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Adventures in food - July


JULY 2016

It's the month of barbecues, long summer evenings and picnics – well, providing we get a bit of good weather. At least you can rely on your food to inject some joy into your summer. From a guide to the perfect picnic to clever suggestions that'll shake up your midweek meal slump, let us brighten up your July with feasts you'll enjoy come rain or shine

This month’s news

Best in season: Cherries

Best in season: Cherries

It's cherry season. Make the most of this summer fruit with our sweet serving suggestions

See cherry recipes

New & inspiring food from M&S

Try something new

Discover a world of sweet and spicy American-style flavours this month both in store and online

Our pick of new food

Ideas with absinthe

How to drink absinthe

It's time to give this French spirit a proper chance. Our guide will help you serve it up in style

How to serve absinthe

In store and online offers

In store and online offers

For more inspiration and savings on selected seasonal products, head to our offers page

Shop online and in store offers

Experience exciting flavours from across the globe and learn about the lengths we've gone to create our Spirit of Summer range

Heat page


Explore the varieties of chilli used in our new range

Discover heat

Spice page


Learn more about the spice blends in our new dishes

Discover spice

Smokehouse page


We travel to Texas to see the secrets of smokehouse bbq

Discover smokehouse

Sweet Page


Meet South America's favourite sweetheart, dulce de leche

Discover sweet


Three takes on picnic

Pick your favourite al fresco feast

Choose your BBQ favourite

Easy BBQ ideas

Posh up your basics

Shake up your daily cooking grind with Food editor Emma Sleight’s easy tips for quick meal makeovers

Give everyday food an edge

Fresh ideas for dinner

Midweek meals

Summer picnic favourites

Antipasti Mini Canapé Selection

1. Antipasti mini canapés

These little bites are the perfect size for a meal on the go

Shop the canapés

Chicken Kebab Platter

2. Chicken kebab platter

Let us do the work for you with this ready-made selection

Shop the platter

Mini Fresh Fruit Kebabs

3. Mini fresh fruit kebabs

End on a sweet note with these healthy rainbow kebabs

Shop fruit kebabs

Red Wine Cup & Jug Gift Box

4. Red wine cup & jug gift box

This handy bottle set comes with it's own picnic-ready jug

Shop red wine gift

Luxurious Champagne Hamper

5. Champagne hamper

Elevate your picnic with a luxurious collection of treats

Shop the champagne hamper


How to build a cheeseboard

Choose your cheese

You can't beat a well-formed cheeseboard. Pick your style from our British and transatlantic choices

Build your cheeseboard

Find out more about clean eating

Taste the rainbow

Explore our fresh ideas for dishes that are packed full of flavour and have health-boosting benefits

Discover clean eating

Summer cocktail ideas

Summer cocktail ideas

Be inspired to create fruity summer drinks with our new range of Spirit of Summer pre-mixed cocktails

Summer cocktail ideas