by Gino De Blasio | 5 Minute Read Travel guides are a funny thing. Depending on the writers and the publication you can be sure of some things; some have been asked to eat there, others, given very special service. The impartiality of review has always left you wondering, should I or shouldn’t I visit. … Continue reading We Don’t Need More Deconstructed Food
by Gino De Blasio | 7 Minute Read What does, the Clove Club in Shoreditch, the Soho tapas bar, Barrafina, Indian curry house, Gymkhana, the Star Inn in Yorkshire and now, the Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle in Singapore have in common? Michelin Stars. Long gone are the days that a Michelin … Continue reading Why More Street Food Should Get Michelin Stars, If It Even Matters!
by Gino De Blasio | 5 minute Read Cereal is the new thing, apparently. “According to Kellogg’s, one-third of cereal consumption happens outside breakfast hours. And cereal hasn’t just become a snack, it has become the ultimate hipster snack; representing a sort of prepackaged, nostalgia-laden ennui.” (The Guardian, 2016) This culinary revelation is now where … Continue reading When Food Nostalgia Can Be A Bad Thing
7 Minute Read | by Gino De Blasio There are three religions that an Italian nonna will preach. The first, an appreciation of family and how to care for one another. The second, an appreciation of food, its teachings and how it can guide you. The third, how a vorwerk vacuum cleaner (1) can be … Continue reading Nonna’s, Micro-Gastronomy and Parmesan Cheese
You can’t fault a pastry chef for trying. It was 2013 when Dominique Ansel unleashed the Cronut, the pastry mixture of the croissant and donut. If ever there was going to be a grammatically challenging blended word, Cronut would be it’s love child. News stories spread across the globe that a small bakery in New … Continue reading Hello Frankenfoods, The Original Was You, Cronut!
Whether it was walking through the wall of the great wall of China, making the Statue of Liberty disappear or floating across the the Grand Canyon, David Copperfield’s level of showmanship was unmatched in the 80’s. The A-Team may have had the cool montages, Knightrider the car chases, Miami Vice the style icons, Magnum PI … Continue reading When Foreign Words Are Supposedly Showmanship
8 Minute Read | by Gino De Blasio He was “the first, true, original rock ‘n’ roll television cook. Before him all was staid, orderly, scripted and largely confined to the studio.” Matthew Fort didn’t hold back in his appreciation of Floyd in 2009. Writing in the Guardian after news had broken about Floyd’s cancer … Continue reading How Food Apps Would Have Flummoxed Keith Floyd
The year was 2013, not that long ago really. Humans were attending restaurants, as they did on a regular basis and started acting… well… strange. Many will have guessed from the title where this is going, but there is a food phenomenon that is happening underneath our very noses, and it has nothing to do … Continue reading How We All Became A Little David Loftus