Balmoș – Transylvanian Cheese Polenta

As promised last week, a sneak peek into our upcoming post on Romanian cheese-making. We show below how to make balmoș, a variation of a traditional Romanian dish: mămăligă (polenta), but with loads of extra cheese and milky stuff in it. There are many recipes for making balmoș, but ours is a simple one anyone […]

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Foodcrafting in Romania – Part 1

We’ve spent a brief vacation week in Romania in July, and had an intense amount of fun (& especially food). The foodcrafter spirit is strong there with many traditional simple, yet delicious dishes and local specialties. We realised that international awareness about Romanian cuisine is close to nil, most people thinking “yeah, greasy and heavy […]

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Our simple summer spread – ricotta, dill, and chili

On hot summer days, and especially after a long summer night, nothing rocks our world as much as a simple brunch! Done in minutes, this simple spread made with ricotta, dill and chili flakes is a sure bet to impress your friends without spending your day (& night) in the kitchen. Enjoy! This spread works […]

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Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy

Italy=Food (and much more of course, but the FOOD!!! Mamma mia!). We all know that and like anyone who’s ever been to Eataly, sorry I meant Italy, I’ve had memorable food there countless times. In consequence, our expectations for the Osteria Francescana – voted “the best restaurant in Italy” and 3rd best in world – […]

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The Original Fare

We just found another very cool media project we warmly recommend: The Original Fare. In their own words: Original Fare is for those seeking authenticity, craving originality, and striving to experience the most hand crafted, unique fare our country creates. Having spent the last six years constantly on the road seeking home-grown goods and local […]

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Book: Das kulinarische Erbe der Alpen

The English title of this book would be: “The culinary heritage of the Alps”. “Would” only, because the book hasn’t been translated in English yet… This heavy volume tells the story of food in the Alps with gorgeous photos by the Swiss photographer Sylvan Müller to accompany the prose of Dominik Flammer. An absolute delight […]

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FoodCrafters Guide to Barcelona

Barcelona, one of the food capitals of this world, is a foodcrafting mecca! It’s a real pleasure to get lost in the tiny paved streets of the Barri Gòtic, where one always ends up some hole-in-the-wall drinking holes, with great food, sublime wines, and an exciting atmosphere packed with locals engaging in lively debates (most […]

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Made in Switzerland – FoodCrafters around Zurich

As Zurich is our current homebase, we wanted to give it a hommage by sharing a few local products and brands we really love! Unique products with an original Swiss twist, made in small batches and true to their traditions, here are our local favorites! Coffee: Black & Blaze Not easy to find barrista-quality coffee […]

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The Perennial Plate

The Perennial Plate is a series of beautiful short movies about sustainable and adventurous eating around the world. Along the exact same ideological lines as ours, it’s beautiful, smart, warm and we love it! They have well over a hundred short movies, so definitely get ready for a few hours of fun. And eventually to […]

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