5-Minute Pasta Sauce Made With Fresh Tomatoes

The fastest, easiest and (in my opinion) most delicious summer pasta sauce is raw, takes 5 minutes to prepare, and only calls for three main ingredients: ripe, juicy tomatoes, extra …

Emilia Romagna: a gourmet tour

IT’S DINNER TIME and I’ve stopped at Masticabrodo, a roadside trattoria in the countryside outside Parma. A large, smiling woman begins to list the day’s freshly made pastas. Would I …

Talking About The ‘World’s Best Female Chef’ Award

The cream of the culinary crème was in London to attend the annual San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards and find out whether Chef René Redzepi’s Noma could retain its title as world’s …

At Bordeaux Primeurs, Tasting A Wine’s Future

It’s 9 a.m., and I’ve just been poured five glasses of inky purple wine from bottles labeled only with question marks. It’s primeur time in Bordeaux, and I’m sitting in a quiet …

The Decanter interview – Telmo Rodríguez

This intrepid winemaker has a passion for native Spanish grapes and distinct terroirs, and for reviving traditional methods and styles. Carla Capalbo joins him on a road trip of his …

In Florence, Tuscan Cuisine Remains A Family Affair

“Don’t ask for your T-bone steak well done!” The sign, handwritten on ocher butcher’s-block paper, makes me smile. Nothing has changed at Trattoria Mario since I first ate there in the late …