Japan Airlines intros summer menu by Hiroki Yoshitake

Japan Airlines intros summer menu by Hiroki Yoshitake

(Relaxnews) – Through August 31, first-class and business passengers on Japan Airlines will enjoy meals by the chef and co-owner of Michelin-starred restaurant Sola in Paris. In first class, caviar, smoked salmon and beef tenderloin are among the high-end dishes travelers will enjoy. Business class passengers, meanwhile, will savor foie gras mousse and sauteed lobster, […]

08.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
The meal of kings might be no golden egg for dieters, study says

The meal of kings might be no golden egg for dieters, study says

(Relaxnews) – Researchers at the University of Alabama say skipping breakfast does not hinder weight loss, despite popular belief — although it doesn’t help it either. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, examined the impact of recommendations to either skip or eat breakfast in 309 moderately overweight adults between the ages of […]

07.06.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
How technology is reshaping how Americans dine

How technology is reshaping how Americans dine

(Relaxnews) – It’s official. More and more US diners are become unabashed food pornographers. According to market research firm Mintel, 13 percent of Americans who dined out in the past month and who use social media reported posting a food or drink photo on sites like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. In hard numbers, that translates […]

07.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
The best US eateries for dining alongside Ashton Kutcher and Drake

The best US eateries for dining alongside Ashton Kutcher and Drake

(Relaxnews) – Want to dine like the stars or increase your odds of seeing one? Urbanspoon has collected the best restaurants for celebrity sightings in a culinary map to the stars. Compiled from user data, reviews and expert commentary, the list of top 50 restaurants and cafes for star-gazing spans nine cities across the US, including […]

Adventures in dining: Grasshopper burgers, scorpion lollipops

Adventures in dining: Grasshopper burgers, scorpion lollipops

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Though slightly uncertain, Erin Kolski pronounced the unusual fare on her plate — a burger made from ground-up grasshoppers — to be surprisingly tasty. “It’s a little crunchy. It tastes fine,” Kolski said, sounding somewhat surprised as she favorably appraised the dish at Washington’s Occidental Restaurant, a popular establishment a stone’s throw from […]

The most generous — and cheapest — tippers in America

The most generous — and cheapest — tippers in America

(Relaxnews) – The average American diner leaves an 18 percent tip when satisfied with their dining experience, according to a Michelin survey. After polling 2,000 US adults, the survey, carried out by Harris Poll, found that most diners (70 percent) said they leave between 15 to 20 percent for good service. The findings come at […]

05.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
5 Brazilian dishes to try during the World Cup

5 Brazilian dishes to try during the World Cup

(Relaxnews) – While visiting Brazil for the World Cup, soccer fans can take advantage of the opportunity to discover the country’s rich and varied cuisine. Reflecting its warm climate and multicultural heritage, Brazil’s cuisine is a colorful blend of Portuguese, African and Native American ingredients and influences. Here is a sampling of five signature dishes […]

04.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Dolce & Gabbana releases summer ice cream with Magnum

Dolce & Gabbana releases summer ice cream with Magnum

(Relaxnews) – Want to invest in one of the hottest summer trends from Dolce & Gabbana without ponying up thousands of dollars? The luxury fashion label has lent its brand name to ice cream maker Magnum to collaborate on a limited edition summer launch. The Pistachio White Dolce & Gabbana Magnum bar is made with […]

Bubblegum ants and Mexican mealworms on ‘Pestaurant’ menu

Bubblegum ants and Mexican mealworms on ‘Pestaurant’ menu

(Relaxnews) – A pop-up Pestaurant event will be serving up an assortment of winged, hard-shelled and antennaed bugs in a dozen cities around the world to promote the consumption of edible insects. From Cape Town to Paris and Washington D.C.,  Pestaurant events will challenge squeamish palates unaccustomed to the food staple popular in Asia and […]

Krispy Kreme UK creates World Cup-themed donuts

Krispy Kreme UK creates World Cup-themed donuts

(Relaxnews) – Krispy Kreme in the UK is trying to cash in on World Cup fever by sprinkling its chocolate custard donuts with gold dust to make the shape of a soccer ball and pitching them as ‘Golden Balls.’ The donuts will be available in a special ‘pop and play’ game box that comes with […]

