Mexico’s Chocolate Revolution: Xocao Chocolate by Victoria Espinosa

Mexico’s Chocolate Revolution: Xocao Chocolate by Victoria Espinosa

We sit down with Victoria Espinosa, founder and owner of Xocao Chocolate, one of our favourite and stunning products from around the world. The chocolate company has gone from strength to strength, transforming artisanal and bean-to-bar chocolate in the country and showcasing the quality of their native beans. Now, they…

26
Sep
Topic: Interviews
Wine women from Piedmont in ten questions

Wine women from Piedmont in ten questions

Luxeat Insider · 14th ED.

Wine women from Piedmont in ten questions

Luxeat Insider · 14th ED.

Luxeat talks with Silvia Altare from Elio Altare and Chiara Boschis from Pira & Figli about their favourite wines, influences and how they see the future. Silvia has been fully involved in Elio Altare, her family’s winery since early 2000. She is present at every step from looking after the…

26
Sep
Bruno Cayron and his Vegetable Kingdom

Bruno Cayron and his Vegetable Kingdom

Luxeat Insider · 14th ED.

Bruno Cayron and his Vegetable Kingdom

Luxeat Insider · 14th ED.

Bruno Cayron has vegetables in his veins. As a young graphic designer in Paris, it was his ecological convictions that saw him return to his birthplace to create one of the most diverse market gardens in France, completely organic and in harmony with the clay-soil and climate of the region…

26
Sep
Talking Legacy with Chef Jacques Pépin

Talking Legacy with Chef Jacques Pépin

Talking Legacy with Chef Jacques Pépin

It’s not often that you get the chance to speak with a chef who has over 70 years experience in cooking. The phenomenal Jacques Pépin is one such man. Born in France, he worked in some of the finest kitchens in Paris (as well as working as the private chef…

29
Apr
Umami and Iberico Ham, as told by Ricardo Sanchez

Umami and Iberico Ham, as told by Ricardo Sanchez

Luxeat Insider · 13th ED.

Umami and Iberico Ham, as told by Ricardo Sanchez

Luxeat Insider · 13th ED.

In part of our series umami from around the globe, we have the pleasure of speaking with Ricardo Sanchez, who is gradually taking over the family business from his father Arturo. The term umami is closely related to pure, acorn-fed Iberico Jamon. As a family business, Arturo Sanchez have followed…

15
Apr
Green Tea & Umami: the Extraordinary Journey of Green Tea from Japan to Portugal, with Nina Gruntkowski and Chá Camélia

Green Tea & Umami: the Extraordinary Journey of Green Tea from Japan to Portugal, with Nina Gruntkowski and Chá Camélia

Luxeat Insider · 13th ED.

Green Tea & Umami: the Extraordinary Journey of Green Tea from Japan to Portugal, with Nina Gruntkowski and Chá Camélia

Luxeat Insider · 13th ED.

Umami is synonymous with Japan in many ways, in everything from their cuisine to their tea ceremonies, but there’s no reason the illusive ‘fifth taste’ can’t be produced in other countries too. This was exactly the thought that struck journalist Nina Gruntowski one day, when she discovered that green tea…

15
Apr
The  fascinating world of Khan Saffron

The fascinating world of Khan Saffron

The fascinating world of Khan Saffron

In our quest to discover the world’s best ingredients, there is one that shines more golden than any other. Saffron. The most magnificent of all spices, worth more than its weight in gold, has four thousand years of history that extends across many cultures, continents and civilizations. We speak to…

8
Jan
Salty and packed with umami – El Capricho anchovies

Salty and packed with umami – El Capricho anchovies

Luxeat Insider · 13th ED.

Salty and packed with umami – El Capricho anchovies

Luxeat Insider · 13th ED.

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 '21
Father and Son: The story of Iberico Ham, as told by Ricardo Sanchez

Father and Son: The story of Iberico Ham, as told by Ricardo Sanchez

Luxeat Insider · th ED.

Father and Son: The story of Iberico Ham, as told by Ricardo Sanchez

Luxeat Insider · th ED.

When thinking about the world’s most luxurious and sought-after products, Iberico Ham must surely come close to the top of the list. In part of our series on the finest products from different countries around the globe, Luxeat editors have the pleasure of speaking with Ricardo Sanchez, who is gradually…

17
Nov '21
Rosa Lafuente: A Historic Legacy of Galician Sardines with Francisco Lafuente

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

Luxeat Insider · th ED.

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

Luxeat Insider · th 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
Ramen with David Quist

Ramen with David Quist

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

Ramen with David Quist

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

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 '21