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Cannoli Napkin Holders at Panificio Costanza September 23, 2012

Throughout the populated areas of Sicily you are rarely more than 100 metres from a good cannolo, a fried pastry tube…

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A Pop-Up Logo for Me & My Pop-Up Dinners February 11, 2012

From the inaugural BurgerMonday pop-up  on 24 January 2011 with the Young Turks as guest chefs to the first FryFriday pop-up on…

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My Most Read Posts of 2011 December 30, 2011

So not so burger-manic a year after all. Only half on my most read posts published in 2011 were about burgers:…

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Duke Ellington: King of Jazz & Gluttony August 26, 2011

The three-part profile of jazz great Duke Ellington written by Richard O.Boyer for The New Yorker in 1944 isn’t just one…

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Osteria Francescana’s Massimo Bottura: “Our Ideas are in Service of the Most Beautiful Foods” April 20, 2011

Chef Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy didn’t win the 2011 The San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards on votes but…

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“We believe in the flavour of spices” October 29, 2010

When asked why virtually all Indians choose to cook and eat their guinea fowl and chicken without skin, Anirudh Arora, the…

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“Our Pies Are Not Always Round”: In Praise of Imperfection July 1, 2010

The food pages are rife with promises of perfection. The tells us how to make the perfect pâté and the perfect mayonnaise while…

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The New Trainee Barista at Penny University June 16, 2010

Early this morning, Gwilym Davies was about to board a flight home from Malta to London when he received a urgent call…

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how a dish is like a suitcase May 6, 2010

Before adding a new dish to the menu, the astute chef scrutinizes it as a practiced traveller would his or her…

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if third man’s harry lime were a foodie March 18, 2010

If Harry Lime, the villain from Carol Reed‘s 1949 British film noir The Third Man, were a food obsessive, as was…

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