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These artists, craftsmen, intellectuals et al. dedicated their lives to the art of great life
Moroccan design

Hamimi: empowering women of Morocco through repurposing traditional crafts for contemporary styles

It is ever more rare to find high quality, real craftsmanship based on traditional routes either through apprenticeships or handmade in-house. One of the islands of skilled hope today remains ...
Shinichiro Ogata: Japanese design culture of SIMPLICITY and SABOE Japanese tea

Shinichiro Ogata: Japanese design culture of SIMPLICITY and SABOE Japanese tea

I interviewed Shinichiro Ogata, Japanese designer, creative director and founder of SIMPLICITY and SABOE tea experience on the theme of Japanese contemporary culture & tea's place in it. Shinichiro Ogata, the ...
Alain Ducasse: farmers' friend and chef activist

Alain Ducasse: farmers’ friend and chef activist

As the “artistic director” Alain Ducasse is not cooking at his restaurants very often, instead, he is “the one who carries the vision”. The French native and multi-Michelin chef is passionate about ...
Massimo Bottura: letting Italian genius out of the bottle

Massimo Bottura: letting Italian genius out of the bottle

Becoming Italy's best chef today requires a striking culinary genius. At first unsettling the deeply traditional culinary habits in Italy by remaking its regional fare like spaghetti bolognese, chunks of ...
Toshiro Konishi: interview with Lima-based master of nikkei cuisine

Toshiro Konishi: interview with Lima-based master of nikkei cuisine

Toshiro Konishi is a Japanese chef, who is globally recognised for his Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine known also as "Nikkei". Still a teenager, he worked at Fumi restaurant in Tokyo together ...
Chef Georges Blanc: keeping the Bresse chicken rolling the high game

Chef Georges Blanc: keeping the Bresse chicken rolling the high game

Blanc was rewarded with three Michelin stars and kept them for over thirty years ...
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