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Published: Tuesday December 17, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday December 17, 2013 MYT 8:51:54 AM

Flavours ofthe season

Check out the authentic Peruvian dishes on pages 64-71.

Check out the authentic Peruvian dishes on pages 64-71.

TIS the season to be jolly and the country’s premiere food and lifestyle magazine has donned gay apparel – which is why you can get your copy of Flavours in either a gorgeous teal or rose this month.

The team has been hard at work sampling roast turkeys, Yuletide fare and an array of festive bakes alongside many a bottle of wine (with gleeful smiles on their faces, of course!). And one of the outcomes of all that hard work is an array of gift ideas – books for young ones (page 79), special edition spirits (pages 108-109), and interesting wine picks (pages 114-119).

Useful: The Flavours cover (above) comes with a detachable stencil sheet that you can use to create festive shapes on cookies (below) and cakes.

But the most meaningful thing would be baking your own gifts – which is where the stencils on this month’s cover come in. This simple tool will let you make stacks of festively decorated cookies neatly and quickly (pages 56-60). Just dust on icing sugar or cocoa powder using the stencils, and place the finished cookies snugly in clear boxes tied up with pretty ribbons.

For the main feature story this month, four expatriate chefs from France, Norway, Greece and Italy share the wonder of their Christmases back home.

You must read the feature on pages 37 to 38 before you throw a party this season; it offers useful advice and easy party food from the party animal himself, Willin Low, host of the TV show, A Party Affair.

Make sure to join assistant editor Anne Barbosa and chief reporter Suzanne Lazaroo at a sumptuous Peruvian dinner made with near-impossible-to-obtain-in-KL ingredients, at charming Jose and Sompetch Bustinza’s lovely home (pages 64 to 71).

New contributor Maida shows readers Tiong Bahru, now Singapore’s hippest neighbourhood, through new eyes (pages 72-78), while S.K. Leng introduces the six champion baristas of 2013.

Tags / Keywords: Lifestyle, Flavours magazine, Christmas issue

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