Editor's Letter

The heat of summer is now upon us and Ramadan has begun; in this issue, we bring you some fabulous Ramadan dishes from around the world, delight in some tasty dishes for your home-made Friday brunch, we review some more great places to break the fast  and give you some ideas where to spend Eid al Fitr. Jesper Jensen takes us on a tour of the world’s oldest café, a favourite of the celebrity set for three centuries, Caffè Florian in Venice, Sudeshna Ghosh takes us on a curated tour of Stockholm , and Marie Barbieri shows the other side of Bali with a health and healing stay. For all you Anglophiles we take a tour around the southern UK; Louise Quick shows us around Jane Austen’s England and Food and Travel stalwart Kevin Pilley takes a wry look at what has become a great Cotswold tradition ‘The Pudding Club’ as he stays in a delightful Cotswold hotel and savours the very best of British puds and Aisha Zaman explores the magic that is Marrakech. Francesca Jackson caught up with Michelin-starred Chris Galvin as they open their latest outpost in Dubai and three Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire shares his musings in his latest column for Food and Travel. and we talk to one of the world’s leading hoteliers, CEO of Melia Hotels Gabriel Escarrer. And of course, don’t miss your last chance to make your nominations for the 2018 Food and Travel Awards.


Bon Appétit


Anisa Al Hawaj