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It’s up to you and your neighbours what you eat and drink at your Big Lunch. You might want to plan a gourmet menu of cuisine from around the world; or you might just want to put out some simple sandwiches and snacks for people to share.

If you’re stuck for ideas for party food, we’ve got some delicious recipes from celebrity chefs and organisations that are supporting The Big Lunch. Browse through 8 categories of recipes below!

  1. 'A Girl Called Jack' Dishes

    A Girl Called Jack - Jack Monroe

    Jack Monroe shares five budget friendly recipes, perfect for any Big Lunch.

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  2. River Cottage Recipes

    Rhubarb Cheesecake

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall shares two new yummy dishes.

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  3. Levi's Recipes for a Fiver


    Levi Roots has created tasty, easy to prepare dishes costing just £5 each!

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  4. Vital Nutrition

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    Healthy recipes from our NI food ambassador Jane McClenaghan.

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  5. Cold dishes to share


    Summery salads and scrummy pastries - cold food to share has never tasted so good!

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  6. Hot dishes to share


    Pasta, meat and veg dishes– great hot food that can form the centrepiece of your Big Lunch.

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  7. Sweet things


    Sweet treats that are sure to be a hit with everyone...especially the kids at your Lunch.

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  8. Dips and Dressings

    Loaves of bread

    A party ain’t a party without some dips! From homemade houmous to something a little more adventurous…

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  9. Drinks

    Jug of Pimms

    Try Jamie Grainger-Smith's cold spicy summer tomato soup shots or Sheila and Brenda's super smooth mango lassi.

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Two men enjoying a pint at a Big Lunch

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