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Enjoy Charentais melons this August



This month all we want to do is kick back, relax and enjoy the last of our fleeting British summer. Get outside with picnic ideas from blogger Emily Leary that are so easy the kids can make them; throw an al fresco dinner party with our fresh recipes and clever cocktails, and relive some of those classic flavours from your hols with our picks from the Med. Summer, if you're going out, it's going to be with a bang.

Start your summer of flavour

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If you try one thing, make it picnic pie

Try our celebration pie

Pies make the perfect picnic food and our pick is a showstopper

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Best in season: melon

Summer's sweetest fruit

Discover this month's pick of the crop and how to get the best out of it

Introducing Charentais melons

Easy picnic recipes from A Mummy Too

Ideas for mini chefs

Get the kids involved with recipes from blogger A Mummy Too

Easy picnic recipes this way

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Top picnic picks

Pack it up, pack it in

Your ultimate picnic guide

Flavours from your holiday

Relive the taste of the Med

Recipes and meals from around the Med

Get ready to party

Invite your friends round and head outside to enjoy some tasty made-in-minutes food perfect for celebrating under the setting sun

Easy entertaining ideas this way

Your summer party food guide
Our pick of wine from the Eastern Med

Top five gold medal wines

Stepp Riesling *S* Kallstadter Saumagen

1. Stepp Riesling

A superb dry wine with delicate notes of autumn apples, yellow peaches and fresh lime

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Meyer Pinot Noir

2. Meyer Pinot Noir

A complex red with black cherry, plum and vanilla aromas and a richly elegant freshness

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Champagne Oudinot Vintage

3. Champagne Oudinot Vintage

Rich, full-flavoured vintage champagne with a biscuity, buttery aroma and long fruity finish

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Vintage port

4. Vintage port

Matured slowly in the bottle to develop opulent flavours that are the hallmark of a vintage port

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Very Rare Dry Amontillado

5. Very Rare Dry Amontillado

A beautifully crafted classic dry Amontillado sherry from a solera of less than 20 barrels

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Hamper gifts for foodies

Pamper with a hamper

Need a perfect host present or something a bit special for the foodie in your life? How about a hamper packed with tasty treats?

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How to use up leftover food waste

Be a fridge raider

Hate seeing food go to waste? Here's how to
ensure everything in that salad drawer gets
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Tasty ideas for summer

Summer-ready recipes

Long nights, hot days call for easy, fast and fresh foodie ideas. Find a new favourite meal on our Cook With M&S app

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