Noble Rot Issue 25 (Chianti not Chianti) is available now at LOREM (not Ipsum). Introducing Noble Rot 25, another cordial collection of writing about wine and food, fact and fiction, the quite serious and the not very serious at all.
The Noble Rot magazine is published quarterly and the home of exciting wine and food writing. Since its launch in February 2013 Noble Rot has seen chefs Fergus Henderson, Valentine Warner and José Pizarro rubbing shoulders with artists like LCD Soundsystem, Lily Allen and David Shrigley, blurring the boundaries between gastronomy and the creative arts. Contributors include cult Scottish author John Niven, eRobert Parker’s Neal Martin, The River Café’s Emily O’Hare, Jamie Goode, Richard Hemming and Skint Records’ Damian Harris. Noble Rot was founded by two friends, Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew, who met through a shared love of wine, design and independent magazines whilst working next door to each other on Kensington High Street. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign which raised £11,600 of funding in Autumn 2013, Noble Rot is continuing to expand at a considerable rate. The magazine is based in London, and published quarterly.
Features: Noble Rot – Issue 25
We escape to Tuscany between lockdowns to meet an exciting young generation of Chianti Not Chianti producers, including Montevertine and Tenuta di Carleone.
We welcome Edinburgh’s master of dark comedy, and author of heroin-spiked classic Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh. He tells us how Covid restaurant closures have forced him to improve his culinary skills, and given him a new perspective on less-recreational uses for kitchen foil.
We interview DJ Gilles Peterson and Brawn chef Ed Wilson about the joy of Romanée Conti, and their recent sensory collaborations.
We hear about Margot Henderson’s ‘Greatest Ever Meal’ at Paris’ Le Baratin.
We feature queen of the interviewers and author of film sensation An Education, Lynn Barber, writing on discovering posh food and restaurants.
We ask a few of our sagest wino chums what they would buy to start a cellar for less than £500?
Elsewhere in this issue we profile Santorini and Tuscany’s sweet Vinsanto/ Vin Santo wines; remember Lulu Peyraud of Bandol’s Domaine Tempier; La Fromagerie’s Patricia Michelson gives us her ultimate cheesecake recipe; and William Kelley looks at the future of Burgundy in a time of climate change. Plus other stories and musings from Simon Hopkinson, Marina O’Loughlin, John Niven, Stephen Harris, Alice Feiring, Kate Spicer, Jordan Michelman, Rachel Roddy, Russell Norman and George Reynolds.