Echo rosemary turkey with rosemary-scented cocktail

Echo rosemary turkey with rosemary-scented cocktail

(Relaxnews) – When the man named the best bartender in the world mixes drinks for the holidays, you can bet they go beyond vodka tonics. With holiday parties filling up itineraries and people’s homes, Spaniard David Rios of The Jigger Cocktail & Disco Bar in Bilbao offers a few cocktail recipes to set the tone […]

24.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
How the world’s best bartender makes eggnog

How the world’s best bartender makes eggnog

(Relaxnews) – When the man named the best bartender in the world mixes drinks for the holidays, you can bet they go beyond vodka tonics. With holiday parties filling up itineraries and people’s homes, Spaniard David Rios of The Jigger Cocktail & Disco Bar in Bilbao offers cocktail recipe ideas to set the tone and […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
How to make a hot toddy like the world’s best bartender

How to make a hot toddy like the world’s best bartender

(Relaxnews) – When the man named the best bartender in the world mixes drinks for the holidays, you can bet they go beyond vodka tonics. With holiday parties filling up itineraries and people’s homes, Spaniard David Rios of The Jigger Cocktail & Disco Bar in Bilbao offers festive cocktail recipes to set the tone and […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Where gourmands can dine for New Year’s Eve

Where gourmands can dine for New Year’s Eve

(Relaxnews) – From a seven-course meal that includes foie gras ravioli at The Dorchester in London, to a Vaudeville-themed cocktail party at Grant Achatz’s Chicago bar the Aviary, here’s a roundup of how some of the hottest tickets in town will be ringing in the new year. Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London A New […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, New Year's Day ·
Sweet success as Turkish baklava wins prized EU status

Sweet success as Turkish baklava wins prized EU status

(BRUSSELS-AFP) – While Turkey has vainly clamoured for years to join the European Union, a sweet pastry made in the country’s southeast tasted more success Thursday, winning the EU’s prized “protected status”. The Gaziantep baklava, described as a “pastry made of layers of filo pastry filled with semolina cream and Antep pistachio”, became the first […]

20.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Blue Moon beer and Aviation cocktail most popular Google terms

Blue Moon beer and Aviation cocktail most popular Google terms

(Relaxnews) – When a chart mapping America’s favorite beers began circulating online, Google users in the US took to the search engine to look up Blue Moon, making it the most popular beer brand of 2013. Similarly, when American crime drama “The Blacklist” featured the Aviation cocktail on one of their episodes recently, thirsty viewers […]

A British Christmas to be cheaper this year than last

A British Christmas to be cheaper this year than last

(Relaxnews) – Good news for Britons planning to host a Christmas dinner: your grocery bill will be lower than last year. In fact, according to a new infographic by market research group Euromonitor, the average Christmas meal is estimated to be 21 percent cheaper this year compared to 2012, which may allow dinner hosts to […]

17.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
The culinary buzzwords of 2014: ‘Hipster Asian’ and shakshuka

The culinary buzzwords of 2014: ‘Hipster Asian’ and shakshuka

(Relaxnews) – Fluke, sweetbreads, tortas and cemitas. Not familiar with these food terms? Soon you may be, if the predictions of influential food diviners come true next year. In their annual trendspotting report, consultants at the New York-based Baum + Whiteman have curated a list of buzzwords and foods they predict will shape the culinary […]

13.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, New Year's Day ·
Ethnic flavors of 2014: The new salt and pepper and the new quinoa

Ethnic flavors of 2014: The new salt and pepper and the new quinoa

(Relaxnews) – Move over soy sauce, there’s a new umami-booster in town. Though Asian food enthusiasts have long known about the flavor-boosting properties of fish sauce, the smelly but highly effective condiment is predicted to penetrate more and more restaurant kitchens including those that serve Western fare in the same way soy sauce has penetrated the […]

13.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden, New Year's Day ·
Caviar and champagne bar opens for posh flyers at LAX

Caviar and champagne bar opens for posh flyers at LAX

(Relaxnews) – Because sometimes an airport sandwich just won’t do, ritzy flyers at Los Angeles Airport can now tuck into caviar-topped bellinis and wash it down with $1,000 bubbly as their pre-boarding snack. French caviar house Petrossian opened a bar at the Tom Bradley International Terminal last week for passengers with gourmet taste buds and […]

13.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Culinary opera and light shows to trend in 2014

