Summer is here and whether you are travelling to some romantic atoll or perhaps trying the new vogue of a staycation, Food and Travel has something for everyone. This month we explore exotic destinations in Europe, the iconic Art Weekend at Brown’s in London, a gastronomic tour around Paris with Michelin-starred chef Thierry Marx from Mandarin Oriental Paris spend lazy days in Marbella, and enjoy the hidden delights of Hamburg and I tell you about Sophia’s in Munich. We talk to legendary 3 Michelin starred chefs Annie Féolde and Christian Le Squer and find out what drives Andreas Mattmüller, the COO of Mövenpick here in the Middle East. Michelin starred Phil Vickery shares some secrets of tasty gluten-free cooking, Peruvian Michelin maestro Virgilio Martínez talks ceviche, whilst Clarissa Hyman waxes lyrical about peaches and nectarines. We take a little trip to Lecce the culinary engine room of Puglia and trek to the historic town of Al Ain whilst Louise Pickford throws down a rug for that most quintessentially summer of activities “a luxurious picnic”. We welcome our latest celebrity columnist superstar chef, Ambassador of British Cuisine and all around good egg, Gary Rhodes OBE, who tells us about his foray into Lyon. Finally don’t forget to make your voice heard in the 2016/7 Food and Travel Awards and have your say as to who makes it to the final – because every vote counts.
Anisa Al Hawaj