- Plant-based seafood. The plant-based shrimp on trial.
The small, salmon-red (but plant-based) shrimp slides into the hot oil with a juicy sizzling sound. An unmistakable roasting aroma immediately....May 10, 2023
- The world’s top six most spectacular restaurants
Dining innovations are taking gastronomy further than ever before – from the heights of Peru’s mountain scapes to underwater in Bali,...April 25, 2023
- Tropical fruit with a bright green pulp: this is what kiwano tastes like
When you first look at the kiwano from the outside with its blunt, horn-like thorns, you can hardly guess the scrumptiousness...April 18, 2023
- Karen’s Diner – bad service is in demand!
Unfriendly and visibly annoyed waiters are usually a no-go and why you wouldn't want to go to a place again. Not...April 18, 2023
- Farm to Table: the DIYers
Farm to Table is not a new concept. International projects, however, are driving the trend to the max – including hydroponic...March 8, 2023
- Flower Burger – how this vegan burger chain made its international breakthrough
Vegan burgers have long been a featured product and an important component of many snack concepts – and not just vegan...February 15, 2023
- Eatrenalin at Europa-Park: Experience food in a way you never did before
Ground-breaking new restaurant concept Eatrenalin, located at Europa-Park in Germany, promises “the most exciting gastronomic experience in the world”.
- A plant-powered start to 2023: The rise of Veganuary
Having inspired more than a million participants over nearly 10 years, Veganuary offers consumers and operators alike the opportunity to try out meat-free in the new year.
- These are currently the most expensive restaurants in the world
For connoisseurs, every fine morsel is worth the cost. Whether it’s spectacular locations or world-class chefs, the most expensive restaurants are usually booked months in advance.
- Food School: What does Nashi actually taste like…?
Nashi pears: The fruit with a sweet and aromatic taste and a double name
- Champagne – Thermodynamics in glass
It’s a timeless tradition: On December 31 at the stroke of midnight, champagne corks pop all over the world both at home as well as in restaurants and hotels – wherever people gather to toast the new year together. But why...
- These are the Food Trends 2023
The world of food is accelerating, and restaurateurs, retailers and manufacturers need to make sure they don't lose touch. Good thing Hanni Rützler has now published the latest Food Report 2023. For the tenth time in a row, the renowned food...
- Delicious and healthy food concept – POKE HOUSE RULES
With a growing consumer appetite for delicious healthy food, Poke House has been serving up poke bowls in its uniquely styled premises across Europe. UK Country Manager Juan Mosqueda spoke to Jacquetta Picton about its expansion plans and encouraging growth in...
- The Maillard reaction – When cooking becomes a science.
The chef places a raw piece of beef in the cooking system, lets it cook for a couple of minutes with the right program and out comes a perfectly browned steak with an appetizing grill pattern – all thanks to the...
- Food and football: What to expect from foodservice at the Qatar World Cup 2022
As three billion international viewers tune into the Football World Cup this month, Qatar has the opportunity to showcase its culture to the world, and food and foodservice will be one of the champions.
- Freshly caught seafood: Straight from the bottom of the sea to your mouth
What was unthinkable yesterday is a hot commodity today: shellfish delivered alive and freshly caught. Norwegian fishing pioneers, high-tech and the fine palates of chefs such as René Redzepi make this possible.
- Fondue – the chemistry between wine and cheese
With the winter season approaching, the pots for cooking up a scrumptious fondue are once again being pulled out of kitchen cupboards. The goal of the evening is clear: Create a smooth cheese mixture that is thick enough to dip bread...
- From nose to tail: That is why an increasing number of chefs are embracing breeding
Whether cattle, water buffalo, mangalitza pigs or poultry, many chefs are now breeding animals themselves. The motto here is from nose to tail. KTCHNrebel spoke to top chefs from Switzerland, Germany and France. A glimpse into a cooking philosophy beyond factory...
- Scary beautiful, damn delicious! Dessert illusions of chef Ben Churchill
Appetising is something else and nevertheless the food illusionist Ben Churchill’s dessert creations are the most trendy you can possibly make out of sugar. No other chefs play so virtuously with the combination of sight and taste, with the "ick" factor,...
- What are Goa beans?
Beans for everyone. Goa beans, also called winged beans, could easily fight hunger around the world, especially in tropical countries. This is because everything you can use every part of this bean, from the flowers and leaves to the seeds and...
