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In this month's issue

Welcome to August. With summer in full swing, we’ve got plenty of recipes to make the most of the season, including picnic-friendly quiches, fresh ideas for family lunch times, five of the best camping recipes and Rosie Birkett’s three ways with fennel.

Victoria Moore shares her favourite red wines for summer. Columnist Joanna Blythman discusses the joys of face-to-face shopping, while Tony Naylor meets food writer and cookery teacher Sindhi Karri, who shares her favourite Pakistani recipe, plus we’re joined by two new contributors (more below).

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5 reasons to buy our August issue

Lamb pie
Easy summer suppers

Make the most of long evenings with our simple summer dishes, perfect for entertaining al fresco. Start with slow-roast tomato, ricotta & prosciutto bruschetta, try our Greek-inspired lamb spanakopita, antipasti salmon or herby orzo & lemon salad and finish with perfect pavlova, with a choice of three different toppings.

Raspberry squares
Star contributors

Tom Kerridge brings us his epic DIY kebab-shop menu and Diana Henry makes the most of jam in three stunning recipes including plum, raspberry jam & cardamom crumble squares. Plus, we’re joined by two new contributors: Melissa Thompson, who tells us about ten foodies we should know about right now and Punteha van Terheyden, talking about her grandparents influence on her cooking.

Fun family food

Whether you’ve got toddlers or teenagers, we’ve got plenty of fun recipes to keep them busy in the kitchen over the summer. Try making rainbow spaghetti, easy crumpet pizzas or apple ‘doughnuts’, and miss our fudgy five-ingredient flourless brownies.

Jerk Chicken
Boost your cooking skills

Perfect your skills in the kitchen with our expert tips, recipes and guides. Learn how to grill burgers, make next level BBQ chicken and fruity summer drinks, including a blackberry gin fizz and a fennel gimlet. Plus, we try making egg noodles from scratch, discuss cooking with coal and wood, put portable charcoal BBQs on-test and discover 5 ways to eat greener.

Little bay
Edible escapes

Bring the flavours of Italy to your kitchen with recipes like ricotta gnudi with sage butter, no-knead pizza with fennel, Italian sausage & burrata, and almond & lemon cake. Plus, chef and Great British Menu finalist Kerth Gumbs tells us all about the food of his home island, Anguilla and shares his recipe for Johnny Cakes.