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It is with a heavy heart but a joyful spirit of what is to come that we saw the closing of AXE on Abbot Kinney in Venice. After 15 years of making everyone’s life a good deal more delicious and connected to the Mother earth the last pancake was rationed out. This iconic restaurant has inspired legions of designers, chefs and foodies alike, we know who we are.

Now it is time for us who have had the privilege of having it at our doorstep for over a decade to share the good that we have learned and fed on.

In the meantime we will patiently await the 9 grain pancake and the granola and  chai tea which have no match, in the hope that they will be reincarnated elsewhere in some other format.

We will  all be following carefully to see where this magic happens next! Venice thanks you!

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RIYAZ

On my travels to Rajasthan I came across a man known as Riyaz in Jaipur. Riyaz practices the centuries old tradition of Indian miniature painting. All his paintings are painted with a single hair. Indian miniatures are typically executed on a very humble scale for books or albums on paper and cloth. The art of miniature painting reached its glory during the Mughal period but was pioneered by the Palas of Bengal.

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