Summer’s in full swing, and our brand new issue is packed with everything you need to squeeze out every last drop. Get a taste of what’s inside…
1. Jamie’s ultimate barbecue recipes
Mr O is a serious grilling geek, and this issue he’s firing up the barbie for a feast that celebrates all that’s smoky, charred and totally delicious. There’s a trio of homemade burgers (including his epic lamb harissa creation), a veggie stew the meat eaters will be fighting over, and a fiery, gnarly jerk leg of lamb.
2. A Greek mezze spread
The sun-drenched flavours of Greece are perfectly suited to relaxed summer cookery. This month, we’ve got a Mediterranean menu that’s easy to pull together but seriously impressive, from herb-laced spanakopita to velvety houmous.
3. Hot alfresco pop-ups
The country is awash with alfresco foodie fun this summer, and we’ve rounded up the best rooftop bars, canal boat cafés and more across the UK.
4. Cooking with the Caravan chefs
London’s Caravan restaurants made waves with their relaxed, antipodean-style dishes. As the founders publish their debut cookbook, we visit their east London pad for an outdoor menu inspired by globe-spanning flavours. The corn on the cob with miso butter is a revelation.
5. Summer inspiration
Whether you want to grow your own edible flowers, host a stylish picnic, or up your barbecue game with some new-fangled kit, our ‘Here & There’ section is packed with all the new ideas you need this season.
6. Tropical fruit desserts
Join the club tropicana with this month’s refreshing fruity puddings, packed with mango, melon and citrus – including some game-changing Aperol and grapefruit citrus jellies.
7. On the pintxos trail in San Sebastián
With its alluring mix of traditional tapas bars and cutting-edge restaurants, San Sebastián, in Spain’s Basque country, is a must-visit destination for food lovers. Read our guide to the best places for killer pintxos.
8. Speedy meals to see you through the week
As always, our brilliant ‘Easy Does It’ section has got midweek cooking covered – this month, we’re focusing on laid-back dishes that help you maximise those precious hours in the sunshine. Think courgette and pistachio bucatini, brown butter beetroot filo tart, and Philippine chicken adobo.
9. The UK’s rum revolution
Rum is having a moment, with a new wave of refined, aged rums giving vintage whisky a run for its money. Drinks writer Alice Lascelles rounds up the best bars in the UK to try it, as well as lovely small-batch bottles to buy.
10. Beautiful ways with tomatoes
Juicy, sweet tomatoes are in season now, and sing with the quintessential flavour of summer. Our ‘At Its Best’ section has some new ways to enjoy this year’s bounty, from an elegant galette with goat’s chesse to a refreshing spiced lentil gazpacho.