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Enrique Olvera: "In Mexico, Gastronomy becomes an act of Resistance"
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Enrique Olvera: "In Mexico, Gastronomy becomes an act of Resistance"
Enrique Olvera has built an empire, not the kind of empire that coloni
Diego Guerrero: "Breaking Rules allows you to be more creative."
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Diego Guerrero: "Breaking Rules allows you to be more creative."
Diego Guerrero from DSTAgE in Madrid is forging his own culinary identity, thinking outside cultural barriers and taking risks.
Pastry Chef Roger Van Damme weighs up the perfect recipe for work-life balance
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Pastry Chef Roger Van Damme weighs up the perfect recipe for work-life balance
The Dutch master of pastry and desserts Chef Roger Van Damme, of Het Gebaar in Antwerp, Belgium on finding the right balance between life and the kitchen.
Royer: 'On the Top of The World, Thanks to My Grandma's Tart'
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Royer: 'On the Top of The World, Thanks to My Grandma's Tart'
Chef Julien Royer of Odette is crowned top of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list. 'I'm opening a new restaurant in Hong Kong,' he reveals.
Bowien: 'How Falling in love with cooking changed my life'
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Bowien: 'How Falling in love with cooking changed my life'
Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese Food explains his philosophy: "Less is more, also in the kitchen. Social media has changed too many things in our lives".
The World Restaurant Awards 2019: Meet The Winners
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The World Restaurant Awards 2019: Meet The Winners
Watch video interviews with all the winners from the World Restaurant Awards 2019: a diverse selection of some of the food industry's most creative talent.
'It's happening. And that's what we want culinary awards to be about"
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'It's happening. And that's what we want culinary awards to be about"
A chat with Joe Warwick, co-creator of The World Restaurant Awards, a few hours before the ceremony. Don't miss our live coverage from Palais Brognart in Paris!
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Sébastien Bras "Astonished" to Have Michelin Stars Returned
We catch up with Sébastien Bras - the chef who tried to return his Michelin Stars only for the guide to ignore his request.
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What's it like to be Sommelier at one of the Best Restaurants in the World?
We find out from sommelier Vincenzo Donatiello at three Michelin starred Piazza Duomo in Italy.
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Chicken and Charcoal: “My Cooking is more Craft than it is Art”
Matt Abergel talks Chicken and Charcoal as we dip into his debut cookbook from cult yakitori restaurant, Yard Bird, in Hong Kong.
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Garima Arora: "My Food Reflects Who I am and Where I am"
The first female Indian chef to hold a Michelin star speaks to us about developing a culinary identity at Gaa restaurant in Bangkok and more.
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Maria Nguyen on The Art of Plating
The founder of the project dedicated to the culinary arts zooms in on dishes from the world's best chefs.
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'The best ingredients from Latin America are yet to be discovered'
Brazilian chef Manu Buffara, awarded Miele One To Watch for LatAm 50 Best, talks about her work, the women in gastronomy and the rise of local ingredients.
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Magnus Nilsson: ‘Why I Almost Closed Fäviken’
The chef behind one of the world’s best restaurants explains why he came close to closing it for good.
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Nina Métayer: "Everything is Done Naturally at At Café Pouchkine"
The pastry chef from Café Pouchkine in Paris talks to Fine Dining Lovers about her creations and passions. Look at her amazing inspirational dishes.
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Seiji Yamamoto: 'I Never open the Restaurant when I am not in the Kitchen'
We speak to the three Michelin star Japanese chef about re-locating his iconic Nihonryori RyuGin restaurant and what the future holds.
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Paul Svensson: 'It’s All About Cherishing Vegetables'
The Swedish chef of the restaurant at Fotografiska talks about his "huge love" for vegetables and his idea of cuisine.
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Plascencia: 'My Cuisine is a Love Story with Baja'
The Mexican chef based in Tijuana, considered to be one of the most talented in the country, talks about his vision of border cuisine.
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Gino Sorbillo: "My Pizza? It Reflects who I am"
The famous Neapolitan pizzaiolo speaks about his debut into the world of pizza plus bringing his pizzas to the USA.
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Virgilio Martínez: 'Working Less Can Be More Productive'
The Peruvian chef behind Central and an expanding restaurant empire tells us why working less, learning more could drive restaurants in the future.
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Dieuveil Malonga: 'Africa is my Source of Inspiration'
A chat with the Basque Culinary World Prize 2018 finalist increasing the global visibility of African cuisine and talent with his "Chefs in Africa" platform.
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Jock Zonfrillo: 'Gastronomy Can Instigate Change'
A chat with the pioneering chef and winner of the Basque Culinary World Prize 2018 about his inspirational work with the Orana Foundation in Australia.
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Pía Leon: 'It's Time to Tell My Story'
We chat to chef Pía Leon, one half of the dynamic duo behind Lima's Central, ahead of the opening of her first solo restaurant Kjolle.
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Michael Kempf: ‘One objective, Flavour’
A chat with Michael Kempf, the chef of Facil Restaurant in Berlin, about his cuisine marrying traditional aromas with exotic flavours and spices.
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Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore: 'We're Changing the World, Step by Step'
We chat to Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore about their various projects and why Osteria Francescana, the World's Best restaurant, is their heart and soul.
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SingleThread: From Farm to Family
Meet Kyle and Katina Connaughton, the husband and wife team behind SingleThread in California, this year's One to Watch at the World's 50 Best Restaurants.
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Christian André Pettersen on Living the Bocuse d'Or Dream
We talk to the 28 year old Norwegian chef on making dreams come true as he sets his sights on the Bocuse d'Or final in January 2019.
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Will Guidara: 'Fine Dining is Noble'
Will Guidara from Eleven Madison Park in New York on creating magic in the dining room and why a career in service is something to be proud of.
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James Close: From Hitting Birdies to Cooking Them
Meet James Close, the former pro golfer turned chef who makes ‘World Food’ at his two-Michelin-star restaurant The Raby Hunt in the North East of England.
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Alvaro Clavijo: 'Innovate from Tradition'
A chat with the Colombian chef of El Chato restaurant in Bogotá, about his career around the world and what brought him back to Colombian culinary roots.
Flynn McGarry Hits Back at Critics
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Flynn McGarry Hits Back at Critics
Watch controversial teenage chef Flynn McGarry hit back at his critics in a new interview.
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Emmanuel Renaut: 'We can make people dream'
A chat with the French chef of Le flocon de sel restaurant in the Alps mountains, about his cuisine and why a chef's work is all about passion.
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Ana Roš: 'Mistakes Are the Engine of Success'
The famous chef and S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 sage on owning your mistakes and the importance of wellness in the kitchen.
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Eric Gonzalez: 'Details Make the Difference'
We catch up with Eric Gonzalez of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Montreal, on what it takes to recreate the cooking philosophy of Robuchon a long way from France.
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Annie Féolde: 'Be Simple and Precise'
The famous French chef and S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 Sage, shares her vision about the future of haute cuisine and her advice for young chefs.
Chris Fischer: 'Cooking Supports My Farming Habit'
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Chris Fischer: 'Cooking Supports My Farming Habit'
The American chef, farmer and writer on cooking the land, being a martyr and why rabbits are the future.
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Paul Pairet: 'Bring Emotion to the Dinner'
The famous French chef and S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 Sage, shares his vision about the future of haute cuisine and his advice for young chefs.
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Yannick Alléno: 'We Have to Think About Time Again'
A chat with the leading French chef about his insatiable passion for Modern French cuisine, on what he's achieved and what's yet to come.
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Brett Graham: 'The Kitchen is My Priority'
The famous Australian chef and S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 Sage, shares his advice for young chefs and his ideas on the future of haute cuisine.
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Maksut Askar's Taste of Childhood
A chat with the Turkish chef of Neolokal restaurant about Turkey’s gastronomical heritage, food waste reduction and his future plans for Neolokal.
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George Troyan: Fire, Metal and Smoke
Meet George Troyan, the young chef who's resurrecting traditional Russian oven cooking at the Severyane restaurant in Moscow.
