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Chef’s Secret: Peter Goossens, Hof van Cleve

Year after year the uncontested number one in Belgian gastronomy. The only Belgian restaurant to hold three Michelin stars, receiving the highest quotation of 19,5/20 in the Gault&Millau guide and ranked number 20 on the list of The Best Chef Awards 2018. No doubt Peter Goossens is one of Belgium’s most respected chefs. He’s also the representative of the true Belgian cuisine in the most refined form and he embodies service with a capital S. But what makes him tick? How did he get at that top level of haute cuisine and how does he and his team manage to give the very best of themselves day after day? Intrigued and curious as we are, we arranged a trip to Hof van Cleve, the culinary temple representing Belgium’s finest.
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Paste, Bangkok

A restaurant serving artisanal Thai food, conceived by one of the most talented and respected female chefs in Bangkok, rewarded with an excellent ranking in the most renowned culinary listings like Michelin (1 star) and Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants (#31)… If that can’t convince you to schedule a trip to Paste Restaurant, we wouldn’t know what would trigger you anyway…

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Hungry Chef: Giovanni Bruno – Senzanome, Brussels

Brussels. The capital of Belgium and Europe, it’s the place where cultures meet and where creativity has no boundaries. Where else could chef Giovanni Bruno have started a restaurant like Senzanome, where the Italian cuisine is lifted to the highest level. His reinterpretation of Italian classics is focused around honest top quality produce in a simple and refined presentation. It’s all about the details, but everything starts from the basics. Read more

WSET Pocket Guide to Food & Wine Pairing

New research from Wine Intelligence shows that Dutch and Belgian consumers are most likely to choose a wine depending on how it matches with food and drinking wine when dining out has become increasingly popular.
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Chef’s Secret: Jarno Eggen – De Groene Lantaarn

Today the collab between The Best Chef and Hungry for More brings us to chef Jarno Eggen of restaurant De Groene Lantaarn in The Netherlands. This top chef is famous for his classic cuisine (based on regional and seasonal produce), his passion and his profound knowledge of cooking techniques.
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Chef’s Secret – Heinrich Schneider at Terra Restaurant

Amidst the South-Tyrolean mountains and landscapes near Val Sarentino a small, lonely, winding road brings you to Terra – The Magic Place. This restaurant and hotel – formerly known as Auenerhof – is part of Relais & Châteaux and is the perfect hideaway for bon vivants. For ‘Chef’s Secret’ – the collaboration between The Best Chef Awards and Hungry for More, we visited chef Heinrich Schneider and hostess Gisela Schneider to talk about their inspiration. Read more

Hungry Chef: Anthony Snoeck of Carcasse

Anthony Snoeck bij Carcasse

S.Pellegrino Hungry Chef, stop number 1: Carcasse, Sint-Idesbald. A real meat restaurant, with attention to quality, authenticity and contemporary trends. As a result of their passion and skills they received their first Michelin star in 2017. Welcome at the restaurant of Hendrik Dierendonck, the perfect place for meat lovers. Let’s have a chat with chef Anthony Snoeck here.
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Sweet temptation

Sweet temptation… Impossible not to make an association with pralines and macarons! And that’s what inspired us to create this photo series. As he’s one of our favorite chocolatiers – patissiers we used the creations of Joost Arijs for this shoot.

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Happy Easter. Our favorite chocolate egg!

Easter! Another day full of culinary pleasure. Whether it’s a brunch or a feast with lots of chocolate, we just love it. This year we found the most beautiful chocolate creation at Patisserie Manus in Brasschaat/Kapellen. We’re still not sure we’ll dare to eat it or not. 🙂 Read more

L’Air du Temps, Liernu

L'air du temps soft boiled egg truffle

L’Air du Temps is situated in the middle of the fields, at a stone’s throw from Namur and Leuven in an environment that seems pretty much the epitome of ultimate tranquillity. This is a restaurant that has rightly built a solid reputation by responding perfectly to the needs and expectations of today’s value seeker in the world of gastronomy. Here, it is not just about good food, top products and an über-professional service. The location and cuisine of Chef Sang-Hoon Degeimbre guarantee an exquisite experience. Would you like to know more? Then please continue reading. It only gets better. 🙂 Read more

Bye bye boring bread

Bye bye boring bread. Today we will make luxury sandwiches! Bread is in fact very tasty and it is a shame that we do not give it enough credit most of the time. The association with sweaty cheese between tasteless white supermarket bread in a dull lunch box is very quickly made, or we link it to prefabricated open-faced baguettes topped with salads mainly containing mayonnaise to compensate the dry structure of something that is supposed to be tuna.  But enough whining already. 🙂 It is now time to show how to make sandwiches with a minimum of efforts and a maximum of taste.
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Culinaria – Autumn by Audi

We all have our favorite restaurants and chefs. We like their style, food and concept, so we go and visit them over and over again. But of course we also love to discover everything that’s new and trending. There’s no better place to explore the Belgian food scene than Culinaria. This year, Culinaria had a new look and  concept: Autumn by Audi.
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Sedella Vinos, Andalucia

For a long time now it’s been no secret that Spain is a land of wonderful wines. But it’s probably less well known that on a remote mountain-top in the middle of all the natural beauty of Andalusia there’s a unique, tiny wine-house. It’s called Sedella, like the small nearby village. We went to discover this hidden ultra-modern architectural pearl, and to enjoy and sample its wares.
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Le Monde des Mille Couleurs

Ever heard of leek blooms? Fleabane? Electric daisy? Let alone tasted such weird and wonderful things! Well, not to worry! In fact most people just doing their shopping in the supermarket or even at organic shops don’t even know the half of the rich variety of types of plants Nature has to offer. That goes for us too. We think it’s a great shame because the hidden natural flavours of wild plants are so intense but delicate. Suddenly everything you’ve tasted before seems artificial and rather dull. There are thousands of different plants and vegetables and their flowers in the world, each with delightful aromas, flavours and colours. More than enough reason to send this joyful message to the world. At Le Monde des Mille Couleurs –  they couldn’t have come up with a better name! – we got the chance to discover all these plants growing and see them blossom. Read more