Welcome to the first-ever issue of World Food Tour—a magazine devoted to celebrating the variety and wealth of cuisines from around the globe.
As a nation, we have become more open to trying new dishes and immersing ourselves in different culinary experiences. This is greatly reflected in the booming food industry today; from the abundance of ingredients available in supermarkets to the diverse array of restaurants you can now find in towns and cities across Britain.
Over the last few years, food has established itself as a true form of art. It has become much more than just a collection of ingredients we need to consume for nutrition. Above all, social media—and the internet, in broader terms—has allowed those with a genuine passion for cooking to easily share their knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world. It is not uncommon to see punters at restaurants rushing to snap a picture of their food as soon as it reaches the table.
It’s safe to say that we all have a deep appreciation for international dishes…but how can we easily recreate them from the comfort of our own kitchens? Here at World Food Tour, our mission is to help you cook the world’s greatest fare at home. From Indian, Caribbean and Mediterranean dishes to British, French and Italian delights, you’ll find brilliantly easy recipes within these pages to suit even the fussiest of palates.
In addition to exclusive interviews with some of the food industry’s best-loved heavyweights—like James Martin, Tom Kitchin, Mark Hix and Vivek Singh, to name a few—this issue will also introduce you to the world’s most popular cuisines. You’ll discover healthy Japanese dishes with Reiko Hashimoto (page 95) and learn how to spot the best quality chocolate with advice from master chocolatier Paul A. Young (page 124).
We hope you enjoy the inaugural issue of World Food Tour as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it together.
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