Dr. Herren answers tweeted questions. The first annual MAD Food Camp Symposium, entitled “Planting Thoughts”, concluded yesterday. The two-day event brought together chefs, farmers, foragers, and scientists from all over the world to confront the future of food. It’s tempting to suppose that the event was an […]
I used to feel unbelievably awkward in fancy restaurants. I guess it’s only natural for someone who used to bus tables. It took years of fine dining to finally feel comfortable at a Michelin-star table, to learn to sit up straight and slough off the paranoia that I was offending the sensibilities of […]
Ravioli filled with rock lobster at Fauna. On August 9 I reported Fauna, Ibrahim Tuna's famed pasta restaurant, opened in Bozcaada, an island in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Troy. After just a couple of months of operation, the restaurant has closed. When I got the news I could hardly believe it--thanks to [...]
The dining room at L’Asino d’Oro One of the best parts of having a blog is coming into contact with all sorts of lovely people–people I may not know personally, but with whom I feel connected based on our mutual obsession with food. People like Laissez Fare, a NYC-based food blogger who recently moved [...]
The new House Hotel in Istanbul's Ortaköy district offers rooms on the Bosphorus at a fraction of the price of the nearby Four Seasons and Çırağan Palace. Read my full review in the NYT this weekend for more details.
Big things are in the works this fall for Parla Food. I will be introducing events to the repertoire, so mark your calendars for September 17 (Rome), October 9 (NYC), October 15 (Rome) and October 29 (London). Details to follow next month. And while we are on the topic of novelties, the Parla Food app [...]