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A glimpse at the motley cornucopia of Japanese cookware and confectionery I brought back from my last trip.
Japanese Bladesmiths Very Popular
A unique behind-the-scenes visit of the crafstmen who hammer out the best and most expensive kitchen knives in the world in the city of Sakai, Japan.
My largest and most unusual pasta-making accessory, the bigolaro, made 28 fat spaghettis, called bigoli, each as long as the room. Served with the traditional duck ragù, this made my guests very happy despite the fact they had to make their own pasta.
I was given a private tour of the Kuhn Rikon factory near Zurich, who makes some of the best cookware in the world.
Fun with the tandoor on a rainy Sunday.
Thanks to a tiny a garganelli comb ordered from Italy I was able to make these legendary hand-rolled penne. A treat!
Homemade Pistachio Paste Popular
Pistachio paste is used to flavor ice creams, pastries or custards. Yesterday, I made my own from scratch using Pierre Hermé's instructions. Amazing!
The more you cook, the more you encounter recipes that call for ingredients you just can't find anywhere. You also realize that some culinary operations would be a whole lot easier with the proper tool. Well, if you're in Paris, here is where to go.
Homemade pasta with the legendary Italian chitarra, a harp-shaped pasta cutting tool.
This godsent Italian pig neck bacon imparts a unique flavor to any dish or sauce, but can be hard to find even in Italy.
It took me several visits to the mythical 200-year-old professional kitchenware shop Dehillerin in Paris before they agreed to sell me the knife I wanted. A unique gastronomic pilgrimage destination if you can swallow the attitude.
Your own personal home tandoor Popular
How I got a real tandoor in my kitchen and how you can have one too.