Book Review – Rose Water & Orange Blossoms

We have a scary collection of middle-eastern (M-E) cookbooks (40+), so we’re reasonably familiar with the food over there. Sadly, the stereotype about M-E food is generally around “OMG, it’s too difficult, I need many spices and expensive ingredients“. This book will prove you the contrary! What we loved in this book right away is that it’s above all a very personal and intimate […]

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A Girl And Her Greens by April Bloomfield

April Bloomfield is unarguably a true chef who learned her trade all the way up in some of the world’s great restaurants, such as the well-known River Café or Chez Panisse. This means her food is a combination of simple Italian (think simple ingredients at their best) and classic British. Her first book, A Girl and her Pig […]

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Anatolia – An Ode to the Foods of Turkey

We always crave for middle-eastern food and have a good dozen of cookbooks on the topic (ok… actually more than 40…), from Lebanese to Syrian to Persian. Obviously, we have a few classics on Turkish food, in particular sumptuous ones such as Turkey, Eat Istanbul: A Journey to the Heart of Turkish Cuisine or the gorgeous Turquoise: A […]

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The FoodCrafters Christmas Shopping Guide

Ho ho ho! As Christmas is peeking around the corner, we wanted to share some of the most exciting, original, and unique artisan food products from around the world we totally love and that should be on your shopping list. We’re pretty sure they will make more than happy any food aficionado you would like to […]

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Mexico – The cookbook by Phaidon

The cookbook nerds we are got extremely thrilled when we heard Phaidon is releasing a mammoth book on Mexican cuisine called “Mexico: The Cookbook”. This book is no mean feat – with over 700 (!!) pages of recipes, this massive volume is everything but a desirable companion for your daily commute. It is packed with […]

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Cawston Press Apple Juices

An ideal summer drink has to be refreshing, punchy, and not very sweet. Cawston press juices do have it all. Since we tried those guys for the first time, we pretty much fell in love, and our favourite is the rhubarb one. And maybe the elderflower one too. We’re not quite sure yet… These come in a few […]

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Know your cheese: Le Gruyère AOC

This is the first article in our “know your cheese” series, and what else to start with than our favourite dairy queen: Le Gruyère AOP? We have written this article after discovering the wonderful Gruyère d’Alpage website, who kindly let us use their pictures in this article and share the story of this fabulous product. […]

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Terroir – what it is and why it matters!

Ah, le terroir. Originally from French, the word “terroir” has no English counterpart. In short, the terroir is simply the combination of physico-chemical properties that impacts everything that grows in a region. A multitude of factors such as the soil composition, annual rain and sunlight quantity, topography, biodiversity, or even air quality will affect to […]

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FoodCrafters Reading List – Winter 2013

We are, sadly, huge fanatics of quality books (sadly for us – but happily for our banker…). Real, physical, tangible, and beautiful printed materials will always have a special place in our hearts and our bookshelves. Assuming you also suffer from the same compulsive behaviour, we wanted to gladly feed some kerosene to your frenzy […]

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