While pasta is a simple dish to make, there are many ways to get it wrong. Here are 10 tips from Mario Batali on how to cook pasta.
Andoni Luis Aduriz of Spanish restaurant Mugaritz was in San Francisco’s Coi as part of the Gelinaz shuffle. Here is an interesting interview with this great Spanish chef. Read what he has to say about creativity.
Fine Food Dude has an interview with Yanick Alleno chech of three Michelin star Pavillon Ledoyen and recently named the 2015 Chef of the Year by French restaurant guide Gault&Millau.
Here is a list of recipes by Yotam Ottolenghi using cucumber. We must admit that we do not really use this vegetable as much as we should. These recipes may help change our mind.
Paul Bocuse is one of the most important French chefs. He is a legend of French gastronomy. There is a restaurant by his own name and also the award Bocuse d’Or which has been instrumental in changing the ways we consider chefs creatives. Here is a very interesting review of a meal at Bocuse by The Skinny Bib. “The meal served my very purpose to leap backward into a fossilised past,” he writes. Read here to find out more.
Krug is one of the great Champagne houses. Alder Yallow portraits this wine house and explains what makes it special.
How important is the wine label in selling more wine? According to research, it only has 1.5 seconds to make an impact. But many wine makers do not carry out any market research on label impact.
More people in Australia and New Zealand are buying wine online than at cellar doors according to research by consultancy firm Wine Intelligence. “People are going to websites to buy wine online for discounts it seems. The reason is that the online world offers consumers greater opportunities to get better discounts or to investigate price differences in more detail.”
Jancis Robinson writes about a small wine maker in Bordeaux’s St Emilion called Jean-Francois Julien who makes his Chateau La Fleur Morange. It’s clearly a wine to look out for.
Robinson also writes about the return of Brunello di Montalcino saying Tuscany’s grandest wine is emerging after a period in the twilight over the five-star imbroglio called Brunellogate.