We are slowly approaching September and with it come many new things. One of the most-awaited restaurant reopenings is Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck which is set to open again next month. If there is one thing that you should read this week, then it should be this brilliant interview by Jay Rayner in The Guardian. The experience is set to be different. It will be all about story telling and he is questioning everything. He says perfection is the enemy of creativity. “All these ideas of success and failure just equal fear of failure, judgement of others and blame of others. It restricts creativity. The opposite of failure is discovery,” he says. Read on here.
We look forward to head to the Milan Expo in September. In anticipation, here is an article by Emily Teel of Civileats on whether the Milan Expo can bring food systems into the global spotlight.
A small Italian bank gives a select group of dairy farmers the opportunity to finance their operations with Parmiggiano Reggiano. Read about it here.
If you are heading to Italy any time soon, then Gambero Rosso has published its list of the best Italian restaurants. There are no surprises with Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana and Heinz Beck’s La Pergola. You may want to save this article for your next visit to Italy.
Chris Dwyer has a brilliant article about a chef that has fooled fine diners into enjoying inferior food. Some tell you it is all about story telling these days and this may just be the proof.
Would you pay $50 for a reservation in a restaurant? We’ve written about this before but it is now starting to become more mainstream and therefore worth taking note of. It is an idea that has people for and against.
If there is another must read for this week, make it this from The New York Times. It is about dinner and deception and someone serving people in a top end restaurant. Read it here.
There is an article in Italian on the 10 underestimated wines that you need to know. While it is in Italian, you ma just want to take a look at the names of the grapes at the start to see which one you still need to discover. It’s really worth taking note of.
And to end, here is a list of 52 places to go in 2015 compiled by the New York Times. Will it tempt you to travel to one of these places soon?
Have a great week.