Issue : 40
Daydream about a destination you've spent time exploring and it's often the delicacies that punctuated your days there that evoke the most magical memories. Nutty, honeyed baklava in a Gaziantep pastry shop. Tomatoes infused with sunshine eaten straight from the paper bag in a south of France marketplace. Silky, foraged mushrooms fried up in salty butter and piled onto toast in a cosy Sussex cottage. And it works the other way round, too: Peckham, for example, is where London-based West Africans go when craving a taste of home, assured of finding fried plantain just like mama used to make.
We've travelled to all of these places and more in this issue of SUITCASE, meeting the people intent on preserving rich culinary heritages the world over.