About Claire Thomson

Claire Thomson is a chef and food writer. She is the food ambassador for the National Trust, and regularly writes for publications including Countryfile magazine and the Guardian. Claire lives in Bristol with her husband and three children. Her previous books include The Art of the Pantry (2017); this is her fourth book.@5oclockapron

Two plates of beer-brined bbq chicken, shredded cabbage, and artisan bread, with a small bowl of dip between them.

Beer-Brined BBQ Chicken

A relatively quick and unconventional brine that ensures a surprising amount of juiciness and a surprise sauce that brings ample flavor.

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A white oval platter topped with fresh mozzarella with roasted stone fruit and toasted bread pieces.

Mozzarella with Roasted Stone Fruit

Sensual. Sumptuousity. Sexy. Just a few of the lovely words we’re hearing in conjunction with this stunner of a summer supper. Can’t quite be described. Just experienced.

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An apple rose tart, shaped to look like a rose with a scoop of ice cream beside it on a white plate.

Apple Rose Tarts

Stunning to behold. And actually remarkably simple to make. Allow us to introduce you to your latest dessert obsession.

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Two halves of grilled cheddar jalapeno popper sandwich stacked on top of each other

Grilled Cheddar-Jalapeño Popper Sandwich

A big fat sandwich of deliciousness. That’s how one person referred to this brilliant riff on the classic grilled cheese that’s salty, tangy, spicy, melty, and mood-lifting as heck.

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