- They do it! Gastro heavyweight Enchilada takes off to new success with ghost kitchens
For years, it has been one of Germany's top-selling leisure restaurants and among the top 30 largest gastronomy companies in Germany: the Enchilada Group with many strong concepts and individual restaurants. In fact, they have around 100 businesses, which bring in...
- Magic Mushrooms
Mushrooms embody hyper-regionality and can be prepared in a masterful manner using a wide variety of techniques. Why chanterelles are even too dangerous for worms and insects – and what parasites have something to say in the mysterious mushroom matrix.
- Meringue: the art behind the white, airy-sweet temptation
It is white as snow and can be prepared following a French, Swiss or Italian recipe. You can bake it, eat it directly as a sweet treat, or use it as a decoration on cakes. Almost everyone knows it and has...
- What does crystalline ice plant actually taste like…
Healthy and good: With its slightly salty taste, crystalline ice plant is full of surprises and vitamins.
- Eric Vildgaard: Great plates instead of terror.
Eric Vildgaard's story reads like the premise for an action-packed Hollywood sensation. That this former thug and drug dealer turned into one of the best chefs in Europe has everything to do with respect, precision and discipline – not to mention...
- Bowl experience: Successfully putting 2023 food trends into effect with bowls
For guests, bowls are a guaranteed delight. For restaurateurs, they offer unmatched opportunities to position themselves as both trend-driven as well as unique. The amount of work is minimal – even with recipe ideas from a star chef!
- French fries – the science behind perfectly crispy fries
Who doesn't know it, that distinctive smell that tickles our nostrils and lures us into a restaurant, snack bar or kitchen? A dish whose golden brown color is pleasing to both our eyes and palates. When you take a bite and...
- How the future tastes – proteins do not always have to be animal
The title of Heinz Strunk's cult novel "Fleisch ist mein Gemüse" (Meat is my Vegetable) will soon be turned on its head. Meat substitutes from alternative vegan protein sources have long since begun to overtake animal protein.
- Ice cream: the science behind the frosty treat
Macadamia nut brittle, white chocolate cookie, salted-caramel cheesecake? Or do you prefer the classics—vanilla, chocolate chip, butter pecan? It's the most beautiful time of the year, and the higher the temperatures rise, the more we crave ice cream. But as we're...
- SUPER SEA FOOD: Seaweed
Seaweed is a superfood par excellence and also good for the climate. Why sea spaghetti, kombu and co. could revolutionize our entire food system – and what deep-sea ropes have to do with inoculations.
- Roadkill cuisine: Outstanding ingredients killed on the road
Eating a corpse found on the road doesn't sound very appetizing. Is Roadkill Cuisine unfairly given a bad reputation? In an (involuntary) self-test, even a Michelin star chef was impressed.
- What do wood ears taste like?
Vegans and vegetarians, listen up now! Although 'ear' may sound like meat, this ingredient has absolutely no connection with animal products. Wood ears are simple tree mushrooms that we have all come across without knowing it. Keyword: Asian wok dishes.
- Taste-testing alternative protein burgers
More and more people are trying to go meatless for health, environmental, or ethical reasons, but not all of them are willing to say goodbye to burgers — which is why there’s an entire industry working on alternatives to meat patties,...
- Plant-based burger – a still growing market
Demand for plant-based meat is fast on the up. KTCHNrebel finds out how three of the market leading burgers stack up.
- This is Umami – The unknown fifth taste
If you ask people on the street what tastes they know, most will be able to name four immediately: Sweet, salty, sour and bitter. The fifth, however, umami will name only the fewest and / or also know. But what does...
- Essential oils in foodservice – What a scent!
We know essential oils from alternative medicine, body care and ambient scenting, but we rarely find them in food and beverages. However, they are ideal for enhancing the flavor. A glimpse into aromatic cuisine.
- Vitus Winkler and his gourmet restaurant Kräuterreich: Cheerful summit for the palate
In Salzburgerland, four-toque chef Vitus Winkler delights guests from all over the world with his subtle Alpine cuisine. He prefers to start his day collecting herbs in nature. KTCHNrebel met up with this likable man in his mid-thirties for a chat.
- This is how “The New Normal” will look like in the foodservice industry
The experiences that have changed our everyday lives and consumer behavior during the pandemic are disrupting tried-and-tested structures, while simultaneously opening up new markets for the food industries. The shift towards sustainability and localism, the e-food movement and everything about post-covid...
