“La carta Marziale” by the chef Rosanna Marziale

La Carta Marziale is a menu, a booklet of short stories of products and recipes of the mental and physical journeys. La Carta Marziale is an expression of the chef Rosanna Marziale, the expression of her creativity and restlessness, of her desire to learn, understand and incorporate. Flickig through the booklet, the reader can see where do the the products that Rosanna uses for creation … Continue reading

Mikael Jonsson’s Project Tartine

A few months ago, Mikael Jonsson of Michelin starred Hedone, quietly took another kitchen under his wing. The kitchen belonged to Antidote, a wine bar just off Carnaby Street in London’s Soho. The secret didn’t stay a secret for long. His sourdough bread was recognised by a well tuned food blogger and although he didn’t … Continue reading

The easiest way to (not) lose guests – a quick advice for the restaurant owners

I am a food lover. Give me a great dish and I will forget everything around me. Or at least I always thought so. But not after what happened to me recently at a Michelin starred restaurant in London. You might win me over quickly with great cooking – but you will lose me just as … Continue reading

Interview: Alfonso Caputo, Taverna del Capitano, Marina del Cantone (Italy)

Alfonso Caputo was born into a family with a big heart. And cordiality, warmth and generosity are beside his excellent cuisine, which explodes with mouth watering tastes of the sea, the greatest values of this restaurant with wonderful views at the bay . Whole family works in the restaurant and you can feel it. Experiences like this are more … Continue reading

New entries in the 2014 UK Michelin guide

Gaining and keeping Michelin stars is for all the chefs who enter the game very important. Some decide to not take part in this game and have rejected stars which they received, but most of the chefs care about having them as they retain it the highest recognition of their talent and hard work and … Continue reading

Sleeping in London: Metropolitan hotel, Mayfair

Spaciousness, airiness and lightness, view open at the vastness of Hyde park and proverbial kindness with obligingness on one of the most famous streets of Mayfair –  the renowned Park Lane – mark the prestigious Metropolitan hotel, in which resides also the famous restaurant Nobu. Mayfair is one of the richest areas of the central London, … Continue reading

Apsleys: Heinz Beck’s restaurant in London – glamourous and exquisite dining

I’m very picky regarding food and places. There are quite some fashionable places where people more or less go to show off. Places where you have to be seen. I really don’t like them. I once even cancelled a date because the guy chose one of such places. Our choices are our mirrors. What is … Continue reading

Lifetime achievement award winner 2013 is Alain Ducasse

Alain Ducasse has pushed the boundaries of excellence in cooking and the dining experience throughout his 30-year career in gastronomy. The Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Diners Club International®, part of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2013, acknowledges not only Ducasse’s reputation for innovative French cuisine but also his indisputable influence over today’s generation of chefs and restaurateurs around … Continue reading

Sous Vide Cooking Invades The Home

See on Scoop.it – Food, wine and other pleasures How sousvide cooking has risen from a professional cooking technique in the world’s best kitchens to the homes of amateur chefs. When Georges Pralus championed sous vide cooking back in the 1970s it was because he believed the technique produced the best possible foie gras. Through … Continue reading

Honey macaroons with special French cream by Pascal Aussignac

Pascal Aussignac is a Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur. He cooks in and oversees eight award-winning restaurants in London, all of them with a slightly different culinary theme but all of them celebrating the food of France and of his beloved homeland of Gascony. Pascal Aussignac’s flagship restaurant Club Gascon was awarded a Michelin Star in 2002 and … Continue reading