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fine food - Chef Massimo Bottura
Massimo Bottura is the chef patron of Osteria Francescana, a three-Michelin-star restaurant based in Modena, Italy, where Massimo grew up. He opened Osteria Francescana in 1995, and his avant-garde approach has garnered him many awards, including the number-three place on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. This month sees the release of Massimo Bottura’s first book with Phaidon Press, Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef.
What’s in my travel bag: Michael Kors
Founder and Chief Creative Officer of one of fashion’s most wildly successful labels, Michael Kors almost didn’t make it to his current billionaire status – he went bankrupt in 1993. He was quick to make a comeback and even land the prestigious role of ready-to-wear designer for Céline, bringing the French label back to the forefront of fashion. This month marks the opening of Lagoona Mall’s 290m2 Michael Kors lifestyle store
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What’s in my kitchen - Mario Batali
Mario Batali, lovingly referred to as Molto Mario, has traversed the globe from Paris and Italy to San Francisco. He finally ended up in New York City, where he co-owns ten restaurants.
HIA - Chef Massimo Capra
In partnership with Qatar Airways / SSP joint venture and with Qatar Duty Free, celebrity chef Massimo Capra has opened Soprafino, an Italian restaurant, at Hamad International Airport (HIA). Oryx speaks to the chef best known for his simple and uncomplicated approach to classic Italian cuisine.
fine food - Chef Pino Lavarra
Sweet pea risotto with herb breadcrumb queen scallops, and prawns.
fine food - Chef Dean Fearing
Dean Fearing is chef and partner at Fearing’s Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. Current menu highlights include his flavourful Tortilla Soup, which you can recreate at home using his recipe.
fine food - Michael Schwartz
Michael Schwartz, a James Beard Award-winning chef, author, and owner of three restaurants, began his career in Philadelphia and earned his culinary skills in kitchens from Los Angeles to New York City, until settling in Miami in the early 1990s, where he resides today.
fine food - Janet DeNeefe
Janet DeNeefe, the founder and director of the annual Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, is a Melbourne-born artist, author, and restaurateur who has lived in Bali for nearly three decades. Her memoir Fragrant Rice charts her love affair with Balinese food, culture, and traditions. Her latest book is Bali: Food of My Island Home.
fine food - Executive Chef Caitlin Mateo
Executive chef at one of Philadelphia’s most popular restaurants, Square 1682, Caitlin Mateo is one of the city’s contemporary rising culinary stars.
fine food - Chef Ramzi Nadim Choueiri
One of the most widely recognised chefs in the Arab world, Chef Ramzi is responsible for bringing Lebanese cuisine to the masses through his books and television show, and is one of four culinary ambassadors for Qatar Airways. This month, Chef Ramzi shares one of his favourite recipes – Qawarma Tabouleh, a traditional dish from the town of Soghbeen.