- What does duck tongue actually taste like?
Along with crispy duck, duck tongue dishes are nothing out of the ordinary in traditional Chinese restaurants. But what do they taste like?
- Bourbon vanilla – black Madagascar gold
Around 80 percent of the world’s vanilla is cultivated in Madagascar. Why this leads to public executions and gruesome lynchings – and what a twelve-year-old slave has to do with it.
- What does Stachys actually taste like?
Stachys is considered a rare delicacy in Europe – but it's a culinary all-rounder in the kitchen!
- What does lotus root taste like?
This Asian vegetable looks cool, is chock full of vitamins and can be used in a variety of ways. Find out here what else the lotus root has to offer.
- An old school favorite with a twist: Dry aging, but with fish
Dry Aging has always been associated with beef – but not rightly so. Pioneers such as Australian top chef Josh Niland show that the full potential of fish is also only unlocked when dry-aged. How exactly this works – and what...
- This makes Dieter Meier’s Ojo de Agua cattle farm in Argentina one of the most legendary in the world
Since 1997, the Swiss pop icon Dieter Meier has run a cattle farm in the Argentinian pampas. Discover why chef of the century Eckart Witzigmann also swears by Meier's unique pasture-raised meat – and why everything depends on keeping the grass...
- Making a difference – Heroes of Hospitality 2021
From the admirable to the pioneering, we look at the men and women who have stood out from the crowd or gone the extra mile for foodservice and hospitality during an exceptionally challenging period.
- Top ten foodservice trends for 2022
Looking ahead to 2022 and beyond, to see the key trends that will dominate foodservice and hospitality
- Green gastronomy – with a green conscience
Organic, fair trade, vegan, local – these seals are intended to increase transparency in food consumption and provide consumers with more oversight. The Greentable association also wants to establish the concept in the gastronomy industry. A look behind the scenes.
- The future of virtual restaurants
Katie Morris explores how this sector will evolve in 2022 and beyond
- What does Adji Cress actually taste like?
Adji Cress is becoming increasingly popular. Besides being decorative, this East Asian native supposedly has beneficial properties according to folk medicine.
- Bring on the substitute
With the COP26 summit in Glasgow focusing minds on the imperative to change our ways to avoid catastrophic climate change, we could make a start by looking at the food we eat – with plant-based diets becoming increasing popular. But is...
- What does Lupine Cress actually taste like?
You can learn all about the allergen lupine's kid sister, Lupin Cress, here.
- Thank you for 3 years of loyalty!
In the last three years, since our online magazine saw the light of the food service world, over 1.5 million readers have visited us. We want to say:
- Where have all the people gone? –Shortage of skilled workers in the hospitality industry
A gigantic exodus is raging in the hospitality industry, and it's happening all over the world. One reason is the Corona pandemic, but the causes lie much deeper.
- Zero food waste: getting the best from leftovers
Instock is the name of a restaurant and wholesale grocery store in Amsterdam. They cook and sell vegetables, meat and fish here, which would otherwise have been discarded. Their zero-waste concept has given rise to a fine flavor experience and a...
- How jackfruit opens up new culinary worlds
Flour, puree, burritos, pickles... jackfruit is a lot more than just a meat substitute. Chef Johannes Marterer visits the Rolling Pin Soul Kitchen to show us just what jackfruit is capable of. And tells us why it's only a matter of...
- Is the future of (fine) dining vegan?
From dubious whole-grain glop for militant hippies to Michelin-worthy culinary trend for the top chefs of tomorrow: why vegan food could become restaurants' new normal - and what giant power bills have to do with it.
- How do you eat… wakame?
Wakame is known as the healthiest algae variety. Read on to learn where it comes from, how it's used, and what it tastes like.
- In-vitro meat: wagyu beef from the 3D printer
For the first time, researchers at Osaka University have created textured in-vitro meat with a Wagyu-like consistency using a bio-printer.
- FoodCampus Berlin – a place for the nutrition of tomorrow
To work. To research. To produce. In one place. In Berlin, plans are underway for an extraordinary project geared toward the food manufacturing industry as well as startups, scientists, chefs and other food industry thought leaders. The groundbreaking ceremony will take...
- What’s on the menu?
Foodservice operators have had to pay close attention to restaurant menus as consumer demands fluctuated during the pandemic. It is a trend that is set to continue.
