Why the world needs to reduce its meat consumption

Why the world needs to reduce its meat consumption

(Relaxnews) – As the dialogue on the perils of meat consumption continues to grow louder, Dutch scientists are poised to release their lab-grown, test tube beef to the world when a select group of guests will take a bite out of a fake burger — and, perhaps, a bite of history. At an undisclosed location […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Researchers to debut lab-grown beef burger to the world

Researchers to debut lab-grown beef burger to the world

(Relaxnews) – After years of research and much anticipation, a Dutch scientist will finally unveil his lab-grown, artificial meat to the world, created in a petri dish from the stem cells of a cow. Next week, at a secret location in London, the synthetic meat will be served to a select group of guests in […]

31.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining ·
Kitchen appliance lets you grow your own insects for dinner

Kitchen appliance lets you grow your own insects for dinner

(Relaxnews) – An Austrian designer has created a table-top insect breeding kitchen appliance that can produce 2.4 kg of larvae protein and serve as an alternative “grow-your-own” source of protein for families. Industrial designer Katharina Unger’s Farm 432 has been getting a lot of media buzz for turning a UN recommendation — “eat insects” — into a […]

31.07.2013 · Filled under: Environment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Videos ·
Popular vegan blog filled with F-bombs gets cookbook deal

Popular vegan blog filled with F-bombs gets cookbook deal

(Relaxnews) – A gangsta vegan blog that got a shout-out from Gwyneth Paltrow and throws in F-bombs willy nilly is being turned into a cookbook. Since launching last August the anonymously written blog Thug Kitchen gained a cult-like following for its tough-talking, gratuitous use of expletives and tasty vegan recipes like sweet potatoes and pinto bean tacos, […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
US cheese lovers battle to save mite-ridden mimolette

US cheese lovers battle to save mite-ridden mimolette

(ARLINGTON, Virginia-AFP) – In the Washington suburb of Arlington, cheese shop owner Jill Erber is leading an almost desperate crusade to convince US authorities not to ban one of her products over a tiny thing like mites. The sign behind the counter at Cheesetique, Erber’s store and wine bar where more than 200 kinds of […]

28.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
World’s stinkiest fruit turned into wine

World’s stinkiest fruit turned into wine

(Relaxnews) – A fruit so stinky it’s been banned in public buses and trains in Singapore has been turned into wine. It’s a formidable feat pulled off by a team of student researchers at the the National University of Singapore who hope to commercialize their durian wine and see the product on store shelves. Known […]

28.07.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Sipping on summer: Mixologist Tony Conigliaro’s gooseberry and elderflower Collins

Sipping on summer: Mixologist Tony Conigliaro’s gooseberry and elderflower Collins

(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 […]

Can a vegetable be ‘trendy?’ Bon Appetit thinks so

Can a vegetable be ‘trendy?’ Bon Appetit thinks so

(Relaxnews) – Like shoulder pads and skinny jeans, food also goes through trend cycles, including those in the vegetable kingdom. That’s according to Bon Appétit magazine which recently traced the “trendiest” vegetables over the past 44 years, identifying the very year when beets, for instance, reached the height of culinary sophistication. It was 1982. Chef Wolfgang Puck, […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Sipping on summer: Mixologist Jim Meehan’s The Algonquin

Sipping on summer: Mixologist Jim Meehan’s The Algonquin

(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 […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Food & Dining, International Stars ·
Brits raise a pint to the royal baby with the “Heir Raiser”

Brits raise a pint to the royal baby with the “Heir Raiser”

(Relaxnews) – It didn’t take long for a brewery in England to release a beer in honor of the newest addition to the royal family. The name? “Heir Raiser.” Like the rest of the world — and its savvy entrepreneurs – McMullen & Sons brewery in Hertford waited “eagerly” for the birth of the baby before releasing […]

24.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, International Stars, Offbeat ·
Delta to produce ‘Top Chef’ cooking series for in-flight menu