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Ferran Adrià: 'Quality Will Be the Future'
We talked to Ferran Adrià, one of the most influential chefs of our time, about his projects, Spanish cuisine, innovation and the future of fine dining.
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Bee Satongun: Something Old, Something New
Meet Asia's Best Female chef 2018, who is reviving and elevating traditional Thai cuisine at her acclaimed restaurant Paste in Bangkok.
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Alex Atala: 'Feeding the World is a Paradox'
The Brazilian superstar chef wants to plant 10 seeds: 10 big ideas that will help determine how we feed the planet in the future.
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Björn Frantzén: 'Luxury is More Relaxed Now'
Frantzén is Sweden's first ever 3-Michelin-star restaurant. We met Björn Frantzén at his new restaurant and talked with him about the art of welcoming guests.
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Leonor Espinosa: 'Believe in the Future of Colombian Cuisine'
Meet Leonor Espinosa, who runs Leo restaurant in Bogota, as well as being an active campaigner for Columbian culinary traditions with her FUNLEO foundation.
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Peter Goossens: 'Focus on the competition'
The S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for Benelux gives some tips for performing and surviving to the competition intense pressure.
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The Ferran Adrià Interview You Need to See
Watch a new unmissable interview with the master Ferran Adrià, where he delves into everything from anthropology to his mother's cooking.
John Taube IV: “The entire dish was inspired by my father”
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John Taube IV: “The entire dish was inspired by my father”
John Taube is the US finalist in S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018. Learn about his personal signature dish and what entering this global challenge means to him.
Falko Weiss: “My dish shows 100% who I am and how I cook”
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Falko Weiss: “My dish shows 100% who I am and how I cook”
Falko Weiss is the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 finalist for Germany and Austria. Discover his tips and hopes ahead of the Grand Finale in this exclusive interv
Edoardo Fumagalli: “A chef's biggest challenge is to be unique”
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Edoardo Fumagalli: “A chef's biggest challenge is to be unique”
Edoardo Fumagalli is the Italian finalist in S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018. Learn about his story and what drives his passion for cooking in this interview
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Umberto Bombana: 'Whatever Tastes Good Would Inspire Me'
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for North East Asia, about his cuisine and why a chef's journey is all about evolution.
Elizabeth Puquio Landeo: “Representing Latin America is a dream”
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Elizabeth Puquio Landeo: “Representing Latin America is a dream”
Elizabeth Puquio Landeo will represent South America at the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Grand Finale in Milan. She talks about his career in this interview!
Anton Husa: “Nothing should go to waste”
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Anton Husa: “Nothing should go to waste”
Anton Husa will represent Scandinavia at the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Grand Finale in Milan. He talks about his career and experience in this interview!
Killian Crowley: “We are the next generation of Irish chefs who can make a change”
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Killian Crowley: “We are the next generation of Irish chefs who can make a change”
Killian Crowley will represent UK and Ireland at the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Grand Finale in Milan. He talks about his career and experience in this interview!
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Mikel Alonso: 'Making a Diner Happy is Priceless'
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for Central America and Caribbean region, about his cuisine that fuses Mexican and Basque cooking traditions
Benjamin Mauroy-Langlais: “I Fell in Love with the Excitement and the Pressure of Making Food”
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Benjamin Mauroy-Langlais: “I Fell in Love with the Excitement and the Pressure of Making Food”
Chef Benjamin Mauroy-Langlais will represent Canada at the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Grand Finale in Milan. He talks about his career in this exclusive interview!
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Sang-Hoon Degeimbre: 'Being a Sommelier Made Me a Good Cook'
A chat with the chef of 'L'air du temps' in Belgium about how being a sommelier allowed him to shape his culinary identity and sensitivity.
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Vladimir Mukhin: 'We Will Build the Future of Russian Cuisine'
A chat with Vladimir Mukhin, IKRA international gastronomic festival 2018 ambassador, to find out just why Russian gastronomy is so exciting right now.
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Oriol Castro: 'Cooking Is My Thrill'
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for Spain and Portugal, on the importance of creativity, risk and teamwork and their role in his success.
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Richard Ekkebus: 'Failures Are Part of Learning'
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for South East Asia, on his culinary education around the world and on his plans for the future.
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Wojciech Modest Amaro's Spirit of Place
We catch up with the East European S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 Mentor, Wojciech Modest Amaro, to find out more about his own journey as a chef.
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Marthinus Ferreira: 'Don’t be Afraid to Fail'
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for Africa Middle East, about how he developed his style of cooking and about his plans for the future.
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Henri Alén's 'Fun Dining'
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for the Scandinavia & Baltic region, on putting the fun back into fine dining.
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Andrei Shmakov: 'Think and Act like a Guest'
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for Russia, about new-Russian cuisine and his plans for the future.
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Riccardo Bertolino: 'Every Taste Evokes a Memory'
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for Canada, about how his experiences of globetrotter shaped him as a chef.
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Sergio Coimbra: 'Chefs are Artists'
Food photographer Sérgio Coimbra, one of the most important professionals from gastronomic scene, reveals the secrets of the creative process behind his work.
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Scott Pickett: 'The Kitchen Is My Home'
The S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for Pacific region talks about how he will approach his role for the upcoming competition and his plans for the future.
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Tamás Széll's Informal Fine Dining
Ahead of Terroir Budapest, we chat with Hungarian chef Tamás Széll about his restaurant Stand 25 Bistro and the growth of Budapest's fine dining scene.
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Food on the Edge to Move Cities in 2019
The annual food symposium will be alternating between Galway and different cities from 2019 says JP McMahon, plus details on dates and tickets for next year.
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Felipe Bronze: 'I've Never Felt So Free'
Brazilian chef Felipe Bronze talks about newly revived restaurant Oro, One to Watch at Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2017, and his plans for the future.
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Rafael Osterling: 'Just Learn, Be Strong'
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for South America, about Peruvian cuisine, seafood and how diplomacy helped him become a chef.
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Hugh Acheson: cooking from scratch
A chat with the famous tv chef Hugh Acheson about his new book and 'Seed Life Skills', an initiative to provide students the basics of healthy cooking.
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Gavin Kaysen: It Takes Discipline, Humility and Drive
We catch up with the USA S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 Mentor, Gavin Kaysen, to find out more about how he will approach his role for the upcoming competition.
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Emily Harris: 'I Have Cooking in my Blood'
An interview with the well-travelled Emily Harris, sous chef from Ana Roš' Hiša Franko restaurant, about her career and her experience in Slovenia.
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Per Hallundbæk: Lightness with a Nordic Twist
A chat with the Danish chef Per Hallundbæk about his experiences and how they shaped him as a chef.
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Sushi Sneakers: A chat with the Sushi Chef that Broke the Internet
Sushi shaped sneakers or sneaker shaped sushi? Find out in an interview with The Onigiri Art, who has conquered both the web and streetwear lovers' appetites.
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Angela Hartnett: 'What Mentors Can Offer is Experience'
A chat with the British chef Angela Hartnett, about her style of cooking and her advice for young chefs.
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Anthony Genovese: I Always Focus on Creating Emotions
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for Italy, about his cuisine and the new gourmet experience offered by his restaurant 'Il Pagliaccio'.
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Are Young Chefs Trying to Rise too Fast?
Chef Scott Conant is upset about the rise of young culinary students trying to skip important lessons and instead going straight for the celebrity limelight.
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Niko Romito: the search for essentialness
Niko Romito's case, from the beginnings of his experience to his work at the 3 Michelin Stars restaurant Reale and his future projects.
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Nikos Roussos: 'Quality Always Prevails'
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for Mediterranean Countries, about his Funky and Gourmet innovative cuisine.
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Karlheinz Hauser: 'The Product is always the Star'
A chat with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 mentor for Germany-Austria, about German food and his exciting new restaurant project.
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Jacqueline Qiu: 'Talent is first and foremost'
A chat with Jacqueline Qiu, Chinese jury member and mentor for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 competition, about women chefs and the future of Chinese food.
Chris Hill: Chefs, It's Time to be Honest With Ourselves
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Chris Hill: Chefs, It's Time to be Honest With Ourselves
This chef's open letter is a must read for anyone wishing to run a successful hospitality business.
