May was a month packed with foodie celebrations and weeks dedicated to particular ingredients or diets. You know us, there's nothing we love more than to find a recipe fit for every occasion, like Victoria Glass' glorious Sweet potato falafel recipe for National Vegetarian Week or Alessandro Gavagna's Grilled potato salad recipe just in time for National Barbecue Week.
British Tomato Week heralded the beginning of tomato season in the UK and safe to say we were a little bit excited, with a colourful array of tomato recipes demonstrating the fruit's sheer versatility. Robert Thompson's Tomato ceviche provided a fantastic low carb accompaniment to a slab of charred mackerel fillet, while Andrew MacKenzie's Imam Bayildi recipe, beautifully presented with a fan effect of tomato and aubergine slices, offered a wonderful vegetarian side dish fit for a Turkish feast.
Nestled between these celebrations was, rather appropriately, British Sandwich Week. Helen Graves, a woman whose ancestry must surely link up with the Earl of Sandwich somewhere down the line, shared some fantastic recipes with us, including Indian street favourite the Mumbai sandwich, Scandi-influenced Radish open sandwiches with anchovy butter and the Italian-American sandwich behemoth that is the Muffaletta.