Spinneys behind the scenes: New Year’s Eve desert camping shoot

Take a special look at the workings of one of our favourite December features

For the latest issue of the Spinneys magazine, we ventured out into the desert for a spot of camping – and while we’ve broken down everything you would need for a camping trip of your own, we thought we’d give you a sneak peak into how we created our December feature.

Photographer Mike English sets the scene.

Food editor Amy Fullwood styles the delightful charred mushroom, lemon and parsley salad with garlic parmesan croutons.

 Amy toasts the marshmallows – ready for the gourmet s’mores.

 Editor Emily Shardlow-Price and Amy enjoy the warm marshmallows – there’s nothing quite like sharing these desert desserts around a crackling fire with friends.

Mike snaps Emily and Amy enjoying the s’mores...trust us when we say they’re absolutely delicious (and so easy to make).

Mike captures the opening shot of the feature.