Camel meat leaps from bedouin tents to top Gulf eateries

Camel meat leaps from bedouin tents to top Gulf eateries

(ABU DHABI-AFP) – From camel carpaccio to camel bourguignon and gold-leaf burger, the meat offered traditionally at big festivities of bedouins has become a fancy ingredient in the Gulf’s prestigious restaurants. Under the golden dome of Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace, which bills itself as a seven-star hotel, French chef Sandro Gamba proudly presents his latest: […]

07.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ author launches wine

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ author launches wine

(Relaxnews) – If her erotic scenes of bondage and sadomasochism weren’t enough to get you in the mood, the author of “Fifty Shades of Grey” has launched a new collection of wines named after her runaway best-sellers to set the tone. That’s right, author E.L. James of the bodice-ripping trilogy has launched a duo of […]

Eco-friendly champagne cover made with potatoes and paper

Eco-friendly champagne cover made with potatoes and paper

(Relaxnews) – After creating an origami-style foldable champagne bucket, Veuve Clicquot has come up with another form of innovative packaging, this time a design made with potatoes and recycled paper that can keep the bottle chilled for up to two hours. Created by French designer Cédric Ragot, the Naturally Clicquot bottle cover is made from […]

24.09.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Swiss chocolate maker wins health claim approval on blood flow

Swiss chocolate maker wins health claim approval on blood flow

(Relaxnews) – Next time someone chides you for indulging in a piece of dark chocolate, point to your heart or your leg and let them know it’s good for blood flow. That’s the latest argument chocoholics can use to justify their sweet indulgence after the European Commission gave premium Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut its blessing to […]

22.09.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Ice cream maker creates ‘Facebook’ flavor

Ice cream maker creates ‘Facebook’ flavor

(Relaxnews) – If Facebook were an ice cream flavor, what would it be? Naturally, it would be blue and white and ‘liked’ the world over. After watching how obsessively his teenage daughter would check in on the social media site, an enterprising ice cream maker in Croatia decided to drizzle blue syrup over vanilla ice […]

10.09.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online ·
Cronut-maker debuts next pastry creation: never-collapsing souffle

Cronut-maker debuts next pastry creation: never-collapsing souffle

(Relaxnews) – The man who brought the world the cronut — a hybrid croissant-donut that has taken the food world by storm — has released the sequel to his pastry wizardry, a ‘magic souffle.’ As a follow-up to the sugary, buttery phenomenon that has sparked a global craze, New York-based French chef Dominique Ansel has created a […]

09.09.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
L’Enclume named best restaurant in the UK

L’Enclume named best restaurant in the UK

(Relaxnews) – Chef Simon Rogan’s farm-to-table restaurant L’Enclume set in a medieval village in the bucolic English countryside has been named the best restaurant in the UK. Editors of “The Good Food Guide” gave the restaurant in The Lake District’s Cartmel top honors in the 2014 edition of the restaurant review guide for using fresh, seasonal and […]

03.09.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Jobless journalist opens Slovenia’s first dog bakery

Jobless journalist opens Slovenia’s first dog bakery

(MARIBOR, Slovenia-AFP) – Who would have thought the answer to unemployment in the city worst hit by Slovenia’s economic crisis could be meat, mint and peanut butter-flavoured snacks for pooches. But that’s just what happened for Nastja Verdnik, a 26-year-old journalism graduate who has opened the Balkan country’s first bakery for dogs. “I used to […]

01.09.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
France set for poor wine grape harvest

France set for poor wine grape harvest

(PARIS-AFP) – France is facing one of its poorest wine grape harvests in four decades, forecasts showed on Wednesday, due to a cold and rainy spring and severe hail storms. The 2013 harvest is expected to reach just 43.5 millions hectolitres — well below the 10-year average of 45.4 million, according forecasts from the FranceAgriMer […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Sipping on summer: Mixologist Jim Meehan’s Dark and Stormy

Sipping on summer: Mixologist Jim Meehan’s Dark and Stormy

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate the full bloom of summer, two of the world’s top mixologists share their best “summer-in-a-glass” cocktail recipes for sipping languidly on a hot day and clinking with friends and loved ones. Every week throughout the summer, New York mixologist Jim Meehan, the man behind underground speakeasy PDT(short for Please Don’t Tell), and […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Home & Garden, Online ·
One chef, one ingredient: eggplant by Hiroki Yoshitake

