Each issue we produce is special in its own way but our Hot 100 edition holds a special place on the editorial schedule for no reason other than it's just so much damn fun. This issue is no exception.
There are new eats to try (savoury éclairs at The Apo, cacio e pepe at Brickfields, and ice-cream treats at Mr Fitz's Finest Ice Cream), and new hotels to check out (the Paris Ritz, Baz and Catherine's Faena Hotel Miami Beach and the Whitby in New York). There are ingredients to discover like koji and dulse, trends we've clocked such as fine dining scrambled eggs and fried chicken sandwiches, and new talent like the folks at Foolscap design and Studio Twocan.
In short, the issue is jam-packed with excellent things to see and do, eat and drink. Big thanks and congratulations to our editors Pat Nourse and Helen Anderson who curated this year's list, our reporters from all over the globe for their contributions, the art team, Anna Vu, Brooke Donaldson and Emma Chu, for the striking layout and to our presenting parter, Alessi, for its support.
Also in the issue, we move into autumn cooking mode with recipe features on food for the cooler months like roast chicken, tacos, lentils and a super-fun baking story on sweet and savoury biscuits.
Anthea Loucas Bosha
Gourmet Traveller's May 2016 issue is on sale now, available in all good newsagents.