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Zaiyu Hasegawa: Championing Hospitality in Cooking
From a cultish restaurant to a 'World’s 50 Best' destination: Zaiyu Hasegawa shares the secrets of DEN’s inspired kaiseki success.
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Kylie Kwong: 'Food Makes People Happy and Connects People'
Kylie Kwong, seasoned chef and TV celebrity is loved for her Australian-Chinese food and her Australia-on-a-plate approach. We caught up with her recently.
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David Kinch: 'For Today’s Chefs, Being Ethical is a Duty'
An interview with chef David Kinch, about the importance of being ethical in the kitchen and cooking with local and seasonal products.
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Gregory Czarnecki, a French Touch in South Africa
A French-born chef with global roots is casting his magic in South Africa’s fairest Cape. We chat to Gregory Czarnecki about what makes him tick.
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Chef Bledar Kola on Modern Albanian Cuisine
We interviewed Bledar Kola, chef at the Mullixhiu restaurant in Tirana, where he reinterprets Albanian traditions and the typical produce of his land.
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Manish Mehrotra: 'My Progressive Indian Food'
A chat with Manish Mehrotra, one of the chefs bringing Indian cuisine to the next level: 'It's getting more respect. But still we have a long way to go'.
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Luca Fantin: 'I was Obsessed by Ingredients'
A chat with Luca Fantin from Ginza Tower, the only Michelin-starred Italian chef In Tokyo and Japan mentor for S.Pellegrino Young Chef competition.
Anthony Bourdain: Exploring Parts Unknown
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Anthony Bourdain: Exploring Parts Unknown
The globetrotting chef, author and broadcaster shares his most memorable food experiences and tells us there's one thing he wouldn't eat.
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Quique Dacosta, Proudly Avant-Garde
The three Michelin star chef on staying true to himself and the new menu at his eponymous restaurant in Dénia, Spain.
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Janez Bratovz, the Forerunner of Slovenian Food
With Slovenian food on the rise, meet the chef whose eponymous restaurant JB in Ljubljana was the first to appear on The World’s 100 Best Restaurants list.
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Enrico Crippa: 'Next Step? A Fourth Star'
Meet the Italian chef Enrico Crippa, from Piazza Duomo restaurant, who brought three Michelin stars to a tiny town in the heart of the Langhe area of Piedmont.
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Mark Welker: “Molecular Gastronomy Just Isn’t Delicious”
The Executive Pastry Chef at Make It Nice (EMP, the NoMad) on the fundamentals of perfect desserts.
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Peter Goossens: 'My Cuisine with Character'
Meet Peter Goossens, the 3-Michelin-starred chef at Hof Van Cleve restaurant in Kruishoutem, in the Belgian countryside, and famous tv personality.
Marco Pierre White Shuts Down Rude Interviewer
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Marco Pierre White Shuts Down Rude Interviewer
Listen to Marco Pierre White shut down an interviewer who oversteps the mark on an Australian radio show.
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Are Chefs also Artists? Ferran Adrià Answers
An exclusive interview with Ferran Adrià, one of the world's best chefs, about the relationship between food and art as well as the taste of childhood.
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Philip Rachinger: 'My cuisine isn't me, it's us'
Meet the talented Austrian-born 26-year-old Philip Rachinger, now chef at the Mühltalhof, his family’s hotel and restaurant on the banks of the Mühl.
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May Chow: 'This Award is a Social Duty'
As we wait for Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2017 to be live-streamed on on Fine Dining Lovers, meet Asia's Best Female Chef 2017, May Chow.
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Sitting at the 'Chef's Table' With its Creator, David Gelb
As the third season is released on Netflix, we settle down for an exclusive chat with Chef's Table director David Gelb.
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Locatelli: "Teach Young People the Joy of Food"
The Italian chef explains the importance of teaching the pleasure and conviviality of food, and why cooking is a basic life skill.
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Francesco Mazzei: 'Why It's Calabria's Golden Moment'
After a year when the world discovered Calabria, we caught up with Francesco Mazzei, the Italian chef who took love and knowledge about his region abroad.
Ramsay: “I’m a Culinary Athlete”
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Ramsay: “I’m a Culinary Athlete”
The famously fiery Gordon Ramsay explains how he thrives under pressure and why he’d like to be a Navy SEAL if he weren’t a chef.
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Jock Zonfrillo, Defining Australian Cuisine
A chat with Scotland-born, Australia-based chef Jock Zonfrillo: he's working with the Orana Foundation to rediscover some of Australia’s native ingredients.
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Rodrigo Oliveira's Democratic Gastronomy
Fine Dining Lovers caught up with chef Rodrigo Oliveira from Mocotò restaurant about opportunity, tradition and the Latin American food renaissance.
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Lars Charas, the Chef 'Feeding Good'
Dutch chef Lars Charas has thrown down the gauntlet to the chefs of the world. The challenge: to change the way we eat in order to keep feeding the world.
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Chef Tim Butler: Today Phuket, Tomorrow Europe
USA chef Tim Butler has opened a new beachside seafood restaurant in Phuket. We find out more about it.
Raymond Blanc, Four Seasons in a Day
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Raymond Blanc, Four Seasons in a Day
A chat with the French-born chef Raymond Blanc: owner of Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons restaurant in Oxfordshire, he's now one of Britain's most respected chefs.
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Ana Roš: 'Cooking is Not for Stupid People'
An interview with chef Ana Roš, from Hiša Franko restaurant on the Italian-Slovenian border. Completely self-taught, she's now in the world culinary elite.
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Mario Batali: “Learn to Cook Before Chasing Fame”
The celebrity chef/restaurateur says young cooks need to hone their craft before thoughts turn to the bright lights.
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Gaggan Anand: "When Dreams Come True"
A chat with Gaggan Anand from Asia's Best Restaurant and one of the Seven Sages at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 about lessons learnt and dreams coming true.
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Elena Arzak: "Believe in Yourself"
The acclaimed Basque country chef from Arzak and judge at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 shares her advice for young chefs in an evolving gastronomic landscape.
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Carlo Cracco: "Discover and Taste New Things Everyday"
A chat with Italian chef Carlo Cracco, one of the Seven Sages at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016, about the link between tradition and creativity.
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Karlheinz Hauser: 'Always Be Focused on the Product'
A chat with Baden-born chef Karlheinz Hauser, mentor for the Germany-Austria region at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016, about fame, focus and working with the best
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Will Meyrick: 'Discipline, the Backbone of the Kitchen'
A chat with the so-called 'streetfood chef' Will Meyrick, from Bali, mentor for South East Asia region at the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 competition.
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Mauro Colagreco: 'Young Chefs, Nourish Your Passion'
Mauro Colagreco, a judge at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016, reveals how hard work and patience are rewarded in professional kitchens.
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David Higgs: 'Keep your Eyes Open and Ask Questions'
David Higgs chats with us as one of Seven Sages at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016, with sound advice for those starting their career to cooking on fire.
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Steven Liu: 'Simplicity is the Key'
A chat with Taipei–born chef Steven Liu, known to millions as a judge on MasterChef, mentor for the China region at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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Wylie Dufresne: 'Young Chefs, Take Your Time'
A chat with chef Wylie Dufresne, one of the Seven Sages at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016, about his past (and future) career as a chef.
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Claude Troisgros, a Chef Always Moving Forward
The recipient of LatAm Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 celebrates his 40-year career: his work changed Brazil's gastronomy, without even speaking Portuguese.
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Peter Gilmore: 'Look Inside to Be Creative'
A chat with Australian chef Peter Gilmore, from Quay and Bennelong in Sydney, Pacific finalist mentor at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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Roberta Sudbrack: "The Past is Our Future"
A chat with Brazilian chef Roberta Sudbrack, one of the Seven Sages at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016, about making it as a self-taught cook.
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Meir Adoni: 'We Should All be Entitled to Make Mistakes'
A chat with Israeli chef Meir Adoni, mentor for Mediterranean Region at SPYC 2016, about inspiring young chefs, Middle East cuisine and the new opening in NYC.
