Summer barbecues and alfresco eating might now be a thing of the past, but the great thing about autumn is that it never lets you down. We can't remember a year when November didn't bring with it crisp amber leaves, beautiful bonfires and cosy nights in. Occasionally we're blessed with an Indian summer, sometimes autumn is a bit of a washout – but we're pretty content either way as long as the kitchen is well-stocked with colourful squashes, bulky root veggies and plenty of meat from the local butcher, destined for the slow cooker. Our November issue is packed full of recipes that make the most of autumnal produce and features which shed light on the people who make it.
If you're an outdoorsy type, then our feature on the UK's top trips by boat, bike and boot is the perfect read for finding inspiration for your next outing. Also, don't miss our round-up of Britain's most decorated cheeses – shining examples of food made by people who put massive amounts of time and effort into producing the very best.
We're also celebrating everything to do with British drinks in our pullout special – learn more about the exciting world of beer, English wine and Scottish whisky, or try your hand at making your own flavoured spirits by following one of our easy guides. With a little bit of patience and a few simple ingredients you can create delicious liqueurs that make great gifts for Christmas.
Finally, our regional special focuses on Yorkshire – England's biggest county – and all the locally made produce found in the region. The whole issue is bursting with ideas, recipes and stories, so pick up a copy and indulge in the delicious food and drink of autumn!
Great British Food Magazine
With top chefs clamouring to cook with local, seasonal and British produce and increasing numbers of small producers creating delicious regional food for everyone to enjoy, there has never been a better time to celebrate the revival of British food.