Waitrose & Partners Weekend Issue 649

25 MAY 2023 1 5 Food&Drink ALISON OAKERVEE Partner & food and drink editor What’s For Dinner? p16 Short Cuts p20 Too Good ToWaste with Elly Curshen p21 The Best with Martha Collison p24 Weekend Cooking with DianaHenry p27 Future Food Stars with SamandAmy p31 Very Important Producer p32 Wine List with Pierpaolo Petrassi MW p34 Photographs: Con Poulos, Props: Wei Tang SUMMER SENSATION Sam and Amy take on the challenge of directing a photography shoot for strawberries, p31 Cast your mind back to last summer, and that hot spell in July. I remember it well, because I was on the judging panel for the semi- nal of the BBC One series Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars. Contestants were tasked with creating a recipe for Weekend, then preparing and photographing it – not an easy thing to keep a cool head about at the best of times, let alone on two of the hottest days of the year. They rose to the challenge admirably though, and gave us two fantastic dishes. It was tough to judge, but the blue team, aka Sam and Amy, were worthy winners.