Summer beers and bites Seasonal snacks and sharing plates
If, like me, you don’t want to spend too much time working in the kitchen on a warm summer evening, now’s your chance to try something simple.
Dips and salads, warm baguettes from the oven, nuts, olives, crisps, cheeses and meats are all ideal for grazing - and they go great with fresh summer beers. It’s natural to want to graze more in hot weather rather than eat a big meal, so snack food is ideal for keeping everyone happy.
Making the perfect snack board
Firstly, always make sure that you choose a good mix of different flavours and textures. Everyone has different tastes, so especially if you’re entertaining, it’s best to give lots of options. Make sure each of the individual flavours fit well together, too. But remember that this board shouldn’t be too huge a task: you can make the dips and salads and a few extras yourself, but just fill in the rest with products from the supermarket, cheese shop, butcher or wherever you do your shopping.