Anyone who’s experienced fresh, handmade mozzarella knows how it’s unique and unmistakable taste has nothing in common with industrial products generally found on the North-American market.
Amore per la freschezza e per la qualità degli ingredienti. Attenzione ai prodotti locali. Grande esperienza internazionale. La celebre tradizione della cucina francese, la sua estetica raffinata e... il tocco italiano. Insomma, un asso in cucina. Questo è Riccardo Bertolino, giovane e creativo executive chef della Maison Boulud del Ritz-Carlton di Montréal, il ristorante più atteso dell’anno.
Summer days are either sunny or very sunny, and the average temperature is 34°C. Beaches are filled with sun worshippers melting in the heat of the scirocco wind blowing from North Africa. This is Sicily, the birth place of one of summer’s favourite treats, the glacial granules known as granita.
Olivier Poussier travaille depuis près de vingt ans avec les chefs des meilleurs restaurants gastronomiques du monde. Depuis dix ans, tout en cultivant son amour des vins d’Europe, il s’est passionné pour les vins des quatre coins du globe. Ces expériences multiples vécues sur la planète lui apportent un regard nouveau sur un secteur en pleine mutation.
To get a good olive oil an Italian saying mentions the need for the three S: “secco, sasso e sole”, which means a dry climate, a good soil and lots of sunshine. It did not take long to the Greeks to understand that Italy was the perfect place to plant olive groves. They first started planting them in Sicily and then the Romans took it upon themselves to perfect the art of making extra virgin olive oil and spread it out throughout the peninsula. As an integral part of the Mediterranean diet, it did not take them too much time either to figure out that olive oil had beneficial properties.
Red wine has been hailed as a powerhouse elixir since the early ’90s when research began into The French Paradox, a phenomenon whereby French people, who consume a diet high in saturated fats and cholesterol, remain remarkably healthy. The secret, research suggested, pointed to red wine, which contains the antioxidant resveratrol.
He’s crazy about modern art and is inspired by jazz music. He quotes Kandinsky and Picasso and was recently selected as “the world’s best chef”.
Chef from Catanzaro talks about “la tradizione del maiale”