Istorya-DC 2016 symposium talks Philippine cuisine, gastrodiplomacy

Istorya-DC 2016 symposium talks Philippine cuisine, gastrodiplomacy

  ​WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the celebration of Filipino-American History Month and Archives Month, the Philippine Embassy hosted the Istorya-DC 2016 Symposium entitled “Philippine American Food Experiences in Washington, D.C. – Yesterday and Today,” at the Romulo Hall on 27 October 2016. Ms. Amy Besa, a pioneer of gastro diplomacy in the United States […]

07.11.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Lifestyle, Philippine News, U.S. News ·
Put a Fresh Twist on Tailgating

Put a Fresh Twist on Tailgating

(Family Features) Add some team spirit to your menu by stepping out of bounds this tailgating season. Score big points with your fellow fans by sharing new apps and snacks that put a special game day spin on traditional favorites. Made with fresh chickpeas and tahini, hummus is the perfect smooth and creamy accompaniment for […]

10.10.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Home & Garden, Kitchenomics ·
Petition for veggie burger at In-N-Out draws ire of meat lovers

Petition for veggie burger at In-N-Out draws ire of meat lovers

An online petition appealing to fast food chain In-N-Out to add a veggie burger to their menu has divided the internet this week, drawing an angry backlash from meat lovers who called the initiative everything from “un-American,” fascist and the work of “meat terrorists.” Though the petition drew more than 36,000 signatures over the last few weeks, […]

30.09.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
UN to host first conference on wine tourism in Georgia

UN to host first conference on wine tourism in Georgia

For the first edition of a UN-organized conference on wine tourism, leaders will gather in the cradle of winemaking next week to discuss the burgeoning industry and its importance in local heritage. It’s a strategic and significant decision to hold the first edition of the UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism in the South Caucasus […]

04.09.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Pharrell Williams to launch specialty food line with Dean & Deluca

Pharrell Williams to launch specialty food line with Dean & Deluca

Hip hop mogul Pharrell Williams is teaming up with gourmet food purveyor Dean & Deluca to launch a new line of specialty foods inspired by his dad’s home cooking. Set to launch in  2017, The Williams Family Kitchen will feature foods from dad Pharoah Williams’ repertoire of recipes. The partnership was announced at the Dean […]

64% of global consumers now cut certain ingredients out of their diets

64% of global consumers now cut certain ingredients out of their diets

Obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure are just some of the fears that could be leading 64% of global consumers to adopt diets that limit or exclude the consumption of certain foods or ingredients. The data comes from Nielsen’s Global Ingredient and Dining-Out Trends report, which surveyed more than 30,000 online consumers in […]

31.08.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Italy’s chefs take to the stoves for quake victims

Italy’s chefs take to the stoves for quake victims

More than 700 Italian restaurants have added spaghetti all’amatriciana to their menus in solidarity with the victims of an earthquake that destroyed the birthplace of the famous pasta dish. Chefs around the world are being urged to follow suit after the Slow Food movement threw its weight behind the idea, with British celebrity chef Jamie […]

28.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Nintendo opens Kirby-themed cafés in Japan

Nintendo opens Kirby-themed cafés in Japan

Nintendo has opened a series of Kirby cafés and shops in Japan that bring one of their most iconic characters to life. Fans of the ridiculously cute pink puffball that eats his enemies for lunch can tuck into a stack of Kirby pancakes, Popstar curry, Maxim Tomato pasta, and Kirby macarons in Osaka and Tokyo […]

Berlin goes vegan with ‘butcher’ shops, singles’ night

Berlin goes vegan with ‘butcher’ shops, singles’ night

Long the European capital of techno-driven nightlife, fastidious hipsterdom and low-cost party weekends, Berlin is adding another string to its bow as a vegan haven. product-free versions of almost any business can be found in Germany’s largest city, from butchers’ shops to singles’ nights. But getting lost in the eyes of a romantic prospect over […]

22.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Brazilian chef wins ‘World Sushi Cup’ in Tokyo

Brazilian chef wins ‘World Sushi Cup’ in Tokyo

A Brazilian chef won the World Sushi Cup Friday, bursting into tears of joy after his knife skills and artful preparation of salmon roe, tuna and shrimp delicacies wowed Japanese judges. With the country’s UNESCO-recognised cuisine enjoying an explosion of global popularity, the competition — sponsored by Japan’s agricultural ministry — aims to improve sushi […]

