A Fri­day to savour!

Friday - - Editor's Letter -

Ev­ery week in the UAE it seems that an­other restau­rant opens. From the trendy – and tasty – Amer­i­can-style burger joints like Shake Shack and Hol­ly­wood ac­tor Ashton Kutcher’s Ketchup, to the ul­ti­mate in Ja­panese fine din­ing, Toko, with it’s very own A-list celebrity clien­tele, there’s some­thing for ev­ery­one’s culi­nary plea­sure. For me it’s a food rev­e­la­tion. Back in my na­tive Eng­land, eat­ing out usu­ally con­sists of fish and chips, pizza and Chi­nese. Here, I seem to have an end­less sup­ply of de­li­cious Miche­lin­starred menus put be­fore me, and dishes that look In­sta­gram per­fect, and well, good enough to eat.

But a re­cent pic­ture I posted of a melt-in-the­mouth bu­rat­tina cheese with a Parme­san crisp was met with dis­be­lief in the UK. “Why has some­one dropped a chip in your egg?” one friend de­manded. They couldn’t un­der­stand that food is an art form and that big por­tions aren’t nec­es­sar­ily bet­ter. We ex­plain why on page 30 and have lined up a stel­lar cast of in­ter­na­tional chefs to cel­e­brate Dubai Food Car­ni­val, start­ing to­day. Our very own Do­mes­tic Diva Sil­vena Rowe tells us why she’s gone green on page 22 and shares her de­li­cious break­fast recipes on page 66. She’s joined by Jamie Oliver (page 74), and Eric Lan­lard (page 39). En­joy!

Karen Pasquali Jones Edi­tor kpasqual­i­jones@gulfnews.com

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