The Gelinaz Shuffle which sees a number of international chefs swapping places for a new days takes place in a few days. We’ve already written about the event before but here is an in-depth interview by Agrodolce with Andrea Petrini, the creator of this unique annual event that changes every year. It is in Italian but is really worth a read.
We do not normally link to podcasts in our weekly roundup but here is one really worth taking the time to listen to. It is an interview by Tim Ferris, an author and entrepreneur with Sam Kass. There are many exceptional snippets worth pondering upon such as how he was baptized by fire in kitchens, how he uses mental preparation for high stress situation, unusual restaurants that put out great food, what it is like to cook for the President of the United States, food waste, common mistakes when grilling among others.
Lists of places to eat always come in handy. Here is a list of top 10 restaurants in Barcelona for great value set lunches.
You may be heading to Milan for the Expo in the coming weeks or months. Here is a list of places to eat Chinese food in Milan.
Here is a brilliant article by Jay Rayner about food at weddings. If you are heading to one, you may want to avoid reading this.
On a different theme, Tim Hayward in the Financial Times writes about ‘amateurs’ in catering in the UK. He does not use it in a derogatory sense given that an ‘amateur’ is a lover of something and you cannot argue that chefs like Heston Blumenthal, Rowley Leigh, Ruth Rogers, Fergus Henderson and Rick Stein don’t profoundly love food. The difference is that they all began with different careers and moved into food later. It is a very interesting perspective.
We love to approach the subject of food and wine from the creative, business and management side. If you haven’t seen Jiro Dreams of Sushi then you should consider watching this film about a Japanese master. Here is an article about the five elements of true mastery.
You will find a great portrait of chef Massimo Bottura: Where Bottura is simply Massimo. It is written by Anna Ferri who portraits him from the eyes of someone who lives in Modena. It is a unique perspective. It is the first time an article in Note Modenesi has been translated into English. It is worth a read.
It’s officially summer and here is a list of 5 Mediterranean wines for summer dreaming.
And to end you may want to take a look at how to make Roman Fried Artichokes.
Have a great week.