Edi­tor’s letter

Food and Travel (UK) - - Editor's Letter -

It’s with Wim­ble­don in full flow that I pen this month’s mis­sive. To me, the ten­nis tour­na­ment looks more like a gar­den party each year. It’s the ul­ti­mate sum­mer event and couldn’t be more Bri­tish if it tried: Pimm’s, bar­be­cue food, sum­mer fruit and lack­adaisi­cally ap­plied sun cream. It’s ex­actly this gar­den party vibe we’ve tried to chan­nel for our sum­mer dou­ble is­sue. There’s a fea­ture on pic­nic food (p42) that will have friends and fam­ily beg­ging you to throw down the rug, tips and tricks for cre­at­ing bar­be­cue mas­ter­pieces (p54) and ideas for how to use the sea­son’s abun­dant black­ber­ries as the hedgerows spring into life (p60).

In terms of travel, we’re tak­ing you to blue-on-white San­torini, for a look at the pro­duce grown on this harsh vol­canic land. Farm­ers de­vote a life­time to do­ing things ‘the old way’, with their mag­num opus what ends up on your plate and in your glass (p30). Then it’s north up the Adri­atic to Za­greb for a look at the city that wears tra­di­tion on its sleeve, with just the faintest nod to moder­nity (p66). If your best mem­o­ries have been formed with a glass in hand, check out our wine hol­i­days fea­ture (p90). They’re a fan­tas­tic way to get to grips with a re­gion’s ter­roir and un­der­stand its spe­cial­i­ties. We’ve also got Europe’s top ho­tels with pri­vate beaches (p94) and a piece on ac­tive breaks to spend in the world’s moun­tains (p78) that will keep you fit as you ex­plore. Mark San­som Edi­tor

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