Food & Drink Quarterly

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 artisan chocolates and English & Welsh wines. SUBSCRIBE HERE or GET THE APP, with links to cookery demos.

2016 spring 440KBClick for details of our Sandwich Special issue. With the average Brit eating 200 every year, the sandwich is officially the nation’s favourite food-to-go, beating even the mighty burger into second place. In recognition of its special status, we’re thrilled to bring you an exceptional essay on the art of sandwich-making by The Hitch Hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy author Douglas Adams, along with a history of the sandwich, The Science of Bread by our own ‘Dr C’ and details of this year’s Sandwich Designer Championships. We even have exclusive news of the filling most favoured by the current Earl of Sandwich — ! Plus, news of this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight, and some great suggestions for Easter treats by ethical and artisan chocolatiers.

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 (all unsolicited):

“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

Remember your wellies in this lovely Spring,

Catrin Thomas-Price, Editor39 Catrin mono shopped NEW