Scotland to build country’s first sake brewery for Japanese consumers

Scotland to build country’s first sake brewery for Japanese consumers

(Relaxnews) – After a Japanese whiskymaker did the unthinkable and unseated Scotland to take the title of best whisky in the world last year, Scotland, in turn, has announced plans to open the country’s first sake brewery. Scottish beer maker Arran Brewery has been given the green light to build a sake bottling facility, beer […]

13.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Asia’s best female chef Vicky Lau tells ‘edible stories’

Asia’s best female chef Vicky Lau tells ‘edible stories’

(Relaxnews) – Hong Kong chef Vicky Lau has been named the best female chef in Asia for creating a menu of ‘edible stories’ at her French-Asian restaurant. Lauded for her imagination and artistry, Lau has taken the title of Veuve Clicquot Asia’s Best Female Chef 2015 for her cuisine at the Michelin-starred Tate Dining Room and […]

12.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Kitchenomics, Online, Videos ·
Blueberries everyday could keep high blood pressure at bay

Blueberries everyday could keep high blood pressure at bay

(Relaxnews) – Eating blueberries on a daily basis could lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure in just eight weeks, according to researchers at Florida State University. “To our knowledge, this is the first study to evaluate the effects of blueberries on arterial function as was done in this study, as well as in this […]

10.01.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Dunkin’ Donuts announces major expansion plans in China to rival Starbucks

Dunkin’ Donuts announces major expansion plans in China to rival Starbucks

(Relaxnews) – A coffee war is set to be staged across China over the next few decades, as Dunkin’ Donuts gets ready to open 1,400 restaurants in the hopes of wooing a notoriously tea-loving country to drink their more affordable cup of joe. Over the next 20 years, the coffee and baked goods chain said […]

10.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Regular consumption of avocados could help control cholesterol: study

Regular consumption of avocados could help control cholesterol: study

(Relaxnews) – Eating one avocado per day as part of a moderate-fat diet can improve cholesterol levels, according to researchers from the American Heart Association who worked with overweight and obese individuals in a small-scale study. The research team set out to see what would happen if saturated fatty acids from the typical American diet […]

09.01.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Foie gras back on menu in California

Foie gras back on menu in California

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Californians will be able to legally eat foie gras again after a judge Wednesday overturned a ban on sales of the delicacy, outlawed in the US state for the past 18 months. One restaurateur who has fought the ban said he would begin serving foie gras again immediately. “It will be back […]

08.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Men eat local, women will explore: study

Men eat local, women will explore: study

(Relaxnews) – The eating habits of a group of Canadian men reflect what’s available and healthy in their residential neighborhood, however, those of the women do not, say researchers at the University of Montreal. “We found that, for men only, intake of fruit and vegetables was positively associated with the proportion of healthy food outlets […]

07.01.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
‘Kalettes’ and ‘broccoflower’ to hit produce aisles in 2015: report

‘Kalettes’ and ‘broccoflower’ to hit produce aisles in 2015: report

(Relaxnews) – In 2015, look out for hybrid vegetables like kalettes — a mash-up of brussels sprouts and kale — Mexican cuisine, and ethnic breakfast offerings to trend in restaurants and kitchens, predicts another report from food diviners. According to market research group thefoodpeople.co.uk, the produce aisle in grocery stores will feature more hybrid vegetables […]

02.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
5 allies for post-holiday detoxing

5 allies for post-holiday detoxing

(Relaxnews) – After the holidays — with their traditional onslaught of stuffing, gravy, and mountains of chocolate — our bodies are begging for a detox session. When it comes to shedding water weight and eliminating toxins, we rely on the liver and other organs, and there are several ways to give them a boost. Here […]

02.01.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Norway says farmed salmon safe and urges public to eat more

Norway says farmed salmon safe and urges public to eat more

(OSLO-AFP) – Farmed Norwegian salmon — repeatedly criticised for its supposed effects on health — can be safely eaten even by pregnant women, a new report by experts said Monday. A fixture of Christmas and New Year celebrations in Europe, farmed salmon has become more and more controversial, with a French TV programme last year […]

