Mexico’s Chocolate Revolution: Xocoa Chocolate by Victoria Espinosa

Mexico’s Chocolate Revolution: Xocoa Chocolate by Victoria Espinosa

We sit down with Victoria Espinosa, founder and owner of Xocao Chocolate, one of our favourite and stunning products from around the world. The chocolate company has gone from strength to strength, transforming artisanal and bean-to-bar chocolate in the country and showcasing the quality of their native beans. Now, they…

26
Sep
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10 questions to the pioneer of wine making in Israel, the legendary Eli Ben Zaken

10 questions to the pioneer of wine making in Israel, the legendary Eli Ben Zaken

10 questions to the pioneer of wine making in Israel, the legendary Eli Ben Zaken

My 10 quick questions to a pioneer of winemaking in Israel, the founder of Domaine du Castel family winery and award-winning wine-maker Eli Ben Zaken. 1. How would you describe your wine in a few words?Restrained. Elegant. Long. Worth ageing. 2. You are a pioneer in Israeli winemaking. Who and…

18
Aug
Talking Legacy with Chef Jacques Pépin

Talking Legacy with Chef Jacques Pépin

Talking Legacy with Chef Jacques Pépin

It’s not often that you get the chance to speak with a chef who has over 70 years experience in cooking. The phenomenal Jacques Pépin is one such man. Born in France, he worked in some of the finest kitchens in Paris (as well as working as the private chef…

29
Apr
What is Umami, anyway?

What is Umami, anyway?

Luxeat Insider · 13th ED.

What is Umami, anyway?

Luxeat Insider · 13th ED.

A single word holds the key to the magic to so much of what we understand about the world of taste and flavour today – Umami. But what is this famous fifth taste, where do we find it, and why is it that we can’t get enough of it? In…

15
Apr
Finding Umami in Sake: Six of the Best

Finding Umami in Sake: Six of the Best

Luxeat Insider · 13th ED.

Finding Umami in Sake: Six of the Best

Luxeat Insider · 13th ED.

Throughout this series, we’ve delved into the world of Umami – the indescribable fifth flavour – which was discovered in Japan by Professor Ikeda in 1908. To put it simply, when something is really tasty and delicious, it’s very often the case that it’s got umami in it. Scientifically, these…

15
Apr
Umami and Iberico Ham, as told by Ricardo Sanchez

Umami and Iberico Ham, as told by Ricardo Sanchez

Luxeat Insider · 13th ED.

Umami and Iberico Ham, as told by Ricardo Sanchez

Luxeat Insider · 13th ED.

In part of our series umami from around the globe, we have the pleasure of speaking with Ricardo Sanchez, who is gradually taking over the family business from his father Arturo. The term umami is closely related to pure, acorn-fed Iberico Jamon. As a family business, Arturo Sanchez have followed…

15
Apr
Green Tea & Umami: the Extraordinary Journey of Green Tea from Japan to Portugal, with Nina Gruntkowski and Chá Camélia

Green Tea & Umami: the Extraordinary Journey of Green Tea from Japan to Portugal, with Nina Gruntkowski and Chá Camélia

Luxeat Insider · 13th ED.

Green Tea & Umami: the Extraordinary Journey of Green Tea from Japan to Portugal, with Nina Gruntkowski and Chá Camélia

Luxeat Insider · 13th ED.

Umami is synonymous with Japan in many ways, in everything from their cuisine to their tea ceremonies, but there’s no reason the illusive ‘fifth taste’ can’t be produced in other countries too. This was exactly the thought that struck journalist Nina Gruntowski one day, when she discovered that green tea…

15
Apr
Classic Bistros in Paris

Classic Bistros in Paris

Classic Bistros in Paris

10 of my favourite classic bistros in Paris (in no particular order).

8
Apr
Essential restaurants in Rome

Essential restaurants in Rome

Essential restaurants in Rome

7
Apr
My recommendations in Porto

My recommendations in Porto

My recommendations in Porto

5
Apr
The  fascinating world of Khan Saffron

The fascinating world of Khan Saffron

The fascinating world of Khan Saffron

In our quest to discover the world’s best ingredients, there is one that shines more golden than any other. Saffron. The most magnificent of all spices, worth more than its weight in gold, has four thousand years of history that extends across many cultures, continents and civilizations. We speak to…

8
Jan