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
Topic: Experiences
Talking Truffles with Christopher Poron, Maison Plantin

Talking Truffles with Christopher Poron, Maison Plantin

Luxeat Insider · 7th ED.

Talking Truffles with Christopher Poron, Maison Plantin

Luxeat Insider · 7th ED.

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…

13
Feb
4 restaurants with wonderful art collections

4 restaurants with wonderful art collections

Luxeat Insider · 4th ED.

4 restaurants with wonderful art collections

Luxeat Insider · 4th ED.

Art and food have always had a harmonious relationship, showcasing art in restaurants is hardly a new concept. Starting with the days when chefs-proprietors and artists were swapping food and drinks for artworks to hang in the dining room to today’s many modern restaurants which are still showcasing all forms…

17
Sep '20
The grand tortellini debate or Don’t mess with the Nonna!

The grand tortellini debate or Don’t mess with the Nonna!

Luxeat Insider · 2nd ED.

The grand tortellini debate or Don’t mess with the Nonna!

Luxeat Insider · 2nd ED.

by Edoardo Celadon There’s likely no country in the world that has exported its cuisine better than Italy. To be honest, we Italians usually consider this fame a double edged sword; on one hand the expertise and the selection of products on which our country prides itself and on the…

27
Jun '20
Who needs Balenciaga when you’ve got bento boxes?

Who needs Balenciaga when you’ve got bento boxes?

Who needs Balenciaga when you’ve got bento boxes?

Learning the joys of living local during the lockdown. The first days of lockdown in London already feel like another age. Maybe it’s because they were marked by never-ending queuing for food. For someone born in Lithuania duringthe last years of the Soviet Union, long queues for grocery shopping felt…

6
Jun '20
Culinary Journeys brings Japan’s finest cuisine to Europe

Culinary Journeys brings Japan’s finest cuisine to Europe

Culinary Journeys brings Japan’s finest cuisine to Europe

There is an irony about Japanese cuisine: it is ubiquitous but at the same it’s one of the least-understood of the world’s great gastronomic cultures. Sushi is easily available from Norwich to Novosibirsk, but finding real Japanese cuisine is very difficult. Culinary Journeys events in collaboration with All Nippon Airways…

3
Mar '20
Aztec agriculture

Aztec agriculture

Aztec agriculture

Few weeks ago I was very fortunate to experience Mexico City’s incredible Xochimilco area and learn about the Chinampas. An inspiring initiative led by the @yolcan_mx entrepreneurs is reviving traditional farming practices established in Aztec times centred around Chinampas: these are small, rectangular areas of fertile land harnessed to grow…

22
Sep '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…

19
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…

27
Feb '18
The last king of tuna, Mr Yamaguchi

The last king of tuna, Mr Yamaguchi

The last king of tuna, Mr Yamaguchi

Many thanks to Mrs Mimi Kobayashi, my “fixer” and interpreter, who made this interview happen. Mimi-san can be your best guide in Tokyo! https://www.instagram.com/kobayashimimi2/ Yukitaka Yamaguchi is, without any doubts, a very important man at Tsukiji market and one of the most fascinating people I’ve ever met in Tokyo. If…

26
Nov '17
The master and his knives

The master and his knives

The master and his knives

You can probably tell me what brand coat you have on, but can you tell me what brand of knife you used to prepare dinner last night? According to Jay Patel, owner of London-based Japanese Knife Company, the knife is humankind’s most valuable and underrated tool. There is a big…

31
Jan '17