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Daniel Boulud, From Lyon to the Lion City
A chat with the French-born chef Daniel Boulud, a leading US culinary light, while in Singapore: a focus on ingredients, inspiration and new challenges.
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Eric Ripert: “Shouty Chefs Send the Wrong Message”
Le Bernardin’s highly decorated chef explains why staying calm in the kitchen is key to good leadership.
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Claude Bosi: 'Always Be True to Yourself'
An interview with French chef (and honorary Englishman) Claude Bosi, who will mentor the UK and Ireland finalist for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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Chantel Dartnall: 'Young Chefs, Think Sustainable'
Meet chef Chantel Dartnall, famous for her innovative take on botanical cuisine, mentor for the Africa and Middle East finalist at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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Adi Hadean: 'Young Chefs, Don't Miss Any Opportunity to Improve'
An interview with Romanian chef Adi Hadean, TV and radio personality, and mentor for the East Europe region at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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Yoshihiro Narisawa: 'My Hope for the Future? To Pursue Deliciousness'
A chat with Japanese chef Yoshihiro Narisawa, known for his dedication to sustainability and the natural environment, mentor at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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André Jaeger: "Health Conciousness, the Next Revolution"
A chat with famous chef and eminent figure in Swiss cuisine André Jaeger, mentor for the Switzerland region in the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 competition.
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Guillermo González Beristáin: 'The Pride of Mexican Cuisine'
Meet Mexican chef Guillermo González Beristáin from Pangea restaurant in Monterrey, mentor for the Latin America region at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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Normand Laprise: 'Why My Kitchen is My Family'
An interview with chef Normand Laprise, from Toque! restaurant in Montreal: Canada mentor at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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Christian Puglisi: "Food is Tradition, Tradition is Food"
An interview with Sicilian-born chef Christian Puglisi, from Relæ in Copenhagen: he will mentor the Scandinavia finalist for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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Neil Rankin: London’s Leading Eggspert
The chef, famed for his meat and BBQ cooking, sure knows his eggs too – read our interview with Neil Rankin.
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David Martin: "Young Chefs, Be Different"
An interview with David Martin, chef at La Paix restaurant in Brussels and mentor for the Benelux region at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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Christian Bau: 'The Strength of German Cuisine? Diversity'
A chat with the three Michelin-Star German chef Christian Bau at the S.Pellegrino Sapori Ticino dinner, where he cooked with chef Nicola Costantini.
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Vladimir Mukhin: 'Why Russian Cuisine Could be the Next World Trend'
An interview with Vladimir Mukhin, chef at the White Rabbit restaurant in Moscow and mentor for Russia-Baltics-CIS region at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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Andoni Luis Aduriz: "Taste is a Cultural Construct"
An interview with the chef at Mugaritz restaurant, mentor for the chef who will represent the Spain-Portugal region at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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Alain Passard, the Maestro of Vegetable Cuisine
An exclusive video interview with French chef Alain Passard, from L'Arpege restaurant in Paris: where “cooking is more than just a job; it's a life partner".
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Peter Knogl on the art of combining the simple to create the exquisite
We spoke to the three Michelin starred chef about his fusion of haute cuisine and cooking philosophy, at the S.Pellegrino Sapori Ticino dinner in Ascona.
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Dominique Crenn: "Cooking is an Act of Vulnerability"
An exclusive interview with Dominique Crenn, named World’s Best Female Chef by 50 Best Restaurants and USA mentor at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.
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Chef Pascal Barbot: "My Advice? Eat Good Food, but Not too Much"
A chat with chef Pascal Barbot from Paris' restaurant l'Astrance: we met him at S.Pellegrino Sapori Ticino dinner, where he cooked with chef Domenico Roberto.
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Chef Kofoed on Bocuse d'Or: "You Need to Have Ambition"
A chat with the Danish chef Rasmus Kofoed, Bocuse d’Or Europe 2016 Honorary President, who coached the Hungary team to victory: "You have to invest everything".
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Yannick Alléno: "Gastronomy must be in tune with its time"
The role of creativity, knowledge and tradition: an interview with the three starred chef and now mentor to the French S.Pellegrino Young Chef finalist.
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Meet Nobu San, Japan’s Culinary Global Citizen
A chat with restaurateur and legendary Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa about his culinary empire and "family": a staff of 3,000 people worldwide.
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An Interview with 'Captain Seaweed'
Meet Charles Yarish, a university professor who's been campaigning for the use of marine vegetables for the last 35 years.
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Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen: French Touch, South African Soul
Meet chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen - owner of Jan restaurant in Nice, France: he's the first South African to be awarded a Michelin star.
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Tetsuya Wakuda: "The Strength of Asian Food"
A chat with Japanese chef Tetsuya Wakuda Jury President at Asia Pacific Bocuse d’Or final, about Japan winning and the best talent Asia had to offer.
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First Bite: How to Shape a Child's Taste
An interview with writer Bee Wilson about her new book "First Bite", an exploration of the ways early feeding experiences contribute to our food preferences.
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Dan Hunter: "I Want People to Taste Australia"
Meet chef Dan Hunter who runs Brae in Melbourne: one of Australia's most exciting new restaurants.
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Amanda Freitag Wants Home Cooks To Be Fearless
New York chef Amanda Freitag discusses first cookbook, tips for home cooks and much more in this fun interview with Potluck Video.
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Matthew Kenney: "Veganism? More than a Trend"
An exclusive interview with American chef Matthew Kenney, who works to demonstrate that a plant-based diet can be just as satisfying as any meat-based one.
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Chef Kwong Wai Keung: "This is the Reward of our Hard and Consistent Work"
A chat with chef Kwong Wai Keung of T'ang Court Cantonese restaurant, awarded three stars in the 2016 Michelin Guide for Hong Kong and Macau.
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Ferran Adrià Explains What He's Up To Now
Ferran Adrià discussed his current work with the elBulli Foundation and makes a call for people to participate in the project.
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A Toast in the Clouds: Meet an 'Air Sommelier'
A chat with Vinod Achuthan, Air Sommelier of Singapore Airlines, about this unusual food profession and the way our taste buds change when we're on a plane.
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Pierre Gagnaire: " I Was Surrounded by a Lot of Love"
A new restaurant, a new cookbook and projects: we sat down with chef Gagnaire, a pillar of French gastronomy, who agreed to update us on this eventful year.
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Chris Hill: "8 Things That Actually Make You a Chef"
Chef Chris Hill gives eight simple points he says every cook requires before they can call themselves a chef.
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Alain Ducasse: "French Cuisine? It's Plural"
A chat with French top chef Alain Ducasse, who shared his thoughts on the state of contemporary French cooking and produce - inside and outside France.
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Niko Romito: "Let's Make 'Space' to Italian Cuisine" | Video
An exclusive video interview with Niko Romito, from the 3-Michelin-stars restaurant Reale: his culinary format "Spazio" focuses on the new generation of chefs.
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Virgilio Martinez: "Everything Has to Move"
We sit down for an interview with Virgilio Martinez as he explains his exciting plans for relocating his Central restaurant from Lima to Cusco.
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Roberta Sudbrack: "Back to the Origins, Back to Street Food"
Waiting for 2015 Latin America 50 Best Restaurants full list we met LatAm Best Female Chef Roberta Sudbrack, reconnecting with roots of her cooking career.
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Chef Hideaki Sato "Never Give Up"
An interview with the exciting Japanese chef Hideaki Sato who recently opened his Ta Vie restaurant in Hong Kong.
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The Berezutskiy Twins: "Together, But Different"
A chat with Ivan and Sergey Berezutskiy, the Russian chefs at Twins: a brand-new restaurant recently opened in Moscow: a mix between tradition and innovation.
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Diego Muñoz: 'Biodiversity and Multiculturality, the Pillars of Peruvian Cuisine'
An exclusive video interview with chef Diego Muñoz, from 'Astrid y Gastón' restaurant in Lima, talking about Peruvuan gastronomy and his new role in the city.
