olive August 2021

5 reasons to buy olive magazine

Discover the highlights from this month's issue of olive magazine, including trusted recipes and expert advice, plus find out how to subscribe

olive is brought to you by the same team as BBC Good Food, Britain’s leading food media brand. All our recipes are developed and thoroughly tested by experts, so you know they’ll work every time. Our writers are food experts, so when we make a restaurant recommendation or review a destination or product, you can trust our opinion.


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5 reasons to buy our August issue

42 easy seasonal recipes

Celebrate the plentiful late summer harvest with our vibrant recipes. Make the most of juicy summer fruits like apricots, blackberries and elderberries. Or use up some hearty veg such as courgettes and green beans. Try our fresh tomato and green bean curry, feta and cucumber salad with dill dressing or blackberry baked oats. 

Blackberry baked oats in a tray

Low and slow barbecue

Take your time on the barbecue and bring out the deep, rich flavours of pork, beef and chicken. It may require a little extra effort, but taking the time to properly marinate a cut of meat ensures a perfectly tender finish. See our pulled pork tacos, sticky short ribs, slow-roast chicken and more.

Sticky sichuan pork ribs on a white and yellow plate placed on bright blue tiles

Cooling desserts

Escape the intense summer heat with a cooling, creamy dessert. Ravneet Gill shares three chilled desserts that are guaranteed to hit the sweet spot on a hot summer’s day. Discover her hazelnut and raspberry roulade, coconut mousse pots and blackberry and mint sorbet. 

Blackberry and mint sorbet in a white bowl on a dark blue table cloth

UK’s best seafood

Embrace coastal flavours this summer with the best seafood Britain has to offer. Tony Naylor investigates fresh seafood offerings around the country from oysters to fish & chips and more. Discover the top restaurants from big cities to quintessential seaside towns, plus tips for buying sustainably. 


The world on your plate

Recreate flavours from around the world in your kitchen with our global dishes. Discover 10 things to eat in Sri Lanka from fragrant vegetable curries to milk toffee sweets and refreshing iced coffee. Or experience the heady mix of food cultures in Singapore with Elizabeth Haigh’s hearty fish curry, spicy green beans and barbecue sweetcorn.

Singapore buildings