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Summer is in full swing and we've got plenty of recipes for the warm weather, from our easiest ever family picnic to seasonal recipes from Rosie Birkett and Tom Kerridge. Victoria Moore reveals the wines that are best at a barbecue while Emma Freud ‘treats’ her family to the food she grew up with. We're looking back at eating trends of the 80s, when BBC Good Food began, and celebrating our 300th issue this month.

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In this month's issue

Cakes and bakes supplement

This month marks our 300th issue and we’re celebrating with cake! Free with every July issue, our 44-page cake collection supplement includes 22 brilliant bakes, from angel cake with meringue icing & strawberry ganache, to chocolate & sesame loaf cake and a stunning vanilla cupcake bouquet.

Play with fire

Fire up the barbie – this month we give you the complete BBQ lowdown, including what kit to use, how to arrange your coals and impressive recipes for cooking over them, from spiced pork belly and super-luxe surf & turf to BBQ rum & caramel bananas.

Easiest ever

Our easiest ever recipes mean you'll have more time out in the sun. Try our lamb & garlic bread salad for an easy midweek dinner, or transport yourself to sunny Mexico with our fish tacos with baja sauce. Plus, don’t miss Orlando Murrin’s ridiculously easy chocolate fridge cake extraordinaire.

New contributors

We welcome new columnist Tony Naylor, who tells us where to find the best global dishes in Britain. Plus, we're joined by Ainsley Harriott, sharing his inspirations, influences, and foodie secrets.

Eat like a local

We're in New York discovering the best ice cream, pizza, pasta and beach escapes for food-focused families in the city this summer. We visit Cambridge to find the best brews, burgers and bespoke picnics, plus Diana Henry shows us how to eat in Iceland.