Salty and packed with umami – El Capricho anchovies

Salty and packed with umami – El Capricho anchovies

Salty and packed with umami, these tiny fish add an intense meatiness to a variety of dishes. To taste a truly exquisite anchovy though makes the supermarket equivalent pale into insignificance. El Capricho produce just such anchovies in Santoña, Cantabria – a small town on the coast of northern Spain…

17
Nov
Ingredients: Seafood
Rosa Lafuente: A Historic Legacy of Galician Sardines with Francisco Lafuente

Rosa Lafuente: A Historic Legacy of Galician Sardines with Francisco Lafuente

Luxeat Insider · 12th ED.

Rosa Lafuente: A Historic Legacy of Galician Sardines with Francisco Lafuente

Luxeat Insider · 12th ED.

The spanish coast has a long tradition of canning sardines, and the quality of these salty little parcels of joy can vary hugely. Rosa Lafuente is among the best, having operated in Galicia for over 100 years. We sat down to talk to Francisco Lafuente, who is the fourth generation…

17
Nov '21
Uncovering the Diverse Cuisine of Marseille

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 '21
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
Twelve essential ingredients from the Spanish Mediterranean

Twelve essential ingredients from the Spanish Mediterranean

Luxeat Insider · 3rd ED.

Twelve essential ingredients from the Spanish Mediterranean

Luxeat Insider · 3rd ED.

by Borja Matoses The Spanish Mediterranean, spans eight provinces, with a coastline of about 3,000 kilometers that runs from the border with France in the Pyrenees to the Strait of Gibraltar and includes the Balearic Islands. Although each region has a distinct identity, the gastronomic stables are strong and unifying,…

7
Aug '20
A Theory of Ingredients: Musings and hypothetical conversations by Besim Hatinoglu

A Theory of Ingredients: Musings and hypothetical conversations by Besim Hatinoglu

Luxeat Insider · 1st ED.

A Theory of Ingredients: Musings and hypothetical conversations by Besim Hatinoglu

Luxeat Insider · 1st ED.

Aiste Miseviciute and I have something in common: a fascination with gastronomy first piqued more than a decade ago by Vedat Milor and Mikael Jonsson’s unequalled blog, Gastroville. The whole website was testimony to the widely acknowledged idea that a good dish starts with good ingredients. Despite trends at the…

23
May '20
My ultimate fish and seafood restaurant list in Europe

My ultimate fish and seafood restaurant list in Europe

My ultimate fish and seafood restaurant list in Europe

My ultimate fish and seafood restaurant list in Europe that includes anything from fine dining temples to historic institutions or modest fish shacks on a beach. Thanks Eatinerary members and friends for the participation. In alphabetic order. Aponiente, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz Aux Pesked, Saint- Brieuc, France Bacon,…

10
Mar '20
The most remote Michelin starred restaurant – Koks

The most remote Michelin starred restaurant – Koks

The most remote Michelin starred restaurant – Koks

“Some believe the langoustine is the best the local sea has to offer, others think the Icelandic scallop is the gem of the North Atlantic, but a slice of freshly caught salmon, rolled in seaweed and steamed with Faroese butter is food for the gods.” Arguably the most remote Michelin…

25
Aug '19
Seafood temple – Güeyu Mar

Seafood temple – Güeyu Mar

Seafood temple – Güeyu Mar

Last night at Güeyu Mar, another seafood temple, that’s been on my list for a while. The simple restaurant steps away from a beach specializes in the local seafood, namely deep seawater “Rey fish”, that is very similar to or same (?) as Splendid Alfonsino or Kinmedai ( キンメダイ). The…

13
Jul '19
Yoshinori Ishii and his “fish and chips” revolution

Yoshinori Ishii and his “fish and chips” revolution

Yoshinori Ishii and his “fish and chips” revolution

Imagine a simple technique, all in the twist of a wire. A technique with the potential to revolutionise fishing in the Western world. Dubbed Ikejime in Japanese, this method for slaughtering fish more ethically could also lead to a change in expectations of how fish meat should taste and age.…

23
Oct '18