Rice and fine dining: A celebration of recipes and ideas from top chefs around the world

Rice and fine dining: A celebration of recipes and ideas from top chefs around the world

Rice, as we’ve discovered in researching its value across various corners of the world in this special issue, is a staple in many billions of peoples’ diets around the world. In West Africa, the Indian subcontinent, large parts of East and Southeast Asia and even parts of Europe, it’s integral…

2
May
Topic: Ingredients
Tales of a Japanese Rice Grower: Kayama San

Tales of a Japanese Rice Grower: Kayama San

Luxeat Insider · 9th ED.

Tales of a Japanese Rice Grower: Kayama San

Luxeat Insider · 9th ED.

As part of a special issue about rice, we talk with Kayama San, who comes from five generations of ancestral Japanese farmers in Northern Kyoto. Beyond continuing the family legacy, he feels a sense of mission and purpose in protecting Japanese food culture, as well as helping maintain the beautiful…

2
May
Francesca Bray: the inimitable power of rice

Francesca Bray: the inimitable power of rice

Luxeat Insider · 9th ED.

Francesca Bray: the inimitable power of rice

Luxeat Insider · 9th ED.

We’ve talked recently about the complex flavour profiles of olive oil, the making of balsamic vinegar, and the myriad varieties of wine across Italy and Europe. This month, in part of a deep dive into the ingredients which shape our food culture and civilisation as we know it, we take…

2
May
The Artisans’ stories: Takao Nouen Olive Oil

The Artisans’ stories: Takao Nouen Olive Oil

The Artisans’ stories: Takao Nouen Olive Oil

World class olive oil doesn’t usually make one think of Japan. Yet, one very special olive production in Shodoshima on the island of Shōdo Island, is revising regional clichés about this golden culinary staple. Toyohiro Takao has taken away several awards over the last decade, including the Olio Nuovo Days…

1
May
The Masterclass of Olive Oil

The Masterclass of Olive Oil

The Masterclass of Olive Oil

Olive oil is a staple ingredient in Mediterranian cooking, and was once so plentiful in southern Italy that it was used to fuel street lamps. The olive tree has been harvested for its oil for millenia, and the product is integral to Greek, Italian, Turkish and Spanish recipes: around 2.5…

24
Apr
Andrea Bezzecchi: The Real King of Balsamic Vinegar

Andrea Bezzecchi: The Real King of Balsamic Vinegar

Luxeat Insider · 8th ED.

Andrea Bezzecchi: The Real King of Balsamic Vinegar

Luxeat Insider · 8th ED.

By Edoardo Celadon and Phoebe Hunt For those passionate about Italian cuisine, meeting Andrea Bezzecchi at his Balsamic Vinegar factory is similar to how meeting Michelangelo might feel for an artist. The man, the artisan, the location and the end products make Andrea one of the true custodians of the…

27
Mar
Rachel Roddy: An A to Z of Pasta

Rachel Roddy: An A to Z of Pasta

Luxeat Insider · 8th ED.

Rachel Roddy: An A to Z of Pasta

Luxeat Insider · 8th ED.

By Phoebe Hunt There is perhaps no better way to tell the story of Italy’s culinary diversity than through pasta. Not only are there many hundreds of different shapes originating from the country’s 20 regions – often with multiple different names depending on where they’re being eaten – each pasta…

27
Mar
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
Chirashi Sushi at Home

Chirashi Sushi at Home

Luxeat Insider · 5th ED.

Chirashi Sushi at Home

Luxeat Insider · 5th ED.

Written by All Nippon Airways and Luxeat for a project We Are Japan. I first met Yoshinori Ishi at 2 Michelin-starred restaurant Umu. One of the best Kaiseki masters in Europe, he was the former head chef at this London mecca of Japan cuisine for 11 years. Originally from Saitama,…

13
Nov '20
Salt + Fat

Salt + Fat

Salt + Fat

There is something beautiful and irresistible when Salt meets Fat. A perfect pairing to stimulate the deep appetite. When done well, there is a warmth, a total engagement of the palate, a consensus between texture and taste. Think of the Anchovy. Best consumed most simply, on rustic bread, a slash…

4
Nov '20
About the Perfect Ingredient with Matt Goulding and Maria Canabal

About the Perfect Ingredient with Matt Goulding and Maria Canabal

About the Perfect Ingredient with Matt Goulding and Maria Canabal

On September 19th 2020, Luxeat started the first Luxeat panel about the Perfect Ingredient.Panel participants were discussing ingredients from the childhood memories and the importance of ingredients in home cooking and in restaurants, also asking the question if we must always be using local and seasonal produce. The group was…

21
Oct '20