Once again, expert sailors and chefs flocked to Venice for the S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup, a celebration of sportsmanship and fine dining. FDL followed the event and captured the excitement this exclusive video. The winning nations of this international event were Sweden, Israel, and Australia – respectively taking home the awards for S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna Young Chef of the Year 2011, the Inside the Cookingand theAcqua Panna People’s Choice Award. A must-see video for lovers of sailing, exquisite food, and friendly competition against the unforgettable backdrop of Venice.
The Vienna Vegetable Orchestra
It’s a rare sight, but one that you’ll never forget. An 11-piece orchestra made up entirely of fresh produce, which changes according to seasonal availability. A celery guitar, a carrot flute, a bass drum made from a melon. These musicians don’t play in order to make some kind of “statement”, they play for the pure musical fun of it. Check out the photo gallery of the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra and if you’re curious, here’s a link with a list of their upcoming gigs.
Admired for their precision and organisation by everyone from Prince Charles to Silicon Valley Executives, the Dabbawallas of Mumbai have the challenging job of delivering around 300,000 homemade lunches all around India’s capital city in time for workers’ lunch break. A ritual that has remained largely unchanged since its beginnings in 1890. For a taste of what lunchtime looks like in Mumbai, take a look at the FDL photo gallery.
A last little bite...
A rare chance to see the world’s best chefs flat on their backs. Turin-based photographer Alessandra Tinozzi’s special “On the Pillow” portrait series.
These are tough times for chefs and restaurant professionals around the world, but there has never been a better time to seek advice and help around a number of topics affecting hospitality workers. Here's a round-up of some of the most useful resources for chefs.