Spiced chickpea recipe from Cookbook of the Year ‘Tasting India’

Spiced chickpea recipe from Cookbook of the Year ‘Tasting India’

(Relaxnews) – An Aussie chef’s cookbook chronicling her gastronomic journey through India was named the Cookbook of the Year at the International Association of Culinary Professionals Awards in New York this week. Christine Manfield became the first Aussie chef to take home the coveted title for her book Tasting India, which features 250 recipes of authentic recipes […]

05.04.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes ·
Budget flight options making access to Asia even easier

Budget flight options making access to Asia even easier

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Asia’s airspace continues to open up like never before and the announcement this week of another budget airline continues to help make access to the region — and within the region — both easier and cheaper. Qantas Airways and China Eastern Airlines Corp say their new Jetstar Hong Kong carrier will come […]

31.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Studio tour opens up rich world of Harry Potter

Studio tour opens up rich world of Harry Potter

(LONDON-AFP) – J.K. Rowling has put down her pen, the films and video games have made a fortune and the actors have moved on, but Harry Potter refuses to go quietly — or at least Warner Bros won’t let him. “The Making of Harry Potter”, which opens Saturday, is the latest spin-off from the best-selling […]

31.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Eight indigenous tourism experiences not to be missed

Eight indigenous tourism experiences not to be missed

(Relaxnews) – Indigenous tourism came under the spotlight this week in Darwin, Australia, at the Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference 2012. Here, a look at eight unique indigenous tourism experiences around the world. AUSTRALIA Ayers Rock Resort, Outback Australia Ayers Rock, or Uluru, is one of Australia’s most famous destinations and this luxury resort is now owned […]

31.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Italian wine growers aim for Asian markets

Italian wine growers aim for Asian markets

(VERONA, Italy-AFP) – Winding his way through the stands at one of the world’s biggest wine fairs, South Korean wine importer Soon-Choong Kim says Italy is on the right track in its bid to boost exports to Asia. “A lot of Korean people like to eat pasta and Italian ingredients,” Kim told AFP-TV as he […]

31.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Spring/Summer 2012 beauty trends: corals, metallics and navy eyeshadow

Spring/Summer 2012 beauty trends: corals, metallics and navy eyeshadow

(Relaxnews) – Stuck in a beauty rut? Seek inspiration from this guide to this season’s most wearable make-up trends and how to achieve them. Navy smoky eyes While the smoky eyed look has been around for seasons, it’s been freshened up for Spring/Summer 2012, with designers ditching black and gray and favoring navy blue. As […]

29.03.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
Watch: Madonna unveils Truth or Dare fragrance commercial

Watch: Madonna unveils Truth or Dare fragrance commercial

(Relaxnews) – The online commercial for Madonna’s debut signature fragrance Truth or Dare was revealed March 27, with the 30-second ad featuring the lingerie-clad star singing a remix of her latest single “Girl Gone Wild.” The singer’s online campaign was looked after by French art director Fabien Baron, who art directed her 1992 coffee table […]

29.03.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
Art Paris Art Fair at the Grand Palais

Art Paris Art Fair at the Grand Palais

12 photos (Relaxnews) – Art Paris returns in 2012 under a new name, Art Paris Art Fair, and new leadership and with new events. Fifty-six percent of the 120 galleries participating are new to Art Paris Art Fair in 2012 and a new section of the fair called Limited Edition will focus on cutting edge […]

29.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·
Barackdubs scores a viral hit with US President singing LMFAO

Barackdubs scores a viral hit with US President singing LMFAO

(Relaxnews) – YouTube channel Barackdubs has scored another viral hit with a video of US President Barack Obama singing LMFAO’s “Sexy And I Know It.” Barackdubs is a popular YouTube channel which features clips of speeches from the US President cut together and set to music to make it appear as if Barack Obama is […]

29.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Tofu vegetable salad recipe from Paul McCartney’s meat free cookbook

Tofu vegetable salad recipe from Paul McCartney’s meat free cookbook

(Relaxnews) – Sir Paul McCartney has released a vegetarian cookbook that gives readers meatless Monday recipes for the full year. The Meat Free Monday Cookbook: A Full Menu for Every Monday of the Year includes recipes like spring soups, summer salads, fall casseroles and winter stews. The book is co-edited by his fashion designer daughter Stella […]

