Top Spice 2016: Out of Africa

Look for words like berbere, harissa, dukkah, ras el hanout and tsire – all spice blends from different parts of Africa – to appear on menus as seasoning

McDonald’s UK launches burgers by Michelin-grade chefs

Fast food giant McDonald’s is not a name one associates with luxury or Michelin stars but that might be changing. McDonald’s UK has launched a trio of premium burgers developed by a team of proper chefs; their collective experience includes stints at Michelin-starred restaurants and royal kitchens. Pitched as the “Signature Collection,” the new burgers … Continued

Grant Achatz to open Alinea pop-up restaurant in Madrid

Grant Achatz has become the latest top chef to embark on a culinary world tour, with plans to take his triple Michelin-starred restaurant Alinea to the foodie elite in Madrid. The move is scheduled to take place next January and will involve flying out his entire team to the Spanish capital for a temporary pop-up. … Continued