My Top Japanese Spots in London

My Top Japanese Spots in London

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
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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
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
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
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
Japanese Ceramics with Robert Yellin

Japanese Ceramics with Robert Yellin

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

Japanese Ceramics with Robert Yellin

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

As part of our deep dive into Japan, Luxeat has the joy of meeting with a Japanese ceramics legend to better understand the history and importance of cups, plates and bowls across the nation. Robert Yellin is an American Japanese ceramics specialist who has been living in Japan since 1984.…

26
Sep
Sushi and sake pairing

Sushi and sake pairing

Sushi and sake pairing

Originally from Sapporo,Takuya Watanabeis the chef-owner of Jin, Michelin starred sushi restaurant in Paris. Opened in 2013, Taku was one of the first sushi masters in Europe to serve omakase behind the counter, just like in Japan. He has also put a lot of time and effort into sourcing only…

31
Aug
Vicente Todolí: Art and Citrus – Re-imagining Citrus Growing in Valencia

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

Luxeat Insider · 10th ED.

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

Luxeat Insider · 10th ED.

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
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