At last the summer heat is starting to abate and we can look forward to dining alfresco. We take a look at the benefits of a good detox after the indulgences of the summer vacations, Daniel Green shows us how eating healthily doesn’t mean having to miss out on those oh so enjoyable treats and Clarissa Hyman talks about currants. Sudeshna Ghosh goes walkabout in Scotland and our intrepid reporters explore Phuket and Bangkok and visit Hong Kong; well someone has to do it the keep telling me, whilst Lizzie Frainier shows us the 10 best cities with beaches. We speak to Michelin superstar Nathan Outlaw who is just about to open his first venture in the Middle East, find out what make Hakkasan’s chef Lee Kok Hua tick, get the inside scoop from international hotelier, Sir Rocco Forte, welcome the only 100% bio-organic Michelin starred chef Paola Sari with his debut column, dine at two Michelin starred Pierre in Hong Kong and Francesca Jackson meets the driving force behind Dubai’s successful tourism initiatives Laila Suhail. Finally don’t forget there are just over 3 weeks 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