You know those trippy dreams where everything is made of chocolate and sweets? Well, Tokyo’s 100% Chocolate Café is the real life version. Step into this “contemporary chocolate kitchen” and it’s a virtual – rather, literal – smorgasbord of chocolate cakes, hot chocolate, frozen chocolate, chocolate bars, chocolate ice creams, chocolate pastries, and chocolate tastings. Fifty-six varieties in all fused with everything from milks and fruits to herbs and sweeteners, like honey, cheese, almond praline, and black pepper.
The Pig & The Lady in Honolulu is one stop that epitomizes the marriage of gastronomic traditions and contemporary flavors. Or so they say. To be fair, I’ve never been but the buzz about this place is hard to ignore. Conceived and led by Andrew Le and Martha Cheng, both Hawaiian-based chefs with a ton of street cred, The Pig & The Lady is a pop-up restaurant with an ever-changing menu, currently in residence during off-hours at Hank’s Haute Dogs.
Hoxton Street Monster Supplies promises “quality goods for monsters of every kind.” But you won’t find them in a children’s book or a Harry Potter film. You will, however, find them in London. Curious?
Toasty toast and melty cheese was always a favourite growing up. Sometimes alone, but mostly together, this happy couple created what is formerly known as the Jaffle. Many years have past since my last Jaffle, a delicious savoury snack that was at times a sweet toothed desert. Thankfully the wait is over as Sydney’s own […]
Downtown San Diego is a host to many fabulous restaurants and bars. Just off of Market Street (which is the main road of the Gas Lamp Quarter) is 4th Avenue where you will find an Asian-themed establishment called Gaijin Noodle + Sake House. In Japanese, the word ‘gaijin’ means ‘foreigner’ and this is what Gaijin […]
It was a spring day in 2008. My sister and I spent the morning lurking around cheese shops in Los Angeles, hoping to get an insider-tip on where the magic was happening. A few twists through Griffith Park later and we were there: the Grilled Cheese Invitational. We screamed, we voted, we pushed our way through to free grilled cheese. Needless to say, I’m a fan.
An air of culinary creativity is permeating the food scene in Cape Town, South Africa as inspired chefs reconceptualize the city’s dining culture. Chef Luke Dale-Roberts is perhaps the poster child for this movement. The mastermind behind the two-year old Test Kitchen, Dale-Roberts designed this space as a ‘creative hub’ for art, culture, and collaboration among his team of hot young rising chefs.
Only in Milan are cured meats sold beside designer clothes. But this is Italy, after all, where fashion and food rule. At Agua and Food Agua and More both passionate traditions are married in an innovative and unexpected boutique space. Against a backdrop of Fornasetti wallpaper and black-and-white film projections, men’s shoes sit beside salami, […]
We love our junk food. Now junk food takes on an artsy hue in the form of… see-through potato chips. That’s right, you can make your own too when you follow this Instructables guide. Empty calories have officially taken on a new meaning.
Have you ever tried to make macarons, failed completely, and sworn to yourself that you will never try to do such a foolish thing again? I did. Then I found this book, and every little page was another surprise. Every step is described carefully and, if read thoroughly and followed carefully, they are a foolproof […]
Dinner at Salt and Fat may not necessarily be part of anyone’s diet plan, but oh my! It is dangerous and delicious. One starts with an amuse-bouche of popcorn flavored with bacon fat, and continues through a variety of tweaked classics of American, Asian, and contemporary fusion cuisine. Korean BBQ pulled pork sliders and the […]
When another food truck slinging tacos and burgers hits the streets of New York or San Francisco, it can easily go unnoticed. But in Paris? Mon dieu! Oui, mesdames and messieurs, the food truck has crossed the pond and is now happily chugging along those infamous Parisian streets where baguettes and foie gras once ruled the day.
‘Don’t lick the obstacles’. When said obstacles are London landmarks made to look like cake, following that rule is harder than it sounds. Welcome to the Big Rooftop Tea & Golf Party, a nine-hole, cake-based golf course now open for the summer and ready for putting on Selfridges’ rooftop.
It’s hard to obey your mother’s wishes to not play with your food when cheeky new kitchen tools seem to pop-up everyday. So what have they thought of next? Only the most adorable mini furniture food mold, Sapore dei Mobili.
The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker. Once upon a time, these guys ruled. Then came supermarkets and giant supermarkets and now, somehow – in a welcomed twist of fate – we’re circling back to placing value on the artisanal, on craftsmanship, on small boutiques with specific specialties turning out exquisite foodstuffs. It’s a byproduct of the culinary new wave and it’s one we’re thrilled about. Even mega store Target in the US is getting in on the action. And over in London, there’s Hubbub.