Summer calls for al fresco dining, tables adorned with crowd pleasers for guests to enjoy and easy recipes that make the most of delicious seasonal produce. Who better to ask for her go-to summer dish than Alex Head, the owner and founder of Social Pantry, a London catering company known for their abundant feasts of incredible food that is seasonal, sustainable and stylish.
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“In August, I find myself clinging onto the summer-holiday joys of hosting friends for leisurely lunches in the garden, eating and sitting outside late into the evenings, and making fresh, vibrant recipes” says Head. Her favourite? “Pesto pasta is probably the ultimate quick and easy recipe for those times you want guaranteed comfort and deliciousness with minimal fuss, but this recipe takes things up a notch. This is a pesto pasta recipe that you can serve at those last few blissful summer parties on a big platter in the centre of the table or as a side dish that might just steal the show.”