Cornersmith – The Cookbook

Who doesn’t love pickles? Certainly not us! For dinner or as a snack, the curious and exciting world of sour and salty veggies in all shapes and colours seems endless. Seriously, just look at these beauties: We recently talked about the excellent Bar Tartine cookbook, which we really loved. But it certainly isn’t the easiest introduction to […]

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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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Le Chateaubriand, Paris

“Where shall we eat tonight?” we asked each other on a Saturday night in Paris, after spending most of the day walking (and shopping!) around town. “What about Le Chateaubriand, some people say it’s amazing!” Because who needs a booking for Saturday night at one of the best restaurants in Paris? Thanks to their system, they do two services a night […]

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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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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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Food mags, Sérendipité & Interview with Céline Debray

In the last few years, a new generation of food-related magazines have spread like mushrooms after the rain, paying serious attention to their layout, design, typography, and the quality of photography. These volumes are beautiful objects to keep and collect, not something you read and trash. Back in Switzerland, the only way we could get […]

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Tenderstem broccoli, tofu and furikake

We love simple and tasty food that anyone can do at home in minutes. Here is exactly one of those recipes – ideal when you’re tired and just in need for a quick Asian fix. The star ingredient is furikake – a Japanese mix of dried goodness (sesame seeds, salt, seaweed & more) meant to […]

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