Carme Ruscalleda, Restaurant Sant Pau, Sant Pol De Mar, Spain

Women are the best multitaskers – at least according to me. Chef Carme Ruscalleda of Restaurant Sant Pol De Mar, outside Barcelona, Spain, has been wearing many hats for most of her life. A consummate professional female chef, the only woman with seven Michelin stars for her Sant Pol De Mar restaurant, her Barcelona restaurant Moments,…

Alain Senderens, Senderens, Paris, France

The present is a reflection of what was created in the past and the future will emerge based on the foundations that are being laid in the present. The progression of cuisine and culinary techniques is no different and follows a similar path. I wrote an article about the legendary Alain Senderens a polarizing figure in…

Chef Toshiro Konishi, Lima, Peru

A strange or unfamiliar product or  ingredient either  scares cooks, both amateur or professional or is a challenge to their skills and imagination.A trip to the farmers markets with all the fresh fruits , vegetables, herbs and flowers this morning along with the visual of all the abundance was enough for me to start conjuring…

Chef Philippe Labbe, Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, France

Labbe I am amazed when I come across people who have traveled to France and especially Paris who say they never had any memorable meals on their trip or end up visiting touristy restaurants. Even a café and a flaky croissant or a macaron from Ladurée can make a lasting memory. On the other end…