Further Afield introduces
TRAVEL: QUEEN & COUNTRY AND FURTHER AFIELD
A high-flying London couple left successful careers in arts and design to renovate an 18th Century tinsmith’s workshop in Aylsham, Norfolk. It's now a stunning B&B, styled with a superb collection of art and design pieces, and resident dogs Dusty and Cleo. The charming owners Paul and Paul talk to us about their new life, their brilliant and unique style and why everyone should come and stay.
A serving of Alan
CULTURE: LUKE MARLOWE
Luke Marlowe continues his journey across Great Britain and beyond in the footsteps of some of our favourite LGBT literary trailblazers, this time stopping off in Stockport, Berlin and California to examine the locations and legacy of the iconic writer Christopher Isherwood.
The ultimate escapes
FOOD & DRINK: ALAN ROSENTHAL
With autumn in full swing, acclaimed chef and international foodie Alan Rosenthal is back with a Halloween-inspired vegetarian pumpkin recipe, making the chore of uninspired nightly cooking a thing of the past.
A serving of Alan
TRAVEL: Q&C AND FURTHER AFIELD
In response to reports of gay people being turned away from B&Bs, a business was set up to offer stylish and beautiful holiday lets that welcome everyone. David Matthews tells Q&C about Further Afield’s origins, continued success and the benefits in getting away from it all.
FOOD & DRINK: ALAN ROSENTHAL
If you’ve hit your cooking plateau and are in need of some inspiration in the kitchen for the darker nights of autumn ahead, Q&C is here to help. We’ve enlisted acclaimed chef and international foodie Alan Rosenthal to make the chore of uninspired nightly cooking a thing of the past.
PEOPLE: DARRYL W BULLOCK
As The Great British Bake Off fever sweeps the nation once again, Q&C gets a taste of the world of Gary Chapman, a man who left behind his publishing job in London for the countryside of the Cotswolds where he became a world-renowned cake decorator and author.
Fit for a Prince
CULTURE: QUEEN & COUNTRY
Calling all country-loving gays, this year's Countryfile Live is one of the biggest and most popular events on the summer calendar. Taking place in the grounds of stunning Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire in August, the celebration of all things rural is set to be another huge success.
Salvation in Tea
OPINION: RK WILLIAMS
Q&C’s resident stylist and ambassador for all things sybaritic RK Williams has his union jack bunting out ready for this weekend’s wedding of the year and offers some ideas on how we can all celebrate.
OPINION: ROBERT INCE
With National Tea Day happening this weekend, Q&C looks at the country’s endless love affair with the good old-fashioned cup of tea, and its benefits to both spirit and our health.
Bears, porridge and honey... Oh my!
OPINION: ANDREW ANDERSON
Recent research says there's been a 360 percent increase in people becoming vegan over a decade, making it one of the fastest growing lifestyle movements. Q&C's Andrew Anderson tells us why he is one of the many who has adopted a plant-based diet and about its many benefits.
FOOD SPECIAL: QUEEN AND COUNTRY & THE THREE BEARS
A new major advertising campaign to get more people enjoying honey on their porridge has taken inspiration from a classic fairytale but ditched Goldilocks and reimagined The Three Bears as a trio of burly and sexy gay men. Q&C goes deep into the woods to meet this modern grizzly family, leaving us all wanting honey, honey, honey.
Fright night recipes
FOOD AND DRINK SPECIAL: CHRISTOPHER VASS
With Halloween almost upon us and friends due around for the annual spook-fest knees-up, Q&C's very own cocktail connoisseur Christopher Vass is here to provide some much needed inspiration for what drinks to serve on the night. The party is guaranteed to kick off if you serve up these treats - shaken and stirred.
Q & C Exclusive summer recipes
FOOD AND DRINK SPECIAL: QUEEN AND COUNTRY
From a chilli con carne with that fiery kick, to poached pears doused in port, Q&C is here to provide the best entertaining and recipe ideas for Halloween and Bonfire night - along with a brief history of two of autumn's most famous evenings.
Get the afternoon tea look
FOOD AND DRINK SPECIAL: MICHAEL WILSON
Queen and Country's master baker and resident foodie Michael Wilson this month shows us how to best put together a traditional afternoon tea with that colourful country twist.
Time for tea
INTERIORS SPECIAL: JAMES WILKINSON
Get the afternoon tea look with Marilyn at Marlborough Interiors. Showcasing her current range of beautiful products, Marilyn Johnson invites us into her world of decoration, bringing elegant and classic styling with a modern twist.
FOOD AND DRINK: JAMES WILKINSON
Whether it’s a time to celebrate a special occasion or just a chance to meet with friends and raise a glass of fizz, there's no doubting its luxurious allure. Queen and Country gives a brief history of one of England's most famous culinary offerings, the Afternoon Tea.