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On the Grill: taming fire and flames with Chef Bittor Arguinzoniz

On the Grill: taming fire and flames with Chef Bittor Arguinzoniz

On the Grill: taming fire and flames with Chef Bittor Arguinzoniz

The original article is published in Más Raro Que magazine – The Gastronomy issue (Sep. 2020) There’s no one quite like him. For chef extraordinaire Bittor Arguinzoniz, food is religion and ingredients are sacred. He mastered the art of grilling any food, capturing the heat of the fire and honing…

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Mar '21
Confessions of a Michelin Inspector

Confessions of a Michelin Inspector

Confessions of a Michelin Inspector

Gaining a Michelin star, or three, isn’t simply a mark of excellence, it means your restaurant status goes automatically from a great choice to a must. We had the great pleasure to speak to Chris Watson, ex-Michelin Guide inspector, about the complexity of this rating system, the weight of allocating…

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Feb '21
William Sitwell: The History of Eating Out

William Sitwell: The History of Eating Out

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William Sitwell: The History of Eating Out

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Like so many people associated with the restaurant world, William Sitwell’s life changed beyond recognition when the pandemic hit last spring. One of the UK’s eminent food critics, he was left wondering what the future of the restaurant world would be, as well as looking back on how eating out…

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Feb '21
Talking Truffles with Christopher Poron, Maison Plantin

Talking Truffles with Christopher Poron, Maison Plantin

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Talking Truffles with Christopher Poron, Maison Plantin

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From Antiquity to today, truffles, the diamonds of the kitchen remain a highly-prized mystery. While truffles can be cultivated, the harvest is as unpredictable and uncontrollable as anything coming from nature. It is this enigmatic quality, and the unique, deep musky yet indescribable taste, that drives prices upwards of 850…

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Feb '21
Who are the famous Mères Lyonnaises?

Who are the famous Mères Lyonnaises?

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Who are the famous Mères Lyonnaises?

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By Caroline Champion They are cited as culinary references in numerous texts of the twentieth century and flaunted as a key element of Lyon’s tourism. They are a cornerstone of France’s regional gastronomic heritage. Yet who are these famous Lyon Mothers (Mères Lyonnaises)? Writing a text for the Dictionary of…

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Feb '21
Burgundy on a Budget

Burgundy on a Budget

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Burgundy on a Budget

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by William Kelley from Robert Parker The Wine Advocate By many metrics, Burgundy is enjoying unprecedented success. Dominating any list of the world’s most expensive wines, the region produces some of the most coveted and costly beverages on the planet. What’s more, Burgundy’s animating philosophy of terroir—the notion that the…

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Feb '21
Emmanuel Renaut, a man of the mountain

Emmanuel Renaut, a man of the mountain

Emmanuel Renaut, a man of the mountain

Named Meilleur Ouvrier de France in 2004, Renaut is as generous in character as his cuisine is controlled and refined, both reflections of the rich yet subtle mountain environment in which they flourish. A former sous-chef of celebrity chef Marc Veyrat, also renowned for his use of mountainous plants and…

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Jan '21
5 Special Champagnes for The Festive Season

5 Special Champagnes for The Festive Season

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5 Special Champagnes for The Festive Season

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Here are my five champagne suggestions worth trying to celebrate the festive season. Our partner Vivino offers a 10% discount for First Time Buyer until January 15th, 2020 (Valid worldwide excluding Sweden, Ireland, Macao and Monaco).Vivino Coupon Code: VINONEW10 Pierre Peters Les Chetillons 2012 Headed by fourth-generation Rodolphe Peters, this…

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Dec '20
My 20 Best Dishes in 2020

My 20 Best Dishes in 2020

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My 20 Best Dishes in 2020

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Every December since 2013 I highlight my 20 favourite dishes of the year, here is my list for 2020. You also can check out my previous “My 20 Best Dishes of the Year” lists.

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Dec '20
Charles Spence: The science of food and memories

Charles Spence: The science of food and memories

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Charles Spence: The science of food and memories

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The extraordinarily rich multisensory experiences that fill our daily lives depend upon the way our brains process information from each of our different senses (smell, taste, sight, hearing, and touch). Experimental psychologist at the University of Oxford and author of Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating, Charles Spence has made…

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Dec '20