In this issue we visit Jakarta on the tropical island of Java head to Kyoto to breathe in the intoxicating scent of cherry blossoms and a tour Paphos, Europe’s Capital of Culture. Clarissa Hyman talks monkfish, we discover the delights of a healthy Mediterranean diet, find poaching perfection, have some flipping good fun with pancakes and some seriously good chocolate at Sprungli’s Boutique & Café in Dubai. Sudeshna Ghosh talked to three Michelin starred Annie Féolde before crossing the Atlantic to dine at celebrated two Michelin-starred New York City restaurant Daniel. Michelin starred Carmelo Greco shared his thoughts on cooking in the Maldives, molecular Michelin maestro Ngan Ping Chow joins the team with his first column for Food and Travel and three Michelin star Anne-Sophie Pic talks about her earliest food memories. Jesper Jensen takes us to Paris to talk caviar at one the city’s oldest gourmet destinations, Petrossian and Cathay Pacific, our Airline of the Year, celebrates a 40th anniversary. And for all of you have been waiting to see who won the accolades of “Best of the Best” across the Gulf, find out who won the 2017 GCC Awards.
Anisa Al Hawaj