Sandra Laffont

For Sandra Laffont's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Australia's exotic citrus leaves a sharp impression

Jan 23, 2015

Australia's exotic citrus leaves a sharp impression

French wholesaler Alain Cohen is the gastronomic equivalent of a gold digger, constantly on the lookout for new culinary treasures. When he makes what he thinks is a major find he presents it to French celebrity chef Alain Ducasse — usually to discover Ducasse ...

Outcry forces down foie gras reforms

Dec 21, 2013

Outcry forces down foie gras reforms

Long accused of torture by animal-rights activists, French foie gras producers are admitting they may have gone too far and vowing changes to how ducks and geese are reared, and their livers fattened. They are also promising a new spirit of openness and transparency ...