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Yoshihiro Narisawa: 'Young Chefs Should Show their Identity'
We speak with S.Pellegrino Young Chef judge Yoshihiro Narisawa about his own career as a young chef and projects he's currently working on.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 - Meet Mentor Seiji Yamamoto
Meet Japanese chef Seiji Yamamoto, one of the mentors of the upcoming S.Pellegrino Young Chef competition in Milan.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 - Meet Mentor Clare Smyth
Clare Smyth, chef at the three-Michelin starred Gordon Ramsay Restaurant, dishes advice to upcoming chefs ahead of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 contest.
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Christian Sinicropi: "My Special Homage to the Cannes Film Festival"
With Cannes Film Festival starting today, we caught up with chef Christian Sinicropi: every year he offers the jury members a menu inspired by the president.
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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 - Meet Mentor Cristina Bowerman
Michelin-starred chef Cristina Bowerman tells us what makes a chef great and how she intends to help one lucky finalist become the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015.
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A chat with Paolo Griffa, S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 Italian Finalist
While waiting for the Grand Final at Expo Milano 2015 in June, the Italian finalist of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 introduces himself and his signature dish.
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David Andrés Morera vs Moises Nieto: Spain is in our creations
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 finalists from Spain-Portugal region introduce themselves: chef David Andrés Morera and fashion designer Moises Nieto.
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Meet Enrico Derflingher, the Man Who Feeds the Powerful
After experiencing with Royal Family and White House, chef Enrico Derflingher will welcome Heads of State Expo Milano 2015 at Relais Villa Lario, near Como.
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Marco Antonio Ganoza: "My Challenge? Refined Food for the Masses"
A chat with the 40 year old Lima-born chef, is rocking the foundations of Latin American dining in his Divina Comida restaurant of Escazù in Costa Rica.
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Romain Meder: "Every Restaurant is a Story About People"
An interview with Romain Meder, sous chef at Alain Ducasse's Plaza Athénée restaurant in Paris: his philosophy from his worldwide career to the heart of Paris.
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Paolo Griffa vs Vivetta: the whimsical effect
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 Italian finalists introduce themselves, their work and their dreams. Enjoy the first in a series of 20 chef/designer interviews.
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Paolo Grinza: "I Photograph What I Know the Most, Food"
A chat with Turin-based food photographer Paolo Grinza about his food-related projects: Veggies From Outer Space and a project about food packaging.
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Jason Atherton: "The Future of Dining? Don't Get too Serious"
An interview with famous chef Jason Atherton: from the first venue - Pollen Restaurant in London - the 43-years-old chef now runs 15 restaurants worldwide.
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Edin Dzemat: "From Bosnia to Sweden, Thinking Out of the Box"
An interview with 31-year-old Bosnian-born chef Edin Dzemat: head of Linnéa Art Restaurant in Gothenburg, he's an emerging talent in the Swedish culinary scene.
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Gaggan Anand: "I Will Close Gaggan at My Peak"
Indian chef Gaggan Anand, a day after his restaurant in Bangkok was picked as The Best Restaurant in Asia, on why he plans to close at his peak.
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Normand Laprise: "My Farm-to-Table Quebecker Style"
A chat with chef Normand Laprise, who brought the "eat local" philosophy to Quebec when everything came from France—from the spinach to the chefs themselves.
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Vladimir Mukhin: "Preserving an Authentic Russian Taste"
A chat with Vladimir Mukhin, a Russian chef who has a particular focus on exploring traditional Russian dishes with modern day techniques.
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Yasuhiro Sasajima: "Umami is Everywhere"
An interview withe the Japanese chef Yasuhiro Sasajima who runs Il Ghiottone, a restaurant that serves Italian food in Kyoto. Enjoy the video!
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Ashley Palmer-Watts and His Historical Creations
Chef Ashley Palmer-Watts talks about what it's like to work at Diner - a place that serves up historically inspired dishes with a modern twist.
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Brooks Headley: "Don't Call Me (Punk) Pastry Chef"
An interview with Brooks Headley, unconventional executive pastry chef of Del Posto restaurant in New York: "I don't need a brand title, I just cook".
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Meet Ben Jacobsen, the Man who Salted US-Made Artisanal Food
Launched on Kickstarter, the Jacobsen Salt co. is now supplier to famous chefs across the USA: we caught up with the founder to chat about finishing salt.
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Grant Achatz: "Why Does a Restaurant Have to Have a Permanent Address?"
We sit down with the American chef Grant Achatz as he asks the question: why does a restaurant have to have a permanent address?
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Joaquim Wissler: "This is New German Cuisine"
Joaquim Wissler is the chef at the award winning Vendôme restaurant in Cologne, a chef classed by many to be the father of 'new German cuisine'.
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Quique Dacosta Cooking a Window to The World
An exclusive video interview with chef Quique Dacosta who talks about the work at his unique restaurant in Alicante, Spain.
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Aglaia Kremezi: "Enjoy My Mediterranean Vegetarian Feasts"
A chat with Greek food blogger and author Aglaia Kremezi about her new cooking book: a culinary journey through various kitchens of the Mediterranean region.
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Chef Stefano Baiocco, the Salad Whisperer
A chat with the Italian chef about his signature dish: a salad made with 140 plants - herbs, sprouts, greens, flowers - symbol of his culinary passion.
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Massimo Bottura: "My Book? It's All About Emotion"
A chat with Massimo Bottura about his upcoming cookbook, 'Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef': a look at his 25 year career including 50 recipes and pics.
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Gaston Acurio's Interview: "My Dream is a Small Restaurant"
FDL catch up with the Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio just days after his retirement to discuss his future projects and hear his dream of one day cooking again.
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Chef Bjorn Frantzén: "Cutting Away the Unnecessary"
"It doesn't matter how good you are: it always starts with ingredients": famous chef Bjorn Frantzén shares his cooking ideas and challenges. Enjoy the video!
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Virgilio Martinez: "Part of my future is going to be in Cusco"
We catch up with Virgilio Martinez just hours after finding out his Central restaurant has been picked as the Best Restaurants in Latin America.
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Francesco Mazzei: "My Cooking Style? It's 'Nduja Proudness"
Meet Calabria-born and London-based chef Francesco Mazzei: his first restaurant, opened in 2008, is rated as one of the best Italian restaurants in England.
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Josean Alija: "Sharing Experiences is the Key"
FDL caught up with the 35-years-old Spanish chef running the Nerua restaurant inside Bilbao's museum: from ingredients to the future, here's the interview.
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Alain Ducasse: "Next Step, the Art of Sharing"
An exclusive interview with the French chef Alain Ducasse, creator of a world culinary empire: future projects, trends and joung chefs to keep an eye on.
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Jean François Piege: "French Fine Dining? I Want it Simple" | Video
Meet the French chef Jean-François Piège, who runs the 2 Michelin-starred namesake restaurant in Paris: watch the exclusive video interview.
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Lidia Bastianich: "The Secret of Italian Food? It's All About Conviviality" | Video
An interview with the icon of Italian food and cuisine in the USA, Lidia Bastianich: the famous chef and tv personality shares her food memories and secrets.
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Pierre Marcolini: To be number one you have to believe
Meet the famous Belgian chocolatier that - with more than 20 shops worldwide - says: "To be a great artisan today you need global vision".
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Chandler Burr: "Take Your Seat to a Scent Dinner"
FDL caught up with the man who created the 'New York Times' perfume critic's position to ask him more about the events in between fragrance and haute cuisine.
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Chef Niko Romito: "How an Onion Became my Foie Gras"
Meet the Italian three-Michelin-star chef at Reale restaurant in Abruzzo region: he went at the heart of the ingredients and managed to extract their essence.
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Penny De Los Santos: "Every Table Tells a Tale"
Food and travel photographer Penny De Los Santos talks about the life lessons learned through the gatherings that she documents.
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Daniel Patterson: Equality in Cuisine
A day with Daniel Patterson, owner of the Coi restaurant in San Francisco, discussing his unorthodox entrance to the world of cooking and his love for foraging.
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Swiss Soul With an Asian Twist: Interview With André Jaeger | Video
Fine Dining Lovers caught up with André Jaeger, Chef of Rheinhotel Fischerzunft in Switzerland and President of Grand Table de Suisse: here's the video.
