Museum dedicated to Chinese roast duck opens in Beijing

Museum dedicated to Chinese roast duck opens in Beijing

(Relaxnews) – A museum dedicated to one of China’s most iconic foods, roast duck, has opened in Beijing. To fete its 150th anniversary and promote the brand, restaurant chain Quanjude, which has served its signature roast duck to dignitaries and heads of state, opened the doors to the museum that features more than 500 items […]

09.07.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Philippines’ largest airline joins shark fin ban

Philippines’ largest airline joins shark fin ban

(MANILA-AFP) – The Philippines’ largest airline Cebu Pacific said Wednesday it has ceased carrying shark fins, becoming the latest carrier to impose a ban as part of global conservation efforts. “We are banning shark fin carriage effective immediately as we learned that unsustainable shark fishing and our carriage of shark fin is not aligned with […]

09.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Philippine News ·
Domain ending .organic latest address to enter digital marketplace

Domain ending .organic latest address to enter digital marketplace

(Relaxnews) – After .bar, .rest and .wine, the internet is about to get another food-related domain that’s aimed at gathering website sellers and producers of organic products under the same umbrella address. Created to help users quickly identify business with clear domain endings, the online trend has moved to the organic food movement, with global […]

Japan reigns supreme at Asia-Pacific finals of real life ‘Iron Chef’

Japan reigns supreme at Asia-Pacific finals of real life ‘Iron Chef’

(Relaxnews) – Japan has secured a spot at arguably the most important cooking competition in the world next year, by emerging the winner of the regional Asia-Pacific finals in Shanghai Friday. After two days of battling it out in the pressure cooker that is Bocuse d’Or Asia-Pacific, chef Hideki Takayama of Japan took first place, […]

30.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
‘Be more friendly’: France unveils measures to boost tourism

‘Be more friendly’: France unveils measures to boost tourism

(PARIS-AFP) – France on Thursday unveiled plans to boost tourism and said it needed to eradicate its surly reputation as the world’s top destination for foreign visitors faces increasingly stiff competition. Speaking at the close of a national conference on tourism, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced that the government had fixed a target of attracting […]

20.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Ben & Jerry’s launches ‘Saturday Night Live’-inspired ice creams

Ben & Jerry’s launches ‘Saturday Night Live’-inspired ice creams

(Relaxnews) – The folks over at Ben & Jerry’s, who love a good TV and pop culture tie-up, have launched two new ice cream flavors to help US variety show “Saturday Night Live” fete its 40th anniversary. Inspired by two popular SNL sketches, the Vermont-based ice cream maker has launched Lazy Sunday and Gilly’s Catastrophic […]

20.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Move over macaron, there’s a new French pastry in town

Move over macaron, there’s a new French pastry in town

(Relaxnews) – If the Cronut is the new cupcake, the éclair is the new macaron. And there’s perhaps no better time to revisit the traditional French pastry than National Chocolate Eclair Day in the US on June 22, a holiday that may have mysterious origins — no one really knows how or when it started […]

19.06.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Food Videos, Free Recipes, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Top 10 trends in natural and organic foods

Top 10 trends in natural and organic foods

(Relaxnews) – Lentils, beets, and bee-less honey. These are some of the foods that are predicted to become growing trends in the natural and organic food world, says a trendspotting report out of the US. In their top 10 list, the folks over at marketing and communications firm Sterling-Rice Group, offer up a prediction of […]

17.06.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Find a Diner en Blanc event near you and learn to play the game

Find a Diner en Blanc event near you and learn to play the game

(Relaxnews) – When Francois Pasquier came up with the idea to host a picnic with friends and dress up in white to find each other, he had no idea it would become an international phenomenon. Now in its 26th year, Diner en Blanc — a flash mob concept in which people dress up head to […]

11.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
French chef Anne-Sophie Pic opens informal deli-style location

French chef Anne-Sophie Pic opens informal deli-style location

(Relaxnews) – The only female chef in France with three Michelin stars, Anne-Sophie Pic is known primarily for her high-end gourmet restaurants. But from Tuesday, June 10, her cuisine will be accessible at lower prices through DailyPic, a new casual spot in Valence, France. “DailyPic is a high-quality cafeteria as I’ve always imagined it. Fresh, […]

