The week began with a sharp look at an ordinary kitchen utensil cooks around the world handle every day: knives.
We turned to experts like Mark Bittman, food columnist for The New York Times and author of How To Cook Everything, for tips on how to select, store and use knives.
But the lesson didn't stop there, we also looked at different type of knives and where they are made. Should you buy a German or Japanese knife? Find out with our FDL guide to knives.
Hungry in St. Petersburg
From knives we moved on to explore the dining scene in St. Petersburg, a city some call the Venice of Russia.
The city's gorgeous waterfront and Baroque architecture perfectly complement the foodie scene. You'll find plenty of hipster hangouts and gourmet shops. We recommend the Beer Brewing Museum and the Chocolate Museum.
The team at Don Julio have taken over an unloved corner of Buenos Aires. Organic produce harvested at the community-focused urban garden Huerta Luna de Enfrente will exclusively benefit local soup kitchens. Read on for the full story.