Topic: Ingredients / page 8 of 13
And a man created a croissant…

And a man created a croissant…

And a man created a croissant…

This might be as well the best croissant I’ve ever had. The perfect croissant is a balance of crispy, crunchy, fluffy, satisfyingly chewy and very buttery. At Blé Sucré, they’ve achieved the balance. Maybe that’s not surprising, considering that owner Fabrice le Bourdat is a celebrated pastry chef with a…

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May '14
La tarte fine clémentine by Alex Croquet

La tarte fine clémentine by Alex Croquet

La tarte fine clémentine by Alex Croquet

Love how Alex Croquet, the master boulanger from Wattignies (and the inspiration of Hedone’s chef Mikael Jönsson) is making this clementine tart. It seems so effortless for him. The link of the video is here Alex Croquet: :56 Rue Faidherbe, 59139 Wattignies, France; tel. +33 3 20 95 01 29

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Apr '14
Il Massimo del Gelato, Milano

Il Massimo del Gelato, Milano

Il Massimo del Gelato, Milano

There is gelato and then there is Il Massimo del Gelato (Via Lodovico Castelvetro, 18, 20154 Milano, Italy), a small, independent gelateria, 1o minutes drive from the city center. Fresh fruit sorbets like orange, mango, passion fruit and various ice cream are excellent and turn out to be identical to…

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Apr '14
Celebrating cherry blossom season with baumukūchen (バウムクーヘン)

Celebrating cherry blossom season with baumukūchen (バウムクーヘン)

Celebrating cherry blossom season with baumukūchen (バウムクーヘン)

Cherry blossoms are not only viewed and admired, but also used for cooking during their blooming season in Japan. The very short and almost ephemeral life of cherry blossoms can be an embodiment of many things – changes in nature, fragility of our lives and also seasonality in cooking, for…

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Apr '14
That bread…

That bread…

That bread…

When Hedone’s chef Mikael Jonsson decided to bake his own bread, he didn’t just improvise, instead, the ingredients quality-obsessed chef did his bread baking training at Alex Croquet boulangerie in Wattignies, France. Michelin has described Alex Croquet as a bread-making genius, whose approach to baking is almost scientific. (Read the full…

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Mar '14
The most magnificent cheese shops

The most magnificent cheese shops

The most magnificent cheese shops

In a country known for its breath-taking array of cheeses, it can be hard to know where to find the best or how to narrow down the selection. Luckily, Paris is home to some of the world’s best cheesemongers and affineurs, those talented men and women who find the most…

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Mar '14
Toast, anchovies and prunes

Toast, anchovies and prunes

Toast, anchovies and prunes

What I love about Italian cuisine is its simplicity and its respect for ingredients. In that sense, one could draw many similarities to cooking philosophy in Japan. Here, at Armando al Pantheon trattoria in Rome (Salita dè Crescenzi, 31, 00186, Rome, Italy; tel. +39 06 6880 3034) anchovies and prunes on…

12
Mar '14
A paradise on a plate

A paradise on a plate

A paradise on a plate

My quest for exceptional cheese continues as this time I visited Marie – Anne Cantin (12 Rue du Champ de Mars, 75007 Paris, France) cheese shop on the left bank in Paris, who is one of the rare fromagers to carry very old Comté all year around. The 4+-year-old Comté…

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Mar '14
Traditional balsamic vinegar: tasting a legend

Traditional balsamic vinegar: tasting a legend

Traditional balsamic vinegar: tasting a legend

They call it black gold: a 100 ml bottle of a 25­-year vintage can sell for over 100 €, yet most of the world’s supply is an imitation. We’re talking about modena balsamico, the carefully aged, syrupy vinegar that adds a deep mellowness and tart sparkle to everything from roasted…

7
Mar '14
A treasure on the cheese trolley

A treasure on the cheese trolley

A treasure on the cheese trolley

Very old and very rare – 7.5 years old Parmigiano Reggiano, spotted on the cheese trolley of Le Calandre (3*) in Italy last week. (Does anyone know it’s producer?)

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Feb '14