[READ] Gourmet Today February edition online

Check out the February issue of Gourmet Today now available online

Dry January is over and any remains of New Year's Resolutions have long been forgotten. Our short winter months are a time for celebration of food, warm hearty dishes, the effects of which can be covered up with a sweater or two.

There no better time for cake than on a cold winter afternoon with a hot cup of tea. Gourmet TODAY has gathered some info about the best ways to indulge in a slice of heaven. Try your hand at baking with a few tips from the girls at Les Petits Gateaux, or simply order some to take home for your very own tea party. If you're just looking for a slice of cake and some tea after a long walk in the country try some of our favourite outlets.

So far the winter has been kind, with warm sunny days that are worthy of picnics. Try some of Pippa Mattei's recipes for perfect pies which transport well and are a lovely treat that can be enjoyed in the great outdoors.

We always recommend that you go for seasonal produce that is grown locally where possible. Check out our In Season section for some fabulous ideas with some of this season's most abundant - and tasty vegetables.