My favourite cooking terms

The french language is extensive, and so are the terms that are used under the regime of french cuisine. Most of these words have also been adopted as universal cooking terms by chefs in various countries and have become the gospel of culinary education. Here is a list of the ones I have used or … Continue reading My favourite cooking terms

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No Michelin Star in LA? Isnt it time we revisit the guidelines?

It came to my attention a mere few weeks ago, due to some banter among foodies on twitter, that Michelin had ceased its star ratings in LA back in 2009 and has no plans of returning. In an interview with Michelin Guide Director Jean-Luc Naret he stated the sales of the Michelin Guidebook (and the subsequent … Continue reading No Michelin Star in LA? Isnt it time we revisit the guidelines?

Restaurants and Celebrities are no longer mutually exclusive – the celebrity restaurateurs of LA

Los Angeles is the land of celebrities. Seems like everyone in Hollywood is opening a restaurant these days and I would naturally place these restaurants into two categories (to give these celebrities the benefit of the doubt, of course). The first category is the celebrities that open a restaurant as a business venture. These places … Continue reading Restaurants and Celebrities are no longer mutually exclusive – the celebrity restaurateurs of LA