What is a perfect croissant?

What is a perfect croissant?

According to Jean-Michel Carton, the owner of Artisan Boulanger-Pâtissier Carton Paris ( 6 Boulevard De Denain, 75010) and the winner of this year’s “best croissant in Paris”, a perfect croissant has to have… A perfectly browned shell, with the central leaf “la couleurette” slightly darker than the rest, each “feuilletage” pastry…

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Nov
Topic: Recipes
Tarte aux clémentines by Alex Croquet

Tarte aux clémentines by Alex Croquet

Tarte aux clémentines by Alex Croquet

From the perfectly crunchy baguette tradition to a fluffy croissant, good bread is abundant in France, but Alex Croquet pushes the art of baking to a whole other level. Based in the small village of Wattignies in the outskirts of Lille, Alex Croquet has refused proposals to expand from all over the world whether it's in London, Paris or Tokyo. In the style of a true artisan, a shokunin, he wakes early every morning to make bread at his boulangerie in Wattignies village, which also supplies the bread to his Lille bakery.

29
Nov
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
Le Temps des Tomates: Tomato tart by La Merenda’s Dominique Le Stanc

Le Temps des Tomates: Tomato tart by La Merenda’s Dominique Le Stanc

Luxeat Insider · 10th ED.

Le Temps des Tomates: Tomato tart by La Merenda’s Dominique Le Stanc

Luxeat Insider · 10th ED.

Tiny, old school and always packed with locals, La Merendais a hidden gem in Nice run by former Michelin-starred chef Dominique Le Stanc and his wife Danielle. I absolutely love Niçoise cuisine and it’s always a pleasure to come back, especially during this time of the year when the vegetables…

17
Jul '21
Rice and fine dining: A celebration of recipes and ideas from top chefs around the world

Rice and fine dining: A celebration of recipes and ideas from top chefs around the world

Luxeat Insider · 9th ED.

Rice and fine dining: A celebration of recipes and ideas from top chefs around the world

Luxeat Insider · 9th ED.

Rice, as we’ve discovered in researching its value across various corners of the world in this special issue, is a staple in many billions of peoples’ diets around the world. In West Africa, the Indian subcontinent, large parts of East and Southeast Asia and even parts of Europe, it’s integral…

2
May '21
Erri De Luca: the food of memories and childhood

Erri De Luca: the food of memories and childhood

Luxeat Insider · 8th ED.

Erri De Luca: the food of memories and childhood

Luxeat Insider · 8th ED.

Recognized by the Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera as “the writer of the decade”, Italian novelist and poet, Enrico “Erri” De Luca needs no introduction. I and dear friend photographer Martin d’Orgeval had the great pleasure to spend a moment in his presence, and absorb his musings around what…

27
Mar '21
La Croûte au Beaufort by 3 Michelin starred chef Emmanuel Renaut

La Croûte au Beaufort by 3 Michelin starred chef Emmanuel Renaut

La Croûte au Beaufort by 3 Michelin starred chef Emmanuel Renaut

Recipe for 6 people 6 thick bread slices420 g mushrooms420 g onions600 ml white wine420 g Beaufort cheese1 l of liquid cream1 Reblochon50 g butter Mix Reblochon with the cream and pass through a sieve. Fry the onions and the mushrooms in butter. Toast the bread and grate Beaufort. Heat…

12
Jan '21
Wagyu sukiyaki rice by Daisuke Shimoyama

Wagyu sukiyaki rice by Daisuke Shimoyama

Wagyu sukiyaki rice by Daisuke Shimoyama

Wagyu sukiyaki rice by the chef-owner ofHannahDaisuke Shimoyama. The recipe is as follows… Fry onion with Wagyu fat, add 35 g of sugar, 500 ml sake, 15 ml mirin and Shiitake mushroom. Reduce until half and add 80 ml of dark soy sauce. Dip thinly sliced Wagyu pieces into thereduction.…

28
Nov '20
YUZU RAMEN with PORK CHASHU and NITAMAGO by Masaki Sugisaki

YUZU RAMEN with PORK CHASHU and NITAMAGO by Masaki Sugisaki

YUZU RAMEN with PORK CHASHU and NITAMAGO by Masaki Sugisaki

YUZU RAMEN with PORK CHASHU and NITAMAGO by Masaki Sugisaki, head chef at Dinings SW3may well be the best ramen I’ve had in London and one of the best outside Japan. When living in Tokyo, Masaki-san spent years researching how to make the perfect ramen — full of flavour, but…

27
Nov '20
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