- The future is now – Food Report 2022
Corona has changed our consumption and eating habits for good. The reboot of the restaurant and hotel industry gives us a chance to change direction, therefore ensuring we stay on course for the future.
- Tamarind – the globetrotter
Although not many people here have heard of tamarind, it is definitely a bona fide globetrotter. Ok, so it can't play basketball, but it is still a spice that is widely used all over the world.
- Contactless but still close to the guest
Automated check-in, digitized menus and services with no direct contact to guests. The pandemic has sparked a digitalization boom in the hotel and restaurant industry that will change the sector for good.
- Game cuisine – all about cooking beaver, badger or racoon
It's not all just venison or wild boar. After all, many other creatures live in the forest and mountains. Ever cooked up a beaver, badger or racoon? What sounds exotic today was once considered a delicacy. It's time to start rethinking...
- Mangosteen: the queen of fruits
This exotic fruit owes its lofty nickname to Queen Victoria, the second longest-ruling British monarch: Legend has it that Victoria promised to knight anyone who brought her back mangosteens from their sea voyages.
- Do (not) finish me off
The sound and not-so-young convenience production industry is finally speaking up for itself. Why they feels so at home in their potato outfit these days – and what role first true fan Louis plays.
- Bread and games
If you want to know how to make 90,000 people happy in the shortest amount of time, ask Stefan Pappert. After all, the 3 Lions' lead chef works at Wembley National Stadium, Emirates Arsenal, Chelsea Stamford Bridge as well as Windsor,...
- Best Chefs of Instagram 2021
Haute cuisine meets snackable content: the perfect mix! It's not just in kitchens around the world that things are bubbling, simmering and sizzling away. Many international top chefs are also brandishing their virtual wooden spoons on Instagram. The result? Feeds and...
- Mycology: the trumpet of death
At first glance, this edible mushroom is rather off-putting to laymen due to its sooty grey to black color. But this reluctance disappears once the trumpet of death mushroom hits the taste buds.
- “There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.”
The trip to Hiša Franko takes you along winding country roads and follows the turquoise Soča River through a valley with the same name in the Julian Alps. Kobarid, a small town in northern Slovenia, lies in the middle of spectacular...
- Food School: Moai Caviar
The light green sea grape with a crisp bite: Moai Caviar. If you're looking for a plant-based alternative to fish roe, then this is it. Umibudo, a Japanese word that translates into English as "sea grapes" or "green caviar," is similar...
- Organic Garden
Rethinking the food cycle with Organic Garden. From the farm to the plate, everything from a single source – that's how you could sum up Organic Garden's sustainable concept.
- Tour de Beef
Farmers and producers in all corners of the world are playing around with creating the absolute best steak on the planet, in small quantities but on a grand scale. Why linseed oil turns calves into the most resilient cattle – and...
- Sustained by the sea
Providing food for the world’s growing population is a perennial problem. Is it possible to find a way to reap the harvest of the oceans today and sustain this vital resource for tomorrow?
- Food School: red bananas
The popular tropical fruit decked out in an extraordinary garment: red bananas. braised, roasted or baked, the red banana enriches many dishes thanks to its wonderful flavor. This fruit tastes really great combined with oranges, kiwis, pineapples, mangos and peaches.
- Food School: glass eels
Glass eels are highly sought after on the plates, their species are endangered. Javier Mendoza goes into raptures when he talks about Angulas. As pintxo with salmon on white bread, the native of Nuremberg with Andalusian roots served this delicacy in...
- MONO MEAT MANIA
In an age of growing scepticism about meat, single cuts have the power to define entire restaurant mono-concepts. They embody perfect craftsmanship and transparency, and are often significantly cheaper than what are considered to be high-end pieces. How a tough cut...
- Deep frozen blast chilled
The techniques have been commonplace for some time now. But freezing and blast chilling can do more than extend food shelf lives - they’re also a great way of making kitchens more efficient.
- Sharp knives, gentle care
They are the most sacred tool of any chef and deserve to be properly cared for. How to properly keep knives clean, sharpen them to perfection and store them in the best possible way.
- Seaweed – the answer to everything
"Not only is this ocean superfood extremely healthy, it also can solve both global food and environmental problem," says the young Irish marine biologist, Paul O'Connor. With his startup "This is Seaweed" he's looking for possible ways to bring this tasty...
