The Taster is a fresh new upbeat magazine, full of ideas, cartoons and original perspectives, for those who enjoy reading about food as well as eating it. We are completely independent and we champion decent food of all kinds, from organic fruit to Melton Mowbray pork pies and English & Welsh wines. SUBSCRIBE HERE
SUMMER 2017 — Our special subjects are outdoor dining (picnics, barbecues!) and the nation’s favourite drink: tea. May good weather attend all your summer parties but, in case it does rain, try ordering from one of the interesting new tea providers we’ve found. Then, at least, you can have an interesting new cuppa while the waters thunder down. If you food-shop online, consider taking out a subscription and using our in-magazine Shopping List; it provides website addresses for the small companies we write about. Plus of course our regular book reviews, food history, food science, news and festivals list.
Here on the website, if you’re looking for menu ideas, take a look at our seasonal COOK series. All our issues feature only the healthiest foods, most sustainable fish, happiest pigs and chickens, farms that enhance our environment, most readable books, and — of course — the tastiest dishes. We hope that whatever you find in our pages, you can rely on to be as good as it gets.
Some nice things people have said about us:
“Just received two copies of The Taster which featured our book Mama’s In The Kitchen. I don’t normally respond with more than a sincere thank you for the review, but I felt I had to say: what an entertaining little magazine! Well done! I hope it goes from strength to strength” — Melanie Warren, Gazelle Book Services
“My husband has loved reading the winter issue. (Him reading is unheard of, so well done you)” — Evelyn, a reader in High Wycombe
“I think this magazine is fantastic, the content is so interesting and easy to read — streets ahead of its glossy contemporaries” — Isobel Davies, Farmaround Organics
“I received a copy of your magazine today. What a breath of fresh air! It was interesting, colourful, quirky and very relevant” — Colin George, Rotigrill
Enjoy the summer — see our list of Food Festivals as well — and remember your wellies. Have a good one,