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Chef Sergio Herman: "The Jane? A Woman, More Than a Restaurant"
A chat with Sergio Herman: after closing his world-famous 'Oud Sluis', the 44-year old chef is now radically changing with 'The Jane' restaurant in Antwerp.
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Michael Ruhlman's Egg-sploration: Interview with the Food Writer
Fine Dining Lovers spoke to the New York Times best-selling author about his cooking habits, food memories, and his latest book: 'Egg'.
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Daniel Boulud on the Evolution of Cooking
A video talk from chef Daniel Boulud about what it takes to run his restaurant empire and the evolution of cooking.
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Jefferson Rueda: "Here is My Italo Caipira Cuisine"
A chat with Jefferson Rueda, chef at Attimo restaurant in São Paulo: from his “italo caipira” cuisine to the rising of South American gastronomic scene.
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Mama Roca: "I Never Imagined They'd Work Together"
An interview with Monsterrat Fontané, mother of the world famous Roca Brothers, ahead of the World's 50 Best Restaurants ceremony on April 28th.
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An Interview With Helena Rizzo, World's Best Female Chef 2014
Waiting for the World's 50 Best Restaurants list to be revealed, on April 28th at the Guildhall in London, a chat with Helena Rizzo, World's Best Female Chef.
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Chef Björn Frantzén: "Here is my Nordic-Kaiseki"
A chat with Swedish chef at Restaurant Frantzén: from suppliers to techniques and nose-to-tail, why getting people eating better food is a matter of "egoism".
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Tapas, Spanish Food Design and Creativity
A chat with Juli Capella, curator of “Tapas, Spanish design for food”: an itinerant art show that will take Spanish food creativity from Tokyo to the USA.
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Meet the Chef Adrian Quetglas: "Contamination Is the Keyword"
A chat with the Argentinian and Moscow-based Adrian Quetglas, chef at The Sad restaurant: from cooking philosophy to inspiration, here is the interview.
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The Post Punk Kitchen, Vegan Food From the Web to the Restaurant
A chat with the vegan icon Isa Chandra Moskowitz about the brand new restaurant she's going to open in May, her favourite recipes and sources of inspiration.
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The Secrets of Gourmet Space Food Revealed
An interview with Davide Avino, managing director of the Italian agency that prepares "bonus food" for astronauts.
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Chef David Thompson: "Next step, street food"
Ingredients, authenticity and future projects: an interview with David Thompson from Nahm, Asia’s Best Restaurant for 2014.
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The Future of Thai Food: Interview With Bo.lan Chefs | Video
A chat with Dylan Jones and Bo Songvisava, chefs at Bo.lan Thai restaurant in Bangkok: a focus on autenticity, culinary dreams and the future of Thai cuisine.
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Interview With Kobe Desramaults: "Don't Call Me Rock'n'Roll Chef"
A chat with the rising talent of Belgian cuisine, chef Kobe Desramaults: "I don't like labels. There is a thin line between freedom of spirit and rock'n'roll".
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Simone Tondo, How an Italian Chef Is Changing French Cuisine
At the age of 25, Simone Tondo is the talented rising star whose restaurant in Paris conquered the international culinary scene in less than a year.
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Jacopo Sarzi: «Present culinary revolution will change the food landscape forever»
A chat with Italian-born and London based food designer Jacopo Sarzi. His focus? Eating and conviviality to improve people's everyday life: find out how.
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Meet Franc Aleu, the Off-The-Plate Architect
Meet the multidisciplinary artist Franc Aleu, behind the Rocas' culinary opera el Somni: "It's just the beginning, I want to be more radical with the guests".
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Interview with Luca Guadagnino, the Gourmet Director
Meet Luca Guadagnino, the Italian director of the Oscar-nominated Call Me by Your Name, whose love of food almost rivals his passion for movie making.
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Meet the Man Behind Vegan Eggs
Meet Josh Tetrick the man who managed to secure funding from Bill Gates for his plant based egg substitute.
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Chef Ryan Scott on TV and Polynesian Cuisine
Meet TV star and master of Polynesian cuisine Chef Ryan Scott in this candid interview.
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Heston Blumenthal: "There's Taste Buds in the Stomach"
A video interview with Heston Blumenthal as the chef discusses a range of topics relating to food.
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Video Interview with René Redzepi
A video with René Redzepi in New York as he goes on tour to promote the launch of his new book, discussing his work and how the view of chefs has changed.
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Elio Fiorucci: Fashion, Love Therapy & Vegetarianism
Elio Fiorucci, the Milanese designer and talent scout who changed the way a generation dressed, explaines his path to vegetarianism.
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The Taste of the Soviet Union
Interview with Anya Von Bremzen, the author of a cooking memoir in the USSR. From Stalin's codified food cannon, the Yalta conference, to today's nostalgia.
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A Rare Interview with Daniel Humm and Will Guidara
Daniel Humm and Will Guidara from Eleven Madison Park, currently the best restaurant in America, discuss why they love the food scene in New York City.
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The Rocas Play the Game: How Well Do I Know My Brothers?
Does that much time together mean they know everything about each other or do they spend all their time discussing food. Find out.
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WATCH: Gastón Acurio Talks Peru, Mistura and Future
Watch Peruvian ambassador Gaston Acurio talk extensively about his humble beginnings, food from his homeland and why he started the Mistura food festival.
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Tasha Marks' Decadent Desserts
Meet Tasha Marks, a food historian specialising in decadent desserts who started her career in food with jellymonger extraordinaires Bomparr & Parr.
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Top 8 Quotes From Alex Atala's Interview With The Guardian
Brazilian chef Alex Atala talked to The Guardian about his passion for the Amazon, Brazilian food and eating ants. Here are the top quotes from his interview.
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Milly Callegari, an Apothecary in the Kitchen
The Italian Chef Milly Callegari has become a success with her special recipes inspired by her work in the pharmacy, from essential oils to chlorophyll.
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Chef Luke Dale Roberts: "South Africa's Culinary Talent"
Test Kitchen's Luke Dale Roberts gives a candid interview on what got him where he is now and his future plans in the culinary world, directly from Cape Town.
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Moreno Cedroni, The New Clandestino, and British Susci
The Italian Chef from Marche region, Italy, reopens "Clandestino" spreading its new wings into the spectacular blue horizon of Portonovo.
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Ferran Adrià: ''elBulli Is A Philosophy''
Ferran Adrià opens up to The Guardian about the upcoming elBulli Foundation, his BulliPedia and the future of gastronomy.
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Vanessa Rees' Still Life Photography Unveiled
V.K.Rees (short for Vanessa Katharine Rees) is a blog about all things photography & food, run in her spare time by NYC-based commercial photographer Vanessa
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Meringue Girls and Their Sweet Sensation
Meet Alex and Stacey, two girls who fell in love with meringues and decided to set shop in London, read the interview to find out more
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Meet Alexis Gauthier's Vegetronic Cuisine
Interview with Alexis Gauthier, chef of the award-winning Gauthier Soho in London, who will be hosting S.Pellegrino's restaurant at Taste of London 2013.
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Chef Rudi Obauer Jr.: ''My Philosophy? Get Out Of The Comfort Zone''
On the inaugural day of the 13th annual S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup in Venice, we'd like to introduce you to competing chef Rudi Obauer Jr. from Austria.
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Chef Stewart Wesson: ''I'm always eager to explore new aspects of cooking''
Meet Stewart Wesson, an enthusiastic young chef from Australia who will go head to head with other chefs in the upcoming S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup.
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Chef Ren Jie Liu: ''Ingredients? I Treat Them With Respect''
Meet Chinese chef Ren Jie Liu, a master of blending flavors from the East and West. He's a contender in the upcoming 2013 S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup.
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Chef Yannick Van Aeken: ''My Philosophy? Local Seasonal Products''
Meet Belgian chef Yannick Van Aeken, a protegé of René Redzepi and a competitor in the upcoming 2013 S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup in Venice.
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Chef Dominic Petzold: ''My Cuisine is Instinctive and Fresh"''
An interview with Dubai-based chef Dominic Petzold, a contestant in the upcoming 2013 S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup to be held in Venice.
