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Insect pate, eco straws and pistachio ice cream: here's what we're enjoying in the world of food this month

What we've been enjoying in the world of food this month

Published 14 Aug 2019, 18:00 BST
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted
Photograph by National Geographic Traveller (UK)

I’m looking forward to…
National Geographic’s Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, a new series premiering on 4 September, following the chef’s culinary adventures across the globe. Maria Pieri, editorial director

I’ve been eating…
Yåar, a cheesecake bar with a light, fluffy centre, and a thin coating of chocolate, toffee or caramel. It’s made with quark, so isn’t as calorific as it tastes, and the cloudberry flavour is addictively tangy. Find it at Sainsbury’s and Whole Foods Market.  Nicola Trup, deputy editor

I’ve been dining at…
Galvin HOP Bistrot & Bar in London’s Spitalfields. It’s a laid-back affair from the Galvin brothers, whose Michelin-starred Galvin La Chapelle is just next door. Pilsner is served from copper vats above the bar, while the menu of modern classics includes gazpacho, skate au beurre and panna cotta. Connor McGovern, contributing editor

I’ve been checking out…
The V&A’s Food: Bigger than the Plate, an exhibition exploring the future of food by asking how artists, scientists, farmers, chefs and communities are tackling key issues: think insect pâté and cheese made from human bacteria. Bon appétit! Until 20 October.  Josephine Price, online editor

Question of the month: where did you eat the best ice cream?

Italy: A Ferrero Rocher-flavoured gelato in Sorrento, on the Amalfi Coast, which tasted like an even richer version of the ambassador’s favourite. FZ

Turkey: Pistachio dondurma (Turkish ice cream), stretchy from the addition of mastic, bought in the coastal town of Calis and eaten straight from the tub. NT

Poland: Twin jets of vanilla and chocolate, spiralled onto a cone in the Polish Tatras Mountains. Glen Mutel, editor

LARQ bottle
Photograph by National Geographic Traveller Food

Top 3: eco-friendly tools

The world’s first self-cleaning water bottle uses innovative UV-C LED technology to purify both the water and the inside of the bottle.

Eco-friendly straws that are either reusable or disposable, made from materials such as bamboo, wheat, silicone and titanium.

Reusable, organic hemp coffee filters that claim to be twice as durable as cotton.  Farida Zeynalova, assistant editor

Published in Issue 6 of National Geographic Traveller Food. 

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