As the world slowly emerges from lockdown and more countries open to tourists, 50 percent of our headspace is devoted to imagining where we'll travel first. Typically, it's a toss-up between a white-sand beach and a lively city centre somewhere far, far away. (We could go on for hours.) If you need some travel inspiration to kickstart your wanderlust, we've got just the thing. We tapped some of the world's best chefs to share the top destinations on their 2021 travel bucket lists. Unsurprisingly, many of their plans involve food – including devouring beignets in New Orleans, visiting izakayas in Japan and noshing on crepes in Paris. Ready to build your travel wish list? Take a look at where chefs are heading to first.
Craving more insider insight from the world's best chefs? You're in the right place. Talk to the Chef! is a weekly food series that will tap into the minds of culinary leaders around the globe. The conversation changes just as often, and we'll chat with chefs about everything from podcasts and kitchen equipment to travel and trends.