This issue we’re making the most of the warmer weather by heading out into the garden and making dishes with homegrown herbs and edible flowers (p.11). In our Field to Plate segment, we’re tucking into dishes made with fresh mint, luscious apricots and British beef (p25). Chef Tom Browning shares his recipe for the ultimate beef sarnie (p.33) and we roundup some quick and easy midweek meals to keep hungry bellies from rumbling (p.54). It’s English Wine Week this month, so we’re taking a look at some of the award-winning West Country vineyards that are doing their bit to put England on the map (p.40). We’re also examining one of the nation’s favourite drinks over on p.46 with our guide to British tea culture.
This month, we’re celebrating the best of British produce and recipes, with a lead feature that is packed with ideas to try at home. We learn how to cook the ultimate roast dinner, discover five unique uses for clotted cream and find out how British rum is causing a buzz here in the West Country.
In our Field to Plate segment, we’re foraging for wild garlic and serving up tempting dishes like crab mac n cheese and rhubarb semifreddo. It’s UK Coffee Week at the end of the month and we catch up with a South West coffee roaster who are doing their bit to take your cup of joe to the next level.
Elsewhere in the magazine, we’re firing up the pizza oven early this year, getting stuck into some excellent Easter crafts, and finding out how to make marzipan from scratch.
We’re diving into the tantalizing flavours of East Asian cuisine this issue, as we take a look at easy to replicate recipes and store cupboard essentials to get you started at home. Vicki Mayrick examines the rising popularity of edible seaweeds and we’ve got the lowdown on crafting the perfect bowl of Vietnamese phở. In our Field to Plate segment, we’re enjoying dishes made from colourful leeks and delicate haddock. We’re also exploring the culinary uses of the humble dandelion with help from expert forager, John Wright, and veggie blogger Kate Hackworthy. Elsewhere in the mag, school’s in session on p. 40, as we check out some of the more unusual cookery courses that the West Country has to offer. It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday 31st March and we’ve rounded up some of our favourite recipes and gifts to put a smile on mum’s face (p.46).