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  • The six rules of barbecuing

    28 April, 2016 The six rules of barbecuing

    Even the best cooks can be stumped when it comes to cooking to perfection over coals. We ask Ben Tish to tell us the six most important rules of barbecuing so we can grill with confidence over the long weekend.
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July, 2015

  • Eat like an Italian

    20 July, 2015 Eat like an Italian

    If you’ve ever been on holiday to Italy, like us, you’ve probably eaten classic pizzas, pastas and risottos until you’re fit to burst. While sticking with what you know isn’t always a bad thing, delve a little deeper and you’ll find the true heart of the region; eating cotoletta in Milan, beans in Florence and artichokes in Campania will open up a whole new world of Italian cooking. We spoke to three Air B’n’B hosts about the food of their region, must-eats while you’re there, and asked about the best-kept secrets when it comes to eating out.
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  • Michelin Stars in Your Eyes

    06 July, 2015 Michelin Stars in Your Eyes

    With so many Michelin-starred chefs on the site, we challenged Cooked writer Imogen Corke to test her mettle on some of the trickier recipes. This week, she cooks Atul Kochhar’s cod in nilgiri korma gravy from his latest cookbook, Benares.
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May, 2015

  • Q&A with Rosie Birkett

    22 May, 2015 Q&A with Rosie Birkett

    We ask our authors ten questions about their life long love of food. This week, we speak to Rosie Birkett, author of A Lot on her Plate, about roast dinners, tuna tacos, and why you should never run your finger through hot caramel.
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  • The Lunchbox Edit: Spring Greens

    01 May, 2015 The Lunchbox Edit: Spring Greens

    Each week, we take some of our favourite recipes and give them a little tweak to make perfect packed lunches.
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Matthew Fort’s perfect picnic

By
Eve O'Sullivan
Added
29 July, 2016

We asked Great British Menu judge Matthew Fort to talk us through his must-haves for dining in the great outdoors.




My favourite picnic spot is... the banks of the River Eden in Cumbria. For peace, beauty and a lifetime of memories. However, if I’m in London, I love the great theatre of a station, so it would have to be St Pancras Station; there’s so much great food easily sourced, with the added benefit of comfortable seating!


The condiment I always take with me is... salt and pepper. Simple, yes, but crucial.


My plan when it rains is... To picnic in a city park. You can then head for one of the covered bands stands dotted around to carry on. Or just to picnic in the kitchen, which has its own charm.


My top tip for transporting food is… don't take too much. Remember you, or someone else, will have to carry every item you pack, maybe quite a long way.




My must-have is... It’s a difficult one but I would say the Wolff & Evans Mini Scotch Eggs from Sourced Market - I'm a sucker for a good Scotch Egg, it’s the perfect picnic food.



Great British Menu
judge, Matthew Fort, launches St Pancras International’s latest on-the-go picnic range featuring new offerings from Fortnum & Mason, Sourced Market and Le Pain Quotidien.

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