Culinary opera and light shows to trend in 2014

(Relaxnews) – No longer content with simply churning out plates of edible art, chefs in 2014 will continue to push culinary envelope by elevating the dining experience to sensory theater with the help of operatic soundtracks, light shows, scent diffusers and the switch of a thermostat. That’s one of the key restaurant predictions by influential […]

13.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Stella Artois releases Swarovski Crystal Chalice for holiday season

Stella Artois releases Swarovski Crystal Chalice for holiday season

(Relaxnews) – Sparkling wine may be a traditional holiday beverage in many cultures, but this season beer also gets some added sparkle, thanks to a collaboration between Swarovski and Stella Artois. The crystal design powerhouse and the Belgian brewery have released the limited-edition ‘Crystal Chalice’, a version of the traditional Stella Artois beer glass studded […]

The world’s largest bottle of blush champagne to be unveiled

The world’s largest bottle of blush champagne to be unveiled

(Relaxnews) – French champagne house Armand de Brignac has released what it is calling the world’s largest bottle of rosé bubbly that holds the equivalent of 40 regular 750 ml bottles. Weighing 45 kg (100 lbs) and standing more than 1.2 meters tall (4 feet), the colossal, 30-liter Midas bottle will be uncorked December 13 […]

12.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
UNESCO adds new entries to ‘intangible heritage’ list

UNESCO adds new entries to ‘intangible heritage’ list

(BAKU-AFP) – Traditional Japanese washoku cooking methods, Korean kimchi-making, millennia-old Georgian wine-producing techniques and the Mediterranean diet were among 14 new entries added to UNESCO’s “intangible heritage” list. Envoys picked the new listings of traditional cultural activities worthy of preservation at a meeting in the Azerbaijani capital Baku, UNESCO said in a statement late Wednesday. […]

06.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Zagat survey reveals American dining trends and preferred eateries

Zagat survey reveals American dining trends and preferred eateries

(Relaxnews) – Italian food is the most popular cuisine across the US, diners in Colorado are the most generous tippers and New Yorkers cook the least. These are some of the conclusions out of a new Zagat survey that polled 8,000 Americans on their dining habits and also revealed a few interesting regional differences. According […]

06.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Holiday champagne collections include self-cooling boxes and speakers

Holiday champagne collections include self-cooling boxes and speakers

(Relaxnews) – From elegant stemware, Swarovski crystals and even custom-made speakers, champagne houses have released festive holiday collections that up the ante in elegance and innovative packaging. Luxury champagne house Piper-Heidsieck, for instance, has teamed up with French crystal-maker Baccarat to create a $650 holiday gift featuring two bottles of bubbly and a pair of custom-made flutes. Set […]

Nina Ricci and Ladurée launch complementary fragrance and macaron

Nina Ricci and Ladurée launch complementary fragrance and macaron

(Relaxnews) – In an unprecedented collaboration, Nina Ricci teamed up with the famous French pastry maker Ladurée to create a delectable and tempting duo: a fragrance inspired by the brand’s signature macarons, and a macaron inspired by the subtle and intricate aromas of luxury perfume. A new, delectable chapter has just been added to the […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
David Beckham to help develop resort properties in Asia

David Beckham to help develop resort properties in Asia

(Relaxnews) – David Beckham has been tapped to serve as a consultant and partner in the development of Las Vegas Sands properties in Singapore and the gaming capital of the world, Macao. It’s the latest business venture for the former soccer player, who has parlayed his global stardom into everything from underwear to electronics, soda […]

26.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Explosive book claims cereal destroys your brain

Explosive book claims cereal destroys your brain

(Relaxnews) – Every time you tuck into a bowl of cereal or plate of pasta, you’re killing your brain. That’s the dramatic diagnosis of a US neurologist whose recently published New York Times best seller has captured media headlines for calling wheat, carbohydrates and sugar “the brain’s silent killer.” According to Dr. David Perlmutter’s book “Grain Brain,” […]

South Korea’s growing ‘kimchi deficit’

South Korea’s growing ‘kimchi deficit’

(SEOUL-AFP) – It’s kimchi-making season in South Korea, with households across the country preparing and laying down stocks of the ubiquitous spicy side-dish for the coming winter. But many foreign visitors, including the most intrepid foodies, will probably leave without ever tasting a Korean-made version of the national dish of fermented, chili-soused cabbage. That might […]

18.11.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Food & Dining ·