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Welcome to Adventures in food for May 2018


Warmer, longer days are finally upon us, which means there's an abundance of produce worth celebrating. Think juicy summer berries; sweet, ripe tomatoes; and succulent British beef. The beginning of bank-holiday season spells al fresco get-togethers, too, and we've got plenty of summer party inspiration, from top-class champagne to feasts to share with friends. Of course, it wouldn't be a party without cake, and, whether you fancy making one yourself (with a little help from Mary Berry), or jazzing up one of our chic ready-made naked sponges, we've got you covered.

This month’s news

Delacourt champagne on a tray with glasses

If you try one thing...

Make it our new house fizz, Delacourt. Guaranteed party perfection

Pop the cork

Blueberries, strawberries and raspberries in a Union Jack flag

The very best of British

Embrace all our green and pleasant land has to offer, from plump strawberries to fill-your-boots pork pies

Read and shop

Food writer Mary Berry making a berry pavlova

First Bite: Mary Berry

The Queen of cakes shares classic, crowd-pleasing recipes from her latest book

See the recipes

Online and in store offers

Online and in-store offers

For foodie inspiration, seasonal ingredients and super savings, see our offers page

Shop the offers

Discover why succulent M&S beef is a cut above

M&S beef piled up with tomatoes and rocket

The expert guide to cooking beef

Top-notch beef deserves expert cooking. Find out how with our chef's guide

Brush up on beef

Roast beef sandwich on ciabatta bread

The ultimate roast beef sandwich

Just-pink beef, soft bread, and peppery horseradish: welcome to sandwich nirvana

See the recipe

Red wine on a white table with glasses

Perfect pairings

Gorgeous red wines which are the perfect foil for mouthwatering beef

See our full range

Seared steak with salsa verde on a white board

Dinner tonight

Our Cook with M&S app is full of bright, easy ideas, like this summery seared steak with zingy salsa verde

Be inspired by our recipe app

Our latest round up

Bank holiday banquets

Soak up every last second of the long weekend with these hassle-free feasts

Plan your weekend party

Antipasti on wooden platters and plates

Your ultimate heathy eating guide

Find delicious inspiration
in our health hub

Bowl of yoghurt and blueberries

Top 5 Chelsea Flower Show picks

Bouquet of bright flowers on a blue background

1. The Chelsea Bouquet

Bright and beautiful blooms inspired by this year's Flower Show stand

Pick your bunch

Sponge cake with edible flowers surrounded by cupcakes

2. The Flower Festival Cake

A show-stopping, flower-topped sponge which captures our display this year

Have your cake

Bottle of Bolney English Lily wine

3. English Lily Chardonnay

An aromatic white, made at Surrey's Denbies Wine Estate

Shop English Lily Chardonnay

Mini pink and cream rose cupcakes

4. Mini Rose Assorted Cupcakes

Light and fluffy all-butter cupcakes with raspberry and vanilla frosting

Shop the cupcakes

Warner Edwards Elderflower Gin

5. Elderflower Infused Gin

British gin + lemon and elderflower infusion = summer in a bottle

Shop the Elderflower Gin


Food inspiration

Gin and champagne in a garden with glasses

Cheers to the great British summer

Discover the fragrant tipples which capture the intoxicating scent of an English country garden

Discover summer garden drinks

Fruit smoothies in jars

Eat the rainbow

Bright, bold recipe ideas as healthy as they are delicious

How to cook with colour

Bunch of bright sunflowers and roses

The Chelsea Flower Show

Celebrate this year's event with dazzling blooms, flower arranging tips and gift ideas

Get inspired by Chelsea