Al fresco

Outdoor cookery. The sights and sounds of the south and west served up alongside a platter of local delicacies, preferably hot off the barbecue. Fill those lungs with air, those legs with miles and that heart with fun - the food will taste triply good. Al fresco eating is the way to go.

How to eat al fresco

There are probably only four rules for eating outdoors: 1) keep it simple; 2) prepare as much as you can in advance; 3) add a little twist to a classic, or make use of an unusual cooking technique and finally 4) tin foil is your best friend.

Classic Fodder Rachel Wilson-Couch

Feast your eyes on the Hidden Hut

Finally, we are given the signal and – in true British fashion – the hordes of hardcore carnivores form an orderly queue: mouths watering, plates in hand.

Places to Go Sadie Phillips

Picnic on the Quay

A mid-July, mid-week, mid-afternoon picnic on Tremayne quay off the Helford River. We picked our way through the best bits of the local farm shops on our Tour of the Lizard to create an enviable hamper full of goodies.

Pub Philosophy Katie Chown

Guest experience: The best barbecue time can buy

In Notes & Stories 3 we asked you to name your most memorable barbecue moment as part of a collaboration with our friends at Barefoot Kitchen. One entry rose like a phoenix from the coals...

Visitors' Book Kieren

Places to Picnic

A quintessential summertime tradition, a picnic is a must for any West Country holiday 'To Do' list!

Classic Fodder Katie Chown

Foraging and Barbecue Fodder

Seaside or rural, find some food to stick on the barbie! Plus some extra treat ideas.

Classic Fodder Katie Chown