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The Week in Bites<br>23rd September 2012

The Week in Bites
23rd September 2012

A report from the Mistura Food festival, the secrets of dashi explained and a video on how to eat spaghetti

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A Trip to Peru

This week FDL were in Lima Peru to bring you a report direct from the Mistura Food Festival.

A ten day food filled affair with over 600,000 visitors attending to sample food from all over Peru.

We spoke with some of the people involved with the festival, the producers and the chefs to bring you their views on an event that's growing every year. Something that seems to be in line with the growing popularity of South American cuisine.

The Secrets of Dashi

Do you know your Kombo from your katsuobushi? If not this week FDL explored the world of the Japanese ingredient of dashi.

More than just a stock it's found in a whole range of Japanese foods - we explored how dashi is made and how it each type is used for particular styles of food.

We also looked at chefs like Heston Blumenthal and David Chang who have both been exploring the benefits of dashi in their kitchens with some interesting results.

How to Eat Spaghetti

Try to avoid eating spaghetti because you know you'll always make a mess? Never fear as this week FDL brought you a tutorial with all the little tricks needed to eat spaghetti.

Can you use a spoon? should you slurp? and is it ok to cut the pasta? All this was explained in FDL's how to eat spaghetti special.

Trust us, after watching this video you'll order the spaghetti every time you get the chance

In The Blog
We looked at the revealing question of where chefs would choose to dine before they die, gave you the ice cream personality test and brought you some quotes from the secret food lover Oscar Wilde.

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