How on Earth are we here already?! At easyFood, we’re constantly working ahead which always makes it feel like time’s flying, but this year particularly seems to be racing by at full speed.
Late summer into early autumn is such a blissful time; the excitement of summer is still very much in the air with balmy evenings and that universal sense of schools-out freedom radiating off everyone you meet. Even when back-to-routine time hits, we find it hard to shake that beautiful carefree feeling.
With post-work sea swims, garden parties, weekend camping trips, and more activities than we can list in full swing, quick-fix food is our go-to. This issue brims with recipes for nutritious dinners that are ready in no time, and clever fun food recipes that makes use of shop-bought ice cream and pantry staples.
If you’re cooking to entertain, we’ve loads of great recipes and ideas especially for you. In addition to the impressive roast strawberry meringue shortbread that graces the cover, we’ve got four more showstopping meringue desserts. Our resident baking queen, Safiq, had a blast crafting these recipes – and we couldn’t have been happier sampling the batch.
Long-time readers will know that we’re all about eating seasonally – ultimately enjoying produce at its best – and supporting local as much as possible. This issue boasts two superb features that are packed with recipes to make eating seasonally a breeze. Check out our ‘What’s in season’ chapter for fresh ways with tomatoes, and new ways with ever-popular potatoes. Plus, we’ve a full feature dedicated to zero-waste cooking, which includes clever uses for carrot peels, pineapple cores and broccoli stalks. Our fabulous food specialist, Naomi has carefully crafted these recipes with you – and your schedule – in mind, so it’s easy to give them a try.
As always, we’ve got interviews with some of Ireland’s leading foodies who are making waves on the food scene: the brilliant zero-waste caterer and TV chef, Orla McAndrew; and the ever-cool Craig Comiskey of Catalyst Coffee in Bray. Plus, we’ve exclusive recipes from Crystelle Pereira’s cookbook Flavour Kitchen, and the latest instalment in the brilliant Blasta Books series: Tapas. We also must give a shout-out to this issue’s extraordinary home-cook hero, Shilpa Razniewska. Her interview is not to be missed!
We had so much fun filling these pages with exciting new recipes, ideas and stories, and we hope you have as much fun making, eating and sharing everything that’s inside.
The late-summer issue of easyFood Magazine is on sale from June 26th and is available to buy from all good supermarkets and newsagents.
In need of some cooking inspiration before you hit the shops? Check out our collection of recipes here!
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