is the season of multitasking. It’s that time when you’re either planning and packing for a trip, entertaining poolside, throwing a cocktail party or dressing up to eat out. The in-laws are staying over, the ice machine is working overtime and you’re juggling outsourcing the kids and managing the house guests. That’s where we come in.
Turn to Getting Graphic on page 70 and get your holiday baking done ahead of the pack. here, you’ll find biscuits of every shape, colour and texture inspired by nature. double up on the recipes and make your own gifts, as well as providing teatime treats for the family for weeks to come. In fact, nature is big right now. and when it comes to food, geography is the new history – see Palate on page 11.
In Summer Grilling: Sea to Table to Grill on page 80 we provide the ultimate guide to doing seafood on the braai, whether it’s crayfish, squid or whole fish. not only is seafood quick to cook, providing near-instant satisfaction to starving guests, but it’s also healthy and tasty.
In keeping with this alfresco attitude, Summer Breeze on page 58 will help you retain your sang-froid and have you cooking outside or on the hob with inspiring recipes by sybil Kapoor. her Tomato ‘summer Pudding’ is the cleverest recipe I have seen for a while and by far my favourite dish in this issue. It’s a gazpacho-inspired savoury take on the classic berry summer pudding and has the added bonus of advance preparation.
With a little help from us, you’ll be a professional juggler before summer has even begun.
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