Author: mika apichatsakol

He’s shot for Sühring, Baan Tepa, Paste, Igniv, Haoma, Mia, Blue by Alain Ducasse, Adhoc, Vaso, Keller, Wana Yook, Jhol, Maison Dunand… The list goes on and on. So, it may just be high time to turn the lens towards this prolific food photographer and somewhat silent player in Thailand’s culinary scene. It shouldn’t come as a shock that someone with a good eye for edible subjects has a background in cooking. When Barcelona-born Diego Arenas was 20, he decided to try his luck in the hospitality industry by applying for work at hotels in Ibiza. He landed a job working…

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This dish is refreshing and light, without any oil. Even without using fat and strong seasoning, we can make a satisfying dish with complex aromatic qualities because of the use of dashi, which is high in umami. The umami is key to making delicate foods that have great depth of flavour.

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While in Hollywood, vegan celebrities and influencers are pretty easy to come by, it’s a much more difficult task to locate one in The Land of Smiles. That is, unless you know Richie Kul: model, actor, and dedicated activist for the animals.

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One hails from Niigata and creates exquisite French cuisine out of the best Japanese ingredients. Another comes from Fukuoka and lives to bring joy through ramen and a little bit of humour, while a third chef from Gunma makes some of the purest sushi Bangkok has seen and tasted. In discovering the stories of three of the city’s prominent Japanese chefs, we realise that, despite each of their uniqueness, they share many traits and ideas in common— most significantly a deep-rooted passion for their work.

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The design mastermind behind some of Asia’s most iconic hotels and resorts, including Capella Ubud, Rosewood Luang Prabang, Bangkok’s The Siam Hotel, and the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle in Chiang Rai, Bill Bensley has made himself a highly sought-after and admired name in the world of hospitality and design over the last 30 years. Gastronomer Lifestyle talks to the American architect about his design ethos, storytelling, and not being confined in boxes.

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Highly sought-after for a good reason, wherever bar manager Philip Bischoff goes, awards just seem to follow. Gastronomer Lifestyle gets to the bottom of this bartender’s knack for creating memorable drinking experiences.

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