29.03.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes ·
Dual action pot that cooks two kinds of ramen simultaneously tops Google searches

Dual action pot that cooks two kinds of ramen simultaneously tops Google searches

(Relaxnews) – A special pot in South Korea designed to cook two different ramen at the same time captured Googlers’ attention this week, putting the term 반반라면 — loosely translated as “half and half ramen” –  in the top spot. According to Google Insights, as of 11 am GMT on March 28, 반반라면 emerged as […]

29.03.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Watch: “Eat It Don’t Tweet It” viral video pokes fun at trigger-happy photogs

Watch: “Eat It Don’t Tweet It” viral video pokes fun at trigger-happy photogs

(Relaxnews) – A YouTube video spoofing shutterbug hipsters who habitually pull out their smartphones and cameras to snap photos of their food and post them on social media like Twitter and Facebook has gone viral for setting lyrics to the Pet Shop Boys’ song “West End Girls,” turning lobster and cupcakes into sassy, back-talking grouches, […]

29.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Fresh ideas about boring airplane seats on display in Hamburg

Fresh ideas about boring airplane seats on display in Hamburg

7 photos (Relaxnews) – Airplane interiors have a reputation of being rather dull — after all, there’s not much you can do with rows of seating, is there? Well actually, it turns out there is. As usual at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expos, designers and engineers were bursting with new ideas of how the cabin could […]

29.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Revealed: the favorite cars of American women

Revealed: the favorite cars of American women

(Relaxnews) – American females prefer Volvo, a new study from a US automotive magazine has suggested. Inside Line studied all of the models sold in 2011 and identified those with the highest proportion of female buyers — and perhaps surprisingly, the top car was a sporty sedan, the Volvo S40, with a whopping 57.9 percent […]

28.03.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
OnStar launches new ‘Family Finder’ vehicle locator service

OnStar launches new ‘Family Finder’ vehicle locator service

(Relaxnews) – Ever wished you could track an errant partner who’s late home? Or wonder where your kids are in the evening? This week, General Motors announced a new service which will allow family members to locate vehicles remotely via GPS navigation and an internet browser. The service, dubbed Family Link, will allow loved ones […]

28.03.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Diamonds with your perfume: Roja Parfums team with Fabergé for limited edition set

Diamonds with your perfume: Roja Parfums team with Fabergé for limited edition set

(Relaxnews) – Opulence has been in the air of late, with the launch of Hermès’ €1.5m haute-jewelry diamond covered handbag and Balmain’s Fabergé egg inspired Fall/Winter 2012 line, and the mood for lavishness is taking the fragrance world by storm too. In honor of the upcoming Easter celebrations, Roja Parfums has also been enamored by […]

27.03.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Ralph Lauren outfits USA Olympic team

Ralph Lauren outfits USA Olympic team

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – American fashion designer Ralph Lauren will be the official outfitter of the US Olympic and Paralympic Teams for London 2012, designing the opening and closing ceremony parade uniforms. Ralph Lauren previously designed the teams’ uniforms for the 2008 Games in Beijing and 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. In addition, Ralph Lauren will […]

27.03.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Fight cancer and heart disease with a bag of popcorn

Fight cancer and heart disease with a bag of popcorn

(Relaxnews) – A group of US scientists is calling popcorn the perfect snack food, after discovering that the hulls contain more antioxidants than fruits and vegetables. It’s a surprising finding that puts a snack traditionally associated with movie theater indulgences on the same plane as berries and spinach. But after analyzing the entire grain, scientists […]

27.03.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Chocolate-eaters have lower body mass: study

Chocolate-eaters have lower body mass: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Healthy people who exercise and also eat chocolate regularly tend to have a lower body mass index than those who eat the rich brown sweets less often, a US study suggested on Monday. The survey of a population of more than 1,000 adults, published as a research letter in the Archives of Internal […]

27.03.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
‘Hunger Games’ sets US box office record

‘Hunger Games’ sets US box office record

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The highly anticipated action film phenomenon “The Hunger Games” set a record at the North American box office with debut weekend sales of $152.5 million, industry figures confirmed Monday. The movie, about one teenage girl’s fight to win a death match reality show in a post-apocalyptic world, enjoyed the biggest ever opening […]

27.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·