03.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Gourmet dining comes to luxury sailing yachts

Gourmet dining comes to luxury sailing yachts

(Relaxnews) – Starting this summer and through to October, Star Clippers is inviting celebrity chefs and sommeliers to board its luxury sailing cruises to concoct gourmet menus. Passengers aboard the Star Clipper and the Star Flyer this summer will sail the Mediterranean in the company of world-class chefs including Bea Schulz, Otto Koch and Marcus […]

01.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Fans to savor local fare during World Cup matches

Fans to savor local fare during World Cup matches

(Relaxnews) – Bolo de rolo, acarajé, cocada… FIFA will be offering a selection of Brazilian specialties in and around stadiums during the World Cup. Soccer fans at the World Cup in Brazil will have multiple options when it comes to refreshments. The official menu will be available at stands in and around the stadium, as […]

01.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Bordeaux promoter named Asian Wine Personality of the Year

Bordeaux promoter named Asian Wine Personality of the Year

(Relaxnews) – The title of 2014 Asian Wine Personality of the Year has been given to a well-known figure in the world of wine, who has helmed the position of Grand Master for one of the most prestigious wine societies in the world. At Vinexpo in Hong Kong this week, Vincent Cheung, a lawyer by […]

30.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
McDonald’s Brazil releases special World Cup sandwiches

McDonald’s Brazil releases special World Cup sandwiches

(Relaxnews) – If the US were a burger, it would surely be made with a double patty of Angus beef, barbecue sauce, bacon and cheddar. That’s according to McDonald’s Brazil, which has created seven team sandwiches for the World Cup. Only available across Brazil, the limited-edition sandwiches have been created for fans of Argentina, Brazil, […]

Asian countries with the most award-winning hotels and restaurants

Asian countries with the most award-winning hotels and restaurants

(Relaxnews) – India boasts bragging rights to being home to the highest number of top-rated restaurants and hotels in Asia, according to users of the largest travel review website in the world. After tallying up the number of hospitality businesses with the largest number of Certificate of Excellence awards in each country, the number crunchers […]

27.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Turn your NY apartment into a restaurant

Turn your NY apartment into a restaurant

(NEW YORK-AFP) – It’s Sunday night and Giuseppe Marrone is teaching perfect strangers how to make perfect gnocchi as they slurp on Spritz cocktails in his New York apartment. The 29-year-old would-be restaurateur who once worked at The Ritz has thrown open his home to foodies hungry for the ultimate niche experience: the New York […]

26.05.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Vinegar: the next superfood?

Vinegar: the next superfood?

(Relaxnews) – Between the balsamic, sherry and red wine vinegars on our salads and the alcohol vinegars in our cleaning products, the applications for the acidic liquid are virtually endless. But can vinegar be considered a health food? A report published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in the Journal of Food Science shows that certain […]

26.05.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
World’s most expensive drinks on menu in $1.27 million tour

World’s most expensive drinks on menu in $1.27 million tour

(Relaxnews) – The world’s most expensive and outrageously extravagant drinking tour, billed at $1.27 million USD and created for serious oenophiles and spirits aficionados, includes a glass of champagne from a collection worth half a million dollars — and a diamond. Dubbed the Ultimate Drink Connoisseurs’ Holiday, the tour takes guests on an around-the-world trip […]

26.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Are you eating your protein the wrong way?

Are you eating your protein the wrong way?

(Relaxnews) – For optimal muscle mass, the results of a new nutritional study suggest that Westerners need to rethink the way they distribute their protein intake throughout the day. Here’s what the average American diet looks like: a carb-heavy breakfast, a sandwich or salad at lunch, and an overly large serving of meat and protein […]

22.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
The best ice creams for Memorial Day

The best ice creams for Memorial Day

(Relaxnews) – To mark upcoming Memorial Day in the US, ice cream maker Baskin-Robbins has released a patriotic flavor studded with candy stars, Oreo cookie bits and strawberry-flavored stripes. Behold the Oreo Independence flavor, created as a thank-you message to US troops both at home and abroad, says the ice cream brand. Vanilla ice cream […]

22.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·