Chef Interview Series – 5 Questions for: Valérie Diaz, Chef at Les Fines Herbes, Saint Cloud (Greater Paris), France. Qu. 1 What is the inspiration behind the wonderful food created at Les Fines Herbes ? The observations of everyday life and I like to saunter to the market to stay in the heart of every season;…

Chef Interview Series – 5 Questions for: Raquel Marques, Chef at Tasca Jota Lagos, Algarve, Portugal.   Q1. What does Tasca Jota mean and what is the inspiration for this restaurant?  Tasca Jota is the perfect marriage of the traditional Portuguese cuisine with a very modern twist. All our creations are based on Portuguese dishes…

Winemaker Interview Series – 5 Questions for: Lionel Gauthier, Winemaker at Domaine du Viking, Loire Valley (Vouvray), France. 1- How long have you been making wine and what do you enjoy most ? I have been making wine for decades! Our winery has been in existence for many, many years. We discovered ownership documents in…

Winemaker Interview Series – 5 Questions for: Andrea Masi, Winemaker at Cantine Bellini, Tuscany, Italy. 1- How long have you been making wine and what do you enjoy most? The Bellini Family descends from an ancestry of landowners, which began to distribute their vineyard and farm products in the 19th century, paying close attention to wine production. We completed…

Chef Interview Series – 5 Questions for: Henri Leclerc, Executive Chef at La Maison Des Halles, Tours, France. (EN:  English  FR: Francais)     Qu. 1 When and how did your passion for food begin? In my mother’s kitchen or during large family meals at my grandmother’s. It was a kitchen of love and sharing. Like…