- Mother of food
She swam with horses in the Hutt river, fell in love with Fergus Henderson, and opened Rochelle Canteen in an old bike shed. There, the one and only Margot Henderson has created a new home for classical british cuisine.
- Celebrating 2020’s heroes of hospitality
The world over, 2020 was a year to write-off as a bad memory for most, but we must pause to reflect on the game-changing contributions to the industry by some extraordinary individuals.
- Food School: Dead Man’s Fingers
Dead Man's Fingers, the rare blue cucumber brings in pizzazz. Called the blue pod, Dead Man's Fingers as well as Blue Sausage Fruit, these fruit stand out thanks to their unusual cobalt blue to blue-violet color.
- A collision of taste, aromas and sensor technology
Whether you're sensitive to bitter tastes or not, no other taste component has greater individual, varying personal perceptions. Sensor technology findings are still used relatively seldom in gastronomy. However, understanding how to deal with taste and aroma in the proper way...
- Mother Nature’s Son
It is truly the Garden of Eden for health food enthusiasts – over seven acres of sun-kissed land in the middle of the Camargue, with 200 different kinds of fruit and vegetables growing in Mother Nature's most beautiful setting.
- Goose easy peasy
We used to say the way to win a man's heart is through his stomach. However, these days it's all about comfort food. In other words, food that is tasty, comforting and indulgent, food that evokes the past with the same...
- Zero waste: empty organic waste containers are the future
United Against Waste, in cooperation with the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna and the University of Applied Sciences, Oberösterreich, has investigated the sources and causes of food waste. These are the results:
- Inua vs Corona: How the Japanese Noma fights the virus
Copenhagen's Noma is considered one of the best restaurants in the world. René Redzepi's radical focus on only using local products, creating purism on the plate and a casual to hospitality – all this has inspired many young chefs around the...
- A menu à la food waste
Food waste and disposable tableware are not necessary. With their project Wasteware, Kilga and Gollacker demonstrate how sustainable design and cuisine can happen. In Europe, almost 90 million tons of food are thrown away, and about 30 million tons of waste...
- Flourishing Prospects
Whether sugar-coated, dried, powdered, concealed as essence or nicely laid out – many flowers are edible and increasingly end up on our plates and in our glasses.
- Fish Wall Street
Tokyo’s Toyosu Market is to seafood what Wall Street is to stocks and bonds: a financial seismograph for the entire industry, a hub of world trade. The number-one currency here is tuna, the most important of the five hundred-some types of...
- Vintage cooking, contemporary method
Sometimes gastronomy behaves like the fashion industry: more and more trends in less and less time. And then, there are things that become timeless. Such as vintage fashion. Or smoking food. But what is behind the trend of re-energizing an apparently...
- The meat of the matter
Carrie Chan CEO of Avant Meats discusses the science behind the most sustainable and energy efficient alternative to meat production: cultivated meat. In 2015, businesswoman Carrie Chan went vegan. Soon after, she realized that the threats to the planet posed by...
- Just what the doctor ordered
How one Illinois food hall is serving up not just a great variety of food, but unique opportunities for female and minority-owned businesses. Offering a delicious array of flavors all under one roof, with the ease and comfort of a communal...
- The New age of food – How is convenience created?
How is convenience created? What really matters during production? We offer an exclusive look behind the scenes in this industry, which was so forward-looking in the days of Corona, and let you know what ghost kitchens, roasting lines and meat cubers...
- From social media to a socially distanced new food experience
How one UK restaurant business, started by YouTube star Mikey Pearce, has embraced the concept of dark kitchens as a way forward in the restrictive landscape of Covid-19.
- A glance into the culinary crystal ball: Hanni Rützler’s Food Report
A look back: In many ways, Hanni Rützler's Food Report is a lot like Santa Claus: you can hardly wait to see what goodies are in store for you. This year Rützler surprised us yet again by offering up a new...
- Bauhaus for restauranteurs
René Redzepi’s already written history. Now he’s moving on to textbooks. Noma revolutionized Scandinavian cuisine by drawing inspiration from a Swedish Army survival handbook; now its owner has his eyes on a very different prize. In 2011, seeking new ways to...
- 20 Best Chefs on Instagram 2020
Underdogs and top stars, hobby and professional gourmets: They all cavort on Instagram. Instagram connects gourmets across kitchen and country borders. This year, the gastronomic community is provided with highlights from all over the world, expanding culinary horizons and triggering food...
