As winter arrives, we start to reminisce about the vibrant foods of summer and social occasions which will become distant memories. And while it’s true, the warmer days and longer nights are often referred to as the social season with quick, easy recipes on the menu, we believe winter and the cooler months can be just as good. So we’ve made it our mission with this issue to prove it.
We’ve included a number of recipes in this issue which were designed with social gatherings in mind. If you have a special occasion coming up or want to treat the family to an indulgent recipe try the Greek lamb tart on page 8 – something different to the traditional Sunday night roast. Or if you simply plan to catch up with friends over a casual, yet hearty meal, our one-pot lamb with winter roots and Israeli couscous or beef 'n' beer may just be your new go-to recipes.
Winter doesn’t have to be solely about slow cooking meals; as good as they may be, there are still plenty of fast options for creating warming, hearty meals to enjoy during the week. Not only meant for the hot weather, salads are a good all-round option both nutrition and flavour-wise and our lamb salad recipe certainly ticks all the boxes in both these departments. Our steak & winter pumpkin panzanella recipe is easy to prepare with little cooking time involved and who doesn’t love a good steak regardless of the time of year!
We hope you and your family enjoy all the recipes in this issue and the tips and tricks we’ve included along the way. Stay warm and happy cooking.