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The Week in Bites<br>14th April 2013

The Week in Bites
14th April 2013

A food angled look at Milan Design Week, a trip to the Douro Valley in Portugal and can we really have a go at molecular cooking in our home kitchens?

By FDL on

FooDesign in Milan

This week we finished with a great photo reportage from this year's Design Week in Milan.

One of the biggest design gatherings in the world, the event covers the whole spectrum of design with interesting projects and creations from people all over the world.

There's also a great food theme throughout the event with many events focused on mixing the culinary world with that of design and we were there to capture some of the most intriguing in this great picture gallery.

Molecular Kitchen

In 2013 is it really possible to have your very own molecular kitchen at home? We've talked a lot at FDL about interesting home based molecular cooking equipment - especially the rise of Sous Vide home cooking. But how accessible is Molecular cooking? Should it be kept for the highly trained or can we all have a go?

This week we asked all those questions and more as we examined the world of the molecular kitchen. From Agar Agar and Xantham Gum we looked at some of the readily available molecular ingredients that are accessible to the home user and offer up a whole new world of culinary possibilities.

Port in Portugal

Always up for taking in new places this week we travelled to the Douro Valley in Portugal to take a look at the areas strong links to the production of port.

The fortified wine is a favorite over in the UK and there is so much port produced in the Douro Valley that the area has been declared a National Heritage site.

We spent a great day and fell in love with beautiful scenery, it alluring sense of tranquility and some of the interesting characters who live there.

  • cassoude said on

    Cheese is not quite the same without a glass of vintage port!

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