Summer has arrived, and with it a longyearned- for slice of freedom. There are times when it feels like it was “before”. Then you start getting a bit nostalgic. Somehow, you can’t stop yourself from thinking about it. There doesn’t seem to be an innocent light-heartedness anymore. We also have these thoughts, and it’s this “contemplation” that we’ve devoted this issue to …

The attribute of being “virus-free” is of particular importance in the current climate, but it has always been the case at the Alpin Juwel Hotel, and it continues to be so now. The fact that chemicals are not required to achieve this has been proven by the Salzburg hotel, whose sustainable concept applies to all areas, from the rooms to the restaurant and the spa …

While we were having to get along by ourselves or with our families, Seven North was sharing simple and delicious recipes on Instagram, with “Eggplant lines”, tahini sauce, “Melting Spinach Steams” and espresso Martinis aiming to bring some of this dynamic, somewhat chaotic atmosphere into kitchens around the world …

The circumstances may have been difficult, but chefs and restaurant owners brought us so much joy while we were in lockdown. With fantastic recipes on Instagram, deliveries of our favourite foods and surprise food parcels for doctors at the hospital, they provided immense culinary comfort when we needed it most – the ultimate example of “sharing is caring” …