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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!
In less than 5 minutes I transformed dry corn kernels into the most amazing fresh polenta, which I used to make polenta sarda. Spectacular!
Eleonora makes Gelo d'anguria, the cult Sicilian dessert, in her home on Mount Etna.
Extraordinary 19th century Italian pie filled with maccheroni in a pigeon sauce. The height of Italian haute cuisine a century ago.
Use these intriguing cylindrical ash-colored French goat cheeses to make delicious puff pastry appetizers. A traditional French recipe.
Fruitcake extraordinaire prepared from Philippe Rochat's own recipe.
Gerard Perse, one of the most important men in the Bordeaux wine industry, took me on a three-hour tour of Château Pavie in St Emilion. See for yourself how this man turned a failing château into one of the most prized wines in the region. Complete with many pictures and my 360° panorama of the huge limestone cellar and exclusive heart-to-heart interview with Perse.
Candied angelica stalks are sold in top French confectionery shops. This gorgeous plant has been used as a medicine and food for over 2000 years. Watch how you can use it to make a delicious pie.
Back at the Lenôtre pastry school in Paris to make tuiles à l'orange - a smart tile-shaped flat cookie served with tea in gastronomic restaurants.
Restaurants remain 'branché' only for a couple months in Paris. What happens after that? What is a branché restaurants anyway? And most importantly - how good is the food?
Last weekend my friend John invited me to spend the day at his chalet in the Swiss Alps. We sledged down the fearsome 5-miles-long run and finished with cheese fondue.
Drinking whisky in the pub where men condemned to death had their last meal made me think about life, death and gluttony.
Another dish with Eleonora in her kitchen near the Etna in Sicily - gorgeous veal meatballs wrapped in lemon-tree leaves and grilled.
A spectacular warm salad from London Michelin-starred Tamarind restaurant. With some inside help and after a few disasters, I managed to make it at home!
My visit to a 500-year-old country fair held once a year in Vevey, Switzerland.