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Gastronomic ceramics in Japan

Gastronomic ceramics in Japan

In Japanese traditional tasting menu gastronomic ceramics have always played a supportive role to the chefs' seasonal food presentation. The choice of the bowls, cups and plates is rarely limited ...
Cafe Salon Naka-Oku: feminine home cooking on Naoshima

Cafe Salon Naka-Oku: feminine home cooking on Naoshima

When visiting Naoshima, the abundant artscape on this small island in the Seto Inland Sea of Japan calls for a break. If you long for wholesome, feminine home cooking then ...
Thai forgotten ingredients

The Best Thai Restaurants in Bangkok now

The best Thai food in Bangkok today is found on its streets, in private residences and luxuriantly restored old houses. My selections were co-curated with my local, food-savvy, designer friend ...
Kichisen: refreshing the taste and style of traditional Kyoto-style kaiseki

Kichisen: refreshing the taste and style of traditional Kyoto-style kaiseki

My photo below tells it all: the focused gaze of the Kichisen's master chef Yoshimi Tanigawa shows how much focus goes into his food and how much he cares to ...
Nishikawa kaiseki Kyoto: sharing culinary tradition with an artist and host

Nishikawa kaiseki Kyoto: sharing culinary tradition with an artist and host

On the same axis of the Kodai-ji Temple Nishikawa calibrates the balance of traditional ryotei cuisine with a casual and social ballast to the iconic, yet serious three Michelin star Kikunoi ...
Farm to table soba at Tamawarai Tokyo

Farm to table soba at Tamawarai Tokyo

Eating Japanese soba noodles at Tamawarai Tokyo is a slow food act with a Michelin stared attentiveness to quality. For most Japanese eating lunch at a sobaya is a rushed experience in any ...
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Hong Kong

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Hong Kong

Joel Robuchon does not need any introduction for a majority of food connoisseurs… ...
Rokkaku: the first Michelin-stared Izakaya in Japan

Rokkaku: the first Michelin-stared Izakaya in Japan

Izakaya is a casual Japanese meal that, similarly to the Spanish tapas or British pub food, is made to complement alcoholic drinks like wine, beer, sake or spirits. At the ...
sustainable chocolate from Vietnam

Marou chocolate: paying tribute to terroir through sensitively crafted Vietnamese cocoa

Vietnam’s first artisan bean-to-bar chocolate makers Marou Faiseurs De Chocolat are paying tribute to the jungle farmed Vietnamese cocoa. Two Frenchmen Vincent Mourou and Samuel Maruta are making the vegan, mostly ...

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