What does comfort mean to you? A bowlful of warm soup prior to a Netflix binge? A hearty carb-loaded mac and cheese after a day spent on sports grounds (or the  sidelines)? A simple roasted chicken, or burgers for close friends and family who relish messy, finger-licking good flavours and easy company? We’ve got you covered here with a few twists to keep the cook interested, too.

Leftovers can do double duty. Our art director, Fiona Lascelles, reheated the pulled celeriac and put it into steamed bao buns with cucumber (why didn’t I think of that?) I used the chicken bones from the roast chicken in a quick stock which I strained, then added the remaining chicken and chopped greens for a quick weekday soup.