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Heaven is a Plate of Tortellini

If Adam and Eve renounced Heaven for an apple, what would they have given for a plate of tortellini?

Paris Truffle Dinners

Hoping the financial crisis will at least do something good and bring truffle prices down from their stratospheric heights, I show you how they eat truffles in Paris.

Behind the Scene at Alain Ducasse's

Extraordinary pre-starter offered in top French chef Alain Ducasse's restaurant in Provence - delicious crispy toasted bread with eggplant caviar and anchovy sauce. A resounding success! See how Ducasse makes it and you can do it at home too.

Eataly - Slow Food Superstore

My day at Eataly, the biggest slow food grocery store in the world, just outside Torino, Italy.

Chicken for Dessert

One of the greatest desserts in Turkey is made with chicken breasts. It is based on an almond-and-chicken pudding once hugely popular in medieval Europe. See how it's made!

May I eat your shrimp shells?

Shrimp shells are served as crispy appetizers in Japan. You can buy tiny dried whole crabs to use as peanuts. I was coerced into trying and will be back for more!

Pasta for the Sopranos

How I convinced Switzerland's top custom installer to come and fix my home cinema the next day with a promise of homemade maccheroni with real Neapolitan rag¨.

London Pub Informant

I meet with a reader of FXcuisine in a series of historical London pubs while he feeds me tips about lesser known deep-fried British delicacies.

Swiss Federal Fast Soup

Every year my uncle Harvey summons the family around a converted wash boiler where he cooks the most delicious soup. The occasion is Swiss Federal Fast Day, a national holiday in Switzerland. See how we cook 20 gallons of soup from start to finish.

Cardamom Plantation Visit

My private tour of Captain Matthew's spice plantation in the Nilgiri hills on the Indian Spice Coast. A veritable Cockaigne - no spice or fruit that doesn't grow there.

A night at the Liboson

A memorable fondue in an over-the-top dungeon chalet straight out of a Hammer film. Our host, Paul du Marchie, has been building an architectural fantasy in the middle of the woods for the last 50 years. Dont' miss my eight 360░ panoramas!

Rabbit Head Pasta

Traditional pasta sauce, much loved in some parts of Italy. Don't do this at home. Only a head case would eat it.

President Mobutu's Own Brandy

How I bought President Mobutu's very own brandy stash made with fruits growing on his Swiss estate.

Swiss Alps Ricotta

See how we make sÚrac, the Swiss ricotta, up in the Swiss Alps and learn about about Swiss cheese botanics with a field trip to see what the cows graze up there.

Tsukiji Wholesale Fish Market in Tokyo

Probably the largest fish market in the world. My visit of the first market of 2006 - at 4AM.

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