At olive we believe you can eat imaginatively and well without spending a fortune. Every month we aim to inspire food lovers to cook new dishes, but it's not all about cooking at home. The magazine has three main sections, eat in, eat out, eat away so you'll also find great value restaurants, top recommendations and tips from around the world. In every issue: 100+ easy, stylish recipes all triple tested, 7 meals for under £35, great value restaurants, bargain travel ideas
April INSPIRATION • This month’s must-book restaurants and recommended coffee machines, plus a sensational hot cross bun ginger gelato sandwich
cook • A stress-free, make-ahead menu of finger food for when you’re entertaining a crowd, special plates when it’s just the two of you, and wondrous ways with chocolate including a beautifully succulent mole bavette steak
Menu for six • Make-ahead recipes that can be easily doubled are a stress-free way to entertain – these can all be enjoyed as finger food, too, if that’s how you’d like to serve them
Cook with the season • Make the most of April’s best spring ingredients
Two’s company • Make something special this weekend, even if there’s just two of you, with these inventive entertaining recipes from food writer Bre Graham
3 WAYS WITH Chocolate • Savoury or sweet, chocolate has a wonderful way of working in many dishes, from rich and creamy, to deep and intense
Eat well everyday • Speedy, nourishing meals to inspire you all week
COOK A CLASSICCorned beef hash • A timeless comfort dish, this is easy to rustle up if you need a speedy midweek dinner
DISCOVER • Battersea’s Joia shares the recipe for its signature Portuguese bacalhau a bras, we nail down the UK’s ultimate afternoon tea destinations, and go explore the local cuisines of Greece and Florida
Joia SIGNATURE DISH • Recreate an impressive Portuguese main plus a refreshing and fragrant perfumed cocktail from Joia at Art’otel in London’s Battersea Power Station
ULTIMATE AFTERNOON TEAS • From scones with clotted cream in a classic tearoom, to tiers of cutting-edge cakes in a cool bakery-café, the afternoon tea takes many forms. But all offer precious time out from modern life – a chance to kick back and decompress over fine teas and delicious morsels. If that sounds enticing, then read on, as Tony Naylor highlights some of the UK’s most memorable afternoon tea experiences.
PRO VS PUNTER Exhibition • Critic Tony Naylor and Olive reader Sally Anglesea give their verdicts on this new multi-kitchen restaurant in Manchester
THIS MONTH with Gurdeep Loyal • Our trends expert shares a recipe featuring spicy Calabrian chilli and explores the hidden gems of Portugal’s food history
THE MEASURE • Ring in spring with fruity cognacs, modern decanters and pickle martinis
5-MINUTE WINE EXPERT PART 1: DECANTING • Get the most out of what you’re drinking with our monthly crash course in wine. First up, decanting. Is it worth doing?
COOK LIKE A LOCAL Greece • Explore the rich, sun-drenched flavours of this Mediterranean country
10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT Florida • Patrick Quakenbush, executive chef of Tampa’s Ulele, a restaurant specialising in native Floridian food, shares his recommendations for what to eat and drink in the Sunshine State
UNWIND • Head to Kent for fine local food in a cosy Jacobean setting, take inspiration from cookbook author Shivi Ramoutar’s sleek, modern home kitchen, and recreate a refined pub menu from Dedham’s superb Sun Inn
BOLTHOLE Boys Hall, Ashford • Locally sourced ingredients and wine and inspiring interiors make this Jacobean manor house a must-visit
KITCHENS TO COVET Heart of the home • Food writer and cookbook author...