A photo of a ‘live’ prawn served at Noma’s pop-up restaurant has been doing the rounds in the press and social media platforms this week. It was served with black ants which have also been used previously in various other dishes by chef Rene Redzepi in his Copenhagen restaurant.
It is something rather normal in Japan (the actual shrimp isn’t alive but it is so fresh that is is still twitching and moving because of electrical impulses). The moving crustacean is therefore just a piece of food theatre. You can read about it in this article. In another article, Joe Warwick explains the truth about the dish.
There is something really special about artichokes served ‘Jewish-style’ in Rome. Here are suggestions of where to try some of the best in Rome.
Neil Rankin writes about why we are so obsessed with food trends. He argues that when restaurants start obsessing over trends, they forget about what’s more important, which is what people want to eat.
We have written previously about Next, a restaurant in Chicago which reinvents itself three times a year. Here is a review about its new concept ‘Bistro’.
Alice Waters, of the legendary Chez Panisse is 70. She has had a major impact on the American restaurant and culinary landscape. Here is a very interesting interview with her by Chris Dwyer.
Moving on to wine, you might be interested in reading about a documentary produced in 2013 “A Year in Burgundy. I know I will be looking out for it.
Eric Asimov of the New York Times writes about 20 wines for under $20 in his column worth the search.
Germany is not known for its red wines but some of their Pinot Noirs can be stunning. Here Claudia Capos takes a trip on the Red Wine Road.
And for our last link on wine, you may want to read about the science or art of winemaking.
And to end, we love our coffee. So here is a list of 7 surprising reasons why coffee might be really good for you.