10.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Japan Airlines intros summer menu by Hiroki Yoshitake

Japan Airlines intros summer menu by Hiroki Yoshitake

(Relaxnews) – Through August 31, first-class and business passengers on Japan Airlines will enjoy meals by the chef and co-owner of Michelin-starred restaurant Sola in Paris. In first class, caviar, smoked salmon and beef tenderloin are among the high-end dishes travelers will enjoy. Business class passengers, meanwhile, will savor foie gras mousse and sauteed lobster, […]

08.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
How technology is reshaping how Americans dine

How technology is reshaping how Americans dine

(Relaxnews) – It’s official. More and more US diners are become unabashed food pornographers. According to market research firm Mintel, 13 percent of Americans who dined out in the past month and who use social media reported posting a food or drink photo on sites like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. In hard numbers, that translates […]

07.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
The best US eateries for dining alongside Ashton Kutcher and Drake

The best US eateries for dining alongside Ashton Kutcher and Drake

(Relaxnews) – Want to dine like the stars or increase your odds of seeing one? Urbanspoon has collected the best restaurants for celebrity sightings in a culinary map to the stars. Compiled from user data, reviews and expert commentary, the list of top 50 restaurants and cafes for star-gazing spans nine cities across the US, including […]

Adventures in dining: Grasshopper burgers, scorpion lollipops

Adventures in dining: Grasshopper burgers, scorpion lollipops

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Though slightly uncertain, Erin Kolski pronounced the unusual fare on her plate — a burger made from ground-up grasshoppers — to be surprisingly tasty. “It’s a little crunchy. It tastes fine,” Kolski said, sounding somewhat surprised as she favorably appraised the dish at Washington’s Occidental Restaurant, a popular establishment a stone’s throw from […]

The most generous — and cheapest — tippers in America

The most generous — and cheapest — tippers in America

(Relaxnews) – The average American diner leaves an 18 percent tip when satisfied with their dining experience, according to a Michelin survey. After polling 2,000 US adults, the survey, carried out by Harris Poll, found that most diners (70 percent) said they leave between 15 to 20 percent for good service. The findings come at […]

05.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
5 Brazilian dishes to try during the World Cup

5 Brazilian dishes to try during the World Cup

(Relaxnews) – While visiting Brazil for the World Cup, soccer fans can take advantage of the opportunity to discover the country’s rich and varied cuisine. Reflecting its warm climate and multicultural heritage, Brazil’s cuisine is a colorful blend of Portuguese, African and Native American ingredients and influences. Here is a sampling of five signature dishes […]

04.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Dolce & Gabbana releases summer ice cream with Magnum

Dolce & Gabbana releases summer ice cream with Magnum

(Relaxnews) – Want to invest in one of the hottest summer trends from Dolce & Gabbana without ponying up thousands of dollars? The luxury fashion label has lent its brand name to ice cream maker Magnum to collaborate on a limited edition summer launch. The Pistachio White Dolce & Gabbana Magnum bar is made with […]

Bubblegum ants and Mexican mealworms on ‘Pestaurant’ menu

Bubblegum ants and Mexican mealworms on ‘Pestaurant’ menu

(Relaxnews) – A pop-up Pestaurant event will be serving up an assortment of winged, hard-shelled and antennaed bugs in a dozen cities around the world to promote the consumption of edible insects. From Cape Town to Paris and Washington D.C.,  Pestaurant events will challenge squeamish palates unaccustomed to the food staple popular in Asia and […]

Gourmet dining comes to luxury sailing yachts

Gourmet dining comes to luxury sailing yachts

(Relaxnews) – Starting this summer and through to October, Star Clippers is inviting celebrity chefs and sommeliers to board its luxury sailing cruises to concoct gourmet menus. Passengers aboard the Star Clipper and the Star Flyer this summer will sail the Mediterranean in the company of world-class chefs including Bea Schulz, Otto Koch and Marcus […]

01.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Fans to savor local fare during World Cup matches

Fans to savor local fare during World Cup matches

(Relaxnews) – Bolo de rolo, acarajé, cocada… FIFA will be offering a selection of Brazilian specialties in and around stadiums during the World Cup. Soccer fans at the World Cup in Brazil will have multiple options when it comes to refreshments. The official menu will be available at stands in and around the stadium, as […]

01.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·