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What’s the future of food? It’s a question that opens a Pandora’s box of open-ended answers and further questions. That’s why, this issue, we decided to tackle the topic across a broad spectrum of angles. For a wee bit of crystal-gazing, we ask trusted food luminaries like Loh Lik Peng and Beppe De Vito for their takes on the future of food up to 2050. In our stories on the future of food, bug snacks, 3D food printing and lab-grown meats, we think about how we can tackle pressing issues facing our food system and how our diets and lifestyles may change in a not-so-distant future. Meanwhile, avant garde chefs Ryan Clift and Han Li Guang go wild in our pictorial spread, envisioning what would be #OnTheTable in 30 years and Apollo Aquaculture tells us why vertical fish farming is the way to go. In regular news, we check out new restaurant openings and new menus at The Gyu Bar, Majestic Restaurant and more, and catch up with one of our favourite heritage heroes at Jie Bakery. We hear ‘Chef’s Talk’ guest Ivan Brehm’s views on how technology and social media can be a double-edged sword, and interview pastry chefs duo Ben Goh, InterContinental and Carina Tan, Fairmont. Last but not least, we suss out trending wines at Pro Wein international wine far in Dusseldorf; learn how Bordeaux winemakers are giving their region’s wines a makeover, and go on a food journey in historic Delhi.
THE LIVING LEGACY Wine & Dine’s credible editorial has been the cornerstone of making the publication the definitive magazine for gourmands for the past 32 years. We don’t just cover the local dining scene; we also bring you the latest gourmet news from around the world, from the latest Michelin-starred restaurants to food festivals. Our writers interview top culinary personalities to share with you their valuable insights. Wine has always been one of our editorial strengths. We check out excellent vintages, explore lesser known wine regions, and pick boutique wines that are worth a place in your cellar. We also talk to winemakers, whisky distillers and other drink purveyors to find out more about the latest trends that are shaping the future of the wine and spirits industry. We offer great tips on entertaining at home, too. Our stylishly photographed recipes, which come with clear instructions from the contributing chefs, inspire our savvy readers to whip up delectable treats in their own kitchens. Our travel features don’t just fill you in on the latest resorts and hotels to check into, they explore dining trends happening in another part of the world, and the multifaceted role of food in other cultures. The fascinating stories add to our holistic editorial coverage on the gourmet lifestyle and the art of good living.