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The Year in Bites 2016

The Year in Bites 2016

Sit back and enjoy a look back at some of the tastiest content from 2016. Events, interviews, stories and more.

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Every year we cover a lot of big topics, interesting events, news and opinions from the world of food. The gastronomy scene seems stronger than ever in 2016 and with this in mind we decided to look back at some of the key events through the year.

S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016

The first ever search to find the best young chef in the world returned to Milan this year as we got ready to bring you exclusive coverage of an event that saw hundreds of chefs from all corners of the planet preparing their own signature dishes for some of the world’s best chefs.

In the end it was Mitch Lienhard from the USA that took the top title, but it’s the action from the day that made it all so exciting and that can all be watched again here.

Food on the Edge

As exclusive media partners of this exciting food symposium, Food on the Edge in Galway, Ireland, returned once again for a programme packed with interesting speeches from across the chef world.

We brought you our report direct from the event and we’ve also been releasing great videos of presentations from the symposium exclusively on this site.

Noma Sydney

Rene Redzepi took the entire Noma crew Down Under this year and we decided to follow them. As news of Redzepi’s plans were exciting gastronomes around the world, we were busy planning our own trip to the restaurant to understand exactly what effect Noma was having in Australia.

We also brought back a pretty unique list of interesting ingredients.

World’s, Asia’s and Latin America’s 50 Best

We attended all of these events and brought you reports direct from the world’s, Asia’s and Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants ceremonies.

We also hit you with exclusive stories from Virglio Martinez, Massimo Bottura and Gaggan Anand just after they were announced as winners.

The Future of Food Report

We decided to get in deep with the future of food at the end of 2016 with a series of reports that looked at financial investment across new food ventures and how certain markets are sure to see growth because of this.

Make sure you see the full report here.

Dining on the Desert

This year we visited the driest place on the planet to search for ingredients with Chile’s most innovative chef, Rodolfo Guzman. The piece involved a two day journey to the desert with Guzman as we discovered exactly how the chef uses one of the world’s most arid places to search for flavour.

Chef Mistakes

One of the funnest projects we undertook this year was Chef Mistakes - a series of videos showing some of the world’s best chefs as the recall some of the biggest mistakes they ever made in the kitchen.

The refreshing videos show that even the best had to start somewhere and it’s funny listening to the likes of Grant Achatz and Yannick Alleno remembering their early years.

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