The Right Food for the Right Occasion For me, a picnic means many things - a hard boiled egg and a bag of crisps pulled from my rucksack on a long country walk, an old fashioned wicker basket laden with special treats and a cold bottle of wine taken to an outside concert, a torn baguette dipped into a tub of shop brought hummus in the local park, a still warm homemade pasty pulled from my pocket at a football match is a picnic. Ready-cut steaks from a supermarket tend to be on the thin side, which makes them rather too easy to overcook. But for outside meals some things fare better than others. With picnic season in full swing, we asked the lovely Genevieve Taylor, author of new cookbook , to give us her top tips for al fresco dining. All the food is created around meal plans, which include at least four recipes each so you can enjoy satisfying and delicious meat-free meals easily. At My Table: Vegetarian Feasts For Family And Friends.
Steak on a barbecue feels like a real treat and is great for spoiling yourself and your loved ones. Get The Glow: Delicious And Easy Recipes That Will Nourish You From The Inside Out. The other cuts I love to barbecue are skirt steak and flank steak whichsometimes goes by the more glamorous name of 'bavette'. How to Eat Outside is a celebration of al fresco feasting and a bible of recipes that no fresh air lover should be without! The second cookbook from food blogger, Katie Quinn Davies is all about what people eat at the weekend, from brunch ideas and funky salads, to dinner party mains and cocktails. Get your barbecue really hot. She lives in Bristol with her husband and two children, along with her chickens 'the girls' , two dogs and an elderly cat.
The boot of an estate car is a good alternative rainy day venue, and a big rug on the front room carpet is fantastic picnic venue for younger kids if its really miserable out. Food writer and stylist Genevieve Taylor, author of Pie! Good book for: Anyone looking to cook like a culinary pro in the great outdoors. At this point your steak is ready to cook. Great information on everything you need to know about outdoor cooking - you'll be dying to get up a mountain and give it a go. You'll be creating spectacular meals on a budget in no time with her handcrafted recipes. The best sausage sarnie of my life was eaten sheltered under an oak tree next to a Welsh waterfall on a wet day…….
But if its a blindingly hot day we wish!! Pack Some Pickles Some sort of relish or sauce if often necessary to jazz things up a bit but the usual suspect, mayonnaise, is not a great traveller. Obviously every meal is better with a pudding element, right? Stuff slivers of garlic inside the slits, tucking it well inside the meat so it doesn't burn on the outside. Rub the steak all over with the oil, then sprinkle on the black pepper, rubbing it in on both sides. Fillet steak is often thought to be the most prized cut and therefore the most expensive , but to my mind it lacks in flavour and, being so lean, it caneasily dry out. Sam Smith credits Amelia Freer's 10 steps for his healthy new look and her first book explains them with 25 enticing recipes to get you started on your path to optimum wellness. To launch the book I am co-curating a food and music festival, the Humble by Nature Big Day Out at Kate Humble's working farm in Monmouthshire.
Katie Quinn Davies: What Katie Ate At The Weekend. Match your picnic aspirations to your occasion, and you will hit the picnic sweet spot! Sear the steak over the barbecue for about 3 minutes on each side for a 2cm-thick steak, then remove and leave to rest on a board, loosely covered with foil, for about 10 minutes. Don't Let Rain Stop Play! So a crunchy flapjack or delicious cookie is going to travel better than a cake with rich and gloopy icing. Genevieve Taylor is an author and food stylist who splits her time between food writing and creating beautiful food for photography. As food stylist I'm lucky enough to work with many great creative brands and companies, including Masterchef and Aardman Animations, and I love this work almost as much as writing books. Go for pickles or chutneys. Deliciously Ella is one of the most successful food blogs out there so her first cookbook is sure to be a best seller.
Full of delicious recipes for fluffy buttermilk pancakes, tunnel of fudge cake and more, this is one for all your sweet tooths out there. Homemade is usually best, and not hard to do, and best of all you can make them in the winter and store them so you are ready on a sunny day. This should give you a medium-rare steak; cook it for a little less if your steak is thinner, or more if it is thicker. With a thick steak you can get the outside really crisp and caramelized, which adds intensity to the flavour, whilst the inside stays as rare as you like. Everyone's addicted to The Hummingbird Bakery's dreamy cupcakes so no doubt their yummy cookbook will be sold out in no time.
Genevieve's beautiful book coaxes us out of the kitchen into the great outdoors on an unforgettable, delicious, culinary adventure. After resting, season with sea salt flakes, then thinly slice the steak across the grain and stuff into the baps with the lettuce leaves and a smear of hot mustard or mayo. Steak that has a liberal marbling of fat throughout will be both juicy and tasty, and for that reason rib-eye is my go-to steak for a good balance between flavour and tenderness. With summer finally here sort of now is the time to be eating al fresco and the new cookbook from Genevieve Taylor will help you do just that. But my advice would be to wrap up, brace yourself and got for it! The recipe writer is also an amazing photographer so this book is full of beautiful pictures that bring food to life. If you're interested in exploring the culinary world of Asian cuisine snap up Lizzie Mabbott's cookbook and learn how to tell the difference between 77 types of noodles yes, really! Keep it Simple Probably my number one tip for picnics, and really, all cooking in general, is to keep it simple. To ensure it's extra tender, serve sliced across the grain.
From detoxing your kitchen cupboards to understanding the differences between good and bad fat, this cookbook is an education! Occasionally after school on a Friday I light the firepit in the garden and the kids cook their own sausages over it, skewered onto long sticks. Split in to 5 chapters - Pack up a Picnic, Barbecue Feasts, Camp Fire Cookout, Bonfire Celebrations and Wilderness Eats - theres plenty of inspiration whatever your outside occasion Recipes we love: Bread and Butter Pudding with Marmalade and Chocolate, Campfire calzone pizzas, Jerk chicken wings with coconut-bean rice and pineapple salsa. Its only sausages for tea but for them its a really exciting treat and they do the work themselves, leaving me to sit and watch with a glass of wine in hand. I've ordered my fire pit! The Hummingbird Bakery: Life Is Sweet. Both these cuts are economical and very tasty, but to stay tender they are best cooked very quickly over a high heat and served rather rare inside. Chinatown Kitchen: From Noodles To Nuoc Cham - Delicious Dishes From Southeast Asian Ingredients. My preference is always to get a thick steak for sharing, and for this I visit my butcher who will cut it just as I like it.