Helen Mirren stars in latest food-centric blockbuster

Helen Mirren stars in latest food-centric blockbuster

(Relaxnews) – Throw in a smattering of A-list actors, a dash of seductive, visual food porn, and a sprinkling of bucolic scenery and you get the recipe for cinematic success, an increasingly popular Hollywood trend whose latest culinary film stars Helen Mirren — and a lot of amazing Indian food. Set for US release August […]

08.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Matthew Rhys to play Bradley Cooper’s rival in gourmet chef movie

Matthew Rhys to play Bradley Cooper’s rival in gourmet chef movie

(Relaxnews) – The star of “The Americans” has just boarded the Weinstein Company’s upcoming feature set against the backdrop of the French gourmet restaurant scene. Currently untitled, the movie is headlined by Bradley Cooper as Adam Jones, a Paris-based chef who is trying desperately to earn his third Michelin star. Welsh actor Matthew Rhys, who […]

07.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars ·
Americans react to Canadian snack foods in viral video

Americans react to Canadian snack foods in viral video

(Relaxnews) – A Buzzfeed video of Americans reacting to Canadian snack foods has gone viral, with more than 1.2 million hits since being uploaded over the weekend, for introducing viewers to foods like nanaimo bars and poutine under a barrage of cheeky commentary. It doesn’t start off well for the contingent of Canadian food representatives. […]

Kickstarter potato salad guy to host spud party in Toronto

Kickstarter potato salad guy to host spud party in Toronto

(Relaxnews) – Canadian restaurant chain Jack Astor’s has made good on its promise to collaborate with the internet sensation behind the potato salad phenomenon on Kickstarter and will be bringing the Columbus, Ohio man to Toronto for a potato salad cook-off. In an attempt to cash in on what was a runaway story this month, […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Jude Law dances in his latest role as spokesman for whisky

Jude Law dances in his latest role as spokesman for whisky

(Relaxnews) – Want to see Jude Law dance? In a cinematic ad for Johnnie Walker Blue Label, the British actor dons his dancing shoes and flashes his seductive, swoon-worthy gaze at the camera in his role as a ‘gentleman with a wager.’ It’s a six and a half minute short film that also stars Italian […]

Glasgow mixologist creates cocktail with 71 ingredients for Commonwealth Games

Glasgow mixologist creates cocktail with 71 ingredients for Commonwealth Games

(Relaxnews) – In homage to the Commonwealth Games currently underway in Glasgow, a local mixologist has created a monster cocktail made with 71 ingredients sourced from every competing Commonwealth country. For his Commonwealth Cocktail, Mal Spence of the Kelvingrove Cafe in Glasgow used exotic ingredients like Tanzanian cloves, dragon fruit from Belize and galangal from […]

Yelp plots out food trends over its 10-year history

Yelp plots out food trends over its 10-year history

(Relaxnews) – Crowdsourced review site Yelp is marking its 10th anniversary by tracing the evolution of some of the biggest trends over the last decade, including the ebb and flow of cupcakes, craft beer and poutine. According to charts plotted by Yelp analysts for Los Angeles, the din of online noise on the cupcake, for instance, […]

Ritz-Carlton hotel in Jakarta creates Cookie Shot knock-off

Ritz-Carlton hotel in Jakarta creates Cookie Shot knock-off

(Relaxnews) – In yet another sign that New York pastry chef Dominique Ansel is an undisputed international trailblazer in butter and sugar, the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Jakarta has launched a not so subtle knock-off of his Cookie Shot. And called it, well, the Cookie Shot. Because unlike the Cronut, which is trademarked, Ansel hasn’t sought […]

28.07.2014 · Filled under: News ·
South Korean franchise opens bakery in Paris

South Korean franchise opens bakery in Paris

(Relaxnews) – It sounds half-baked, but a South Korean bakery chain has pulled off a gutsy, audacious move and opened a flagship store in central Paris, called Paris Baguette Chatelet. From the outside, the bakery — located in the heart of the city near Chatelet — betrays no sign of being anything other than French, […]

24.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Warnings of possible kale shortage cause ripple of panic among fans

Warnings of possible kale shortage cause ripple of panic among fans

(Relaxnews) – If you see crowds of bearded, mustachioed hipsters elbowing one another in your nearest produce aisle, it’s likely because they’re trying to grab the last head of kale before a predicted shortage hits the globe. Because according to a new report out of Australia, one of the world’s biggest kale seed suppliers says […]

