Gill Meller's new book Outside is a thoughtful celebration of the joys of cooking and eating outdoors. We shouldn't be shutting doors any more – we should be opening them...From his rural home overlooking the sea, Gill is perfectly placed to write about open-air cooking, whether it's a simple campfire on the beach or a barbecue in the garden, evoking pictures of summery platters on laden tables, and slow, gentle picnics in fields.
With more people than ever staying at home for their holidays, taking the family camping or walking, as well as meeting friends for picnics and barbecues, it feels like people have rediscovered their love of the outdoors. Gill's cooking is, as always, inspired by the changing seasons and encourages us to reconnect with nature and the world around us through the food we eat. So whether you want a bowl of something hearty and warming on a wintry walk, or crave something bright, fresh and zesty to enjoy by the coast in the sunshine, there are recipes to delight everyone, wherever they are.