Post Archive

November 2017

Stressed about hosting Thanksgiving? Not sure when and where to start with the preparations and not sure what to cook for Thanksgiving? The countdown to Thanksgiving can seem overwhelming. At least it did, until we came across this handy Thanksgiving planner from Splendid Table which simplifies the multitude of tasks. …

Here I am sipping a #2 cocktail: gin, bilberry juice, kombucha, fermented honey and pear miso. My companion is drinking a fragrant new take on the Aviation with edible rose petals and lavender bitters. Between us lies a platter containing breadsticks made from survival flour, marinated Jew’s ear mushrooms, bread …

Everyone wants that perfect gravy come Thanksgiving but have you ever found yourself struggling to get it to the right consistency? It’s all in how you thicken your sauce. The same could be said about soups and stews. In general, there are four thickening techniques you should have under your …

We’ve written about Gary Usher before: he’s the chef, you may remember, who crowdfunded a number of restaurants in the Northwest of England. He’s also someone who isn’t afraid to bite back against online reviewers. Case in point is his latest response to a customer who complained about his meal at …

The French have voted for the dish that best represents Gallic gastronomy, and the winner is: Boeuf Bourguignon. The classic hearty stew of slow-cooked pieces of beef bathed in Burgundy red wine studded with succulent mushrooms, onions and bacon has been chosen as the epitome of the best of French gastronomy …

In what is a truly inspirational story of less talk and more action, chef José Andrés has taken to the TED stage to explain just what it took for he and his World Central Kitchen nonprofit to produce over two million meals for hungry Puerto Ricans in the aftermath of …

Italian food fans from around the world will get the chance to revel in their favourite food as one of the world’s most loved cuisines gets celebrated globally, in the Week of Italian Cuisine from 20 to 26 November. This year’s festivities are expected to be just as extensive as last …

How does the relationship between the dish and the tableware influence the perception of the dining experience? Since 2012, the creative duo behind Steinbeisser have tried to answer this question in Experimental Gastronomy, a unique design and dining project bringing together famous chefs and artists to create exceptional culinary experiences. New Ways to …

A British cheese has been named as the world’s best cheese at the annual World Cheese Awards held in London. Cornish Kern, a hard, cow’s milk cheese from the Southwest of England beat hundreds of cheeses from around the world to claim the title of World Champion Cheese, as judged by a …

The restaurants of this Scandinavian capital, now elevated to the status of global fine food mecca, have beaten all records in terms of number, quality and… cost. Alongside the new Copenhagen Street Food, located in the area of the port, where kiosks and vans offer their fare at reasonable prices, …