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Super snacks

A gourmet choice in Morrisons cracker selection, these new scalloped crackers work equally well as an everyday snack or on a cheeseboard for a party. With so many cheeses to choose from on the Deli, you’re good to go.

Sea Salt & Black Pepper and Rosemary Scalloped Crackers, £1 each, 185g (54p/100g)

What’s your favourite summer drink?

Latest figures* reveal rosé wine now makes up a record one in eight bottles of wine bought. But is it the best bet with your barbecue? Is ice nice in a white? Chilling more thrilling for reds? Or does a beer bring the most cheer? Let us know @MorrisonsMag

*Source: The Nielsen Company

Plot parties

Pull on your wellies and join in National Allotments Week, now until 11 August. Many allotment sites will host a ‘party on the plot’, where you can have a go at gardening and feast on home-grown produce. To join in – or even start your own plot – the National Allotment Society has tips and advice at nsalg.org.uk

Dates for your diary

2 – 26 August
Edinburgh Festival Fringe; three weeks of Comedy, theatre and music. edfringe.com.

14 August
England and Scotland kick off at Wembley Stadium to celebrate 150 years of the FA.

26 August
Enjoy the bank holiday, fire up the barbecue or pack a picnic and pray the rain stays away…

Great British food festivals

With such a wealth of delicious things to eat around the UK, here’s our pick of the best festivals celebrating British food this summer…

Isle of Wight Garlic Festival

Sample and buy a whole variety of local garlic and garlicky products plus enjoy cooking demos, live music and a raft of entertainment. You can even prove yourself in the garlic-eating competition… if you think you can handle it. 17 – 18 August. £8 adults, £5 children aged 5-15. garlic-festival.co.uk

EAT! NewcastleGateshead

This programme of eclectic foodie events around the Geordie city is in its seventh year. As well as ‘eat-along’ movie screenings and pub tours, 2013 sees amateur and professional bakers create 100 landmark buildings out of cake to create a giant edible map. (Who knew geography could be so tasty?) 23 August – 8 September. eatnewcastlegateshead.com

The Pit

Pop-ups and street food stalls are the restaurants du jour these days (check out a few of our favourite street food recipes) and newly launched The Pit is no exception. With a ‘laid-back summer festival vibe,’ the London-based courtyard venue opens at 10am with barista coffee in the day and bands playing at night. Now until 14 September. twitter.com/thepitfestival

Did you know…?

Globally we’re eating more fish than ever, with a record 128 million tonnes caught every year for our suppers*. So we've given the classic prawn cocktail and fish and chips a twist, see the recipes here. And remember, our in-store fishmongers will prepare your fish however your want, including skinning, filleting and pin-boning.

*Source: goodfishguide.co.uk, July 2012