June has something in it for everyone. For sports fans there’s rugby and racing, for music lovers there’s Glastonbury and for everybody else, there’s the produce that summer brings.
We kick off the issue interviewing Midlands maestro Sat Bains (p18). He champions Nottinghamshire ingredients in his two-star Michelin kitchen and provides us with some hilarious revelations about his introduction to food. Further north, Michael Raffael visits Lancashire’s Ribble Valley (p30) to explore the inns and markets that make it one of our top picks for a summer staycation.
If you’re anything like me and trying to get in shape for a holiday, we’re here to help with two recipe features devoted to healthy eating (p48 & p58). It’s 11 pages of salads, soups and summer puddings that are full of nutrients and don’t scrimp on flavour.
There’s also a gourmet traveller feature in Norway’s frigid fjords (p64), a tour of two tapas cities (p84) and city breaks in Bath, Madrid and Lima (p89). Do make time for Imogen Lepere’s look at The Immortals, too (p76). She explores pockets of the world where life expectancies have no right to be as long as they are. It’s a fine insight into people who may seem to have less, but live more.
Flip the magazine over and check out our kids supplement. It’s packed with ideas and inspiration that will keep you and your brood busy through the summer holidays and beyond.
Mark Sansom Editor
PS. Swing by and see us at Taste of London, 14-18 June.