Tag Archives: Food & Travel

Culinary: Pitmaster John Lewis Perfects The ‘Art Of The Barbecue’ (Video)

Pitmaster John Lewis is known not only for his mouthwatering South Carolina brisket, sausages, and ribs, but also for his dedication to “perfecting” the art of barbecue by customizing his own smokers, and getting creative with brining, rubbing, and smoking techniques.

Profile: Chef Jonathan Brincat Of Restaurant Noni In Malta (Video)

The MICHELIN Guide takes you to Malta to discover the treasures of the island: its chefs, its products and producers. Following the launch of the first MICHELIN Guide Malta in February 2020, we take a closer look at Noni, One-Star restaurant, and its chef, Jonathan Brincat. At the crossroads of cultures, the Maltese gastronomic scene is a reflection of its rich past which marries culinary influences from Italy, Mediterranean countries, North Africa, and Great Britain – not to mention contemporary trends.

At Noni, Chef-Owner Brincat passionately brings a modern approach to traditional Maltese and Mediterranean cuisine. The attentive staff are happy to make recommendations from the concise menu, showcasing quality seasonal products in well-balanced dishes, all cooked with an eye for detail.

Culinary Travel: ‘Tagine At Ouzoud Falls’ In Azilal, Central Morocco (Video)

We visited Ouzoud Waterfall in Azilal.

Ouzoud Falls is the collective name for several waterfalls that empty into the El-Abid River’s gorge. This popular tourism destination is located near the Middle Atlas village of Tanaghmeilt, in the province of Azilal, 150 km northeast of Marrakech, Morocco. ‘Ouzoud’ means “the act of grinding grain” in Berber.

Food & Travel: Master Cheesemaker Olesya Shevchuck In Moscow

The MICHELIN Guide takes you to Moscow, where we just dropped our luggage! Discover the variety of Russia’s culinary heritage and its authentic cuisine built around exceptional local products. Second stop at a cheese-making school in Moscow, where Olesya Shevchuck –Master Cheesemaker and Affineer– trains people to make cheese with their own hands.

Rich in history and secular traditions, the Russian culinary scene has seen some new trends emerge over the past 30 years, embodied by talented chefs who are devoted to highlighting the quality of the ingredients of local producers. Let’s discover some quality products and producers which make the gastronomic reputation of this mysterious and timeless capital city ! Here, Olesya Shevchuck explains us how to find our own favorite cheese and what we need to know to make them perfectly.

Food & Travel: The Top ‘Street Food’ In New Taipei City, Taiwan (Video)

Taiwanese Street Food – 台灣街頭美食 / Night Market, New Taipei City, Taiwan.

Taiwan probably has the best night market scene in the world and some of the most exciting street food in Asia. With little space at home to cook, the Taiwanese prefer to head out almost every night to the heaving markets for the cheap snacks – or xiaochi – that are found across the island – on corners, in clusters of food-devoted streets or at one of over 100 night markets. Those with no language skills simply stand in front of the stall, point to what they want and use their digits to say how many. Stallholders then write the price down, with dishes generally costing between 60p and £1.20. (From The Guardian)

New Taipei City is a special municipality and the most populous city in Taiwan. Located in northern Taiwan, the city includes a substantial stretch of the island’s northern coastline and surrounds the Taipei Basin, making it the second largest special municipality by area, behind Kaohsiung.

Food & Travel: ‘Barbecue Around The World’ (Video)

Barbecue is so much more than just throwing meat on a grill. It is a time for family and friends to come together in celebration. From Turkey’s shish kebabs, which originated from hunted animals skewered on swords, to earth ovens in the South Pacific, which involve cooking food underground, we’ll take a look at how cultures barbecue around the world.

Food & Travel: A Michelin Guide To ‘Malta’ (Video)

The MICHELIN Guide makes you travel to Malta to discover the treasures of this island, their products and their producers. Following the launch of the first MICHELIN Guide Malta in February 2020, we take a closer look at this popular destination in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea.

At the crossroads of cultures, the Maltese gastronomic scene is a reflection of its rich past by marrying culinary influences from Italy, Mediterranean countries, North Africa, and also Great Britain – not to mention contemporary trends. “Malta is a very attractive cultural destination with a unique cuisine style which beautifully combines European influences and local traditions”, explained Gwendal POULLENNEC, International Director of the MICHELIN guides.

Let’s discover some quality products and producers which make the gastronomic reputation of the country! Know more about the destination: https://guide.michelin.com/mt/en/arti…

Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. It’s a nation known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. It has numerous fortresses, megalithic temples and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, a subterranean complex of halls and burial chambers dating to circa 4000 B.C. 

Food & Travel: “Bangkok’s Fresh Food Markets” (NYT)

From the New York Times (June 1, 2020):

Finding Euphoria in Bangkok's Food Scene - New York Times June 1 2020The aromas here are rich and pungent — smoked, cured, dried and fresh seafood, along with many forms of meat, both raw and cooked. The awnings over the stalls create a shadowy atmosphere that’s punctuated by thin streaks of dancing light.

Finding Euphoria in Bangkok's Food Scene - New York Photographs and Text by Louise PalmbergTimes June 1 2020
Photographs and Text by Louise Palmberg

Early this year, in search of inspiration beyond the food scene in New York (and not yet locked down by the spread of Covid-19), I spent two weeks visiting and documenting life among the fresh markets and street vendors in and around Bangkok.

It made for an unlikely itinerary since tourists in Thailand often spend only a day or two in the capital before heading south toward the country’s many islands.

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