21.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Lady Gaga teams up with father on Italian cookbook

Lady Gaga teams up with father on Italian cookbook

Pop star Lady Gaga has contributed to an Italian cookbook written by her father Joe Germanotta, which is due out later this year. The tome, inspired by Joanne Trattoria — the restaurant Germanotta and his wife Cynthia own on New York’s Upper West Side — is titled “Joanne Trattoria Cookbook: Classic Recipes And Scenes From An […]

Proposal to ban alcohol across Indonesia could spell dry vacay for Bali tourists

Proposal to ban alcohol across Indonesia could spell dry vacay for Bali tourists

Indonesia could become the first country to implement a nationwide ban on alcohol. The move, currently being deliberated by the House of Representatives, could spell a different kind of vacation for holidaymakers in Bali, the country’s most popular tourist destination. That is, a dry one. As a predominantly Muslim country, alcohol in Indonesia is already […]

17.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Too soon? McDonald’s takes aim at Starbucks with release of pumpkin spice latte this month

Too soon? McDonald’s takes aim at Starbucks with release of pumpkin spice latte this month

McDonald’s is throwing down the gauntlet at rival Starbucks, ushering the fall season in early by releasing their version of the pumpkin spice latte at the end of August. For summer lovers, the news may smart. After Labor Day and the first day of the school year, the third and perhaps definitive occasion to mark […]

15.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Food and nutrition myths debunked by celebrity trainer David Kirsch

Food and nutrition myths debunked by celebrity trainer David Kirsch

Celebrity trainer David Kirsch is well-known for his work with A-list models and actresses such as Heidi Klum, Kate Upton, Liv Tyler, and Anne Hathaway. In his latest book, “Ultimate Family Wellness,” David shares his own story of balancing fatherhood with fitness, and gives his expert advice on how to work out and eat well with the whole family. […]

This summer’s hottest frozen cocktail: the frosé

This summer’s hottest frozen cocktail: the frosé

After Vogue and Bon Appetit magazines declared 2016 the summer of the frosé, backyard barbecues and neighborhood bars have been serving up tray-loads of blush-pink slushies to sun-soakers. If you haven’t heard of it already, here’s the lowdown on the hot cocktail trend: summertime’s favorite wine, rosé, is frozen, spiked with pureed strawberries or strawberry […]

12.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
A tour of the world’s most enticing Brazilian restaurants for those who can’t make it to Rio

A tour of the world’s most enticing Brazilian restaurants for those who can’t make it to Rio

Not all Olympics fans will be lucky enough to go to Brazil. As an alternative, try its cuisine at one of the four popular restaurants we’ve picked out for you from around the world.  > Paris, France Maloka As Oka restaurant moves to the 5th district of Paris at the end of November, Rio de […]

12.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Burger King to release the ‘Whopperito’ nationwide across the US

Burger King to release the ‘Whopperito’ nationwide across the US

What happens when a Burger King Whopper collides with a burrito? You get the Whopperito, naturally. After trialing the hybrid burger-burrito in select markets across the US earlier this summer, Burger King is poised to unleash their latest fast-food gimmick nationwide from August 15,reports Bloomberg. As its name suggests, the Whopperito wraps signature Whopper ingredients […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Bon Appétit announces 2016′s Best New Restaurant shortlist

Bon Appétit announces 2016′s Best New Restaurant shortlist

Fifty nominees have made it through to the Bon Appétit shortlist for its Best New Restaurant award of 2016, with the North American food publication featuring everything from a food truck in Charleston through to a French-Mexican brunch hangout in LA. “We love restaurants that are driven by passionate people with distinct points of view,” […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dog to host joint dinner party series

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dog to host joint dinner party series

Domestic goddess Martha Stewart has teamed up with rapper Snoop Dogg for a new unscripted cooking series, ordered by VH1. The show will see the unlikely duo join forces each week to host a dinner party with celebrity guests, in a bid to “exemplify America’s fascination with food, entertaining and celebrity,” according to Stewart (via Variety). […]

Stress-free summer: tips for keeping everyone happy when vacationing with friends

Stress-free summer: tips for keeping everyone happy when vacationing with friends

Vacations are times to kick back and relax, but getaways can also be a source of friction among families, friends or couples, as back-seat driving or paying restaurant bills cause tempers to fray. Here are a few tips from Sonia Prades, a psychologist specializing in family relationships, on how to ensure a stress-free summer break. Today, […]

08.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·