June 28, 2016

NEW YORK - ASKA Gives Its New-Nordic Food a New Home

Fredrik Berselius in the new location of his restaurant Aska, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.CreditBryan Thomas for The New York Times

Big plans  from the chefs  Fredrik Berselius  and  Joël Robuchon,  and  other restaurant news...

June 23, 2016

Hungry Young Men - The Chefs Rewriting the Rules of LONDON DINING

From left: James Lowe in the kitchen at Lyle’s; gulls’ eggs
From left: James Lowe in the kitchen at Lyle’s; gulls’ eggs PHOTO: PER-ANDERS JORGENSEN

The chefs  of  London’s Young Turks collective  and their contemporaries  have come of age  with restaurants that are  redefining  the city’s restaurant scene...


June 22, 2016

ANDONI LUIS ADURIZ: "Taste Is A Cultural Construct"

Andoni Luis Aduriz: "Taste is a Cultural Construct"


An interview with  the chef at  Mugaritz  restaurant, mentor for the chef  - David Andrés - who will represent the Spain-Portugal region at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016...

Andoni Luis Aduriz knows all about the power of a good mentor.

The Basque chef  has worked under the capable guidance of  Juan Mari Arzak and  Martín Berasategui... But it was a stint with Ferran Adrià at the mighty El Bulli that really transformed his life...

David Andres Morera, Spanish Finalist: “I Will Mix Classical and Modern Techniques”
David Andrés

June 21, 2016

The Science of STEAM COOKING

The Science of Steam Cooking

A closer look at  steam cooking  method... healthy and versatile, it's a cooking technique with many advantages.

This is the science...

Le Guide Hachette des Rosés

Guide Hachette des rosés

La  France  est le premier producteur mondial de vins rosés.

C'est donc logiquement que la maison d'édition Hachette a imaginé  Le Guide Hachette des rosés   pour mettre à l'honneur ce vin à la mode...

Pour garantir la qualité de l'ouvrage, 1.000 dégustateurs ont évalué 4.000 vins rosés pour finalement en retenir 1.000... 

June 20, 2016

HEMINGWAY’s Favorite Parisian Cafes

Le Select, 99 blvd du Montparnasse:

In the 1920s, Americans flocked to  Paris,  where the cafes of Montparnasse  served as the center of   la vie de bohème  for famous expats, from  Ernest Hemingway  to  F. Scott Fitzgerald... 

Lesley M.M. Blume, author of the new Hemingway bio Everybody Behaves Badly, charts these legendary haunts...

Hemingway’s 1923 passport photo. Courtesy of the Ernest Hemingway Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.:
Hemingway in 1923 on a passport photo

June 14, 2016

OSTERIA FRANCESCANA Tops List of World’s 50 Best Restaurants

Massimo Bottura’s manipulation of traditional Italian ingredients put his restaurant, Osteria Francescana, in the No. 1 spot. 
Credit Evan Sung for The New York Times

A restaurant in  Modena - Italy - won the  top prize...  as the 2016 edition of the influential World’s 50 Best Restaurants list was unveiled... attended by hundreds of chefs from around the world...

A complete list of winners is on the organization’s website.

June 02, 2016


Le chef Michel Guérard entre au Petit Larousse
Michel Guérard, chef triplement étoilé du restaurant Les Prés d'Eugénie, à Eugénie-les-Bains dans les Landes.

Le Petit Larousse 2017 est sorti...

   Michel Guérard rejoint d'autres cuisiniers de renom tels que Paul Bocuse et Auguste Escoffier  dans le dictionnaire flambant neuf...

L'édition 2017 est d'ailleurs généreuse avec le secteur de la gastronomie, puisque les mots « wrap »  -galette de maïs ou de blé-, « Phô » -bouillon vietnamien- et « yuzu » -agrume asiatique- font également leur entrée...

May 31, 2016

The Eternal Magic of BEIRUT

Shelled during the civil war, the grand 19th-century Bechara el-Khoury (formerly a residence) is now a workshop where local and refugee Syrian craftsmen work. 
CreditPhotograph by Stefan Ruiz. Produced by Leena Saidi.

For many of us, it’s synonymous with war and strife...

But for the artists, chefs, designers, architects and scholars who live there, Beirut will
always be a place where  ideas and beauty flourished ... and  flourish still...

May 15, 2016

Guide MICHELIN - A First Edition Entirely Devoted to the GASTRONOMIE LYONNAISE

Le Guide Michelin consacre une première édition à la gastronomie lyonnaise

Pour la première fois, le  Guide Michelin  consacre  une édition complète  à  Lyon et sa région...

Guide Michelin Lyon et sa région
14,90 euros.

May 13, 2016

Café Society - Woody ALLEN - with Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg...

CANNES - Film Festival - The Opening with Woody Allen's  CAFé SOCIETY

Just Brilliant!!!

May 10, 2016

CANNES - Where to EAT During the FILM FESTIVAL

The perfect example of a glocal city,  Cannes successfully combines a Mediterranean spirit with an international allure, the charm of street markets with a middle eastern touch and expensive boutiques for fashion victims.

The Film Festival, the Casino, the finest beaches of Provence and gourmet delicacies...

you just have to hear these words to imagine yourself being catapulted into a star-studded dimension, sitting at pavement cafés on the Croisette...

 rubbing shoulders with the like of Arnaud Desplechin... Kirsten Dunst  or Donald Sutherland some of  the festival jury members preceded by George Miller,  at this year’s edition, from 11 to 22 May.

Cannes, however, is also synonymous with outrageous and apparently prohibitive prices. If you want to enjoy Cannes restaurants, here are a few tips to enable you to partake of the  joie de vivre  without breaking the bank...


Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

The  Langhe region  of northwestern  Italy  is best known for its  Barolos  and  Barbarescos,   magnificent  wines  made of the  nebbiolo grape...   generally saved for  special occasions.

For everyday... Barbera, especially...  is a brilliant accompaniment...

Eric Asimov