Saffron harvesting

Saffron harvesting

There is one ingredient that stands out more than any other in our search for the top ingredients in the world. Saffron. The most majestic of all spices has a four thousand-year history that spans numerous cultures, countries, and civilizations and is valuable asgold. Saffron originated from the flower of…

29
Sep
Topic: Location
Mexico’s Chocolate Revolution: Xocao Chocolate by Victoria Espinosa

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
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
“White gold” from Alba

“White gold” from Alba

Luxeat Insider · 14th ED.

“White gold” from Alba

Luxeat Insider · 14th ED.

A small, uneven fungus that packs such an aromatic punch and is considered globally as a prized, luxury ingredient. Ever wondered how truffles grow and where you can find them? Luxeat recently spent some time exploring the north west of Italy and sat down with Ezio Costa, wife Clelia and…

23
Sep
Takahashi

Takahashi

Takahashi

One of my best discoveries recently is 8 places sushi-ya in Wimbledon Takahashi, run by a husband and a wife team. Before moving to London, Nobuhisa Takahashi worked at a kaiseki restaurant in Japan as well as Nobu Tokyo, where he acquired great skills for both, sushi and Japanese fine dining.…

27
Aug
Ristorante da ö Battj

Ristorante da ö Battj

Ristorante da ö Battj

The beauty of dining in Italy is that the majority of the best trattorias and restaurants, especially those out of the big cities, are still family-owned. Their decades-old recipes are passed down from generation to generation and are often carefully guarded against outsiders. Like in the case of Da Ö…

24
Aug
10 questions to the pioneer of wine making in Israel, the legendary Eli Ben Zaken

10 questions to the pioneer of wine making in Israel, the legendary Eli Ben Zaken

10 questions to the pioneer of wine making in Israel, the legendary Eli Ben Zaken

My 10 quick questions to a pioneer of winemaking in Israel, the founder of Domaine du Castel family winery and award-winning wine-maker Eli Ben Zaken. 1. How would you describe your wine in a few words?Restrained. Elegant. Long. Worth ageing. 2. You are a pioneer in Israeli winemaking. Who and…

18
Aug
Pâtes au pistou by Dominique Le Stanc

Pâtes au pistou by Dominique Le Stanc

Pâtes au pistou by Dominique Le Stanc

The story of vermicellier Maison Barale began when Matteo Barale moved from Liguria in 1892 and brought the Ligurian pasta-making know-how to Nice. 130 years after, it’s still a small family affair run by Eric Guernion and Nathalie Barale, and, since 2 years, their son Thomas. (Who used to work at…

8
Jun
PÂO DE LO by Nuno Mendes

PÂO DE LO by Nuno Mendes

PÂO DE LO by Nuno Mendes

PÂO DE LO cake recipe by Nuno Mendes,from the book “Lisboeta: Recipes from Portugal City of Light” My kind of a dessert! Serves 4 100g caster sugar 4 whole eggs plus 1 egg yolk 80ml olive oil 20g plain flour Extra-virgin olive oil, to serve Sea salt flakes, to serve…

4
May
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