Ann Wallace • Editor
a new wave
of tapas bars
and new food
t seems that almost every town in the country now boasts a farmers’
market, selling everything from bread and vegetables to meat and local
artisan crafts. But 20 years ago, these markets didn’t exist. The farmers’
market movement started in the UK in the 1990s as a result of poor farm
prices, providing family farms with a local route to market their produce. Today
there are markets across the UK providing thousands of farmers with a real
lifeline. On page 26 we’ve picked just 10 of the many brilliant markets around
the country – if you’re not sure where your nearest market or farm shop is, visitwww.farma.org.uk
to find out.
We continue on a food theme with a visit to Palma, which has undergone a
real foodie revolution. It now boasts 10 Michelin-star restaurants, a new wave
of tapas bars and new food markets. Our feature on page 42 will certainly whet
Next stop is London and the many secret islands dotted along the Thames,
many of which have a fascinating history. The largest house on Holm Island,
for instance, was once a romantic hideaway used by Edward VIII and Wallis
Simpson. Find out more on page 49.
Fancy trying your hand at 4x4 driving? Join our intrepid reporter on page 54
for Solihull’s Jaguar Land Rover Experience as she tackles mud, water – and
even a jungle – to find out more.
Even more intrepid is young Millie Knight, a champion skier, despite being
blind from the age of six. Meet Millie on page 16 as she prepares for the Winter
Paralympics in South Korea
On the business front, we meet three women on the remote island of Jura in
the Inner Hebrides who have created their own brand of gin, liberally laced with
sea lettuce; you can also pick up tips on transforming a business and find out
how to make sure only the best leadership attributes catch on at your workplace.
All this, and more.
Enjoy your flight – and your copy of