Cicada sushi, anyone? U.S. chef serves up sustainable delicacy

May 25, 2021 0 Comments

Billions of “Brood X” cicadas are appearing in U.S. states including Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Indiana and Tennessee After 17 years underground, swarms of cicadas are emerging across the eastern United States — and for one Washington chef, the rare bug invasion was his cue for a cookout, with a side of food ethics. Bun Lai, …

‘The Flavor Equation’ by Nik Sharma is all about sugar, spice and a pinch of science

May 15, 2021 0 Comments

The food writer-photographer marries his training as a molecular biologist with his experience as a cook Los Angeles-based Nik Sharma effortlessly dons the hats of food writer, photographer and scientist. A captivating blend of Blumenthalian gastronomy and (Sanjeev) Kapooresque simplicity, Sharma’s food creations are based on one philosophy — flavour comes first. With his new …