This week at Fine Dining Lovers we kicked things off with a look at how to prepare one of Italy's most iconic dishes: eggplant parmigiana.
Before learning how to make it we discovered a bit of it's history. Did you know the dish is believed to have originated in Sicily? There are even some versions where people add chocolate in between the layers of eggplant!
From Italy we turned our attention to Montreal where foraged foods are now considered a delicacy.
One of the companies making this possible is Société-Orignal, which sells gourmet foraged and artisanal products to chefs throughout North America.
Some of the company's specialties include ice plant, which isnative to South Africa but grown in Quebec, and the intriguing-sounding marshmallow root. Cool, no? Take a look at what else the company has in store.
Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez made it to the top of the list for his amazing work at Central restaurant in Lima. The second spot went to Astrid y Gastón (last year's winner) while D.O.M. in Sao Paulo came in at number three.
Geranium's Rasmus Kofoed has decided to stop serving meat at the restaurant currently ranked number two on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. But the Danish chef isn't yet willing to go purely plant-based.