It has been a relaxing two weeks for me with limited access to the internet, which meant that not only blogging was sporadic but also the collection of stories for the weekly roundup was a bit harder than usual. Nevertheless, we have still managed to come across a number of interesting reads.
At the start of this week, there was an event in Paestum, Italy showcasing the Mozzarella di Bufala called Le Strade della Mozzarella. Here are a few links to what was presented by chefs at the event starting from Belgian chef Sang-Hoon Degeimbre, a resumé of what happened on the first day and on the second day of the event.
Food Beast has come up with a list of 50 of the world’s most breathtaking restaurant views. Which of them do you want to visit? In our view they’ve missed Brussels new restaurant La Villa in the Sky.
This week we finished a splendid book by Michael Pollan called Cooked. It is a really interesting read. If you’ve missed our review, you can read it in our previous post. On the same subject of preservation of food, we found this article on how you can dry-age a steak at home pretty interesting.
The culinary world was stunned this week by the death of Chicago chef Homaro Cantu with many chefs paying tribute to this incredibly inventive chef.
We have heard stories of gate-crashing at wedding receptions. But the following one takes it to another level when the groom found an extra 600 people in the room which he did not recognise. He ended up having to pay for them. Read more here.
Are you familiar with the sweet wines of Sicily? You may want to read this article to learn more about Passito di Pantelleria and Marsala.
Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez offers a tasting menu of 17 courses which takes you on a tour of Peru. It starts at 25 metres below sea level and then sours up into the mountains, across the desert and through the jungle. Read about it here.
Read a really interesting interview with Romain Meder who works with Alain Ducasse. He says that every restaurant is a story about people, the men behind it, the story of chefs, the craftsmen who make the plates, glasses, lighting fixtures, the farmers and the fishermen.
If you are heading to Paris anytime soon, you may want to take a look at the following article on what to do on the left bank of Paris.