Fare ex­change

Gourmet Traveller (Australia) - - Editor's Letter -

When Annabel Crabb ar­rived at Gourmet

Trav­eller this month our bak­ing is­sue had only been on sale for two days, but as a ded­i­cated sub­scriber, she had al­ready cooked the lux­u­ri­ous ap­ple-caramel pud­ding from the cover. The re­sult, as she later posted on so­cial me­dia, was an enor­mous suc­cess.

Annabel was in the of­fice for a photo shoot and in­ter­view (page 34) but as a long-time reader and hard-nosed jour­nal­ist, the first ques­tions were for us. “What ex­actly are you plan­ning to change about Gourmet Trav­eller?” she asked. “Give it to me straight – what’s hap­pen­ing with Fare Ex­change?” Mak­ing changes to a mag­a­zine like

Gourmet Trav­eller is sig­nif­i­cant, and it’s been al­most five years since we’ve had a thor­ough re­fresh. We haven’t gone the full Marie Kondo, though, and all of your favourite con­trib­u­tors are still here: Emma Knowles, Pat Nourse, Ken­dall Hill and Max Allen among them. As are the pages ded­i­cated to se­ri­ously tasty food and lux­ury travel. Fare Ex­change, as we promised Annabel, is still present and ac­counted for (al­beit as a more com­pact ver­sion on page 186). Con­sider it more of an evo­lu­tion than a revo­lu­tion.

What we hope we’ve achieved is a fi­nesse of the things you love most about the mag­a­zine, and the in­tro­duc­tion of some new pages, sec­tions and voices that you’ll look for­ward to read­ing each month.

One thing that will never change is our com­mit­ment to find­ing the best restau­rants in Aus­tralia. Con­grat­u­la­tions to our new Restau­rant of the Year Orana, and to all the wor­thy win­ners, re­vealed on page 94.

En­joy the new-look Gourmet Trav­eller,

@SARAHALICEOAKES

Fol­low

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