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Tsukiji: the end of an era

Tsukiji: the end of an era

Tsukiji: the end of an era

The market of all the markets, the largest fish market in the world is coming to the end. Or at least in the form how we know it. On November 7th 2016 Tsukiji market will officially open in its new location, where tourists will be no longer allowed to browse…

6
Apr '16
Mozzarella di bufala paradise in Paestum

Mozzarella di bufala paradise in Paestum

Mozzarella di bufala paradise in Paestum

Between towering Ancient Greek temples and the pristine Mediterranean Sea lies the vast Piana del Sele Paestum. Known for millennia as the “plain of the gods,” this region of Campania in southern Italy is also home to the water buffalo that produce some of the world’s most heavenly mozzarella. The…

13
Sep '15
Le Peracciole: a farm with a view

Le Peracciole: a farm with a view

Le Peracciole: a farm with a view

Nestled on the tip of the Sorrentina Peninsula, overlooking the Bay of Naples, seventeen acres of lush organic gardens and orchards provide the raw ingredients for Don Alfonso 1890. Run by Alfonso Iaccarino and his wife Livia, the restaurant is an extension of the land the Iaccarinos began cultivating 25…

2
Sep '15
Traditional bread baking in Ibiza

Traditional bread baking in Ibiza

Traditional bread baking in Ibiza

Ibiza has a reputation for being a party paradise, but there is so much more to this tiny island off the coast of Spain than beach parties. If you love traditional food as I do, you’ll find many wonderful dishes like arroz a banda or bullit de peix, just to…

18
Aug '15
Peas at Etxebarri

Peas at Etxebarri

Peas at Etxebarri

If there is one thing Basque country and Japan have in common is the obsession with perfect, seasonal ingredients. These impossibly small peas (“Guisantes lágrima” or “teardrop peas”) are only grown in an area of ​​five hectares north of Guipuzcoa and can cost up to 200 euros a kilo. Crunchy,…

9
May '15
Tasting Galician sardines under the Caribbean palms

Tasting Galician sardines under the Caribbean palms

Tasting Galician sardines under the Caribbean palms

When “American Gourmet” owner Eric Azagury is not selling Belon oysters (flown every day from France) and mega Alba truffles to mega yacht chefs, he travels the world and painstakingly selects the most exclusive and rare products for his shop. I am lucky enough to have met many passionate people throughout…

3
May '15
Green peas for the price of gold (kind of)

Green peas for the price of gold (kind of)

Green peas for the price of gold (kind of)

Speaking of über ingredients, these green peas were served at the Foodies documentary reception at Maria Cristina hotel, organized by Jon Warren from San Sebastian gourmet tours. When someone says “you must try those peas”(not Iberico ham or other gourmet food, served at the cocktail), you better do. Think of…

30
Sep '14
Big fish

Big fish

Big fish

Ibai (Calle de Getaria, 15, 20005 San Sebastián, Spain; tel. +34 943 42 87 64 ) is one of those little known, “gem” restaurants, foodies dream to discover one day. With no Michelin stars and hard to book, Ibai is considered by some, as one the best, if not the…

30
Sep '14
Brie with truffles

Brie with truffles

Brie with truffles

Summer is not really the season to make cheeses with black truffles, but one shop in Saint Tropez does it right no matter if it’s hot or cold outside. The tiny fromagerie behind the fish market produces one of the best brie cheeses with black truffles I’ve ever had and…

25
Jul '14
Asparagus theater

Asparagus theater

Asparagus theater

Elaborate show and luxurious presentation is often a huge part of 3 Michelin stars restaurant experience and the price you pay for it. I recently read somewhere that people find expensive food better tasting. The simply poached asparagus with crushed egg condiment at Alain Ducasse Monaco was without doubt an excellent…

5
May '14