Late spring is an exciting time of year, and our May issue praises the beautiful bounty on offer. We celebrate Vegetarian Week with show-stopping vegetarian recipes and get excited by seasonal asparagus and new potatoes in Field to Plate. We talk to the experts who guide us through cracking crab and lobster at home, as well as cooking white fish for a fabulous dinner party. Along with wedding food and kitchen design trends, this issue is packed full of foodie news, competitions and the new editor’s favourite picks.
Happy birthday to us!
April marks FOODLOVER’s fifth anniversary, which is why we kick off issue 46 with a guide to planning the perfect celebration party with a seasonal twist! We’re also taking a look back at the food trends of the last five years – but we’re looking to the future too. Our West Country events guide highlights some of the great food and drink events taking place across the South West throughout 2017 – there’s plenty to get excited about. You’ll also find a guide to Easter baking, as well as a feature focusing on some of spring’s finest ingredients – happy reading!
Celebrating local, and dreaming of warmer weather…
This month we’re urging readers to make the most of their local butcher to mark National Butchers’ Week, which celebrates the amazing work they do. We’re also embracing the versatility and stunning flavours of fresh herbs, as well as giving you suggestions as to how to enjoy authentic Moroccan flavours in the comfort of your own home. You’ll find a feature on the benefits of including good quality dairy in our diets, ideas for new ways to enjoy tea and coffee, and a guide to South West farmers’ markets – a great way to support local producers, reduce food miles and discover some truly fantastic ingredients!
Happy New Year FOODLOVERS! It’s time to start planning for a brand new foodie
Whether you’re looking to cut back or try something different this New Year, you’ll find plenty to enjoy. There’s a guide to slimming down your favourite recipes as well as great tips and recipes for those who are making the switch to a dairy- or gluten-free diet. You’ll also find suggestions for hearty, homemade winter soups, as well as inspiration for Shrove Tuesday and Valentine’s Day, which are just around the corner. Finally, if you’re looking to get away from it all, we’ve rounded up some ideas for great winter breaks to refresh and revive you for the year to come!
Christmas is on its way!
Welcome to the season of gift shopping (or making), Christmas parties and all of the fantastic food that comes with Christmas celebrations! In this issue, we share plenty of cocktail and canapé ideas to help your party to go with a bang, as well as a round up of some great local gift suggestions – and plenty that you can make yourself too. There’s a guide to Christmas markets and events, tips for stress-free Christmas hosting and suggestions for festive leftovers – and if you’re looking to do things a little differently this year, you’ll also find plenty of Christmas recipes that take their inspiration from all over the globe. Merry Christmas!
It’s time to embrace the autumn!
It’s the time of year when cold weather food starts to come to the fore: think stews, curries, pies, roasts and, of course, great Bonfire Night treats! In this issue we have plenty of ideas for Bonfire Night parties, along with National Curry Week and Diwali celebrations. We’re also starting to prepare for Christmas, cooking with seasonal mussels, and learning some top cake decorating tips…
Welcome to September!
With the children back at school, the summer is now behind us. In this issue, celebrate Organic September and British Food Fortnight, and brush up on your baking and pastry skills with Great British Bake Off now back on our screens. We also have a focus on two great game birds, as well as tips for those looking to spruce up their kitchen: kitchen facelifts without breaking the bank, and whether to choose a traditional or a modern cooker.
In issue we’re all about summer entertaining. Enjoy some great picnic tips and recipes to make the most of the great outdoors, and read through our feature on camping recipes and equipment to help with your summer holiday trips. We’ve got ideas for building your dream outdoor kitchen, and a focus on our fantastic local drinks scene here in the South West.
Summer is finally on its way!
In issue 39 we’re focusing on seasonal features that focus on food and drink for the warmer months. We’re taking our barbecue inspiration from various countries around the world in our “Global Grilling” feature, while we’re also making the most of June’s seasonal ingredients for the perfect summer salads. If you’re looking for a summer foodie break in the South West, see our guides to Newquay and Plymouth, and have a read of our guide to home curing and “tea culture”
feature for more great ideas!