Interest in Venice spikes with Clooney wedding: Trivago

Interest in Venice spikes with Clooney wedding: Trivago

(Relaxnews) – George Clooney’s high-profile, star-studded wedding to Amal Alamuddin has proven to be a PR boon for the city of Venice, with interest in the Italian destination spiking significantly among American travelers. That’s according to the number crunchers over at Trivago.com, one of the largest online hotel search sites in the world. For example, […]

Top Spanish chef launches global ‘candy project’

Top Spanish chef launches global ‘candy project’

(Relaxnews) – The chef behind a Spanish restaurant currently listed as one of the top 10 dining destinations in the world is on a quest to explore the humble world of candy. And given his track record for culinary innovation, it’s safe to bet that the outcome is sure to be a fascinating one. Chef […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Newlywed Clooneys to go from palazzo party to gondola glide

Newlywed Clooneys to go from palazzo party to gondola glide

(VENICE-AFP) – The kiss was smoochy, the cake divine and the dancing nearly till dawn, but George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were expected to make the most of their first day as a married couple with a Sunday gondola ride through Venice. Hordes of excited tourists and media staked out their hotel, hoping to catch […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars ·
Nespresso teams up with Riedel glassmakers on new collection

Nespresso teams up with Riedel glassmakers on new collection

(Relaxnews) – Glassmaker Riedel has teamed up with Nespresso to create two tasting glasses to further enhance the taste experience for coffee drinkers. The “Reveal Collection” comprises two designs, “Intense” and “Mild”, each intended to bring out the aromas of the brand’s latest “Grands Crus” coffee blends. The bell-shaped “Intense” glass increases the overall intensity of aroma and taste, […]

27.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Most influential US chefs put on limited-edition stamps

Most influential US chefs put on limited-edition stamps

(Relaxnews) – Five of the USA’s most influential chefs including Julia Child and James Beard have been immortalized on limited edition US postage stamps. The chefs were chosen for “revolutionizing,” the country’s culinary landscape by introducing international ingredients and new flavors to Americans and bettering the nation’s understanding of food. “These chefs invited us to […]

27.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Gluten-free could soon be entirely optional thanks to…worms?

Gluten-free could soon be entirely optional thanks to…worms?

(Relaxnews) – A small pilot study achieved big results, reducing symptoms of Celiac’s disease — the autoimmune disorder that requires a gluten-free diet — by infecting participants with hookworms. “By the end of the trial, with worms onboard, the trial subjects were eating the equivalent of a medium-sized bowl of spaghetti, with no ill effects,” […]

26.09.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Fruit and vegetable intake associated with mental wellbeing: study

Fruit and vegetable intake associated with mental wellbeing: study

(Relaxnews) – Eating five servings of fruits and vegetables per day was associated with better mental well-being in a recent study at the University of Warwick in the UK. In the study, researchers worked with data from over 14,000 participants in the Health Survey for England. Thirty three and a half percent of those with […]

24.09.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Charity declares New York vegan capital of 2014

Charity declares New York vegan capital of 2014

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Animal rights charity PETA declared New York vegan capital of the world on Wednesday as Scottish actor Alan Cumming unveiled a replica of the Manhattan skyline carved out of vegetables. Dan Mathews, senior vice president of PETA, said the Big Apple was “2014 most vegan-friendly city” of the year due to a […]

‘Friends’ fans flock to New York pop-up cafe

‘Friends’ fans flock to New York pop-up cafe

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Obsessed “Friends” fans on Wednesday mobbed a pop-up replica of the coffeehouse from the hit comedy series, some even camping out overnight for some free java and a healthy dose of nostalgia. Central Perk was the celluloid coffee shop where Joey, Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Monica and Chandler captivated millions with tales of […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars ·
Stay Puft Marshmallow Man brought to life at Krispy Kreme

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man brought to life at Krispy Kreme

(Relaxnews) – Krispy Kreme is paying tribute to Hollywood’s sweetest, and perhaps most likeable, paranormal villains with the release of two marshmallow-filled donuts to help mark the 30th anniversary of the “Ghostbusters” movie franchise. “Ghostbusters” fans will no doubt recognize the friendly — but treacherously villainous —  smile of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars ·
Foul-mouthed Thug Kitchen cookbook hits shelves next month

