British picnic

While elaborate feasts are usually a staple of the summer social calendar, now is the time to remember the simple pleasure of the ‘Ratty and Mole’ approach. Sunshine and scenery are the only requirements. So pack up your blanket and hamper this summer, says Jeremy Musson, for no better reason…

Gooseberry, lime and elderflower travel cakes

These gooseberry, lime and elderflower travel cakes are inspired by the French tradition of bringing an edible present to a party or picnic. Try Philippa Davis’ recipe for the perfect moreish morsels to gift – or just to keep for yourself. There are many ways to spend this time, but…

7 best game recipes

Be the 4×4 that everyone wants to visit during feeding time at the local point-to-point with The Field’s ultimate point-to-point picnic. Sausage rolls are fail-safe and scotch eggs a must but add a gamey twist to really impress. But if the weather turns inclement keep the chill at bay with…

Fresh trout. Delicious, nutritious and ready to cook

Trout and fried almond pâté is a great palate reviver. We have all eaten standard supermarket offerings and they tend to taste a little…eugh. But this pate really does earn its place in our best trout recipes by having some serious class. You can use fresh trout or smoked trout (if…

picnic food

Elevenses is an important punctuation on a shoot day. When spending the day gallivanting outside, often in the cold and wet, who wouldn’t build up a good appetite? So here is a recipe for that much-needed sustenance when it’s not quite yet time for your next meal. These sausage rolls…

Potted shrimp is a traditional British delicacy. Whether you catch your own on the coast or buy ready made, rediscover this simple and delicious dish. Who needs over-blown prawns?