Vicente Todolí: Art and Citrus – Re-imagining Citrus Growing in Valencia

Vicente Todolí: Art and Citrus – Re-imagining Citrus Growing in Valencia

ByPhoebe Hunt The Spanish region of Valencia is one of the best known areas for citrus in the entire world. Oranges, lemons, grapefruits and limes are exported by the tonne from this fertile corner of the Mediterranean, bringing a taste of Spanish sunshine to our supermarkets. But this is the…

17
Jul
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Alain Passard, the wizard of vegetables

Alain Passard, the wizard of vegetables

Luxeat Insider · 10th ED.

Alain Passard, the wizard of vegetables

Luxeat Insider · 10th ED.

French chef Alain Passard may not resemble a radical vegetable lover on a mission to change the way the culinary high-brow consider produce, yet he has, completely. A green superpower? As he confides, “I’m a different man when I’m in the vegetable patch”. Passard sees a world of creative possibility…

17
Jul
Mediterranean Rosés for Summer

Mediterranean Rosés for Summer

Luxeat Insider · 10th ED.

Mediterranean Rosés for Summer

Luxeat Insider · 10th ED.

By Joe Czerwinski, Managing Editor RPWA The idea that rosé wines go with hot weather is certainly nothing new. There’s a natural affinity between a chilled, refreshing glass of rosé and a table of summery salads, a simple dinner of fresh-caught fish and homemade pasta, or even grilled lamb chops…

17
Jul
Le Temps des Tomates: Tomato tart by La Merenda’s Dominique Le Stanc

Le Temps des Tomates: Tomato tart by La Merenda’s Dominique Le Stanc

Luxeat Insider · 10th ED.

Le Temps des Tomates: Tomato tart by La Merenda’s Dominique Le Stanc

Luxeat Insider · 10th ED.

Tiny, old school and always packed with locals, La Merendais a hidden gem in Nice run by former Michelin-starred chef Dominique Le Stanc and his wife Danielle. I absolutely love Niçoise cuisine and it’s always a pleasure to come back, especially during this time of the year when the vegetables…

17
Jul
Erez Komarovsky: The Pioneer of Israel’s Artisan Baking and Cooking

Erez Komarovsky: The Pioneer of Israel’s Artisan Baking and Cooking

Luxeat Insider · 10th ED.

Erez Komarovsky: The Pioneer of Israel’s Artisan Baking and Cooking

Luxeat Insider · 10th ED.

Born in Israel in the sixties, Erez Komarovsky is considered one of the true pioneers of artisan bread-making in Israel. The celebrated chef and baker takes inspiration from his time spent in France, California, but above all draws on the rich melting pot of flavours and ingredients in his native…

16
Jul
Beyond Sake: Japanese rice wine, and the fascinating world of Doburoku

Beyond Sake: Japanese rice wine, and the fascinating world of Doburoku

Luxeat Insider · 9th ED.

Beyond Sake: Japanese rice wine, and the fascinating world of Doburoku

Luxeat Insider · 9th ED.

By Pablo Alomar Salvioni We’re all familiar with sake, the alcoholic rice wine which is known as Japan’s national drink. There are myriad different varieties and flavours, and the proper term is Nihonshu or Seishu in Japanese. While sake is well-known, however, there is another drink with the appearance of…

2
May
Rice and fine dining: A celebration of recipes and ideas from top chefs around the world

Rice and fine dining: A celebration of recipes and ideas from top chefs around the world

Luxeat Insider · 9th ED.

Rice and fine dining: A celebration of recipes and ideas from top chefs around the world

Luxeat Insider · 9th ED.

Rice, as we’ve discovered in researching its value across various corners of the world in this special issue, is a staple in many billions of peoples’ diets around the world. In West Africa, the Indian subcontinent, large parts of East and Southeast Asia and even parts of Europe, it’s integral…

2
May
Tales of a Japanese Rice Grower: Kayama San

Tales of a Japanese Rice Grower: Kayama San

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Tales of a Japanese Rice Grower: Kayama San

Luxeat Insider · 9th ED.

As part of a special issue about rice, we talk with Kayama San, who comes from five generations of ancestral Japanese farmers in Northern Kyoto. Beyond continuing the family legacy, he feels a sense of mission and purpose in protecting Japanese food culture, as well as helping maintain the beautiful…

2
May
Francesca Bray: the inimitable power of rice

Francesca Bray: the inimitable power of rice

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Francesca Bray: the inimitable power of rice

Luxeat Insider · 9th ED.

We’ve talked recently about the complex flavour profiles of olive oil, the making of balsamic vinegar, and the myriad varieties of wine across Italy and Europe. This month, in part of a deep dive into the ingredients which shape our food culture and civilisation as we know it, we take…

2
May
The Artisans’ stories: Takao Nouen Olive Oil

The Artisans’ stories: Takao Nouen Olive Oil

The Artisans’ stories: Takao Nouen Olive Oil

World class olive oil doesn’t usually make one think of Japan. Yet, one very special olive production in Shodoshima on the island of Shōdo Island, is revising regional clichés about this golden culinary staple. Toyohiro Takao has taken away several awards over the last decade, including the Olio Nuovo Days…

1
May
The story of the Slow Food Movement

The story of the Slow Food Movement

The story of the Slow Food Movement

With the Slow Food Movement’s signature red snail logo becoming synonymous with ethical and conscious farming over the last thirty years, the organisation is a continuing success story in the urgent need to re-diversify our farming methods worldwide. Slow Food is a grassroots organization striving to prevent the disappearance of…

28
Apr