Eighteen years old and desperate for cash to fund a summer of partying in Ibiza, the future world’s greatest chef did what any teenager might do – he took a job washing pots.
“When I was a kid, kangaroo was only in the pet food section of the supermarket. Now it takes pride of place in supermarkets next to the Wagyu beef.”
There’s a dish on the menu at Brae called Iced Oyster. It’s actually a sweet milk ice cream with a salty twist that’s capable of turning even the least adventurous into oyster fans.
A quick sift through the comments reveals not just praise for Barber’s food but also a whole lot of respect and admiration for his vision. One simply writes “Mind. Blown.”
“Everyone at Cosme says serving President Obama was one of the most beautiful moments they’d ever had. When I talk about it, I get goose bumps.”
Some tables are better than others. But Daniel Humm and Will Guidara have found the formula for the perfect table.
“As soon as I sit down, I think ‘I should open another restaurant’. I love Melbourne – the food scene is amazing – and London would be awesome too.”
After the roaring success of the first Osso, Garibaldi is planning a second branch, with a new supersized butcher’s shop serving meaty sandwiches.
If you’ve ever ended up at a candle-lit table for two, locking knees with your new boss or prospective client, you’ll know just how crucial it is to pick the right venue for corporate occasions.
From oozing tacos on street corners to edible ant larvae, Mexico is a true mecca for food lovers. Take our tour of five of the best food destinations.
We’ve all done it: you book a restaurant on the promise of great food, only to find the cocktails resemble the sort of umbrella-topped disaster you’d get on a cheapo package holiday in Benidorm.
Daniel Humm, world-class chef, has just served a packet of orange-coloured baked cheese crackers to a guest paying hundreds of dollars. The unsuspecting diner is “mind-blown”.
You could be forgiven for thinking Tijuana is a low-budget Las Vegas. But beyond its seedy strip is Mexico’s fastest-growing gastronomic hub
A fresh generation of chefs and a spectacular natural larder has put the continent’s foodie scene on the map. But which city is leading the pack?
A selection of restaurant profiles written for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015, plus The World’s 50 Best Restaurants: the list in pictures
“There’s one day in this job when you have to choose between being a wife and mother, and being a chef. If I had been in love and had a baby in my thirties, I probably wouldn’t be where I am today”
Love ’em or loath ’em, hipster coffee shops and their tattooed, bearded baristas are here to stay – and they’re changing the way many people consume coffee
A selection of restaurant profiles written for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015, plus Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants: the list in pictures
“There are many things that I think are really wrong with fine dining. So the food in Cosme is very simple – it’s driven by flavour and logic, not by trends or what’s cool”
It’s four o’clock on a Friday afternoon and Will Guidara and Daniel Humm can’t stop laughing. It’s clear from the off that they share a bond that goes way beyond the restaurant’s walls