Sake Pairing, the ultimate guide

Sake Pairing, the ultimate guide

by Pablo Alomar Salvioni Beyond the limits of sushi, sake is the perfect drink to bring out the full flavour of any dish. While sake is definitely not wine… it can be most certainly paired with food in a similar way. Check out this in depth look at the nectar…

25
Jun
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La Maison Troisgros: the birthplace of nouvelle cuisine

La Maison Troisgros: the birthplace of nouvelle cuisine

La Maison Troisgros: the birthplace of nouvelle cuisine

In an unassuming part of an unremarkable French town, gastronomic history was made by two brothers and a simple dish of salmon With one notable exception, Roanne train station is exactly as I remember it from my first visit 17 years ago. It’s still eerily quiet, save for the odd…

14
Jun
Who needs Balenciaga when you’ve got bento boxes?

Who needs Balenciaga when you’ve got bento boxes?

Who needs Balenciaga when you’ve got bento boxes?

Learning the joys of living local during the lockdown. The first days of lockdown in London already feel like another age. Maybe it’s because they were marked by never-ending queuing for food. For someone born in Lithuania duringthe last years of the Soviet Union, long queues for grocery shopping felt…

6
Jun
Young generation of Japanese ceramic artists

Young generation of Japanese ceramic artists

Young generation of Japanese ceramic artists

When Tea Ceremony first came to Japan, it was elaborate and “Chinese Oriented”, but everything changed with the introduction of “Wabi” by Zen monk Murata Juko, who introduced simple and rustic aesthetics vs the richness and elegance of the Chinese arts. Like Alex Kerr writes in his brilliant book “Another…

6
Jun
Ceramics by Living National Treasures

Ceramics by Living National Treasures

Ceramics by Living National Treasures

The magical world of the Japanese ceramics, which encompasses wide range of styles and aesthetics from earthin-like Bizen ware to glazed stoneware pieces and porcelain by ‘Living National Treasures” or phantasmagorical creations by young generation artists such as Takuro Kuwata. Some objects that have caught my eye recently- mainly by…

6
Jun
The 5 Best Rosé Wines of 2020

The 5 Best Rosé Wines of 2020

The 5 Best Rosé Wines of 2020

The days are getting warmer. Flowers have started blooming. Summer is just around the corner. Yes, it’s Rosé season! The perfect companion for salads, fruit and seafood, Rosé is also the ideal companion for relaxing in your own backyard during these… interesting times. Check out this exclusive top-five list of…

23
May
Talking about Food & the Future with Sam Kass

Talking about Food & the Future with Sam Kass

Talking about Food & the Future with Sam Kass

Sam Kass, the man who made The Garden is now making eggs with his small children in a locked-down long island. The news personality, investor, political advisor, executive director of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign and White House chef, hardly needs an introduction. Living under confinement has been intense. Outside…

23
May
Luxeat London Delivery and Takeaway List

Luxeat London Delivery and Takeaway List

Luxeat London Delivery and Takeaway List

While these days dining out is not an option, here are some of my favourite restaurants in London which offer delivery or takeaway. Jump to:bakery & breakfast, burgers, sandwiches and bagels, italian, pizza, contemporary european, european regional, seafood, meat & bbq, japanese, chinese, thai / korean, indian / sri lankan,…

23
May
A Theory of Ingredients: Musings and hypothetical conversations by Besim Hatinoglu

A Theory of Ingredients: Musings and hypothetical conversations by Besim Hatinoglu

A Theory of Ingredients: Musings and hypothetical conversations by Besim Hatinoglu

Aiste Miseviciute and I have something in common: a fascination with gastronomy first piqued more than a decade ago by Vedat Milor and Mikael Jonsson’s unequalled blog, Gastroville. The whole website was testimony to the widely acknowledged idea that a good dish starts with good ingredients. Despite trends at the…

23
May
Culinary Journeys brings Japan’s finest cuisine to Europe

Culinary Journeys brings Japan’s finest cuisine to Europe

Culinary Journeys brings Japan’s finest cuisine to Europe

There is an irony about Japanese cuisine: it is ubiquitous but at the same it’s one of the least-understood of the world’s great gastronomic cultures. Sushi is easily available from Norwich to Novosibirsk, but finding real Japanese cuisine is very difficult. Culinary Journeys events in collaboration with All Nippon Airways…

3
Mar
My 20 Best Dishes in 2019

My 20 Best Dishes in 2019

My 20 Best Dishes in 2019

My annual list of 20 best dishes of the year… See the previous years below. My 20 best dishes archives for 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013.

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Dec '19