Iconic Oreo cookie celebrates 100th birthday with link to Oreo recipes

Iconic Oreo cookie celebrates 100th birthday with link to Oreo recipes

(Relaxnews) – The best-selling cookie brand of the 21st century celebrates its 100th anniversary this month. It’s survived two World Wars unscathed, and despite the younger competition, hasn’t yet crumbled. The Oreo, an iconic American cookie sandwich made with chocolate wafers and a vanilla cream center, celebrates its milestone centenary on March 6 with the […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes ·
Traditional Icelandic recipes: lamb soup, deep-fried bows

Traditional Icelandic recipes: lamb soup, deep-fried bows

(Relaxnews) – Iceland has launched a roving, mobile restaurant called Eldhús, “Iceland’s Little House of Food” that will serve traditional Icelandic dishes against the backdrop of a waterfall or snow-capped glaciers. The tourism board is promoting Icelandic cuisine –  little known outside the island nation — at a time when Nordic and Scandinavian gastronomy is attracting […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes ·
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 ·
Saturn Awards nominees in sci-fi and fantasy reflect box office hits

Saturn Awards nominees in sci-fi and fantasy reflect box office hits

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – The Oscars may indicate great achievements in film, but the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films focuses on genre films when considering nominees for its annual Saturn Awards, which in 2011 were also recognized at the box office. The Saturn nominees were announced this week and include Harry Potter and the […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Tim Burton’s multimedia artwork on display in Paris

Tim Burton’s multimedia artwork on display in Paris

10 photos (Relaxnews) – An art exhibition and retrospective devoted to the work of Tim Burton is on display in Paris after touring to Los Angeles, Melbourne and Toronto. The show looks at Burton’s work as a director of animated and live-action films as well as his creations in the fields of art, illustration and […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·
Watch: master class with Tim Burton in Paris

Watch: master class with Tim Burton in Paris

(Relaxnews) – On March 5, director Tim Burton gave a master class at the French Cinémathèque in Paris to coincide with an exhibition of his work. A video of the talk has since been posted online and is available to watch in its entirety. After stops in Los Angeles, Melbourne and Toronto, the show titledTim […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
US robotic ‘cheetah’ breaks speed records

US robotic ‘cheetah’ breaks speed records

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The Pentagon’s main research agency has created the fastest-ever land robot, named “Cheetah,” which can gallop at a speed of 18 miles (29 kilometers) per hour, scientists said Tuesday. The headless robot looks to be about the size of a small dog and is shown running on a treadmill in pictures and video […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Americans not fans of online targeted ads: survey

Americans not fans of online targeted ads: survey

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Most Americans are satisfied with their Internet search engines but they are not fans of targeted advertising, seeing it as an invasion of privacy, according to a survey published on Friday. The survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project also found that the vast majority of Internet search users — 83 […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Tokyo to relax rules on poisonous puffer fish

Tokyo to relax rules on poisonous puffer fish

(TOKYO-AFP) – Tokyo is set to relax its strict controls on the sale of the poisonous puffer fish, a dangerous but highly-prized delicacy known for making the occasional diner very sick, a city official said Monday. Under present rules no “fugu” can be served in restaurants in the Tokyo Metropolitan area by anyone other than […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Hisss and hers: When women are best at spotting snakes

Hisss and hers: When women are best at spotting snakes

(PARIS-AFP) – Women who have just finished ovulating are better at detecting snakes than at other times of their menstrual cycle, according to an unusual study that sheds light on in-built reflexes for survival. Nobuo Masataka of Japan’s Kyoto University tested 60 healthy women of child-bearing age at three different phases of their cycle. They […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Offbeat ·

Beauty agenda: 4th Makeup Show Los Angeles, Madonna, Lady Gaga fragrance launch

(Relaxnews) – From the US to Europe, the beauty trade fair season continues into March and April, with upcoming events including the 4th Makeup Show Los Angeles and the 22nd In-cosmetics Europe. Read about these and other upcoming beauty events here. 4th Makeup Show Los Angeles March 17-18 Los Angeles, US Since its debut in 2005, the Makeup […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Happenings ·
Tennis: Miami-bound Serena treats fans to tweetfest

