Documentary to bring political enemies together over traditional meal

Documentary to bring political enemies together over traditional meal

(Relaxnews) – Make food, not war. That’s the overarching premise of a new documentary series set to begin shooting in political hotspots around the world. Modeled after the original Norwegian show “Dining with the Enemy,” the French-Canadian version will travel to six conflict areas where a chef and a journalist will attempt to bring opponents […]

14.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
McDonald’s US swaps toys for books in new Happy Meal campaign

McDonald’s US swaps toys for books in new Happy Meal campaign

(Relaxnews) – McDonald’s restaurants in the US are following on the heels of their British cousins by launching a literacy drive that will distribute 20 million books to families across the country over the course of two weeks. The campaign, set to coincide with National Family Literacy Day November 1, will include access to digital […]

12.10.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Fall harvest comes to JFK Airport in pop-up farmer’s market

Fall harvest comes to JFK Airport in pop-up farmer’s market

(Relaxnews) – After San Francisco, and Chicago, New York’s JFK Airport is the latest hub to host a farmer’s market in an effort to tout locally grown products. At the end of the month, low-cost airline JetBlue plans to set up a pop-up market that will feature farm-fresh produce from the fall harvest like pumpkins, […]

11.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Money & Business ·
Comfort Foods Bring the Whole Family Together

Comfort Foods Bring the Whole Family Together

(Family Features) Few dishes have a way of pleasing taste buds and gathering the family together like comfort foods. It’s always best to have a repertoire of these classic, tried-and-true recipes on hand. Whether you prefer a creamy plate of macaroni and cheese or a steamy bowl of chicken noodle soup, nothing warms the senses […]

10.10.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Home & Garden ·
The travel preferences and playgrounds of the rich and powerful

The travel preferences and playgrounds of the rich and powerful

(Relaxnews) – Where do the world’s rich and powerful prefer to play? According to a recent global survey that polled consumers for whom money is no object, that place is the Maldives, which emerged as their favorite luxury travel destination. Set in the heart of the Indian Ocean, the 105 resort islands that make up […]

09.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Planning your great escape? Lonely Planet has a few ideas

Planning your great escape? Lonely Planet has a few ideas

(Relaxnews) – From a luxury spa treatment in Bali, to rhino-watching wilderness expeditions and meditative retreats in a monastery in Mallorca, the latest travel guide from Lonely Planet offers globetrotting ideas that promise to help readers reassess, recharge and inspire tired souls. Organized by theme, desires and interests, Lonely Planet’s Great Escapes includes 75 getaway ideas that […]

09.10.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Lifestyle, Online ·
Paramount Pictures presents: Spice and they’re nice

Paramount Pictures presents: Spice and they’re nice

By Rhony Laigo The place was Paramount Pictures. The show was action-packed, with crowds in “chaotic” pace which included swarms of buzzing people with oozing goodies on their mouths, and noisy as they moved from one spot to another while devouring free nourishments along the way. It was Thai Food Festival! The first of its […]

How to pair Chinese foods with wine during Golden Week

How to pair Chinese foods with wine during Golden Week

(Relaxnews) – Chinese cuisine can present a challenge when it comes to food and wine pairings, given that proteins like beef and seafish in varying degrees of salty, sweet and spicy aromas arrive at the same time. But with the national holiday, Golden Week, currently in full swing in a country where wine consumption is […]

07.10.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Camel meat leaps from bedouin tents to top Gulf eateries

Camel meat leaps from bedouin tents to top Gulf eateries

(ABU DHABI-AFP) – From camel carpaccio to camel bourguignon and gold-leaf burger, the meat offered traditionally at big festivities of bedouins has become a fancy ingredient in the Gulf’s prestigious restaurants. Under the golden dome of Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace, which bills itself as a seven-star hotel, French chef Sandro Gamba proudly presents his latest: […]

07.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Eating a big breakfast may increase fertility: study

Eating a big breakfast may increase fertility: study

(Relaxnews) – Eating a hearty breakfast may boost fertility in women with a common menstrual problem, a new study suggests. While prior research has found that the timing of our meals can affect our weight, a new study announced this week shows that it can also affect insulin resistance and hormone levels. Making breakfast the […]

