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Confessions of a Michelin Inspector

Confessions of a Michelin Inspector

Confessions of a Michelin Inspector

Gaining a Michelin star, or three, isn’t simply a mark of excellence, it means your restaurant status goes automatically from a great choice to a must. We had the great pleasure to speak to Chris Watson, ex-Michelin Guide inspector, about the complexity of this rating system, the weight of allocating…

28
Feb
William Sitwell: The History of Eating Out

William Sitwell: The History of Eating Out

Luxeat Insider · 7th ED.

William Sitwell: The History of Eating Out

Luxeat Insider · 7th ED.

Like so many people associated with the restaurant world, William Sitwell’s life changed beyond recognition when the pandemic hit last spring. One of the UK’s eminent food critics, he was left wondering what the future of the restaurant world would be, as well as looking back on how eating out…

13
Feb
Talking Truffles with Christopher Poron, Maison Plantin

Talking Truffles with Christopher Poron, Maison Plantin

Luxeat Insider · 7th ED.

Talking Truffles with Christopher Poron, Maison Plantin

Luxeat Insider · 7th ED.

From Antiquity to today, truffles, the diamonds of the kitchen remain a highly-prized mystery. While truffles can be cultivated, the harvest is as unpredictable and uncontrollable as anything coming from nature. It is this enigmatic quality, and the unique, deep musky yet indescribable taste, that drives prices upwards of 850…

13
Feb
Emmanuel Renaut, a man of the mountain

Emmanuel Renaut, a man of the mountain

Emmanuel Renaut, a man of the mountain

Named Meilleur Ouvrier de France in 2004, Renaut is as generous in character as his cuisine is controlled and refined, both reflections of the rich yet subtle mountain environment in which they flourish. A former sous-chef of celebrity chef Marc Veyrat, also renowned for his use of mountainous plants and…

29
Jan
Charles Spence: The science of food and memories

Charles Spence: The science of food and memories

Luxeat Insider · 6th ED.

Charles Spence: The science of food and memories

Luxeat Insider · 6th ED.

The extraordinarily rich multisensory experiences that fill our daily lives depend upon the way our brains process information from each of our different senses (smell, taste, sight, hearing, and touch). Experimental psychologist at the University of Oxford and author of Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating, Charles Spence has made…

25
Dec '20
Legacy & Evolution: A Conversation with a Kaiseki Legend

Legacy & Evolution: A Conversation with a Kaiseki Legend

Luxeat Insider · 6th ED.

Legacy & Evolution: A Conversation with a Kaiseki Legend

Luxeat Insider · 6th ED.

Chef Kunio Tokuoka has been working in the kitchens of KITCHO, the legendary Japanese haute cuisine restaurant for close to 40 years and is now running the show. He follows in the hefty footsteps of his grandfather the founder of KITCHO Teiichi Yuki. Born in 1960, Kunio Tokuoka has brought…

25
Dec '20
Nancy Singleton Hachisu: The Essence of Japanese Cuisine

Nancy Singleton Hachisu: The Essence of Japanese Cuisine

Luxeat Insider · 5th ED.

Nancy Singleton Hachisu: The Essence of Japanese Cuisine

Luxeat Insider · 5th ED.

James Beard Award winner, Nancy Singleton Hachisu is an expert of unique and authentic Japanese cuisine. Born and raised in California, she first went to Japan over 32-years ago where she now lives on a farm with her Japanese husband and their family. On a quest to advocate for Japan’s…

13
Nov '20
Yukari Sakamoto: The Secrets of Japanese Home Cooking

Yukari Sakamoto: The Secrets of Japanese Home Cooking

Luxeat Insider · 5th ED.

Yukari Sakamoto: The Secrets of Japanese Home Cooking

Luxeat Insider · 5th ED.

Author of Food, Sake, Tokyo, an exploration of Tokyo’s food scene, Yukari Sakamoto is on a mission to demystify Japanese cuisine. Trained at the French Culinary Institute and the American Sommelier Association, she also passed the rigorous exam to become a certified shochu adviser. She teaches classes on food, wine,…

13
Nov '20
About the Perfect Ingredient with Matt Goulding and Maria Canabal

About the Perfect Ingredient with Matt Goulding and Maria Canabal

About the Perfect Ingredient with Matt Goulding and Maria Canabal

On September 19th 2020, Luxeat started the first Luxeat panel about the Perfect Ingredient.Panel participants were discussing ingredients from the childhood memories and the importance of ingredients in home cooking and in restaurants, also asking the question if we must always be using local and seasonal produce. The group was…

21
Oct '20
Food, art and recipes: 16th century musings with Adam Lowe and Charlotte Skene Catling

Food, art and recipes: 16th century musings with Adam Lowe and Charlotte Skene Catling

Luxeat Insider · 4th ED.

Food, art and recipes: 16th century musings with Adam Lowe and Charlotte Skene Catling

Luxeat Insider · 4th ED.

British architect Charlotte Skene Catling and her partner, artist Adam Lowe, know something about structure and space. They also know about representation and taste. She is the co-founder of the architectural firm Skene Catling de la Peña, while he re-imagines and materializes physical sites using digital technology with Factum Arte…

17
Sep '20