Yoshihiro Narisawa, Tokyo: Bridging Tradition and Modernity

Always composed and smiling any conversation with him offers an insight into how he perceives his work as one of Japan’s trailblazing chefs. We last met in Melbourne, Australia and prior to that had a very interesting conversation in the sun dappled lounge of the Maria Cristina hotel in San Sebastián. The following conversation was…

Josean Alija Stepping it Up at Nerua, Bilbao, Spain

Chefs from the Basque Country are known for their intellectual take on food; that is until you see them outside the kitchens.  The young very low-key Alija is the picture of professionalism till he comes across freshly baked bread.  Last winter as we boarded a ferry together to cross the Bosporus in Istanbul we picked…