Interview with chef Davide Botta, restaurant L’Artigliere, Isola della Scala (Verona)

Great Italian chef and a humble and very heartfelt person, Davide Botta, has moved from Brescia, where he has created his restaurant L’Artigliere (and won with it a Michelin star) to a new location, Isola della Scala (Verona). Name stays the same, just location is new. Davide says he is living his dream. In this … Continue reading

Duvel Collection Design Competition

As part of a new competition, Duvel invited graphic artists from around the world to customize beer goblets with their work. The winning entry will become part of the Duvel Collection and will be available through their shop for enthusiasts. Building on more than a century of brewing experience, the collaboration with contemporary graphic artists puts a … Continue reading

Ultrasound cooking by Sang-Hoon Degeimbre

Sang-Hoon Degeimbre, who is a Korean Belgian, runs L’Air du Temps, a Michelin-rated two-star restaurant in Belgium. In 1975, when he was 5 years old, he was adopted by a family in Belgium, where he grew up, and in 1997, he opened his own restaurant. Sang-Hoon works with fresh products which are grown and harvested … Continue reading

The Cube – European tour by Electrolux has started in Brussels

The Cube by Electrolux is a unique temporary dining concept that opened its doors for the first time on April 1st. The Electrolux “Cube” will pop up on a series of landmark sites across Europe over the course of 2011, starting with a placement on top of the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels, Belgium. The … Continue reading

Interview: Marjan Simčič, Simčič winery, Ceglo/Brda, Slovenia

The Simčič wines (attention – we are this time talking about Marjan Simčič, not Edi Simčič, who also creates excellent and well known wines!) are for sure between the best known Slovenian wines abroad. His often awarded wines from the Slovenian Brda region (part of the vineyards are also in Italian Collio) are known as … Continue reading

Belgium’s beloved chip stall fights to survive

      The warm smell of fries attracted a steady stream of customers to a box-shaped chip stand on a chilly winter afternoon near the famous Atomium monument in Brussels. Belgians are willing to wait in long lines at their favourite outdoor chip shacks, but the rickety stall at the foot of the 102-metre-tall … Continue reading

Christmas Around the World

Christmas is near. Every nation celebrates it in a bit different way. Have a look: IN EUROPE In Austria In every Austrian Christmas market you will find traditional little cakes called “Kekse,” without which Christmas wouldn’t be complete on this side of the Alps. In Belgium In many regions of Belgium, it just wouldn’t be … Continue reading

The best street food

Street cooks are magicians: With little more than a cart and a griddle, mortar, or deep-fryer, they conjure up not just a delicious snack or meal but the very essence of a place. Bite into a banh mi—the classic Vietnamese sandwich of grilled pork and pickled vegetables encased in a French baguette—and you taste Saigon: … Continue reading

In the discovery of the Wide World of Beer

As almost any substance containing certain sugars can undergo spontaneous fermentation due to wild yeasts in the air, it is probable that beer-like beverages were independently invented among various cultures throughout the world. Chemical tests of ancient pottery jars reveal that beer was (like wine) produced about 7,000 years ago in what is today Iran, … Continue reading