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Yoshinori Ishii and his "fish and chips" revolution

Yoshinori Ishii and his "fish and chips" revolution

Yoshinori Ishii and his "fish and chips" revolution

Imagine a simple technique, all in the twist of a wire. A technique with the potential to revolutionise fishing in the Western world. Dubbed Ikejime in Japanese, this method for slaughtering fish more ethically could also lead to a change in expectations of how fish meat should taste and age.…

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Oct '18
Mitsuhiro Araki: the sushi master who “climbed Mount Everest”

Mitsuhiro Araki: the sushi master who “climbed Mount Everest”

Mitsuhiro Araki: the sushi master who “climbed Mount Everest”

I had been curious to interview Mitsuhiro Araki ever since learning he had given up his 3 Michelin stars in Tokyo and moved to London, only to regain them all just three years later. What does it take to give up all and start all over again from scratch on…

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Apr '18
Almadraba: thirty centuries of sustainability

Almadraba: thirty centuries of sustainability

Almadraba: thirty centuries of sustainability

Brilliant article on Almadraba and tuna sustainability by Fernando Huidobro, the president of Andalucia gastronomy and tourism academy, who has kindly permitted me to translate it from Spanish and repost it. Some food for thought for all of us. By Fernando HuidobroNo matter how many meanings the word “sustainable” may…

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Mar '18
My recommendations for Spain

My recommendations for Spain

My recommendations for Spain

Basque Etxebarri –the ultimate asadorElkano –world’s best turbotAzurmendi –3* fine diningIbai –impressive Basque cooking from best productsCasa Julían –favorite chuletonBar Ganbara –favorite pintxosCasa Urola –pintxosBar Nestor –pintxosLa Viña –best cheesecake Madrid Sacha –Excellent Spanish cooking; Madrid’s institutionLa Tasquita de Enfrente –best ingredients based cooking Andalucia Los Marinos José –temple of…

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Mar '18
My recommendations for London

My recommendations for London

My recommendations for London

The Clove Club – contemporary fine dining. Hedone – contemporary fine dining with a focus on ingredients. The Ledbury – fine dining specializing in game. Ritz – classic fine dining. Bonhams – contemporary dining inside the Bonhams auction house. A Wong – excellent innovative dim sum. Min Jiang – classic…

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Mar '18
World’s best turbot at Elkano

World’s best turbot at Elkano

World’s best turbot at Elkano

I thought I knew something about fish until I met up with Aitor Arregi, who heads the kitchen at Elkano, a seafood restaurant in Getaria on the Cantabrian Sea. Aitor is the son of the late Pedro Arregi, who founded Elkano in the 1960s and developed his own pioneering ways…

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Mar '18
17th-generation tea master Fuyuko Kobori

17th-generation tea master Fuyuko Kobori

17th-generation tea master Fuyuko Kobori

If you have ever witnessed a Japanese tea ceremony, then you know that it is a very special event. Unfortunately, many Westerners think the ceremony is just a fancy way to drink tea. As Fuyuko Kobori, a 17th-generation tea master and one of the rare women to attain this position…

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Feb '18
Kouji Kimura: the genius of extreme fish aging

Kouji Kimura: the genius of extreme fish aging

Kouji Kimura: the genius of extreme fish aging

“As fresh as it can be” is one of the most common pre-conceptions about sushi. Sushi masters in Tokyo have the world’s greatest seafood market to buy their fish, but often, depending on the fish or seafood they would mature it before serving to their guests. Yet few of the…

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Feb '18
Kawamura

Kawamura

Kawamura

Pictures from introduction only Kawamura steakhouse, which is known for one of the most difficult reservations in Tokyo. It was the season of Alba truffles in October, but we decided to go for the “student” menu, which still cost us around ¥100 000 per head without wine. Full review here.

23
Feb '18
Sushi Sugita

Sushi Sugita

Sushi Sugita

Images from myvisit to Sushi Sugita last October. Some older articles I’ve written about Takaaki Sugita can be found here, here and here. He is a sushi master with a soul, who never ceases to evolve and is definitely my favorite.

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Feb '18