SUMMER HOT LIST
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From music to movies, fashion to festivals, this is our guide to the next big things – and your ticket to an amazing summer.
It’s November, which is arguably the best time of the year as the three months of summer stretch out before us, just waiting to be filled with good times. To keep you up-to-date, we’ve compiled this list of the next big things, from food and fashion to gaming and getaways. Cut it out and keep it close. This is your bible for what’s hot and happening to make this your best summer ever.
If you’d rather walk barefoot on concrete during a heatwave than attend a raging summer soiree, rest easy – this season it’s all about staying in and putting on a lo-fi dinner party for your gang. Heed 2017’s increased mindfulness of waste and take cues from leading Italian chef Massimo Bottura, who’s pioneering a more frugal approach to quality food
in his new cookbook Bread Is Gold: Extraordinary Meals With
Ordinary Ingredients ($55, Phaidon). The book encourages us to get inventive with cupboard excess that would otherwise be discarded (his carrot puree, poached egg and puffed millet recipe will have you rethinking your whole approach to food).
Between all the Golden Gaytimes and Nanna’s Christmas pavlova (with extra scoops of ice-cream), wholefood carbs are the least of the summer evils, so channel It-girl breadmaker Lexie Smith – who’s reimagining the ancient practice as an Instagrammable artform (see @bread_on_earth) – for an inspired way to break bread with your people that far beats the local bakery’s last loaf of sourdough.
Two women whose own dinner tables you’d do unimaginable
things to sit at also have new cookbooks. Nadine Levy Redzepi – a talented cook who happens to be the wife of Noma’s René Redzepi – is launching her first cookbook, Downtime: Deliciousness At Home ($55, Penguin), on November 13. And Nigella Lawson’s latest food bible,
At My Table: A Celebration Of Home
Cooking ($49.99, Penguin), will no doubt become another kitchen mainstay – if only for the Emergency Brownies.
Pair your low-key food with an equally classic cocktail, like a killer negroni or twisted gin and tonic (Fever-tree’s new millennial pink-hued tonic water will have your G&TS looking Instagram-worthy).