June is a truly inspirational time for cooks. After the gloomy winter months, then early spring's 'hungry gap', there's suddenly an explosion of colourful fresh produce around. Best of all, lots of it is grown right here in our green and pleasant land, from ripe strawberries to delicate broad beans, buttery new potatoes and fat, juicy tomatoes. Better still, barbecue and picnic season is in full swing: time to dive straight into summer...
Make it our Best Ever Burger. A year in the making, it's a cut above
Easy picnic ideas from vegetarian food blogger Jacqueline Meldrum
Discover why succulent M&S beef is a cut above
Top-notch beef deserves expert cooking. Find out how with our chef's guide
Just-pink beef, soft bread, and peppery horseradish: welcome to sandwich nirvana
Because mouthwatering meat deserves a gorgeous red
It's the ultimate stress-free dinner – what will you choose?
Use on the barbecue for a characteristic charred finish on meat, steak or veg
Essential long-handled stainless steel barbecue tools: fork, turner and tongs
A pro's tool to create perfect, uniform hamburgers on the grill
Place these alder wood boards on the grill to impart a subtle smokey flavour
A practical kitchen essential, with the added bonus of a handy conversion table
The best of British bottles, from refreshing rosés to fizz for special occasions