Behind The Scenes at MAST’ Boston: Making True Neapolitan Pizza

“So I got it right that you are Italian, Marco?” “I am Napoletano!” The start of my conversation with a proud Napoletano, a chef, a pizza lover and a co-owner of MAST’ restaurant in Boston is promising. I described my love to this restaurant and its pizza before. So when I got a chance to take a…

Vladimir Olkinitskiy: Reviving Ural Cuisine

Vladimir Olkinitskiy must be the most popular and controversial chef in the city of Ekaterinburg at the moment. On my quest to find traditional Ural cuisine in the heart of Urals – Ekaterinburg – his name and that of his newly opened restaurant 26/28 came up time and again. It’s one of the most talked…

Foods You Must Try in Ekaterinburg (and Where to Find Them)

Here’s some food for thought. When you travel to France you would expect to start your morning with a cup of coffee and a croissant, or maybe a piece of baguette. When you travel to India you would, probably, like to dig into rice and many vegetarian curries. In other words, try authentic food of…

EkaterinBURGER: a Story of American Burger with Russian Taste

I bet you have just looked at the name and didn’t dare to pronounce it out loud. Am I right? It’s not as scary and complicated as it looks, I promise! There’s a city in Ural region of Russia called Ekaterinburg. Still too much? Look at it this way: the city is named after a…

Dominique Ansel Kitchen, or Is There Life Beyond Cronut?

The way many people make a list of attractions to visit in a new city, I make a list of foods I want to try. New York, though, makes it unbelievably hard to choose the best of the best. Given that I only had 3 days in the city, my list consisted of the most iconic New…