Ramen with David Quist

Ramen with David Quist

A PhD in microbiology may not seem an obvious background for the creator of a trendy ramen shop in Oslo, but the connections run deeper than you might think. David Quist talks to Luxeat about the huge untapped potential of making meat from fungi, and why ramen is the perfect…

28
Sep
Topic: Interviews
An Exploration of Japanese Sake with Rebekah Wilson-Lye

An Exploration of Japanese Sake with Rebekah Wilson-Lye

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

An Exploration of Japanese Sake with Rebekah Wilson-Lye

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

Sake – a fermented alcohol, brewed from rice, kōji rice, water and yeast – is one of the world’s most misunderstood beverages. It’s not a distilled spirit, and to ensure it maintains its true quality, low temperature storage is essential at all times. We sit down with Rebekah Wilson-Lye, a…

28
Sep
Rossella Menegazzo: The enduring beauty of Japanese design

Rossella Menegazzo: The enduring beauty of Japanese design

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

Rossella Menegazzo: The enduring beauty of Japanese design

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

Art historian Rossella Menegazzo has always specialised in Japan: she completed her PhD in Oriental Studies with a dissertation on Japanese art history and photography in 2009, and went on to become Professor of East Asian Art History at the University of Milan. Menegazzo is the author of numerous texts…

28
Sep
Japanese Ceramics with Robert Yellin

Japanese Ceramics with Robert Yellin

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

Japanese Ceramics with Robert Yellin

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

As part of our deep dive into Japan, Luxeat has the joy of meeting with a Japanese ceramics legend to better understand the history and importance of cups, plates and bowls across the nation. Robert Yellin is an American Japanese ceramics specialist who has been living in Japan since 1984.…

26
Sep
Vicente Todolí: Art and Citrus – Re-imagining Citrus Growing in Valencia

Vicente Todolí: Art and Citrus – Re-imagining Citrus Growing in Valencia

Luxeat Insider · 10th ED.

Vicente Todolí: Art and Citrus – Re-imagining Citrus Growing in Valencia

Luxeat Insider · 10th ED.

ByPhoebe Hunt The Spanish region of Valencia is one of the best known areas for citrus in the entire world. Oranges, lemons, grapefruits and limes are exported by the tonne from this fertile corner of the Mediterranean, bringing a taste of Spanish sunshine to our supermarkets. But this is the…

17
Jul
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 story of the Slow Food Movement

The story of the Slow Food Movement

The story of the Slow Food Movement

With the Slow Food Movement’s signature red snail logo becoming synonymous with ethical and conscious farming over the last thirty years, the organisation is a continuing success story in the urgent need to re-diversify our farming methods worldwide. Slow Food is a grassroots organization striving to prevent the disappearance of…

28
Apr
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
Carving the Divine

Carving the Divine

Carving the Divine

In Japan, the masters responsible for carving statues depicting buddhas and bodhisattvas are called Busshi. Through his documentary Carving the Divine, Yujiro Seki, a Japanese-born filmmaker, provides a deep dive into the lives of Busshi in contemporary Japan. Offering a rare and intimate look into the life and artistic process of…

3
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