Editor's Letter

This year the end of May sees the start of the Holy Month of Ramadan, so we take a look at Ramadan traditions and discover some excellent places to break the fast. Linda Tubby gets cracking with some wonderful recipes for eggs, Alex Harris visits Lisbon and we explore Bilbao, San Francisco and Vancouver. Once again we have a (chef’s) hat full of Michelin stars; Sudeshna Ghosh spoke with Michelin starred Virgilio Martinez who has just opened an outpost of his famed Lima Restaurant in Dubai, Francesca Jackson caught up with American based Michelin-starred Michael Mina at the first anniversary of Firebird Diner, we spoke with the man behind Marina Social Dubai, our Restaurant of the Year, Michelin starred Jason Atherton, James Martin takes us on a culinary journey around France and celebrated Australian chef and World Top 50 Restaurants judge Peter Gilmore talks about the Australian food scene. And if that wasn’t enough we have two incredible guest columns: Michelin starred Alfredo Russo writes about his passion for Italian cuisine and Hong Kong based Michelin starred Chef Hung Chi-Kwong tells us about modern Cantonese cooking. And most importantly we open the nominations for the 2018 Food and Travel Awards.


Bon Appétit


Anisa Al Hawaj