This is a milestone post as it is the 200th one on Food and Wine Gazette. It’s been an incredible journey so far. In a way it’s great that this coincides with our weekly roundup of great reads on food and wine. It is a post we look forward to writing each week. It is also one which keeps us in contact with our readers who send us interesting posts from time to time. And it is a great way to share great content which we come across during the week in one post.
Fellow blogger Fine Food Dude, an Englishman who is based in Hong Kong has a great post on Bagatelle, Oslo. It is a great review of a restaurant in Norway which closed its doors last year. By sheer coincidence, the blogger was the last diner to eat in this restaurant. It’s a very interesting read, not only for the food, but it also shows the professionalism of the staff till the very end.
Great resources are always useful to come across. Wine Turtle has compiled a list of 103 best wine blogs that you can’t miss. We must admit we don’t know them all but some of our favourite wine blogs are on the list so we are slowly checking out the rest.
The food scandals that we have been made aware of during the past few years seem to have helped to raise awareness about the food we eat. It is interesting to note that Campbell Soup CEO is saying that distrust in ‘big food’ is a growing problem. She says growing skepticism of large food makers by consumers’ changing tastes is a key challenge for her industry. Consumers are growing more interested in fresh food and consumers were much more keen to know the impact the food they are eating is having on their health. To be frank we see this as a great thing.
This article, which originally appeared in Civil Eats shows how emulsifiers in processed food are contributing to an increasing incidence of obesity and messing with our guts.
We’ve written a few times about Noma, Japan in our weekly roundup. But we feel we need to highlight this beautiful review of a meal there.
Love him or hate him, wine critic Robert Parker can make or break a winery. He announced last week that he will be taking a step back from Bordeaux coverage. We are not sure what this will mean for Bordeaux wines.
Burgundy is an extremely complex wine region for wine lovers. The following is an interesting article on why Burgundy is complex to navigate.
Liguria is one of our favourite regions in Italy so we would like to share a report on a walking tour which ends in Camogli.
We have been pointing out food waste in earlier posts on Food and Wine Gazette. In this article, it is revealed that food discarded by the most developed countries would easily feed all of the world’s 870 million hungry people. Food waste is increasingly being seen as a serious environmental and economic issue.
And to end, while not directly related to food and wine, we need to point to this article in The Economist on Hotel Wifi. It is a point of view we entirely share on how stupid it is for hotels to charge exorbitant prices for wifi when it so short-sighted.