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Strawberry yoghurt, rose and snowberry bouquet, sourdough bagel and masala curry
Photographer: Martin Poole

Editor’s Pick: the insiders’ must-haves



Director of food product development


From picture-perfect autumn blooms to brunch-ready bagels, M&S director of food product development April Preston shares her new favourites from the Foodhall

1. Nothing makes me happier than fresh flowers, and I’m loving our pastel-pink-hued rose and snowberry bouquet – it’s such a pretty autumn bunch and is unique to M&S.

2. I come from Devon in England, and having been brought up on a dairy farm, this West Country luxury yogurt with its layer of strawberry compote takes me right back to my youth.

3. Learning about and cooking with spices has always been a passion of mine – when I started at M&S 23 years ago, I was the product developer for Indian meals. This fabulous Cook With M&S spiced masala sauce is a super-quick way of whipping up a delicious curry after work. Try a veggie version with seasonal butternut squash.

4. Our new range of sourdough bagels is the real deal: made in the traditional way for that amazing chewy texture, and with a sourdough starter for a complex flavour. We love a ‘build a bagel’ family brunch, with toasted bagels and an enormous platter of mix-and-match toppings.

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