Meet our March cover star: Lisa Faulkner!

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  • Back in January we were lucky enough to shoot the, quite frankly, gorgeous Lisa Faulkner to star on the cover of Essentials’ March issue.

    Not only were we able to spend a day with the talented chef, but we got to have some fun along the way with our Truth or Dare game!

    Watch the video to see Lisa reveal some secrets, from what partner John Torode thinks her bad habits are to the most embarrassing thing in her fridge – she even shows us a very unusual hidden talent… !

    To celebrate our fabulous cover star, we’re giving you the chance to win one of five signed copies of Lisa Faulkner’s new book Tea & Cake!

    We’re giving away five signed copies of Lisa Faulkner’s new book Tea & Cake!

    Lisa’s new book Tea & Cake is dedicated to delicious things to dunk, slice and eat on your tea break so that you can have the perfect cup of tea moment too. It’s full of tried and tested easy recipes for biscuits, cakes, tarts and pies – as well as fancier, pretty things for special occasions and an entire chapter devoted to all things chocolate.

    We have five copies of Lisa’s new book, out on the 26th February, up for grabs which are signed by the author herself. To be in with a chance of winning, we want to see photos of YOUR Tea & Cake moment. Have you been baking up biscuit storm lately, or made the perfect scones for an afternoon tea? Just snap a picture and send it to us, and you may see your creation in an online gallery on goodtoknow, and the five best will win a signed copy of Tea & Cake.

    How to enter

    Follow us on Twitter @goodtoknow or @Essentials_Mag and then tweet us your #teaandcake photo – you must use the hashtag!

    Post your #teaandcake photo on the goodtoknow or Essentials Facebook page.

    Send your #teaandcake photos to

    Psst… Don’t forget to subscribe to Essentials magazine

    Happy baking!

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