Is life better with kids? Not always, says study

Is life better with kids? Not always, says study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Are people with kids happier than people without? In the United States, those with and without kids rate their lives about the same, but globally children tend to diminish well-being, said a study Monday. The results were derived from two major surveys by Gallup that included almost three million people worldwide. One survey […]

Wealthy Chinese fork out for high-class etiquette

Wealthy Chinese fork out for high-class etiquette

(BEIJING-AFP) – How to properly peel an orange, hold an oyster fork, and pronounce luxury brand names — wealthy Chinese are paying handsome sums to learn such skills as they seek to match their high-end lifestyles with high-class etiquette. A two-week course at the newly opened Institute Sarita in Beijing costs 100,000 yuan ($16,000), but […]

The do’s and don’ts of proper dim sum etiquette

The do’s and don’ts of proper dim sum etiquette

(Relaxnews) – While there’s no art to enjoying an authentic dim sum meal, there are a few do’s and don’ts that diners should be aware of before they tuck into the Chinese version of a tapas brunch. With the Lunar New Year rounding the corner, Chinese restaurants around the world are poised to be filled […]

London survey spells out dos and don’ts of dining out

London survey spells out dos and don’ts of dining out

(Relaxnews) – Is it rude to tweet about a luscious treacle tart at dinner? Or take a phone call when your starter is being served? It’s an issue that has London divided in a Zagat survey released Wednesday that asked respondents to weigh on the issue. According to the 5,500 diners answering the 2012 London Restaurants […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Table Manners Around the World ·
Proper sushi etiquette worthy of Michelin-starred chef Jiro Ono

Proper sushi etiquette worthy of Michelin-starred chef Jiro Ono

(Relaxnews) – A documentary on master chef Jiro Ono, considered the best sushi chef in the world, opens across the US starting Friday. Ono, 85, was the first in Japan to earn three Michelin stars for his modest, 10-seat sushi eatery Sukiyabashi Jiro tucked away in a Tokyo subway station. Against a narrative that tells […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Table Manners Around the World ·