March 21, 2017
Her name - Fanny Rey - is everywhere since February 9...
The Season 2 Top Chef finalist is the only women to have received a new star in the Guide Michelin 2017 for her restaurant L'Auberge Saint-Rémy, which she opened in 2012 with her husband pâtissier Jonathan Wahid.
Mrs Rey shares her vision on " la gastronomie française"...
L'Auberge Saint-Rémy, Boulevard Mirabeau, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.
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March 20, 2017
The lively dining room at Machneyuda in Jerusalem (Credit: Katia Shepeliavaya)
The restaurant world is stuffed with best-of lists.
We don’t need another...
The professional class of eaters is likely already onto the next thing...
They’re unfurling their napkins in the Middle East, Latin America and even Scotland in search of culinary pleasures...
These ten places are where these experts would send their friends in 2017...
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March 02, 2017
A medieval warren of riads -traditional houses built around courtyards -, shops and ateliers.
Daniel Rodrigues for The New York Times
Buoyed by a growing appreciation of its authenticity, Fez is rising.
In this delightful patchwork metropolis, a gust of creative modernity, with new hotels, shops and cafes complementing the city’s ancient allure...
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February 27, 2017
The one-pot cooker has become a home chef sensation.
We put it through its paces...
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February 21, 2017
Bibendum has been a London landmark for 30 years. Now, with its relaunch, it is up to chef Claude Bosi to bring the stars home...
Booking a table at the restaurant is simple, you can do it all in seconds on line and in real time...
Posted by ManorPlace at 8:19 PM
February 17, 2017
DON GIOACCHINO- GRAND CRU - Italy
Produced by a secular olive grove... pride of the company.
First came zucchini and eggplant shortages. Then Iceberg lettuce disappeared from European grocery shelves.
Erratic weather in Spain and Italy - the world's biggest producers - is rippling through global olive oil markets...
Prices for extra virgin olive oil in Italy have soared almost one-third since October...
"Olive oil is becoming a luxury,"
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February 09, 2017
The Michelin Guide to France 2017 has been released and the big news is that chef Yannick Alléno’s Le 1947 at the Cheval Blanc hotel in Courchevel in the French Alps is France’s newest three star restaurant.
"It's a great reward after eight years of hard work,"... "I could really express what I wanted in this little restaurant perched in the mountains, with only five tables and 15 employees."...
Posted by ManorPlace at 7:41 PM
Bean there, done that … Rayco Rodriguez’s El Cafe de Don Manuel
On the Canary Island of La Palma, the owner of the small, sustainably run El Cafe de Don Manuel makes espressos and barraquitos that buzz with life.
La Palma is the unlikely home of one of Spain’s best baristas...
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February 08, 2017
Harry Klee/University of Florida
Over the decades, taste has drained out of supermarket tomatoes.
Harry J. Klee, a professor of horticultural sciences at the University of Florida, thinks he can put it back in within a couple of years.
In this week’s issue of the journal Science, Dr. Klee and his colleagues describe flavor chemicals that are deficient in most modern varieties of tomatoes.
But maybe it’s too late. In the tasting panels... one of the students working in his laboratory picking out the supermarket tomato as her favorite in one of the taste tests.
“That bothers me a lot,” Dr. Klee said. “Have we trained a whole generation that doesn’t know what a good tomato is?”
For home gardeners, there is already a version available, a cross between the best-tasting heirlooms and a modern variety. In exchange for a donation of $10 or more, Dr. Klee’s laboratory will send a packet of seeds...
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January 30, 2017
Treviso radicchio PGI
A look at the so-called 'king of winter'...
The most noble of all is the late-growing Treviso radicchio salad PGI -Protected Geographical Indication- a highly valued and expensive product...
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January 29, 2017
Zsolt Szigetvary/European Pressphoto Agency
A team of American chefs on Wednesday won the biennial Bocuse d’Or culinary competition...
In the finals in Lyon, France... a group of 10 chefs and helpers from the United States won the gold medal. Norway took the silver medal, and Iceland won the bronze...
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January 26, 2017
The Year of the Rooster will be celebrated by Chinese communities around the world from Jan. 27...
Food is central to Chinese culture and the holiday is a time for sharing traditional delicacies representing good fortune...
Here are some great restaurants to welcome the new year...
Posted by ManorPlace at 2:58 PM
January 25, 2017
housed in shikumen saved from the wrecker’s ball because of their roles in the congress’s clandestine first meeting.Lauryn Ishak for The New York Times
“Up until the ’90s, 80 percent of the population lived in two or three-story shikumen,” ... “They were basically city blocks that functioned as gated communities, with guards manning the front entrance. The whole essence of old Shanghai was that life was lived horizontally — all the activity happened at street level.”
In tearing down shikumen... government officials are erasing the architectural form that saw the birth of the uniquely Chinese version of Communism.
Fortunately... enough examples of Shanghai’s historic architecture have survived...
To walk through Shanghai’s last remaining shikumen -traditional alleyway complexes entered through a stone-framed kumen, or gateway- is to return to the wicked, glamorous “Paris of the Orient”...
TARAS GRESCOE is the author of “Shanghai Grand: Forbidden Love and International Intrigue in a Doomed World” (St. Martin’s Press).
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