With the glorious British springtime well and truly here, we've decided to dedicate this month's issue of GBF to lazy days – and considering May has two bank holidays, there are plenty of sunny afternoons to choose from! Whether you like to hole up the kitchen baking sweet treats – Eric Lanlard's mouth-watering chocolate concoctions come highly recommended – graze on samples at your local farmers' market or fill a basket with homemade goodies and lay blanket at your favourite scenic spot, spring for us is all about fuss-free pleasure.
We've got a trio of deli-inspired brunches from Hampstead institution the Ginger & White café, while Diana Henry's light and bright suppers are perfect eaten alfresco with good company and a few glasses of crisp English wine. And if you're in need of inspiration for food-themed days out, our list of the best bank holiday events is sure to give you a few ideas.
We're also proud to announce Nathan Outlaw as our resident seafood columnist – this month he shares his favourite spring combination: brown crab, asparagus and lots of melted butter. Elsewhere, intrepid foodie and self-confessed 'culinary grizzly bear' Valentine Warner talks ugly veg, childhood greed and cooking to techno!
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.