Delicious UK August 2019

An award-winning magazine, delicious. features 50-plus triple-tested, foolproof recipes and astounding complementary editorial and photography every month.

United Kingdom
Eye to Eye Media
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
welcome to august

It’s a shock when we get a sudden spell of hot weather, isn’t it? So eagerly awaited, yet before you know it we’re all muttering about the humidity levels. Let’s face it, working in an office on a bright day is a kind of torment, made more acute because you know everything might have changed by the weekend. The moment the sun’s out, thoughts turn to the garden and to outdoor eating: a marinated chicken or rack of ribs sizzling away to succulent perfection on the barbecue... Or, as dusk falls and fairy lights twinkle in the trees, pizzas browning in an outdoor oven. Or a basktetful of vibrant-hued tomatoes, slow-roasted, sticky and sweet. Or a sharp-sweet scoop of ice cream (I’m thinking plum) nestling between two chewy cookies: a sublime…

7 min
25 ways to make the most of summer

7 GREAT OUTINGS to enjoy and remember FEASTING FOR A CAUSE Raise a glass of natural wine (with no additives) at a magical outdoor meal in the woodlands of East Lothian. Held in aid of the World Land Trust, which works to protect threatened global habitats, there’ll be music, a talk on foraging and a feast of vegan and vegetarian food cooked over the fire. A donation of £50 from each ticket sold will be made to the charity. 7 September, 5-11.30pm, £120; CINEMA UNDER THE STARS National Trust properties across the country, including Speke Hall in Liverpool and Mottistone Gardens and Estate on the Isle of Wight, are hosting open-air film screenings this summer. Take a picnic to enjoy with favourites such as Top Gun, Grease, The Greatest Showman and…

3 min
from our inbox...

SUBJECT: The end of the veggie burger? FROM: Julia Barrow I read with delight your news story about the proposal put before the European Parliament to ban words including ‘burger’ and ‘steak’ from being used to describe vegetarian products [July, p12]. It had always seemed hypocritical to me that a non-meat eater would want to consume anything that bore any resemblance, either in look or description, to a meat product. What are your views? Do you agree with Julia – or vehemently NOT? Let us know by writing to info@delicious SUBJECT: What about Orkney? FROM: Paula Hemsley I live in Orkney, so imagine my surprise to read the Hungry Traveller article on Shetland [June, p120]. I know I might be biased, but no one goes to Shetland for its food. Orkney, yes. We have Orkney…

1 min
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SUBJECT: Where has your delicious. been? FROM: Andrew Dorman Like a lot of people, I imagine, I take my delicious. magazine on holiday to enjoy while relaxing. Recently, on a break abroad, I had the inspiration for a new feature: ‘Where has your delicious. been?’ I attach a photo of my magazine and what it inspired: we were in Venice staying in an apartment on the Grand Canal opposite the Rialto Market, where we bought all the ingredients to make this lovely asparagus, pea and pancetta risotto. Going on holiday? Send us a snap of your delicious. magazine enjoying its travels and we’ll print our favourites. Or share it on social media tagging in @deliciousmag with the hashtag #deliciousontour…

1 min
in this month...

1819 Albert Saxe-Coburg-Gotha was born on 26 August. The cake at his wedding to Queen Victoria in 1840 weighed 135kg and measured almost three metres across. 1867 The Merchant Shipping Act of 20 August was passed by Parliament, making it obligatory for all sailing ships to have lemon or lime juice on board to help prevent scurvy among the crew. 1960 Cult children’s book Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss was published on 12 August. It’s since sold more than 8 million copies, thanks to its natty prose: “I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.” 2009 The film Julie & Julia opened in US cinemas on 7 August with Meryl Streep as Julia Child, whose 524-recipe cookbook inspires blogger Julie Powell to cook them all…

2 min
for starters

HELP KEEP THE UK’S CHEESE HISTORY ALIVE Britain’s cheesemaking traditions are set to be safely preserved for posterity, thanks to cheese education stalwart the Academy of Cheese. The not-for-profit body has been given £15,000 by the Frank Parkinson Agricultural Trust to complete a record-keeping project, and it’s inviting cheesemakers, farming families and food enthusiasts to help. “The UK has an incredibly rich, diverse and fascinating dairy history that deserves to be preserved for future generations,” says Charlie Turnbull, director of the academy. “Territorial cheese recipes have been handed down through farming dynasties – in some cases for centuries – but there is a risk of these being lost forever.” Focusing on the production of 10 classic British cheeses, the research will be used to create an online archive of historic photos, documents and audiovisual…