24.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Ice creamery in Virginia scoops up title of best ice cream parlor in US

Ice creamery in Virginia scoops up title of best ice cream parlor in US

(Relaxnews) – America’s favorite ice cream parlor isn’t about gimmicks and ploys. There is no breast milk or insect-laced ice cream at Island Creamery in Virginia. But what drove customers to rave about the small independent shop and drive it to the top of TripAdvisor’s list of best ice cream parlors in the US are […]

24.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Blake Lively’s lifestyle website and store goes live

Blake Lively’s lifestyle website and store goes live

(Relaxnews) – Hollywood actress Blake Lively has launched her foray into the world of lifestyle blogging and curating with her website “Preserve.” “Part magazine, part e-commerce hub, part philanthropic endeavor,” Preserve features a selection of American crafts and artisanal products, ranging from jewelry and candles to sauces and preserves. “Everyone has a story to tell,” writes […]

Supper club salvages foods destined for the dump

Supper club salvages foods destined for the dump

(Relaxnews) – In line with the growing movement to reduce waste and rethink the value of food worldwide, a supper club in Brooklyn is hosting monthly dinners created from old, ugly, overripe fruits and vegetables that would have otherwise been destined for the dumpster. The Salvage Supperclub is the latest dining experience created to underscore […]

22.07.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Cookie dough butters and smoked pickles to trend this year

Cookie dough butters and smoked pickles to trend this year

(Relaxnews) – Spreadable cookie dough for toast, bourbon-spiked pickles and smoked chocolate chips are a few of the foods predicted to trend in the premium food world following a gourmet summer food fair. Food experts and trendspotters from publications and sites like TheKitchn, Food & Wine magazine, and Better Homes & Gardens rounded up five […]

22.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Chill out – literally and figuratively – with hemp ice cream

Chill out – literally and figuratively – with hemp ice cream

(Relaxnews) – From hemp-laced ice cream to champagne popsicles spiked with an eye-popping 37 percent alcohol, this summer frozen treats are going R-Rated. In a roundup of artisanal and craft ice creams, research firm Euromonitor has highlighted a few innovative, adults-only treats that are poised to shake up the market. In the same vein as […]

19.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Flavor contest includes coffee-flavored potato chips

Flavor contest includes coffee-flavored potato chips

(Relaxnews) – Brace yourselves, USA, for cappuccino-flavored potato chips. Of the more than 14 million flavor suggestions, the world’s largest potato chip manufacturer Lay’s has narrowed down the list to four finalists in its crowdsourced flavor contest: Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese, Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger, Wavy Mango Salsa and an eyebrow-raising Cappuccino. Yes, that’s […]

18.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Chick-fil-A surpasses KFC as dominant fast food chicken chain in the US

Chick-fil-A surpasses KFC as dominant fast food chicken chain in the US

(Relaxnews) – It’s the fast food chicken chain that most consumers outside the US have never heard of. But inside America, the wild popularity of family-owned chain Chick-fil-A has been identified as a threat to major fast food behemoths like McDonald’s and has even surpassed chicken giant KFC. The title of a recently released market […]

17.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
World Cup visitors happiest with friendly Brazilians and food: report

World Cup visitors happiest with friendly Brazilians and food: report

(Relaxnews) – The figures are in following the World Cup games in Brazil: Over the month-long period, the country’s tourism board says they hosted one million foreign tourists from 203 countries who were happiest with the food and local hospitality. For comparison, when South Africa hosted the games in 2010 the country hosted 310,000 foreign […]

17.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Sports & Recreation ·
Restaurant chain invites Kickstarter potato salad sensation to create recipe

Restaurant chain invites Kickstarter potato salad sensation to create recipe

(Relaxnews) – Canadian restaurant chain Jack Astor’s is hoping to cash in on the phenomenal Kickstarter potato salad frenzy by inviting the man leading the internet sensation to develop a recipe for its menu. Jack Astor’s, a casual restaurant chain with 39 locations across Canada and New York state, wants to throw Canada’s first Potato […]

11.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Eva Green announced as latest Campari spokesmodel

Eva Green announced as latest Campari spokesmodel

(Relaxnews) – The French actress and former Bond Girl follows in the footsteps of Uma Thurman as the latest face of the Campari calendar.  Eva Green posed for the photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten for the 2015 edition. Campari is returning to its roots for the next edition of its calendar, which will be unveiled at the […]

11.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·