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Japanese art (part 2)

Japanese art (part 2)

Japanese art (part 2)

Manga art is not a new thing in Japan as many consider the great Hokusai, famous for his Kanagawa wave, to be the first master of the somewhat grotesque depiction of Manga characters. Today a new wave of contemporary artists has embraced this culture and has over-exaggerated its form. One…

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Jan '21
Emmanuel Renaut’s cooking at Flocons de Sel – Relais & Châteaux

Emmanuel Renaut’s cooking at Flocons de Sel – Relais & Châteaux

Emmanuel Renaut’s cooking at Flocons de Sel – Relais & Châteaux

Baby Bibendum (by Alexandre Nicolas) with the view of the slopes, lockdown room service that deserves 3 Michelin stars and simple, but sooo good “croute au fromage” by the iconic chef Emmanuel Renaut (the recipe can find here). Other dishes by Emmanuel Renaut in the videos and images.

10
Jan '21
Japanese art (part 1)

Japanese art (part 1)

Japanese art (part 1)

Japanese art like food is rather unique as it blends two fundamental elements of Japanese culture: philosophy and craftsmanship. On a level probably no other country had ever reached. In the past 30 years we have seen the emergence of a new generation of painters, sculptors, designers, architects, photographers etc…

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Jan '21
Claude Bosi at Bibendum, London

Claude Bosi at Bibendum, London

Claude Bosi at Bibendum, London

Exquisite and technically perfect cooking by Lyonnaise chef Claude Bosi @claudebosi1 at Bibendum, London. (2*)

5
Dec '20
Wagyu sukiyaki rice by Daisuke Shimoyama

Wagyu sukiyaki rice by Daisuke Shimoyama

Wagyu sukiyaki rice by Daisuke Shimoyama

Wagyu sukiyaki rice by the chef-owner ofHannahDaisuke Shimoyama. The recipe is as follows… Fry onion with Wagyu fat, add 35 g of sugar, 500 ml sake, 15 ml mirin and Shiitake mushroom. Reduce until half and add 80 ml of dark soy sauce. Dip thinly sliced Wagyu pieces into thereduction.…

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Nov '20
YUZU RAMEN with PORK CHASHU and NITAMAGO by Masaki Sugisaki

YUZU RAMEN with PORK CHASHU and NITAMAGO by Masaki Sugisaki

YUZU RAMEN with PORK CHASHU and NITAMAGO by Masaki Sugisaki

YUZU RAMEN with PORK CHASHU and NITAMAGO by Masaki Sugisaki, head chef at Dinings SW3may well be the best ramen I’ve had in London and one of the best outside Japan. When living in Tokyo, Masaki-san spent years researching how to make the perfect ramen — full of flavour, but…

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Nov '20
Spring on the plate

Spring on the plate

Spring on the plate

Some of my favourite, mainly Provençal dishes and tarts, prepared by Richard, the head chef of 104 restaurant in Notting Hill (who used to work at Anne Sophie Pic 3* in Valence), and who does take away now.

15
Apr '20
D’Angleterre hotel in Copenhagen

D’Angleterre hotel in Copenhagen

D’Angleterre hotel in Copenhagen

Wild Danish turbot steamed in a turbotierre and squid tagliatelle with caviar last week at D’Angleterre hotel in Copenhagen. The turbot is steamed in Riesling and aromatic herbs and served with cauliflower cream, sauce made from the juice it releases in the turbotierre, bianchetto truffles and drizzled with really beautiful…

3
Mar '20
“Bento box” from Cafe Japan

“Bento box” from Cafe Japan

“Bento box” from Cafe Japan

Today’s “bento box” and nigiris by the one and only Fukushima-san at Cafe Japan in Golders Green. Quite to the north if you are in the Central London, but totally worth it. (Currently in my top 3 Japanese in London..)

23
Feb '20
Legendary Troisgros

Legendary Troisgros

Legendary Troisgros

Legendary Troisgros family, who has been holding 3 Michelin stars for over 50 years and whose story is told now by its third generation of chefs. Some outstanding dishes from my visit in November: All relevant now as much as 50 years ago. Also, here you can read my article…

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Feb '20