Delta to produce ‘Top Chef’ cooking series for in-flight menu

(Relaxnews) – Delta Air Lines is launching its own version of “Top Chef” with a competitive culinary show that will be aired in-flight and award the winner the chance to help create the carrier’s menu. In partnership with Food & Wine magazine, the US carrier has announced plans to produce an original video series called […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, International Stars, Online ·
Wealthy Chinese fork out for high-class etiquette

Wealthy Chinese fork out for high-class etiquette

(BEIJING-AFP) – How to properly peel an orange, hold an oyster fork, and pronounce luxury brand names — wealthy Chinese are paying handsome sums to learn such skills as they seek to match their high-end lifestyles with high-class etiquette. A two-week course at the newly opened Institute Sarita in Beijing costs 100,000 yuan ($16,000), but […]

Luxury, gourmet picnic ideas that put plastic forks to shame

Luxury, gourmet picnic ideas that put plastic forks to shame

(Relaxnews) – For many of us, dining al fresco can be as simple as pulling out a sandwich, maybe a nice salad  and parking it on a patch of green real estate. For others, however, picnics are simply outdoor extensions of fine dining restaurants, with real china, crystal glasses and decorative candelabras. Perhaps nowhere is […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
What your favorite ice cream flavor says about you

What your favorite ice cream flavor says about you

(Relaxnews) – Are you impulsive and an idealist? Chances are your favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla. On the other hand, is your go-to flavor at the ice cream parlor strawberry? You’re more likely to be tolerant, devoted and an introvert. At least that’s according to “smell and taste expert” Dr. Alan Hirsch, who was […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Food & Dining, Offbeat, Online ·
Personality may predict your love of spicy food

Personality may predict your love of spicy food

(Relaxnews) – Your preference for spicy versus bland food may be determined by your personality type, a new US study finds. Presented at this week’s Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago, the research has found a correlation between personality types and hot-spice preferences, with thrill seekers more likely to want […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
For the sophisticated moviegoer: wine-flavored popcorn

For the sophisticated moviegoer: wine-flavored popcorn

(Relaxnews) – After wine-infused ice cream and chocolate, a New Zealand winemaker has partnered with a gourmet popcorn company to make Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir-flavored munchies. New Zealand estate Kim Crawford Wines has teamed up with New York-based Populence to launch the sweet, wine-flavored popcorn which is meant to be paired with the respective wines: the […]

14.07.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Israel on its way to banning foie gras

Israel on its way to banning foie gras

(Relaxnews) – The war on foie gras continues, as Israel is poised to become the latest jurisdiction to ban the import and sale of the French delicacy. In an early show of overwhelming support, 59 members of the Knesset threw their backing behind the bill this week in a preliminary reading, versus 10 opposition votes, […]

14.07.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Eat at every 3-Michelin-starred restaurant in the world for $275,000

Eat at every 3-Michelin-starred restaurant in the world for $275,000

(Relaxnews) – A luxury, British website has created a once-in-a-lifetime epic travel itinerary that will take one couple to all 109, three-Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, for the cool sum of about $275,000. It’s a six-month culinary odyssey that will take two people to the world’s top dining addresses across 12 countries, including Lung King […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, International Stars ·
Consumers seeking fruit-flavored spirits and wines

Consumers seeking fruit-flavored spirits and wines

(Relaxnews) – Berry, apple and citrus-flavored wines and spirits are trending worldwide, as consumers seek out sweet but refreshing fruit-infused drinks, says a new report. The swing towards fruity alcohol comes at the expense of chocolate and confectionery flavors, which enjoyed popularity over the last few years, says the UK-based International Wine and Spirit Research group in […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Pale rosés from Provence, Bordeaux and Sancerre emerge winners

Pale rosés from Provence, Bordeaux and Sancerre emerge winners

(Relaxnews) – If you’re looking for a good bottle of rosé to go into your picnic basket or to serve at your backyard summer barbecue, bypass the wines that beckon with deep rich pink hues and opt for bottles that hail from Provence, Bordeaux or the Sancerre region. Because in a recently held blind tasting […]

10.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·