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
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My 20 Best Dishes in 2021

My 20 Best Dishes in 2021

My 20 Best Dishes in 2021

Like every year since 2013, I select 20 of my favourite dishes of the year. It was challenging this year as there were so many more than 20!

13
Dec '21
Salty and packed with umami – El Capricho anchovies

Salty and packed with umami – El Capricho anchovies

Luxeat Insider · 12th ED.

Salty and packed with umami – El Capricho anchovies

Luxeat Insider · 12th ED.

Salty and packed with umami, these tiny fish add an intense meatiness to a variety of dishes. To taste a truly exquisite anchovy though makes the supermarket equivalent pale into insignificance. El Capricho produce just such anchovies in Santoña, Cantabria – a small town on the coast of northern Spain…

17
Nov '21
Father and Son: The story of Iberico Ham, as told by Ricardo Sanchez

Father and Son: The story of Iberico Ham, as told by Ricardo Sanchez

Luxeat Insider · 12th ED.

Father and Son: The story of Iberico Ham, as told by Ricardo Sanchez

Luxeat Insider · 12th ED.

When thinking about the world’s most luxurious and sought-after products, Iberico Ham must surely come close to the top of the list. In part of our series on the finest products from different countries around the globe, Luxeat editors have the pleasure of speaking with Ricardo Sanchez, who is gradually…

17
Nov '21
Rosa Lafuente: A Historic Legacy of Galician Sardines with Francisco Lafuente

Rosa Lafuente: A Historic Legacy of Galician Sardines with Francisco Lafuente

Luxeat Insider · 12th ED.

Rosa Lafuente: A Historic Legacy of Galician Sardines with Francisco Lafuente

Luxeat Insider · 12th ED.

The spanish coast has a long tradition of canning sardines, and the quality of these salty little parcels of joy can vary hugely. Rosa Lafuente is among the best, having operated in Galicia for over 100 years. We sat down to talk to Francisco Lafuente, who is the fourth generation…

17
Nov '21
Tragedy and joy: the tale of an olive grove in Corsica

Tragedy and joy: the tale of an olive grove in Corsica

Luxeat Insider · 12th ED.

Tragedy and joy: the tale of an olive grove in Corsica

Luxeat Insider · 12th ED.

By Pascale Migozzi Oliu Di E SERRE is the name of my olive oil. Before telling you more about it, I will go back in time to tell you my story, because there are no new adventures without big changes. As part of Luxeat’s series on outstanding produce from around…

17
Nov '21
My Top Japanese Spots in London

My Top Japanese Spots in London

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

My Top Japanese Spots in London

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

When it comes to Japanese restaurants in London, the last two decades have been all about big, loud, dimly lit spaces; the complete opposite to the spirit of Japanese cuisine. The trend started with the opening of Nobu on Park Lane in 1997. Suddenly it seems that everybody wanted to…

28
Sep '21
Ramen with David Quist

Ramen with David Quist

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

Ramen with David Quist

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

A PhD in microbiology may not seem an obvious background for the creator of a trendy ramen shop in Oslo, but the connections run deeper than you might think. David Quist talks to Luxeat about the huge untapped potential of making meat from fungi, and why ramen is the perfect…

28
Sep '21
An Exploration of Japanese Sake with Rebekah Wilson-Lye

An Exploration of Japanese Sake with Rebekah Wilson-Lye

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

An Exploration of Japanese Sake with Rebekah Wilson-Lye

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

Sake – a fermented alcohol, brewed from rice, kōji rice, water and yeast – is one of the world’s most misunderstood beverages. It’s not a distilled spirit, and to ensure it maintains its true quality, low temperature storage is essential at all times. We sit down with Rebekah Wilson-Lye, a…

28
Sep '21
Rossella Menegazzo: The enduring beauty of Japanese design

Rossella Menegazzo: The enduring beauty of Japanese design

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

Rossella Menegazzo: The enduring beauty of Japanese design

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

Art historian Rossella Menegazzo has always specialised in Japan: she completed her PhD in Oriental Studies with a dissertation on Japanese art history and photography in 2009, and went on to become Professor of East Asian Art History at the University of Milan. Menegazzo is the author of numerous texts…

28
Sep '21
Uncovering the Diverse Cuisine of Marseille

Uncovering the Diverse Cuisine of Marseille

Uncovering the Diverse Cuisine of Marseille

Marseille is one of Europe’s most underrated gastronomic capitals, often overlooked in favour of other French and Italian destinations such as Bologna, Rome, Lyon and Paris. In fact, the city has a rich culinary heritage that takes influence from across the Mediterranean, thanks in part to its coastal location. Fish…

26
Sep '21