21.12.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Top 100 restaurants in US dominated by American cuisine

Top 100 restaurants in US dominated by American cuisine

(Relaxnews) – Though the foodie elite may prefer restaurants where foods are centrifuged, foamed and spherified, according to the latest restaurant ranking from user-generated online booking site OpenTable, the Everyman diner prefers a good old-fashioned steak. Because topping the site’s 2014 Diners’ Choice Awards is not a fancy, exclusive Michelin-starred restaurant in New York or […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Spice pen makes edible art a piece of cake

Spice pen makes edible art a piece of cake

(Relaxnews) – Trained baristas may have the edge when it comes to latte art, but a new tool lets the rest of us create edible drawings that are just as impressive. The Cinnibird, a pen that makes it easy to decorate food with ground spices, will soon be launched following successful crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter […]

14.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Crowdfunded salad and ‘babygate’: a look back at some of the big food stories of 2014

Crowdfunded salad and ‘babygate’: a look back at some of the big food stories of 2014

(Relaxnews) – Potato salad. And crying babies. In 2014, some of the big food stories rallied thousands of strangers behind a simple project — to make good potato salad — and sparked heated debate about bringing kids to fine dining restaurants. As the year draws to a close, here’s a selection of some of the […]

14.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Diners thankful for menu calorie counts: survey

Diners thankful for menu calorie counts: survey

(Relaxnews) – A new ruling by the US FDA that requires chain restaurants and vending machines to reveal the nutritional content of their proposed meals and snacks is having a positive effect on diners’ choices, according to a new survey by WebMD. Nearly 75 percent of respondents who’d seen the calorie counts say it’s helpful […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Potato extract stabilizes weight despite calorie-laden diet: study

Potato extract stabilizes weight despite calorie-laden diet: study

(Relaxnews) – In a study so surprising that the research team repeated their experiment, a simple potato extract put a cap on weight gain even when the laboratory mice were allowed a diet high in fat and refined carbohydrates. Mice were fed what was reportedly an obesity-inducing diet for 10 weeks, soon gaining more than […]

11.12.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Three-year-old slice of royal wedding cake sells for $6,000

Three-year-old slice of royal wedding cake sells for $6,000

(Relaxnews) – An entrepreneur in Silicon Valley has ponied up $6,000 for a slice of three-year-old wedding cake served at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Gee Chuang placed the winning bid for the slice of fruitcake at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills. The cake is presented in a special collector’s tin, […]

09.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
British wine experts create wine and insect pairing guide

British wine experts create wine and insect pairing guide

(Relaxnews) – Given that tarantulas have a slightly ‘fishy’ flavor, the best wine pairing is a full-bodied Chardonnay. A crisp Clare Valley Viognier, meanwhile, provides just the right combination of fruit and richness for the nutty taste of mealworms. These are among the suggestions from British wine merchant Laithwaite’s Wine, which has created a guide […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Pizza Hut Australia debuts Doritos-crust pizza

Pizza Hut Australia debuts Doritos-crust pizza

(Relaxnews) – After taco shells, chicken wings, and even soft drinks, operation Dorito-fication —  in which foods are being injected, infused and encrusted with Doritos nacho chips — has spread to Australia, where Pizza Hut launched the Doritos Crunchy Crust Pizza. It’s the latest application of Doritos corn chips: Pizza Hut’s signature mozzarella-stuffed crust is […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Abu Dhabi mall opens world’s largest roller coaster-inspired restaurant

Abu Dhabi mall opens world’s largest roller coaster-inspired restaurant

(Relaxnews) – The world’s largest roller coaster-inspired restaurant has opened in Abu Dhabi’s biggest shopping center, where patrons watch their food zip along a network of roller coaster tracks that wind throughout the restaurant and around diners before arriving table-side. Rogo’s Roller Coaster Restaurant opened recently at the Yas Mall on Yas Island in Abu […]