- Raw desire
A health food deli is shaking things up on the Florentine culinary scene. #RAW, in the up-and-coming Santo Spirito district, breathes new life into traditional Italian fare.
- Hemp – A crash course
Ostrasized or valued? The consensus is in: the potential of this plant has not yet been fully tapped. One of the oldest crops in the world, hemp has always been cultivated and used by civilizations in many different ways.
- Food School: Vegan Pulled Pork Alternatives
Pulled Pork has been in trend for years, but vegetarians and vegans don't have to fear missing out on anything: For them and all those who would like to try something new, there are simple, natural and above all fruity alternatives.
- One hundred percent passion
The shortage of skilled workers makes today's gastronomy industry hot under the collar. The future looks bleak. However, the orange flame adorning the aprons of the Guerilla Chefs exudes nothing but confidence. With a completely new range of programs and courses,...
- How much does one earn in gastronomy – An international overview
We shouldn't talk about money. Or should we? We take a look at the current state of wages and salaries in gastronomy: How much does a chef earn during their training – and how high a salary can they expect...
- CBD: Game-changing hit or passing fad?
CBD, THC, hemp, cannabis – trendsetters are touting them as the next big high for food service operators, but legislators remain concerned.
- Check out what’s fermenting!
Fermentation is the next big thing. Trendy kitchen professionals are catapulting techniques from the olden days directly into the future.
- Five-star cuisine and starry nights
After six weeks crossing Kavango Zambezi National Park, living among oryx, antelope, and kudu herds, René Linke’s passport has just two blank pages remaining. The others are covered in stamps, testaments to his travels through Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe....
- The restaurant at the end of the universe
The World’s Best Restaurant of 2019 is about as far away from glamorous metropolitan life as you can get... but here, in the South African fishing village of Paternoster, De Wolfgat creates dimensions of flavor that big-city foodies can only dream...
- Eat Art – How art and design change the way we look at our food
When artists and designers focus on food, the mind also gets nourishment. With their creations they go beyond the limits of what is possible, and reveal to us what the future might hold.
- Gastro glamour and food punks
The HongKong Special Administrative Region is also a glowing exception in gastronomic terms: How can it be that a Spainard is revolutionizing Japanese cuisine, that a Frenchman isn't into fusion cuisine and an Italian is making the world's best pizza in...
- Out of the kitchen, customers await!
Show us your cooking skills. Show yourself. The fine art of self-promotion is more important than ever, because today’s most successful cooks are symbols of their own personal brand. Showmanship and networking talent are the new key ingredients to gastronomic success.
- Work less pay hard!
Work hard, play hard is on its way out. What Generation Z expects from the working world - and how companies can win their long-term loyalty.
- Jetset chefs
Claus Meyer, Wolfgang Puck, Jamie Oliver... how superstars and industry luminaries are bringing their casual concepts to train stations and airports and turning them into seemingly inexhaustible cash cows.
- Hot Commodities
Mysterious grass roots in the deepest Amazon. A cannabis-based menu in L.A. Brazilian wood sorrel up in the Alps. What the world’s most exotic and forbidden herbs are capable of - and how they’re coming to Europe.
- Snackification: The fluid dining culture of the 21st century
For centuries, most of Western society was structured around “three square meals a day”. John and Jane Doe of yesteryear had a relatively predictable day-to-day existence, but our increasingly mobile lifestyles and increasingly diverse family arrangements are making the rigid breakfast-lunch-dinner...
- The pop-up restaurant phenomenon: When taste is time-limited
Ready, set, serve! Pop-up restaurants are still all the rage, luring even restaurant luminaries in for culinary quickies. These temporary tastemakers are versatile enough to create opportunities for ambitious start-ups as well as established restaurateurs. LADEN EIN, a stationary pop-up...
- Eggslut: How one simple ingredient proved the key to success
A little mashed potato, an egg, chives, and salt. Sounds like the humblest of all leftovers, but one breakfast fan on America’s West Coast has made it The Next Big Thing. Eggslut, Alvin Cailan’s frivolous-in-name-only casual dining concept, has become a...
- The chef and his army
They're young, they're ambitious, they know the sky's the limit. The Guerilla Chefs are a group united by a common attitude and a common goal: To bring creativity, fun, and appreciation back to everyday kitchen life. We asked Simon Kolar,...
