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Restaurants

(French) Gault et Millau, 40 ans d’avance

(French) Au moment où l’on annonce le décès du journaliste gastronomique Christian Millau, cofondateur du Gault et Millau, rappelons nous les Dix commandements de la nouvelle cuisine dont les deux compères avaient fait leur charte en 1973. Moderne, non?Read more →

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Artisan

Franck Dépériers, the passion for bread

Franck Dépériers landed in Nantes twenty years ago, carrying with him, in his bag, his organic, naturally leavened and naturally fermented breads. His Petite Boulangerie has since become a not-to-be-missed stop for foodies. (Article in French)Read more →

Travail de la mozzarella

On tour

Naples

Fleur de Lait mozzarella

We all love mozzarella today, yet many of us do not know all of its variations and subtleties. From the buffaloes to the often heritage-breed cows that graze on the slopes of the Apennins, to buffalo mozzarella and fior di latte, our voyage in Naples continues today by tracing the history of this now mythic cheese. (Article in French)Read more →

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On tour

Naples

Hands in the dough

Pastas, pizza, tomatoes, mozzarella, and coffee marked with the label ‘Made in Naples’ have become symbols of Italian cuisine, both abroad and in the boot. Let’s skip for once the antipasti, and start with the pasta. The plural of the French version of the word – pâtes – seems extremely apt, since it covers a wide range of products. (Article in French)Read more →

La tomate : pomme d'amour ou l'or de Naples

On tour

Naples

The tomato: Apple of love or gold of Naples

In an interview published during Easter time, the American artist Patty Smith declared that, according to her, the fruit that was forbidden to be eaten by Eve was a tomato – a fruit far more sensual than an apple. It is a theory that makes sense since we know that upon its arrival in France from the Americas, the tomato was called the Apple of Love, and the word tomato did not come to be until the 19th century. (Article in French)Read more →