Chinese restaurant chain hopes to popularize hot pot in US

Chinese restaurant chain hopes to popularize hot pot in US

(Relaxnews) – A popular chain of hot pot restaurants from China is set to be exported to the US this fall in the hopes of popularizing the community style of eating among Western diners. According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, the first US outpost of Chinese restaurant chain Hai Di Lao will open […]

24.05.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Restaurant meals pack calorie punch: studies

Restaurant meals pack calorie punch: studies

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – A single meal at a North American restaurant may contain more than half the calories the average person needs for the whole day, according to research published Monday in a leading US medical journal. Researchers from the University of Toronto sampled hundreds of meals at 19 chain sit-down restaurants and found that average […]

15.05.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Food agenda: Mesamérica

Food agenda: Mesamérica

(Relaxnews) – Here’s a look at the major food-related events around the world. Mesamérica May 21-22 Mexico City, Mexico A culinary event aimed at promoting Mexican cuisine and gastronomy, Mesamérica will bring a veritable constellation of superstar chefs this year, with a roster that includes Daniel Humm, Alex Atala, Gaston Acurio, Andoni Luis Aduriz, René […]

11.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Latin American cookbook wins James Beard award for book of year

Latin American cookbook wins James Beard award for book of year

(Relaxnews) – In a sign that points to the next big culinary trend to shake up the food scene in the US and abroad, a cookbook that explores the complex, rich flavors of Latin America has been named cookbook of the year. Chef and restaurateur Maricel Presilla’s book “Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America” took […]

07.05.2013 · Filled under: Books, Food & Dining ·
Five Guys to heat up burger wars in London

Five Guys to heat up burger wars in London

(Relaxnews) – London’s fast food scene is about to experience an American invasion following news that Five Guys burger chain will join Shake Shack this summer in a heated burger war. Best known in the US for its red and white checkered motif and for having served US President Barack Obama during a high-profile presidential campaign stop […]

05.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
STUDENT’S HEALTHY BREAKFAST RECIPE TO BE FEATURED IN LAUSD’S 2013-2014 MENU

STUDENT’S HEALTHY BREAKFAST RECIPE TO BE FEATURED IN LAUSD’S 2013-2014 MENU

The Recipe Selected Among 200 Entries from LAUSD Students LOS ANGELES — Panorama High School 9th Grader Guadalupe Gonzales will be eating breakfast more often at the school cafeteria come this fall.  That’s because her healthy recipe for Breakfast Fruit Puff, which is a whole grain puff that is filled with seasonal fruit, won Los Angeles […]

02.05.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Happenings ·
Mediterranean diet helps beat dementia: study

Mediterranean diet helps beat dementia: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – A Mediterranean-style diet packed with fish, chicken and olive oil and low on fatty dairy products and meat may lower the risk of memory problems later in life, a large US study said on Monday. But the beneficial effects of eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids do not extend to people […]

01.05.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
The winners — and losers — of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants

The winners — and losers — of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants

(Relaxnews) – When Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant The Fat Duck was called the 33rd best restaurant in the world, the British celebrity chef sat with a polite smile, nodding to cameras zoomed in on his facial expression. It was a diplomatic reaction to bad news: his flagship restaurant in Bray, which had once upon a time […]

01.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Thai Cooking Classes in Pasadena

Thai Cooking Classes in Pasadena

April 26 – May 4, 2013 The Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles would like to invite you to enroll in a 4-hr Thai Cooking Class, which will be held at Le Cordon Bleu, Pasadena on various dates between April 26-May 4, 2013, for the special price of 150 USD. This year, Royal Thai Consulate […]

30.04.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Happenings ·
What it takes to be a chef at Buckingham Palace

What it takes to be a chef at Buckingham Palace

(Relaxnews) – If you’re an experienced chef who has worked in five-star establishments, aren’t daunted by having to prepare luncheons for some of the most powerful heads of state in the world, or thousands of canapés for parties of 800, Buckingham Palace wants you. The Royal Family has posted a job vacancy for a sous chef, […]

29.04.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, International Stars ·
Diners eat less when menus display exercise required to burn off the meal

