Tasting Notes

Nicole Just: La Veganista Cookbook

La Veganista is a product of Nicole Just’s desire to share her experiece as a Vegan – and of course the delicious recipes she has created along the way

Nicole Just is a vegan. But this certainly isn’t what you would expect from looking at her. Not always, but sometimes, vegans are categorised as demanding and uptight individuals, frustrated with constantly eating tofu and broccoli or chickpeas and broccoli or, worse still, nut roast – the burden their diet bestows upon them. Nicole, however, dispels all of these clichés in her prize winning German food blog Vegan-sein, translated...

February 25, 2013

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Dining at the Oscars

Wolfgang Puck’s Academy Awards menu in photos

Wolfgang Puck, along with chef Matt Bencivenga, created an award-winning menu featuring more than 50 imaginative dishes, from one-bite hors d’oeuvres to small-plate entrees which were fed to the stars at this years 85thAcademy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 24 2013. For Puck, it was his 19thconsecutive year creating the menu for the Academy Awards, and the images captured show his experience and natural aptitude when it comes to...

February 25, 2013

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Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

Announced: The first ever list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna

Japanese chef Yoshihiro Narisawa took top place on the list for his Les Créations de Narisawa restaurant in Tokyo. Narisawa caught the eye of the awarding academy for taking environmental concern into consideration when creating his dishes in harmony with nature and the environment. Narisawa was also awarded the special award for Best in Japan. Second place went to chef Seiji Yamamoto for his Nihonryori RyuGin restaurant in Tokyo and...

February 24, 2013

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A food revolution in London? Or maybe not…

Antioco Piras, co-founder of FOUR, gives his take on London’s diluted dining scene

Despite the recession, some of the world’s wealthiest people are investing in London. Properties are sold for record breaking prices and oil money is flowing through London’s cash tills. So what does this mean? Well, better restaurants it would seem. Novikov was the first in a new wave of international investors in this sector. Arkady Novikov has 50 restaurants in Russia. His concept was simple yet brilliant, he would give Russians...

February 21, 2013

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