Do you know the saying “when in Rome, do as the Romans?” However to ‘do’ as the Romans, one needs to eat as the Romans do. That’s great news for visitors as the best restaurants in Rome are some of the best on the planet and some of the most romantic.
Anyone with experience with cooking will attest to the fact that the flavours are not usually found in the ingredients, but in the spices and herbs that are used to introduce and enhance the flavours we love so much. Whether it’s for meat or a specific vegetable or even fruit, without a range of spices available, it’s almost impossible to add real flavour and depth to a dish.
With far more than 4 000 bars and restaurants in Madrid, the Spaniards take dining out very seriously in this city! Here in Spain’s capital, the tapas bars are the city dwellers’ living rooms and restaurants are their celebration halls. Going out for dinner and lunch with friends and family is the cornerstone of life in Madrid!
Dining in Paris has forever been much more than croissants for breakfast and steak frites for dinner. Although all too frequently that’s what people expect when they go out on the city’s cobblestoned streets. In this land of hard-and-fast kitchen etiquette the food landscape is a kaleidoscope of quality dining experiences at all levels.
With clean and green eating experiencing a boom in recent years, it’s no surprise that more and more top-class vegetarian restaurants and eateries are beginning to pop up all over the world.
It’s no surprise that female chefs have made their mark in the culinary world, after all, there are loads of stereotypes about it. Jokes and all aside, in an industry that has seen male chefs thrive, it’s worth noting that there have been females powering the industry. While both deserve equal recognition, we will be using the movement to shine the spotlight on the fairer sex that has been cooking up a storm.
For the uninitiated, molecular gastronomy is the scientific understanding and use of the chemical and physical properties of the food we eat. From changes during different cooking processes to wild combinations that should never work, molecular gastronomy is, in this case, about making the absolute most of the flavour of the food we eat. Molecular gastronomy brings the culmination of art and science into food that we have never seen before.
We often hear about fine-dining restaurants that cost an arm and a leg to eat at. Part of this is the experience that patrons receive when visiting such an establishment, another part might be the training and skills of the chef making the food. But there’s also the ingredient list to take into account when eating at expensive venues.