03.10.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ author launches wine

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ author launches wine

(Relaxnews) – If her erotic scenes of bondage and sadomasochism weren’t enough to get you in the mood, the author of “Fifty Shades of Grey” has launched a new collection of wines named after her runaway best-sellers to set the tone. That’s right, author E.L. James of the bodice-ripping trilogy has launched a duo of […]

Less fatty ‘Satisfries’ hit Burger King menus in US

Less fatty ‘Satisfries’ hit Burger King menus in US

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Fast food giant Burger King introduced a lower-fat, fewer-calorie French fry to US patrons Tuesday, allowing customers to order a side of “Satisfries” with their meal. The new fry, which is being sold alongside the old classic, has one-third the fat and 20 percent fewer calories. And a small-size order contains 270 calories […]

25.09.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Eco-friendly champagne cover made with potatoes and paper

Eco-friendly champagne cover made with potatoes and paper

(Relaxnews) – After creating an origami-style foldable champagne bucket, Veuve Clicquot has come up with another form of innovative packaging, this time a design made with potatoes and recycled paper that can keep the bottle chilled for up to two hours. Created by French designer Cédric Ragot, the Naturally Clicquot bottle cover is made from […]

24.09.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Walk the red carpet at the American Music Awards with the Ritz-Carlton

Walk the red carpet at the American Music Awards with the Ritz-Carlton

(Relaxnews) – The Ritz-Carlton in Los Angeles has created a luxury weekend package that will give guests and music fans behind-the-scenes access to the American Music Awards show in November and the chance to walk the red carpet with their favorite artists. The 2013 American Music Awards Ultimate VIP Weekend Package includes tours of the […]

22.09.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Music ·
Swiss chocolate maker wins health claim approval on blood flow

Swiss chocolate maker wins health claim approval on blood flow

(Relaxnews) – Next time someone chides you for indulging in a piece of dark chocolate, point to your heart or your leg and let them know it’s good for blood flow. That’s the latest argument chocoholics can use to justify their sweet indulgence after the European Commission gave premium Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut its blessing to […]

22.09.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
‘Cat cafe’ is purrfect spot for Paris animal lovers

‘Cat cafe’ is purrfect spot for Paris animal lovers

(PARIS-AFP) – France’s first “cat cafe” opens on Saturday in Paris with an in house troupe of nine rescue cats ready and waiting to be made a fuss of by cat-loving customers. Already popular in Tokyo where there are dozens, cat cafes allow customers who cannot have a pet at home to enjoy a cup […]

19.09.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Help your kids ace their tests with a salmon dinner

Help your kids ace their tests with a salmon dinner

(Relaxnews) – Want to help your kids improve their performance at school? Serve them a dinner of grilled tuna or salmon teriyaki, suggests a new study out of Oxford University. After taking blood samples from nearly 500 children between the ages of seven and nine, scientists found that levels of omega-3 fatty acids “significantly predicted” […]

17.09.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Ice cream maker creates ‘Facebook’ flavor

Ice cream maker creates ‘Facebook’ flavor

(Relaxnews) – If Facebook were an ice cream flavor, what would it be? Naturally, it would be blue and white and ‘liked’ the world over. After watching how obsessively his teenage daughter would check in on the social media site, an enterprising ice cream maker in Croatia decided to drizzle blue syrup over vanilla ice […]

10.09.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online ·
Cronut-maker debuts next pastry creation: never-collapsing souffle

Cronut-maker debuts next pastry creation: never-collapsing souffle

(Relaxnews) – The man who brought the world the cronut — a hybrid croissant-donut that has taken the food world by storm — has released the sequel to his pastry wizardry, a ‘magic souffle.’ As a follow-up to the sugary, buttery phenomenon that has sparked a global craze, New York-based French chef Dominique Ansel has created a […]

09.09.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Is salmonella lurking in your spice rack?

Is salmonella lurking in your spice rack?

(Relaxnews) – We may be spicing our food with salmonella, according to a new report. About seven percent of spices tested by the US Food and Drug Administration were found to be contaminated with the deadly bug. Here’s what you need to know. According to a report in the New York Times last week, a study of […]

03.09.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, U.S. News ·