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The Roots of American Foodways Conference: Chicago

Emily Elyse Miller / July 14, 2014

Move over MAD, the West is here to take back the food scene. On September 7th and 8th, 2014, The Roots of American Foodways conference will present for the second year in Chicago. Stephen Torres (founder of Imbibe and Inspire) is the brains behind the operation. This conference will explore the history, future and influence of American food and chefs.

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Science Reveals Food Tastes Better When It’s Plated Artistically

Melanya Torosyan / July 14, 2014

There’s no doubt that people eat first with their eyes and that’s because science is backing that statement up. In a two-part study published by the Crossmodal Research Laboratory at the University of Oxford, researchers have evidence that plating is not just for mere decoration but actually plays a crucial role in influencing a person’s expectation and enhances a diner’s experience.

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Room Forty

TAOP Staff / July 7, 2014

Check out these gorgeous photos by photographer Jennifer Chong showcasing creative dishes by chef Libry Darusman of Room Forty, a non-conventional Los Angeles catering company inspired by “immaculate presentations of the Michelin starred restaurants of France.”

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Virú: Three Hours in Two Minutes

TAOP Staff / July 7, 2014

Here’s another artistic tasting menu video coming out of Peru titled Virú: Three Hours in Two Minutes by chef Gaston Acurio and his team at Astrid Y Gaston, Latin America’s #1 Best Restaurant. The video showcases the “flavors and dreams” that explore the five different themes of the Peruvian landscape: the coast, the desert, the Andes, the Amazon and the Altiplano. The menu will be available Fall 2014.

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Oaxen Krog & Slip

Emily Elyse Miller / June 30, 2014

Scandinavian bistro food is in full bloom at Oaxen Krog & Slip, a two-part restaurant that sits meters away from a shipyard that lends itself to the remarkable view and ambiance. Top off the restaurant’s gorgeously designed nautical interior with the fresh, simple dishes that travelers and locals can fall in love with and you’ve got all the makings of a Stockholm favorite.

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Central Restaurante Summer Tasting Menu

TAOP Staff / June 25, 2014

You might find chef Virgilio Martinez traveling the world promoting contemporary Peruvian cuisine, but today you’ll find him and his team plating up Central’s signature dishes for their summer tasting menu available in July.

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