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It is not easy to find a truffle worth the unreasonable asking price nowadays. I tried my luck at Terre de Truffe and La Maison de la Truffe in Paris. See how it works!
A Soba Noodles Class in Tokyo Very Popular
My private lesson at the Soba Academy in Tokyo to make these Japanese buckwheat noodles from scratch.
Probably the largest fish market in the world. My visit of the first market of 2006 - at 4AM.
This 400-year-old covered food market in Kyoto is one of the best I've ever visited.
Easily the largest place on earth to buy cookware and restaurant equipment, this huge street in the Asakusa district of Toyko got me busy for an entire day.
A Visit to Rungis, The World's Biggest Food Market Very Popular
Rungis, just outside Paris, is a cult place for gourmets. It is so huge you need a car to go from one hall to the next. That is where Parisian chefs buy what they cook. I was able to visit at 4h00 in the morning.
Len˘tre offers high-end non-professional pastry classes in Paris. Are they worth the time and money? Who attends? What do you actually learn? Read my account of a Brioche and Kugelhopf class at Len˘tre's school on the Champs-ElysÚes.
I've never asked not to pay for my lunch in any restaurant. And yet two restaurants the same evening refused to let me pay for my meal while on vacation. How did this happen?
Duck Tour d'Argent Very Popular
Probably the most spectacular classical French recipe, le canard Ó la presse, here made at La Tour d'Argent, a Paris restaurant open since the 16h century.
Most people seem to assume that celebrity chefs have great gastronomic restaurants. Not the case with Bocuse, apparently the King of the French Cuisine is naked.
My search for the way to bake the very best naans in my home gas-heated tandoor.