One chef, one ingredient: eggplant by Hiroki Yoshitake

(Relaxnews) – Each week, Relaxnews invites a master chef to share insights into the gourmet kitchen by presenting a favorite ingredient. Hiroki Yoshitake, chef at the Michelin-starred Sola restaurant in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, shares his perspective on one of the world’s most internationally appreciated vegetables: eggplant. Relaxnews: What led you to choose this […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Home & Garden ·
Inès de la Fressange inspires cake at Café de la Paix in Paris

Inès de la Fressange inspires cake at Café de la Paix in Paris

(Relaxnews) – High fashion is in the air at the Café de la Paix in Paris. Since 2006, the famous restaurant of the InterContinental Le Grand hotel has honored Paris Fashion Week with a high-end, €18 sweet. This year, the cafe is offering a coconut and raspberry sweet created by the pastry chef Dominique Costa […]

25.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Sipping on summer: Mixologist Tony Conigliaro’s grilled lemon margarita

Sipping on summer: Mixologist Tony Conigliaro’s grilled lemon margarita

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate the full bloom of summer, two of the world’s top mixologists share their best “summer-in-a-glass” cocktail recipes for sipping languidly on a hot day and clinking with friends and loved ones. Every week throughout the summer, New York mixologist Jim Meehan, the man behind underground speakeasy PDT(short for Please Don’t Tell), and […]

Next food phenom poised to spawn copycats: ramen burgers

Next food phenom poised to spawn copycats: ramen burgers

(Relaxnews) – It’s been widely cited as the new cronut. Another freaky food phenomenon produced from two distinct items and made in short supply to draw snaking lines and drive up demand: Behold the “ramen burger.” Since debuting at the beginning of the month at a food fair in Brooklyn, the ramen burger has shown […]

16.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Sipping on summer: Mixologist Jim Meehan’s Pisco Sour

Sipping on summer: Mixologist Jim Meehan’s Pisco Sour

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate the full bloom of summer, two of the world’s top mixologists share their best “summer-in-a-glass” cocktail recipes for sipping languidly on a hot day and clinking with friends and loved ones. Every week throughout the summer, New York mixologist Jim Meehan, the man behind underground speakeasy PDT(short for Please Don’t Tell), and […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Free Recipes ·
Winemaker creates premium coconut wine

Winemaker creates premium coconut wine

(Relaxnews) – A Filipino winemaker is hoping to put coconut-based wines, which have long been consumed in parts of South Asia and Africa, on liquor store shelves around the world. Made from the sap of coconut palm flowers, Vino de Coco is slated to hit shelves this month in China, where it will sell for 100 Yuan […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
France predicts bumper champagne production this year

France predicts bumper champagne production this year

(PARIS-AFP) – Champagne lovers were in for a treat as official statistics released Thursday predicted that France’s production of bubbly would take a 56 percent leap this year. The Agreste statistics, drawn up by the agriculture ministry, revealed that the country’s overall wine production was expected to increase 11 percent this year compared to 2012, […]

12.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Sipping on summer: Mixologist Tony Conigliaro’s Spitfire

Sipping on summer: Mixologist Tony Conigliaro’s Spitfire

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate the full bloom of summer, two of the world’s top mixologists share their best “summer-in-a-glass” cocktail recipes for sipping languidly on a hot day and clinking with friends and loved ones. Every week throughout the summer, New York mixologist Jim Meehan, the man behind underground speakeasy PDT(short for Please Don’t Tell), and […]

05.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Home & Garden ·
The top 10 chocoholic countries

The top 10 chocoholic countries

(Relaxnews) – In what should come as no surprise, Switzerland has emerged as the home of the most devoted chocoholics in the world, where the average resident ate nearly 12 kg of chocolate in 2012. That’s equivalent to 240 chocolate bars a year. According to figures from Leatherhead Food Research compiled by Confectionerynews.com, here are the […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Dunkin’ Donuts in S. Korea creates cronut knock-off

Dunkin’ Donuts in S. Korea creates cronut knock-off

(Relaxnews) – It’s the latest sign of the cronut’s worldwide domination. Dunkin’ Donuts in South Korea has debuted its version of the hybrid donut-croissant, becoming the first major corporate brand to produce a knock-off of the pastry that’s taken the world by storm. After just two months, New York pastry chef Dominique Ansel’s cronut invention […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Food & Dining ·