago, while our Aussie readers explore the excellent drops from Victoria’s Goulburn Valley.

Plus, there are puzzles, crosswords and prizes to keep you entertained.

MiNDFOOD October is on sale 5 September in New Zealand and 8 September in Australia. Available in stores and online at


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