Category Archives: Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts: Michelin-Starred Chef Stefano Secchi Of Rezdôra NYC

Follow chef/owner Stefano Secchi through an entire day at his rustic Italian restaurant Rezdôra, from organizing a kitchen of line cooks and rolling fresh pasta through serving dinner each night in the heart of Manhattan. Take a first hand look behind the scenes to see what really goes into serving high-quality cuisine day in, day out.

Greece Views: Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Made In Messinia

The Messinia in the Peloponnese, Greece, produces what is considered the finest olive oil in the world. It’s made from the Koroneiki olive, a small but rich and aromatic olive. Together with a cold extraction and a slow fermentation process, Koroneiki olive oil tastes like no other — a true nectar of the gods. We follow olive-oil taster Dimitra Mathiopoulou at her family’s olive groves and mill to find out how Koroneiki olive oil is harvested and extracted.

Gourmet Views: 8-Course Dinner, Den Røde Cottage In Klampenborg, Denmark

Visiting Den Røde Cottage (pronounced “roll” = red) a historic building from 1844 which has been a restaurant for a few decades now. The 8 course dinner can be ordered together with 8 glasses of wine which almost doubles the price of the dinner bringing it up to 2500 DKK (335 EUR) but it is highly recommended since the wine complements each dish greatly and the wisely chosen wine selection itself gives a nice overview of the diversity of the taste of wine.

Den Røde Cottage is a Michelin Guide restaurant and is located 10 minutes outside of Copenhagen in a town called Klampenborg.

Delicacies: Black Truffle Hunting In New Aquitaine, Southwestern France

The #truffle is a luxury fungus that’s become a delicacy in French #gastronomy. Being a truffle farmer requires years of patience and hunting for the “black diamond” cannot be done without the unrivalled sense of smell of man’s best friend. Today, #France produces almost half of the 120 tonnes of truffles sold throughout the world every year, and truffle lovers are prepared to pay up: some black truffles are worth as much as €1,000 per kilo. FRANCE went to sniff out its secrets.

Nouvelle-Aquitaine or New Aquitaine, is the largest administrative region in France, spanning the west and southwest of the mainland. The region was created by the territorial reform of French regions in 2014 through the merger of three regions: Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes.

Reviews: Top New England Road Trip Foodie Places

14 Great New England Road Trip Food Spots

The Green Spot | Oakland, Maine

Expect killer pies and great lobster rolls at this beloved gourmet grocery and café.

Sunny Day Diner | Lincoln, NH

This cute-as-a-button spot makes superb banana bread French toast and a road trip–worthy Reuben.

Red Hen Baking | Middlesex, VT

Some of the best breads in New England are baked here. Don’t miss the egg sandwiches and tartines.

King Arthur Baking Café, Bakery & Store | Norwich, VT

From bread, jam, and porridge to a perfect grilled cheese, this café has day-trippers covered.

Four Aces Diner | West Lebanon, NH

There’s a 1952 Worcester diner car hidden in this non-descript building, and its eggs Benedict and poutine are terrific.

Bob’s Clam Hut | Kittery, ME

While the menu is vast, it’s really all about the fried clams (ask for them “Bob’s style”).

Puritan Backroom | Manchester, NH

They claim to have invented chicken tenders, so you have to try them — either straight up or baked parmigiana-style.

The Farm Table | Bernardston, MA

Several restaurants inside Kringle Candle serve brunch through dinner (hit the more casual Tavern for excellent flatbreads).

Publick House | Sturbridge, MA

The bread basket, with its cornbread and sticky buns, is the stuff of legend. So is the classic turkey dinner.

Modern Diner | Pawtucket, RI

You can’t miss with any of the many daily specials here, but we love the chouriço special and yummy custard French toast.

Rein’s Deli | Vernon, CT

Of course the main route between NYC and Boston has a terrific deli. Love the matzo ball soup and corned beef.

Dottie’s Diner | Woodbury, CT

The doughnuts here are so beloved, their recipes are held like state secrets. Same with the plump, buttery chicken pies.

The Lunch Box | Meriden, CT

This is the best place to try Connecticut’s signature steamed cheeseburgers, full stop.

Clam Castle | Madison, CT

Come for fried fish and hot butter lobster rolls, then — if you time it right — catch a beach sunset at Hammonasset State Park.

Where are your favorite spots in New England to get road trip food?

These “Editors’ Picks for Food Lovers” originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Yankee

Interviews: Austrian Chef Wolfgang Puck At Spago In Budapest, Hungary

Meet Wolfgang Puck, world-renowned master chef and restaurateur, from his Budapest restaurant outpost Spago. Here he answers our burning questions on all things travel and foodie related – from growing up in Austria and learning to cook in France, to the five-course white truffle meal he cooked recently for Justin Beiber. We hear about what he does when he arrives somewhere new (aperitifs on a sidewalk is top of his list) and why he loves living in California so much – ‘it’s like living a dream for a chef’.

Views: ‘Solomillo’ Steak In Barranquilla, Columbia

Barranquilla, the capital of Colombia’s Atlántico Department, is a bustling seaport flanked by the Magdalena River. The city is known for its enormous Carnival, which brings together flamboyantly costumed performers, elaborate floats and cumbia music. In the chic neighborhood of El Prado, the Museo Romántico showcases artifacts from past festivals and exhibits on famous Colombians, like writer Gabriel García Márquez.

Views: Smoking Copper River Salmon In Alaska

In this video we are smoking some of my favorite fish; Copper River Red Salmon. We caught the salmon ourselves earlier this summer. We are using a simple brine made of water, salt and pure maple syrup. The smoking itself takes about two hours once the fish is properly dried. It is absolutely delicious.

The Copper River or Ahtna River, Ahtna Athabascan ‘Atna’tuu, “river of the Ahtnas”, Tlingit Eeḵhéeni, “river of copper”, is a 290-mile river in south-central Alaska in the United States. It drains a large region of the Wrangell Mountains and Chugach Mountains into the Gulf of Alaska. 

Inside Views: New York Michelin-Starred Korean Steakhouse ‘Cote’ (Video)

NYC’s Cote is the only Michelin-starred Korean steakhouse in the world. See what it takes for its team of highly trained chefs to get ready for dinner service as they prepare about 3,000 pounds of beef per week and hundreds of plates of banchan for the restaurant’s Korean barbecue-style service.

Credits: Director/Producer: Daniel Geneen Camera: Connor Reid, Murilo Ferriera Editor: Daniel Geneen