We know it's going to be a wonderful summer. How can we be certain? Because at GBF we're not pinning our hopes on sunshine! Instead, we're staking our happiness on platefuls of delicious, exciting British food – and, if our bumper July/August issue is anything to go by, that's a sure bet. It's brimming with seasonal recipe ideas and the stories behind our amazing local produce.
To start with, it features our complete guide to sustainable fish. Let's be honest, ensuring your fish is sustainable can feel like a minefield. Our special this month will arm you with all you need to make the most of Britain's aquatic bounty – and help preserve it for seafood lovers of the future, too!
Also this issue, from raspberries to smoked salmon, and venison to single malt whisky, we've been celebrating Scotland's world-renowned local produce. Hopefully our guide will introduce you to new specialities, artisan makers and gourmet hotspots – and, most importantly, inspire you to taste Scotland first hand.
Elsewhere this month, we've been looking at protected food names and, in particular, the new wave of homegrown delicacies fighting for a place at Europe's top table, including Fenland celery, Pembrokeshire Earlies and East Kent Goldings. But what makes a winning case for EU protection? Finally, if you're wondering how to spend your summer holiday this year, what about a few days eating and drinking the best of British produce? From street food in London to licorice in Pontefract, July and August are chockful of festivals for foodies. We flag up 10 of the best... See you at the Pimms tent!
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.