Cookbook Review: Takashi’s Noodles by Takashi Yagihashi

Takashis Noodles

Undoubtedly, one of the most important staples in Japanese cooking is the noodle. Whether it is a trying a simple ramen dish, making handmade soba noodles, or just understanding the great cultural divides within regions of Japan, noodles are an important part of both Japanese culture and cuisine.Chef Takashi Yagihashi is a top Japanese chef [...]

Dining at One of the World’s Best Restaurants: Two Michelin-Starred Narisawa in Tokyo, Japan

Bread of the Forest Narisawa Japan

Last year, S. Pellegrino released their “50 Best Restaurants in Asia,” a spin off of the regular World’s 50 Best list. Narisawa in Tokyo, Japan, topped the 2013 list — and Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa has been awarded two Michelin stars on top of it. Everything I read indicated it was nearly impossible to get a [...]

Traditional Catalan Cuisine: Pont Vell Restaurant in Besalu, Spain

Pont Vell Restaurant, Besalu, Spain

If your travels take you to the Catalonia (Cataluyna) region of Spain, consider a stop in the charming village of Besalu. Here you will find an interesting array of history, including a Jewish Quarter and a 12th Century Romanesque Bridge. Situated right at the base of the bridge, you will find Pont Vell Restaurant. You’ll [...]

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