Tag Archive: Food

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Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

Posted on August 13th, 2013

Michael Pollan is not a newcomer to the food writing arena. With critically acclaimed books like In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto and An Omnivore’s Dilemma, he has helped North Americans re-evaluate their relationship with food and nutrition offering profoundly simple advice such as “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” to demystify … (More →)

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elBulli Exhibition at Somerset House, London

Posted on May 13th, 2013

This summer, from July 5 to September 29th, Somerset House in London will be presenting a retrospective exhibition on the work of Ferran Adrià, and the restaurant he created, elBulli. They are billing it as the first ever show on a chef and restaurant and to be honest, I can’t think of another in recent … (More →)

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How to Boil an Egg

Posted on May 7th, 2013

High on our list of “must dos” the next time we’re in Paris includes a visit to one of three Rose Carrarini eateries, all appropriately called Rose Bakery. Carrarini, an Englishwoman, opened her first eponymous bakery in 2002 with her French husband Jean-Charles and together they conquered the city with their honest, home-style creations concocted … (More →)

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Brussels Eats

Posted on April 23rd, 2013

We were recently in Brussels for a few days and were thrilled to discover these three establishments –running the gamut from a bit of a splurge to street food – that are sure to satisfy next time you are in the European capital.

Orphyse Chaussette

Orphyse Chaussette
rue Charles Hanssens 5, quartier du Sablon, Brussels … (More →)

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Zuni Café

Posted on April 2nd, 2013

San Francisco has one of the best food scenes in North America – according to Michael Bauer, the restaurant critic for San Francisco Chronicle, a travel industry survey revealed that most visitors mention food as a major reason for their trip to the Bay Area capital. A 2012 article in the Huffington Post revealed … (More →)

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Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir

Posted on April 2nd, 2013

Let’s start by stating, yes, we are in love with Eddie Huang – the food media world that is. There is something about the “Human Panda” that we collectively can’t seem to get enough of at the moment. In fact many are touting the baby-faced Taiwanese-American as the next Anthony Bourdain. And we all know … (More →)

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The Art of the Restaurateur

Posted on February 26th, 2013

As avid restaurant-goers we’ve often wondered just what it is – that magical mix of tasty food, special ambiance and attentive but not overbearing service – that makes a restaurant feel right. This elusive combination is what’s explored in Nicholas Lander’s excellent book The Art of the Restaurateur which focuses not on the chefs … (More →)

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Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson

Posted on February 25th, 2013

Although I have never had the pleasure of eating at one of  Marcus Samuelsson’s restaurants I knew immediately when I heard he was publishing his memoir that it would be a must read. Best known as a winner of hit reality show Top Chef Masters and also one of Barack Obama’s favourite chefs, Samuelsson is … (More →)


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