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August 2019
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WELCOME TO August
It’s a shock when we get a sudden spell of hot weather
25 WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OF summer
Long days, warm nights, holidays… Celebrate everything that’s good about the season and plan something grand – or low-key
THE HEALTH DEBRIEF
FAD-FREE insight DEBUNKED food health news HEALTHFUL ways to eat better COMPILED EACH MONTH BY SUE QUINN
TASTE OF THE MED
Dreaming of sunny climes and holiday vibes? Bring the Mediterranean’s sun-kissed flavours to your dinner table with these good-for-you and family-pleasing weeknight suppers for four
THE LEFTOVERS RECIPE
After they’ve done lunch duty, use a few spare tortilla wraps to help make a filling midweek meal for four
BATCH-COOK RECIPE
Cook the ribs when you have time, then keep half in the freezer for a quick weeknight supper
THE BUDGET RECIPE
This crowdpleaser of a dish proves you don’t need a basketful of expensive ingredients or a complicated recipe to eat well
THE 5:2 RECIPE
Our carb-light take on noodles is an easy weeknight win
TAKE A PACK OF… CORN ON THE COB
Juicy sweetcorn, straight from the cob, is a summer classic. Try these new ideas
The controversial ingredient that’s technically illegal
The world is awash with CBD, a compound in cannabis plants called cannabidiol. It’s finding its way into a smorgasbord of food and drink, from coffee, bottled water and alcohol to energy bars, chocolate and pastries. But can these products deliver any of the claimed health benefits – and does CBD need proper regulation? Sue Quinn leafs through the evidence
THE SUNSHINE COLLECTION
Simplicity and quality of ingredients are hallmarks of the Greek kitchen. Taste is key, but colour and texture also play their part in creating a balanced dish. Give these fussfree recipes from Heather Thomas’s new book a try and find out why simple is often best
PLANT-BASED RECIPE
Satisfyingly creamy-fruity ice lollies: when things get hot, this is the way to chill
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NEWS, NIBBLES OF KNOWLEDGE AND GOOD THINGS TO DO RIGHT NOW
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PATIENCE IS EVERYTHING
Wish list
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Cookware and bakeware from Circulon
Make any of the recipes from this month’s delicious.
KITCHEN TREASURE ”I used this to make cupcakes for the Queen”
At just 17, Martha Collison was the youngest-ever contestant on The Great British Bake Of back in 2014. She’s since gone on to bake for royalty, has two cookery books under her belt and believes no baker’s kitchen should be without an ice cream scoop
The joy of cooking with others
Far from being a place for solitary toil and cloistered creativity, the kitchen ought to be a room where friendships are nurtured, shoulder to shoulder, over simmering stews and steaming pots, says Debora Robertson. Added bonus: you get dinner at the end
ITALY’S LIQUID GOLD
Velvety sharp-sweet balsamic vinegar is one of Italy’s most revered ingredients, but it’s also the most misunderstood, with so many inferior imposters on shop shelves. Food writer Valentina Harris and chef Theo Randall travelled to Modena, in the Emilia-Romagna region, to unravel the intricacies of a complex ingredient that no cook’s kitchen should be without
“I don’t want to grow anything normal”
A lifetime of plant knowledge, hard graft and an artist’s eye are the secret ingredients in Amanda Stradling’s superlative salads. Phoebe Stone stepped inside the polytunnel to learn more
Meet the producer
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Baby leaf salad with bacon and tarragon croutons and
WHAT TO DRINK
Susy Atkins picks her top August bottles, plus drinks to enjoy with steak
“Their cheeky banter put the ‘blue’ in blue cheese”
WHERE Wildes Cheese, 33 Queen Street, Tottenham, London
Denmark’s seaside escape
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G R E A T E S C A P E S-Country style: Gravetye Manor
TO THE MANOR BORN, CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE Breathtaking grounds add to the sense of escapism; the glass-walled dining room brings nature up close; comfort and luxury combine with echoes of the past; fresh produce comes from the manor’s kitchen garden
Afternoon tea is a swizz
Curling sandwiches, dry scones, an eye-watering bill…
YOUR RECIPE INSPIRATION
Join Delia and delicious.for the EVENT OF THE YEAR
When Victoria Wood presented Delia with a Bafta for services to television she called her a national treasure – and that’s no exaggeration. She has taught millions to be confident in the kitchen. She has sold 21 million books. And now, to mark 50 years of food writing, Delia is joining with delicious.to invite you to an exclusive celebration dinner
In the moment… AUGUST
AN ARRAY OF COLOURFUL PRODUCE IS AT ITS FINEST IN HIGH
ALWAYS A WINNER PAELLA
This much-loved Spanish dish is the ideal one-pan supper. Traditionally made for Sunday lunch, it’s cooked over an aromatic open fire in a shady spot away from the fierce midday sun, with everyone diving into the finished creation to nab the choicest morsels
TIME TO PLAY IT COOL
Summer calls for fun, no-fuss food that frees you up to enjoy the outdoors. Georgina Hayden shows how to stay chilled in the kitchen, even during a heatwave
A cook’s year TOMATOES
Nothing shouts summer more than vine-ripened orbs bursting with sweetness. Gill Meller pays homage to heritage varieties with his rustic, slow-roasted dish
How to throw the best party of summer
Sultry evenings are made for sharing food with friends in the most stressfree way possible. Solution? A pizza party! Prepare the dough and toppings ahead, deck the garden with twinkling lights, fire up the oven, then invite everyone to drink cocktails and feast on hot, freshly made pizzas
THE BARBIE CROWDPLEASER
Harissa – that wonderful North African spice paste – packs a punch in this easy-going roast chicken. It cooks in under an hour and is our new go-to dish for a relaxed lunch outside
“Mum taught me that food needs love and care”
Blogger Irina Georgescu has made the UK her home, but it’s her Romanian culinary heritage – and especially her mum’s cooking – that remain her source of pride and inspiration
THE FILM OCEAN’S ELEVEN (2001)
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OTHER GOOD THINGS
LOOSE ENDS
Don’t let this month’s special ingredients linger in your kitchen. Instead, make the most of them with these smart and easy ideas
BE A BET TER COOK
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Apricot & almond tart
This is a great recipe for high summer, when apricots