There is much to devour in this month’s magazine. We have a dazzling set of recipes from Reem Kassis, author of The Arabesque Table. And gorgeous recipes they are. A butternut squash fatteh, chicken stuffed with walnuts, coriander and chilli, and a wonderful pistachio cake with a heady buttercream of orange blossom water. These are recipes that owe much to Kassis’s Palestinian background, and we have an interview with her, too.
Ed Cumming has been talking with fishermen about the double horrors of Brexit and coronavirus, and in particular about how the industry will have to change if it is to survive. He gets to the bottom of Pesky Fish, whose new approach to supplying restaurants with fresh, sustainable seafood is making waves. And I have a whole collection of fish recipes for you, from mussel and fennel salad to spiced prawn cakes.
While most of us can only dream of getting on board a plane, this month we take a trip to Cuba to see how some in Havana’s artistic community have moved into street food. Ruaridh Nicoll, who’s been living there, tells how musicians, dancers and photographers have become bakers and jam-makers.
Our cover star is Anna Jones, whose new book One: Pot, Pan, Planet comes out this week. More than a cookbook, it is very much a manifesto to modern eating. We have both an extract and a chat with the author.
And there’s more. We have a very special Life on a Plate story for you this month from Fay Maschler, who looks back on her five decades of reviewing the capital’s restaurants for the London Evening Standard. Rachel Cooke tells us about Cooking Alone, Kathleen le Riche’s book that could prove such a help during lockdown, and Jay Rayner points out that while restaurant writing may seem like the job from heaven, it too can have its downsides.