Tennis: Miami-bound Serena treats fans to tweetfest

(MIAMI-AFP) – Serena Williams took to Twitter on Friday to confirm that she plans to return to WTA play in two weeks at Miami. Former World No. 1 Williams, now ranked 11th in the world, has only competed in two events this year. She lost in the fourth round of the Australian Open after withdrawing […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Small US trial looks at body’s ability to fight HIV

Small US trial looks at body’s ability to fight HIV

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – A new approach to coaxing the body to fight HIV without antiretroviral drugs has shown some success in almost half the patients enrolled in a small study, US researchers said Wednesday. Twenty HIV-positive volunteers in Pennsylvania were asked to stop taking their drug therapy and submit instead to weekly doses of interferon-alpha, an […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·

Coke, Pepsi to drop level of ‘cancer’ chemical

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Coca-Cola and Pepsi said Friday they will lower levels of a chemical in caramel coloring to comply with a California law, but insisted the beverages pose no health risks and recipes will not change. The changes allow the companies to avoid having to label products with a cancer warning due to what California […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Olympics: British athletes warned about hand-shakes

Olympics: British athletes warned about hand-shakes

(LONDON-AFP) – Britain’s athletes have been told of the dangers of shaking hands at this year’s Olympics in case they pick up a bug that could wreck their sporting dreams. The British Olympic Association’s (BOA) chief medical officer said that “within reason”, shaking hands should be off-limits, given the fact that all athletes will live […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
What crisis? Swiss watchmakers eye record 2012

What crisis? Swiss watchmakers eye record 2012

(GENEVA-AFP) – The world’s biggest watch fair is set to open in an optimistic mood, with Swiss watchmakers — the industry’s barometer — expecting 2012 demand to beat 2011′s, when exports hit a record. “The watchmaking sector is probably a unique case,” said Jacques Duchene, who heads the exhibitors’ committee of the Baselworld fair, which […]

08.03.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business ·
Award-winning Peruvian chef recipe for scallops with lime butter

Award-winning Peruvian chef recipe for scallops with lime butter

(Relaxnews) – Rafael, El Chef, by Peruvian chef Rafael Osterling was named the best chef cookbook in Paris March 6 at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Here’s a recipe from his his website www.rafaelosterling.com. Grilled Scallops with Lime Butter and Crunchy Garlic (serves 4) 20 large scallops, in their shell flat leaf parsley Lime Butter […]

08.03.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes, Kitchenomics ·
Low-fat Dutch gouda crowned world champion cheese

Low-fat Dutch gouda crowned world champion cheese

(Relaxnews) – A Dutch Gouda has been crowned the big cheese among more than 2,500 entries from around the world. An international panel of judges at the World Champion Cheese Contest, held every two years in Wisconsin, deemed a mild low-fat Vermeer Gouda from dairy maker FrieslandCampina in the Netherlands the best in show, giving […]

08.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Geneva Motor Show: eleven new cars you shouldn’t miss

Geneva Motor Show: eleven new cars you shouldn’t miss

11 photos (Relaxnews) – The Geneva Motor Show sees launches and product refreshes from most of the major automotive brands — here, the Relaxnews pick of the ones to see first. ©Ferrari Special uses : Ferrari Only Ferrari F12berlinetta Ferrari’s most powerful road vehicle in history can sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.1 seconds thanks to […]

08.03.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
From ‘The Voice’ to The Scent: Maroon 5′s Levine launching men’s and women’s fragrances

From ‘The Voice’ to The Scent: Maroon 5′s Levine launching men’s and women’s fragrances

(Relaxnews) – While fans eagerly await debut perfume releases from Lady Gaga and Madonna, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine is the latest pop star to announce a fragrance launch. Levine, who is also a mentor on US reality talent show The Voice, will unveil his debut scent, 222 by Adam Levine, in May 2013, with […]

08.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·