Olive Magazine August 2021

At olive we believe you can eat imaginatively and well without spending a fortune. Every month we aim to inspire food lovers to cook new dishes, but it's not all about cooking at home. The magazine has three main sections, eat in, eat out, eat away so you'll also find great value restaurants, top recommendations and tips from around the world. In every issue: 100+ easy, stylish recipes all triple tested, 7 meals for under £35, great value restaurants, bargain travel ideas

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
12 期号



There are two stories in this issue that speak to the richness and diversity of the food available here in the UK. A summer of seafood (p68) focusses on the local catch, whether that be oysters, mackerel, trout or langoustines – add talented chefs committed to using local produce and we have a winning combination. From fish ’n’ chips to hand-rolled sushi and salt fish fritters, the range is extraordinary: chefs are using their skills across every kind of cuisine. Whether you are in Caithness, Essex or Birmingham, there will be something fishy and exciting near to you. The second story is from Rosie Birkett (p88), who talks about learning to love figs after living within a community in north London to whom the fruit is a vital cultural link. Sometimes…

olive – our promise to you

Olive is brought to you by the same team as BBC Good Food, Britain’s leading food media brand. As you’ll see from Our Commitment on page 104, we’re committed to improving diversity and inclusivity, and work with a wide range of contributors to drive authentic change. There’s so much more to explore beyond the pages of your magazine, including imaginative recipes, award-winning podcasts and lively videos showcasing cooking skills and techniques on Olive magazine.com. Here’s what you can expect from us. our recipes work All our recipes are developed and thoroughly tested by experts, so you know they’ll work every time. sustainability It’s at the heart of everything we do. We try to help you cut down on food waste by suggesting ideas for using up any leftovers, and by celebrating and keeping you…

a perfect picnic dip

use this new product to make this recipe About the product: Rock-hard on the outside and shatteringly brittle on the inside, dried black limes are a staple of Persian cuisine, bringing an aromatic sourness to dishes. They can be added whole to slow braises and stews, where they give an earthy depth; or they can be ground to a fine powder sprinkle to give a vibrancy to food, in the way you might use sumac or lemon zest. Find black limes online at souschef.co.uk or in Persian and Middle Eastern food shops. Gurdeep Loyal is a food and drink trends specialist who built his career working at Harrods Food Halls, Innocent Drinks and Marks & Spencer Food. He is also a food writer and curator of online platform Mother Tongue (mothertonguetv.com), with…

supporting women’s wellbeing

Salma Shah took a career break to look after her newborn son in 2019, but found it challenging not having her usual routine. “Not being defined by a job felt difficult,” she says. “Many mothers find that their self-care isn’t a priority.” In 2020, both her parents passed away, and Salma started making granola to keep herself busy. “Within a week, I’d sold over 100 bags. I donated any profits to charities. “I spent weeks reflecting on the sort of person my mum was. She always put others first and never practised self-care. Many of us share similar experiences of putting others first, or not feeling good enough.” Now Salma wants to help other women in her community. She’s currently finalising a new project with a local café, where 20% of profits…

no/low-waste takeaways

DabbaDrop DabbaDrop, a takeaway service sending out set meals using a subscription pre-order model, is tightly controlled around all aspects of sustainability. Pre-orders means ingredients can be ordered in the correct amounts, making minimal kitchen waste. The meals are then delivered by push bike, e-bikes or electric refrigerated vans. The meals are delivered in reusable stacked stainless-steel tiffin boxes (called dabbas), with any sides packed into compostable paper bags or pots, so everything is free of single-use plastic. Used dabba tins are swapped each delivery with new ones. Currently London-based. dabbadrop.co.uk Jikoni Jikoni is a London restaurant with deliveries under its Comfort & Joy brand. It uses 100% home-compostable packaging with zero plastic for delivery, it works with a high number of sustainable producers, and its waste partner is First Mile. First Mile…

your olive favourites

Homemade pappardelle “Love your recipes. The beef ragu was so rich and melt in the mouth and pasta was so easy I’ll never buy pappardelle or tagliatelle again.” @davies4492 Sausage chilli traybake “I am a new mum, recently returned to work, so I love how these recipes are quick, easy to prep and more importantly delicious! I loved how I could prep the sausage chilli ahead – and a one-pan meal makes it super easy!” @shara_gnaws_food Babka buns “These buns were a great challenge to make, plus the end product makes it so worth it! Another fantastic bake from Edd Kimber for Olive magazine.” @scottishspatula Find these recipes at Olive magazine.com and share your favourites on # Olive magazine…