Foul-mouthed Thug Kitchen cookbook hits shelves next month

(Relaxnews) – Gangsta vegan blog Thug Kitchen, which has enjoyed viral success thanks to a shout-out from Gwyneth Paltrow and recipes peppered with F-bombs in creative — and comedically timed — places will hit shelves in October in book form. In just two years, the anonymously-penned blog Thug Kitchen has become a viral hit, with […]

Michelin Guide Fukuoka, Japan now available online in English

Michelin Guide Fukuoka, Japan now available online in English

(Relaxnews) – Foodies worldwide can now browse the restaurants of the special-edition Michelin Guide to the Japanese city, which was published exclusively in the local language last July. The French company’s first guidebook on the restaurants of Fukuoka, located on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu, is now available in English through the […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Eating fish could help preserve women’s hearing: study

Eating fish could help preserve women’s hearing: study

(Relaxnews) – According to researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, two or more servings of fish per week could lower women’s risk of acquired hearing loss. “Consumption of any type of fish (tuna, dark fish, light fish, or shellfish) tended to be associated with lower risk,” says corresponding author Dr. Sharon G. Curhan, […]

11.09.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Chef Joel Robuchon to release cookbook for well-being

Chef Joel Robuchon to release cookbook for well-being

(Relaxnews) – Stewing in anger and need to calm down? Tuck into oysters or clams to cool off and regain composure. Just suffered from a traumatic event? Find serenity with a plate of green asparagus with Parmesan shavings. These are some of the recommendations made in Michelin-starred chef Joel Robuchon’s upcoming cookbook, penned with a […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Italy named world’s top destination by Condé Nast readers

Italy named world’s top destination by Condé Nast readers

(Relaxnews) – For the second consecutive year, the boot-shaped nation was named best overall destination in the Readers’ Travel Awards conducted by Condé Nast Traveller UK. With an overall rating of 94.49/100, Italy was ranked first among destination countries according to readers of the prestigious magazine, which is known as a key influencer in the […]

05.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
An apple a day reduces risk for heart disease by 40 percent: study

An apple a day reduces risk for heart disease by 40 percent: study

(Relaxnews) – A seven-year study involving nearly half a million subjects concludes that daily fruit consumption cuts the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 40 percent. Dr. Huaidong Du from Oxford, UK presented the study at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Barcelona on Monday. Participants hailed from the the China Kadoorie […]

03.09.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
A new test could determine if your food is really organic

A new test could determine if your food is really organic

(Relaxnews) – Slapping on the “organic” label to inflate the price of produce might become a thing of the past thanks to researchers from the Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority and the Wuerzburg University in Germany, who have developed a high-tech test to set the standards. Despite tightening laws and increasing proactivity from food […]

30.08.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
‘The one with the free coffee’ – Central Perk hits NY

‘The one with the free coffee’ – Central Perk hits NY

(NEW YORK-AFP) – It’s been 20 years since “Friends” took the world by storm. And to celebrate, New Yorkers can indulge their love of comedy and coffee in their very own Central Perk. It was the celluloid coffee shop where for 10 years Joey, Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Monica and Chandler captivated millions with their revolving-door […]

Junk food makes rats lose interest in varied foods: study

Junk food makes rats lose interest in varied foods: study

(Relaxnews) – Researchers in Australia say a steady intake of junk food leads to a loss of rats’ natural appetite for a balanced diet, indicating that poor eating habits could lead to changes in the brain. “The interesting thing about this finding is that if the same thing happens in humans, eating junk food may […]

29.08.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Crowdfunding comes to the wine industry

Crowdfunding comes to the wine industry

(Relaxnews) – Filmmakers, tinkerers and IT innovators aren’t the only ones turning to the internet to fund their projects. Through a new platform dubbed Fundovino, the crowdfunding principle has now made its way to the winemaking industry. Just as foodies seek out CSA (community-supported agriculture) programs to support local farmers, many wine enthusiasts are on […]

27.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·