Welcome to April’s Observer Food Monthly

Welcome to April’s Observer Food Monthly

This month, we have a heartwarming family baking tale and your chance to vote in this year’s OFM awards

There is the most heartwarming story in this issue of OFM. It involves the 17-year-old Kitty Tait and her father Al who together run the Orange Bakery in the tiny town of Watlington in the Chilterns. It is far more than the story of an obsession with bread but, more crucially, one of recovery and healing. “Everyone should have a bed in their kitchen,” writes Kitty.

From Burns Night suppers to impromptu welcomes for new neighbours, Angela Hartnett cooks for large numbers with a certain ease. She tells Tim Adams how her attitude to entertaining is based on that of her grandmother “who always made sure there was an unpretentious hug of welcome for guests and something simple and delicious to eat”. We have some glorious summer recipes from Angela’s new book, The Weekend Cook, including a crab salad, asparagus quiche and floating islands.

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