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Chef Vladimir Mukhin: ''Traditions are eternal – innovations are endless''
Here's our interview with Russian chef Vladimir Mukhin, one of the contestants in the upcoming 2013 S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup taking place June 14-15 in Venice.
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Chef Paul Qui: ''The Quality of the Ingredient Dictates my Dish''
Paul Qui, winner of Top Chef season 9, will be competing in the upcoming 2013 S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup in Venice. Here's our interview with the rising star.
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Chef Giuseppe Iannotti: ''The Right Recipe is also Based on Psychology''
Get to know Guiseppe Iannotti, a self-taught Italian chef who will be competing in the upcoming 2013 S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup.
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Interview with Nicky from Nicky and Max
Meet the two minds behind the amazing food photos of the blog Nicky&Max, find out what inspires them and view their work
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Chef Välimäki's "Quality without Compromise"
Interview with Chef Hans Välimäki of Chez Dominique, one of Helsinki's Michelin starred fine dining restaurants.
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Interview with Chef Philipp Jay Meisel from Berlin's Die Quadriga
Chef Philipp Jay Meisel talks about his new role as Chef of Die Quadriga in Berlin and his life as a chef directly from Sapori Ticino sponsored by S.Pellegrino
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Massimo Bottura and Daniel Patterson Interview
A video interview with chefs Massimo Bottura and Daniel Patterson discussing how they stay creative and the importance of working away from the kitchen.
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Joan Roca's Food Memories
Watch the interview with Joan Roca of El Celler de Can Roca to get an insightful approach to his cuisine and find out about his family's culinary memories
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Margot Janse's South African Fine Dining
For sixteen years Margot Janse has been captivating diners, visiting Le Quartier Français, in Franschhoek, from around the world. Read the interview
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Chef Daniel Humm on Finding a Sense of Place
A video interview with the three Michelin starred chef and owner of the iconic Eleven Madison Park restaurant in New York, Daniel Humm.
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The Man Behind Tuscan Vines, An Interview
Meet John Fodera, the man behind the acclaimed blog Tuscan Vines, which has been recently nominated for a Wine Blogger Award.
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Quotes From Sotheby's Interview with Ferran Adrià
Here are some top quotes from Sotheby's interview with Ferran A drià ahead of the elBulli wine auction in New York and Hong Kong.
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Video Interview with Matt Orlando
A video interview with the ex Noma head chef Matt Orlando discussing his new restaurant which is set to open in Copenhagen in July.
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Exclusive Interview with Joe Bastianich
Interview with Joe Bastianich on his passion for restaurants, good wine, and the foundations of his career
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An Interview With The Roca Bros. Mom
Would the Roca Brothers be running the second best restaurant in the world if it wasn't for their mother? An inside look at the woman who raised stellar chefs.
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Inside Story: the Rise of German Cuisine
Germany is holding its place when it comes to fine dining. Interview with the winners of this year's S.Pellegrino Kulinarische Auslese.
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The Young British Foodies: Interview with Chloe Scott Moncrieff
Discover the Young British Foodies Awards created by baker Lily Jones, food writer Chloe Scott Moncrieff and food PR Amy Thorne for passionate foodies
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A Taste of Shanti in Manhattan: Hawaiian Chef Brownie Brown
Brooklyn's Shanti Shack's owner and cook Brownie Brown tells us about her outlook on food and the way she brings it to Manhattan's private residences
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Sharon Gannon: "Cooking the Path to Enlightenment"
Interview with Jivamukti yoga founder Sharon Gannon on being vegan and her culinary experience, now with a vegan recipe cookbook
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Experimental Society: Interview with Founder Alexa Perrin
Reviving the food arts in the UK, offering a platform of incredible talent, this is the inspiration behind the food society of artistry and talented foodies
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Nigella Lawson: "Risotto Makes me Feel Better about the World"
A personal interview on why she loves Italian food so much to write an entire book about it, mind you from a sensual British home cook's point of view
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Back to Nature: Magnus Nilsson's Faviken
Chef Magnus Nilsson speaks on the grounds of his restaurant, the Faviken, about his back to nature cooking techniques and menus
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The Seductive Side of Vegan Cuisine: Interview with Chef Salvini
A chat with the Italian chef - and a gallery of his creations - to understand why going vegan is a matter of culture, taste, and Italian traditions
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Chef Ben Shewry: "The Recipe? Being Open And Honest"
An interview with the hard talking chef Ben Shewry about his upcoming Origin food book, that turned out to be part autobiography and part adventure story
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Chef Benoît Violier: Connecting Heritage to The Future | Video
An exclusive interview and a behind-the-scenes look at one day in the life of the acclaimed chef, now managing the prestigious Hôtel de Ville in Switzerland
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Gail Simmons: 'Working - And Talking - With My Mouth Full' | Interview
A chat with Top Chef Just Desserts host and writer about a relatively new profession in the food world, she contributed to invent: the culinary expert
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Lookbook Cookbook, The Glossy Side of Vegan Food
A chat with Jessica Milan, creator of one of the fashion world’s most successful recipe blogs that mixes white backgrounds, good-looking girls and vegan sweets
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Andrew Tarlow, Brooklyn’s Thoughtful Diner
An interview with the New York-based restaurateur behind some of the some of the city's coolest eateries, a butcher shop and an indipendent food journal
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Chef Alex Atala: "Brazilian Food For A New Citizenship"
An exclusive video interview with the Brazilian chef about the role of food in his country and the ingredients from Amazon he's using in his cuisine
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Ferran Adria on Rene Redzepi: ''I'm Still Ahead''
Ferran Adria commended Rene Redzepi's work in a recent interview with Italian newspaper but said the chef still has to catch up to him
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The Taste of Tradition: Interview With Chinese Chef Johnny Gu
An exclusive interview with Johnny Gu, one of the pivotal chefs in China and a man who likes to prepare some his grandmother's recipes
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Atul Kochhar: "The British Palate is Changing"
An interview with the Indian born chef Atul Kochhar discussing how the British are now starting to really appreciate the complexities of Indian food
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Chef Christian Puglisi: "Fine Dining is Changing" | Video
An exclusive video interview with the Italian-born chef Christian Puglisi - one of the rising stars of high end cuisine in Denmark
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Heston Blumenthal: "I'd Love to Cook Someone's Life" | Video
An interview with the British chef Heston Blumenthal discussing his kitchen philosophy and his dream to create a menu from a person's life experiences
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Chef Matias Perdomo: "My Disturbing Cuisine"
FDL sat down with the Uruguayan chef, to find out how he turned a traditional Milanese trattoria into a Michelin-star restaurant
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Ferran Adrià: "In 2013 We Return to Gastronomy"
FDL sit down to interview the Spanish chef Ferran Adrià - discussing his current work, when he'll be back in the kitchen and just what LaBullipedia is all about
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Interview With Missy Robbins, Italian Style With A Twist | Video
From ingredients to the role of women in the brigate, a chat with the American chef at NYC restaurants A Voce, that made of Italian cuisine her cuilinary flag
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Chef Lorenzo Cogo: "Fine Dining Is All About Ingredients"
A chat with the young Italian chef: he will be one of the chefs that are going to cook aboard the sail boats at the incoming S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup
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Chef Anatoly Kazakov, From Water Polo To Fine Dining
A chat with the young Russian chef: he will be one of the chefs that are going to cook aboard the sail boats at the incoming S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup
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Chef Joël Schaeffer: "My Secret? Keep It Simple And Original"
A chat with the chef from Louxembourg: he will be one of the chefs that are going to cook aboard the sail boats at the incoming S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup
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Chef Dennis Van Dop: "My Fine Dining? Friends, Food And Wine!"
A chat with the young Dutch chef: he will be one of the chefs that are going to cook aboard the sail boats at the incoming S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup
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Meet Tata Harper, The Queen Of Everything Is Green
A chat with the America's natural skincare ambassador: find out why the food she loves is so similar to the business she runs...
