Clinking steins of beer, raucous singing, noisy oompah bands, plates of sausages and well-worn liederhosen: if you want to tick off German clichés then get yourself to a German beer festival because they’re all very much in evidence. The most famous of all beer festivals, Munich’s much celebrated Oktoberfest, has strict beer entry criteria: breweries must come from the city and uphold the 500-year old ‘Reinheitsgebot’ beer purity law, meaning that only booze containing water, barley, hops and yeast can officially be sold as beer. Some modern brewers may curse its restrictive measures, but centuries worth of brewing experts have adhered to it and created a vast range of beer styles.
One of these nifty products does the work of a roasting tin, slow cooker, pressure cooker, steamer and frying pan – all in one. A quality multi-cooker is quick and simple to use – often coming with a choice between pre-set programmes and manual overrides, and a timer setting so you can have your meal ready for when you walk through the door.
Also included in the Christmas range will be Methuselah Prosecco, luxury caviar, and a chocolate carousel.
If you’re keen to improve your culinary skills but don’t have the time to spend hours trudging around the supermarket, recipe boxes offer an ideal solution. With new recipes and all the ingredients delivered directly to your door, they not only offer inspiration but also help reduce food waste and make sure you devote time to cooking real food in the kitchen. Over several weeks, we trialled the latest free-from recipe boxes on the market and tested them for recipe variety, price, taste and suitability for a range of different allergens.
As children across the nation prepare for another school year, there’s a lot on a parent ‘s to-do list from bagging a whole new uniform to helping out with any last-minute summer projects. So who’s even found the time to think about their packed lunches? With nut-free policies in a growing number of schools and a few fussy eaters in every class, it’s proving harder than ever before to ensure your child doesn’t come home with half a soggy sandwich left in their lunch box. But we’ve tracked down the recipes designed to make the nightly prep a little easier. From last-minute wraps to moreish treats you and your family can enjoy baking, look no further for go-to inspiration this September. We can guarantee you’ll be taking your own lunchbox to work after taking a look at some of these easy-to-follow recipes… Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: The science behind taking children on a term-time holiday John Lewis releases predictions for top 10 toys this Christmas Should parents buy new school uniform every year?