olive Magazine celebrates 20 years of inspiring food lovers to make every meal special

Thursday 7 September, 2023

Launched in 2003, olive is marking its landmark anniversary with two special issues of olive magazine and a raft of special features online and across social channels

olive magazine is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the first of two special issues, the first out today (Thursday 7 September), and the second next month.

olive was launched as a sister brand to BBC Good Food in October 2003 and quickly became established as the go-to magazine for food lovers looking to elevate every meal inside and outside the home, featuring seasonal recipes, guides to eating out across the UK, and food-based travel inspiration.

The website olivemagazine.com followed in 2015 featuring olive’s trademark thoroughly-tested recipes, restaurant recommendations – including Pro vs Punter – in which critics and readers review the same restaurants – trends and travel inspiration. The twice-weekly olive Food and Drink Podcast began in April 2016, with olive deputy editor Janine Ratcliffe giving a platform to passionate food and drink producers, chefs and authors.

To celebrate this landmark anniversary, special features this month and next across olivemagazine.com and olive’s social channels, include:

  • 20 food and drink trends – a fun oversight into the UK’s evolving food trends
  • 20 celebration cocktails
  • 20 showstopping birthday cake ideas to impress
  • 20 UK restaurants that will survive and thrive for the next 20 years
  • Revealing olive’s 20 most popular recipes from over the years

“olive has evolved from a simple, monthly magazine which took its food cues from restaurants and travel to a digital-first brand where our audience can see 360 videos of the restaurants we recommend, kitchen interiors inspiration and hear stories from the characters we meet every day here in the UK – home to the world’s most exciting food scene. At the heart of the olive brand is effortless recipes using smart shortcuts and the very best ingredients to make every meal special.”

Christine Hayes, Editor-in-Chief, Immediate’s Food Group

Headshot of Christine Hayes, Editor in Chief, Food Group, Immediate Media Co.