- The taste of the future
The Compass Group is the world’s largest catering corporation, with around 14,500 employees in Germany alone. Besides having its own food-service concept emphasizing company cafeterias, Compass also implements customer ideas both within and outside the gastronomy sector.
- On top of the world
Up on the High Alpine Road in Hochgurgl, Austria, Basilius Praxmarer runs Top Mountain Crosspoint, a combination restaurant, toll station, motorcycle museum, and alpine train station. He and his team feed over 1,000 customers per day.
- A quick guide to saving the world
As any third-grader can probably tell you, the Earth is unique, and it’s a perfect place to live. So why wouldn’t we protect something so valuable? It seems like not even adults can answer that one.
- Rice, rice, baby
Many know it as the warm drink from their local running sushi restaurant: Brian Polen and Brandon Doughan have reinvented the traditional Japanese sake in their Brooklyn Kura restaurant in New York – Made in America.
- HYPER, HYPER!
Plant superstars and meat with storytelling: How food trends develop and what they say about us.
- Working in Malmö
Stronger together should probably be printed on the Swedish flag. Malmöers are calm and relaxed, and they approach every problem as a team. Read on for more career tips for Sweden’s southernmost city.
- On the hunt for the tastiest plate
Competitions for young chefs are popping up everywhere these days, to the point that it’s almost hard to keep track of them all—let alone figure out which ones are really important. Hamburg? Milan? Las Vegas, maybe? How about a national competition,...
- Algorithmically delicious-How food pairing takes flavor to the next level
Chocolate with onions? Strawberries on burgers? Bananas with wheat beer? Food pairing uses databases and molecular chemistry to create combinations that don’t seem like they’d go together, but turn out to be spectacular new taste sensations.
- My greatest mistake
Even the greats of the industry don’t always do everything right. Here they tell you about their slip-ups and setbacks, what they learned from them and how they do it better today. This time: Selim Varol.
- 25 Best Chefs of Instagram 2019
Welcome to the Web’s culinary mecca! Instagram lets everyone from hobby cooks to Michelin-starred chefs give their followers a behind-the-scenes look at their kitchens. By dishing up bite-sized portions of “food porn”, brilliant gastronomic minds can expand their influence far beyond...
- Aged to perfection
Tender and delicious! Aging helps bring out the best in pork, beef, goat, and veal. Read on for a quick run-down of the best aging methods, a look at the microbiology behind the aging process, and an explanation of why aged...
- Working in Mexico City
Mexico, land of the Aztecs, has an incredibly diverse landscape, ranging from endless beaches and dense rainforests to massive gorges and spectacular mountains. The cuisine here is full of variety, too: cattle farms in the north, fish and seafood from the...
- “Chef life has gotten a lot easier”
Architecture and shopping culture aren’t the only cutting-edge things about Dubai—it’s setting new food and beverage standards as well. Leading the charge is Steven Smalley, the UK native who joined the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah & Hilton The Walk hotel as its...
- Front of House vs. Back of House
Is the divide for real? Anyone who’s ever worked in a restaurant knows about that eternal divide between kitchen and service. No, not the pass. It’s more of an invisible barrier, a sense of two worlds colliding, almost like they’re two...
- Culinary schools: shortcuts to kitchen paradise?
Culinary schools can set you back between $15,000 and $100,000, which is pretty intense considering that the average cook barely makes $10 an hour to start off. Even so, more and more young people are applying for hotly contested spots at...
- Off-Road Cooking
Chef is more than a career—it’s almost like a personal brand. Chefs are food experts, organizational geniuses, artists, and revolutionaries, all rolled into one. When everyone else has gone home for the day, they’re hitting their stride, adrenalin coursing through their...
- Feasting in Bizkaia
The mountains at your back, the Atlantic in front of you, and a food-and-gastronomy freak’s paradise in between. Welcome to living and working in Bizkaia. Read on to discover some of the most exciting new ideas in the region, along with...
- Going whole hog
From nose to tail: a chef with a sense of responsibility is the best thing that can ever happen to a pig. Plus: this little piggy went to market...
- Working in Singapore
Impulsive, challenging, many-faceted: it's no wonder people call Singapore a melting pot of trends. Here, any ex-pats willing to work can try their hand at new things, ride the gastronomy wave, and discover extraordinary and innovative ideas.