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Chef Jouni Ibrahim: "Dreaming Of A Modern Lebanese Fine Dining Restaurant"
A chat with the young chef from Emirates: he will be one of the chefs that are going to cook aboard the sail boats at the incoming S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup
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Chef Richard Ousby: "Free Style Is The New Dining Style"
A chat with the young Australian chef: he will be one of the chefs that are going to cook aboard the sail boats at the incoming S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup
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Chef Cai Chen: "My Dream? To Become One Of Best Chefs In Shanghai!"
A chat with the young Chinese chef: he will be one of the chefs that are going to cook aboard the sail boats at the incoming S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup
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Chef Martin Voelkerts, Young And Inventive
A chat with the young Belgian chef: he will be one of the chefs that are going to cook aboard the sail boats at the incoming S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup
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Chef Thomas Keller: "Preparing Myself to Let Go"
An interview with chef Thomas Keller - discussing how American cuisine has changed and the role of the chef in the 21st century
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Chef Jacob Holmstrom: "Fine Dining Is Entertainment"
A chat with the Swedish chef at Gastrologik: he will be one of the chefs that are going to cook aboard the sail boats at the incoming S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup
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Chef David Frenkel: "How I Will Reinvent Israeli Modern Cuisine"
A chat with the young Istraeli chef: he will be one of the chefs that are going to cook aboard the sail boats at the incoming S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup
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Mario Batali Confesses Why He Left 'Iron Chef'
Mario Batali dishes out the real reason he left the popular reality television show Iron Chef. Hint: it had to do with Hollywood and an inexperienced jury.
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Interview With Chef Gaston Acurio, Peruvian Food Hero | Video
An interview with Peruvian chef and ambassador of Latin American cuisine, Gaston Acurio. Talking about the role food can play in promoting a nation's identity
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"Ants on Noma's Table": A Video Interview with Rene Redzepi
Danish ants, the cover of Time Magazine and some advice for young chefs: FDL interviews the Danish chef Rene Redzepi in the time it takes to boil an egg
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Chef Alajmo: "Spiritual Food Against The Crisis"
The future of haute cuisine, the essence of ingredients and a new pizza restaurant: a chat with the youngest chef in history to be awarded three Michelin stars
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The Magic of Wine: Interview With Sommelier Shinya Tasaki
Fine Dining Lovers meets the Japanese sommelier Shinya Tasaki, who shares with the wine lovers worldwide his tips and memories about wine
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Stevie Parle: "What Comes After Pop-Up Dining" | Interview
After opening The Dock Kitchen in London and just releasing his latest cookbook, Stevie Parle sits down with FDL to chat pop-ups and how dining is evolving
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Disgust? It’s All a Matter of Taste. Interview with Professor Paul Rozin
If you try it, you’ll eat it, guarantees the Psychology professor, Paul Rozin. The science of taste hovers between disgust and distaste, nature and culture
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Greek Cuisine: Interview with Vefa Alexiadou
Vefa Alexiadou, mother of the modern Greek cuisine, introduces greek traditional food and tastes: pitas, mezedes, and more Mediterranean flavours
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Food Interviews with Best Selling Authors
Food themed interviews as FDL enjoy a meal and a chat with best selling authors, John Stephens, Ilfefonso Falcones and Ian Sansom
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Interview with Chef Wylie Dufresne
Interview with chef Wylie Dufresne as he speaks with FDL about his WD-50 restaurant in Manhattan. Dufresne also reveals his thoughts on Christmas
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Food Art: Interview with Raw Food Artist Pinar Yolaçan
Watch portraits, people and food come to life in this amazing food photography by the Turkish artist, Pinar Yolaçan
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Interview with Ildefonso Falcones, Bestselling Author
An exclusive interview with the Spanish writer - and lawyer - Ildefonso Falcones, author of the novels Cathedral of the Sea and The Hand of Fatima.
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Le Fooding 2012: Interview with Alexandre Cammas, Le Fooding Creator
As Le Fooding 2012 guide has just been published, FDL had an exclusive video interview with the founder of the movement, Alexandre Cammas
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Interview with Chef Andreas Caminada
An exclusive interview with the young and talented Andreas Caminada, 3-star chef at the Schloss Schauenstein in Switzerland
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A Train Ride with Chef Gastón Acurio | Interview
In the luxurious dining car of the train Hiram Bingham, by Orient-Express, FDL conducted an exclusive interview with Peru’s ambassador of taste, Gastón Acurio
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A Day With Chef Davide Scabin | Video
FDL met chef Davide Scabin between the scenographic Castle of Rivoli, that hosts his restaurant Combal.Zero, one of the World's 50 Best Restaurants
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Bellavista Sparkling Wine | Video Interview
The Bellavista wine label comes from the Italian area of Fraciacorta, in Lombardy region. Meet the Tastekeepers behind the wine label Bellavista
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Le Grand Fooding NY 2011: Interview with Chef Ana Ros
Passionate and tenacious, the Slovenian chef of Hiša Franko, preferred the stoves - and love - to a diplomatic career...
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Eva Longoria: Portrait of a Real Foodie | Interview
Eva Longoria talks about her new cookbook and her love for eating and cooking
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Chef Claudio Sadler Interview: Modernity & Movement
An exclusive, intimate interview with Claudio Sadler. A chef whose creations have helped define contemporary Italian and regional cuisine.
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Food Experience at the Venice Biennale | Interview with Hsieh Chun-te
Hsieh Chun-Te, the artist from Taiwan, gives us an overview of his work called the "Cooking Theater", shown at the 54th Venice Biennale of Art
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Kyung-Sook Shin interviewed: Please Look after Mom (and her Food)
Kyung-Sook Shin, from Korea, is the author of the best-seller "Please Look After Mom". Read this exclusive interview about food as a source of inspiration.
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Master Chef - Massimo Bottura, Three Michelin Stars | Video
Three Michelin stared master chef Massimo Bottura, Italian chef of the restaurant "Osteria Francescana", ranked 3rd on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list 2012
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Liz Wolfe Photography: Interview and Pictures Gallery
Sweetness, cruelty and nonsense. An explosion of colorful candies with a hint of grotesque. Enjoy the amazing pictures gallery by Liz Wolfe on FDL
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Food Design, the Future is Served: Interview with Martí Guixé
One of Europe's pioneers in the area of food design, Martí Guixé talks to FDL about what we'll be eating (or not) in forty years
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John Stephens the Omnivore
A snack and chat with the author of the best-seller "The Emerald Atlas", John Stephens.
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Chef Mauro Colagreco, Creating the Taste of Time | Video Interview
FDL conducts an intimate interview with Mauro Colagreco, young and talented chef at Mirazur, one of the World's 50 Best Restaurants
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Ian Sansom interview
Ian Samson, author of the "Mobile Library", talks to us about his nostalgia for cheese scones, his exceptional lamb and the sweet taste of his childhood
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Rachel Quigley a Lawyer in the Kitchen
Rachel Quigley was a lawyer until she decided to quit it all and follow her dreams of a career in food starting off with the Cordon bleu school in Paris
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Andreas Larsson: «I'm a Wine Lover, not a Critic»
FDL met Andreas Larsson, who was named World’s Best Sommelier in 2007 – but still insists on being known as a “wine lover, not a critic”. Watch the video!
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Chef Anatoly Komm: the Taste of Ideas | Video Interview
Watch our exclusive video interview with chef Anatoly Komm. His restaurant Varvary, in Moscow, earned a position on the S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants
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Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa: the Flavour of Nature | Video Interview
Exclusive interview with Yoshihiro Narisawa: the Japanese chef shared with Fine Dining Lovers his source of inspiration and cooking philosophy. Watch the video
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Arzak family, a chef dinasty
San Sebastian, Spain. FDL entered into the Arzak's family temple of Basque and research-based cuisine. Enjoy the interview with Juan Mari and Elena Arzak
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Arcimboldo Exhibition in Milan: Painting and the Food World
FDL visited the Arcimboldo exhibition in Milan, Italy. Here's an interview with the italian art historian Philippe Daverio
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Gwyneth's Food from the Heart
The Oscar winning actress, Gwyneth Paltrow, talks about her new recipe book inspired by her father and her love of a very special Chinese tea