Diners eat less when menus display exercise required to burn off the meal

(Relaxnews) – Restaurants with menus displaying how much exercise is required to burn off the meal may help people eat less and make healthier choices, a new study finds. While prior research has found that providing calorie count information on restaurant menus doesn’t necessarily lead to fewer calories ordered, researchers from Texas Christian University in […]

24.04.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Americans consumed record amount of wine in 2012: report

Americans consumed record amount of wine in 2012: report

(Relaxnews) – Wine consumption in the US is steadily on the rise, as new figures reveal that Americans drank more wine last year than in 2011, tipping back a new record of 360 million, 9-liter cases, most of which hailed from California. According to the latest stats from wine industry consultant Fredrikson & Associates, an […]

09.04.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Making Veggies Fun to Eat

Making Veggies Fun to Eat

  Yakimaniac Veggie Martians (Family Features) In looking for ways to get their kids to eat more vegetables, parents may be overlooking a key element – fun. When Pinnacle Foods’ Birds Eye Brand partnered with Nickelodeon’s hit live-action series “iCarly” to launch the “iCarly iCook with Birds Eye” initiative, they asked kids to share ideas […]

04.03.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Free Recipes ·
Savor a Satisfying Fresh Fruit Salad

Savor a Satisfying Fresh Fruit Salad

Salmon, Fresh Chilean Blueberries and Lemon Salad with Chive Vinaigrette Spinach Salad with fresh Grapes, Plums, Peaches and Kiwis Kiwi Vinaigrette (Family Features) Delicious taste, beautiful colors, packed with healthy nutrients – what’s not to love about fresh fruit? And with fresh fruits available all year long, you can enjoy them in mouthwatering, healthy meals […]

03.03.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Free Recipes ·
The 50 most powerful people in food in the US: website

The 50 most powerful people in food in the US: website

(Relaxnews) – Popular food site The Daily Meal has named a tag team of product managers at Zagat at Google the most influential people in the American food landscape. Ahead of First Lady Michelle Obama, maestro chef Thomas Keller and McDonald’s CEO Donald Thompson, editors at The Daily Meal named Jack Menzel and Bernardo Hernandez the […]

27.02.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Online, U.S. News ·
Hyper-sustainable Tokyo restaurant named best in Asia

Hyper-sustainable Tokyo restaurant named best in Asia

(Relaxnews) – Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa’s eponymously named Tokyo restaurant has been hailed as the best dining destination in Asia, a newly bestowed title that’s poised to launch a banner year for the restaurant which also fetes its 10th anniversary in 2013. The win isn’t a complete surprise, given that the two Michelin-starred restaurant Narisawa was named the […]

25.02.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Chef Wolfgang Puck: 19 years of feeding Oscars’ hungry

Chef Wolfgang Puck: 19 years of feeding Oscars’ hungry

(HOLLYWOOD-AFP) – Hollywood’s biggest stars, after weeks of dieting for the Red Carpet, finally get to pick up their cocktail forks again at the glittering banquet that follows Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony. And celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck has the daunting task of preparing a post-Oscars spread worthy of the wait. Puck will feed the 1,500 […]

24.02.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars ·
Americans frequent victims of ‘seafood fraud’: report

Americans frequent victims of ‘seafood fraud’: report

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Fish sold in the United States is often deliberately mislabeled, making American consumers the unwitting victims of “widespread seafood fraud,” according to a report out Thursday. Fully one-third of 1,215 fish samples collected by researchers proved to be a different variety than what was written on the label, according to Oceana, an advocacy […]

24.02.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, U.S. News ·
US wine exports hit record $1.4 bn in 2012

US wine exports hit record $1.4 bn in 2012

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US wine exports uncorked a record year in 2012, bringing in $1.43 billion in revenues as demand grew in Germany, Sweden, Japan and China, the Wine Institute said Thursday. Wine exports — 90 percent from California — rose by 2.6 percent, the third year in a row of increases, said the San Francisco-based […]

24.02.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, U.S. News ·
What the stars will be eating on Oscar night

What the stars will be eating on Oscar night

(Relaxnews) – For the 19th year in a row, caterer to the stars Wolfgang Puck will be at the helm of arguably the most glamorous event in the world when he feeds the Hollywood glitterati foods like mini Kobe burgers and chicken pot pie with shaved black truffles. The menu for the Governor’s Ball, the […]

20.02.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars ·