Articles written by: Sue Dyson and Roger McShane

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Japan

Kabi: An eclectic restaurant in Tokyo

Kabi in Tokyo is run by a small, talented and focussed team with overseas experience cooking food that seems just right for the times and the place.

Fes View over the Medina
Morocco

Fes and Fava: A Great Moroccan Experience

Introducing Fes This is the story of our quest to try the famous bessara dish in Fes, Morocco while, at the same time, thoroughly enjoying a meal prepared by our friend Analiese Gregory who was cooking at a restaurant in that city. Fava bean soup (Bessara) is a specialty of […]

Holland

De Kas: Greenhouse restaurant

Situated in a converted glasshouse in a park on the edge of Amsterdam, Restaurant De Kas has captured the imagination of locals and visitors alike. It has become one of THE places to dine when visiting this city. The place came about as a sequence of happenstance events. Chef Gert […]

Thai food by David Thompson
Cookbooks

Thai Food by David Thompson

Thai Food – Introduction Thai Food by David Thompson catapults straight into the pantheon of great cookbooks because it brilliantly captures the essentials of an entire cuisine. And this is not a minor regional cuisine, but one of the most complex and wide-ranging cuisines of the world. It is also […]

Good Cook Series
Cookbooks

Time Life: The Good Cook Series with Richard Olney (ed)

Good Cook Series Introduction The Good Cook series from Time Life is one of our favourite cookbook references that we turn to for the clarity of the explanations and the depth of the recipes throughout the books in the series. There is little doubt that any observer of the cookbook […]

La Bonne Cuisine by Saint-Ange
Cookbooks / France

La Bonne Cuisine de Madame E Saint-Ange

La Bonne Cuisine – Introduction La Bonne Cuisine de Madame E. Saint-Ange is a beloved classic of the French cooking literature. We are lucky that Chez Panisse chef and lover of all things French, Paul Aratow, decided to take on the mammoth and exacting task of translating her extraordinary work […]

Foodtourist Top Fifty French Provincial Cooking
Cookbooks

French Provincial Cooking by Elizabeth David

French Provincial Cooking – Introduction French Provincial Cooking was one of Elizabeth David’s greatest books which transports us to the south of France with beautiful prose and tasty recipes. Elizabeth David was no ordinary person. She developed her taste for food while studying French history at the prestigious Sorbonne in […]

Jane Sigal Bistronomy
Cookbooks

Bistronomy by Jane Sigal

In her book Bistronomy, Jane Sigal has captured the movement sweeping France and restoring the excitement about contemporary food and wine in that country. It is an important book. The book captures the recent history of the bistronomy movement and shows a close link between the parallel move towards the […]

Pure & V – A star in Nice
Wine / Nice

Pure & V – A star in Nice

Pure & V – A natural wine restaurant in Nice Pure & V is a small, yet perfectly formed restaurant in Nice. Here, Vanessa Massé oversees the front of house while Mads Thomsen brings his experience gained in Copenhagen to the kitchen. As well as ensuring that guests are greeted […]