Pizza: A Practical Guide for your Next Italian Adventure

Pizza: A Practical Guide for your Next Italian Adventure

By Edoardo Celadon Whenever the word pizza is spoken, there’s no way around it, your mouth starts watering. No matter where you are in the world, there will always be a slice to be eaten. Do we all know pizza’s origins and history? I don’t think so. But do we…

18
May
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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

Luxeat Insider · 9th ED.

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

Luxeat Insider · 9th ED.

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
The Masterclass of Olive Oil

The Masterclass of Olive Oil

The Masterclass of Olive Oil

Olive oil is a staple ingredient in Mediterranian cooking, and was once so plentiful in southern Italy that it was used to fuel street lamps. The olive tree has been harvested for its oil for millenia, and the product is integral to Greek, Italian, Turkish and Spanish recipes: around 2.5…

24
Apr
Carving the Divine

Carving the Divine

Carving the Divine

In Japan, the masters responsible for carving statues depicting buddhas and bodhisattvas are called Busshi. Through his documentary Carving the Divine, Yujiro Seki, a Japanese-born filmmaker, provides a deep dive into the lives of Busshi in contemporary Japan. Offering a rare and intimate look into the life and artistic process of…

3
Apr
My list of London outdoor dining spots opening in April

My list of London outdoor dining spots opening in April

My list of London outdoor dining spots opening in April

We all have been waiting for bars and restaurants to open their outdoors, where we could sip wine and enjoy delicious meals. I’ve collected a list of my favourite places which are opening in April.

3
Apr
Endless Italy: Region by region, Top Chefs Share the Country’s Most Graceful Ingredients

Endless Italy: Region by region, Top Chefs Share the Country’s Most Graceful Ingredients

Luxeat Insider · 8th ED.

Endless Italy: Region by region, Top Chefs Share the Country’s Most Graceful Ingredients

Luxeat Insider · 8th ED.

Italy’s cuisine is as varied as the terroir: from the Alps and Apennine Mountains to the sun-baked shores of Puglia, from the volcanic soil of Etna and Vesuvius to the northern Lakes and the hills of Tuscany, produce and ingredients follow the land. Still, the country has a staggering number of high quality products, which goes some way to showing the sheer biodiversity on offer within a single nation, formed of twenty incredibly different regions.

27
Mar