Watch: “Eat It Don’t Tweet It” viral video pokes fun at trigger-happy photogs

Watch: “Eat It Don’t Tweet It” viral video pokes fun at trigger-happy photogs

(Relaxnews) – A YouTube video spoofing shutterbug hipsters who habitually pull out their smartphones and cameras to snap photos of their food and post them on social media like Twitter and Facebook has gone viral for setting lyrics to the Pet Shop Boys’ song “West End Girls,” turning lobster and cupcakes into sassy, back-talking grouches, […]

29.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Fight cancer and heart disease with a bag of popcorn

Fight cancer and heart disease with a bag of popcorn

(Relaxnews) – A group of US scientists is calling popcorn the perfect snack food, after discovering that the hulls contain more antioxidants than fruits and vegetables. It’s a surprising finding that puts a snack traditionally associated with movie theater indulgences on the same plane as berries and spinach. But after analyzing the entire grain, scientists […]

27.03.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Chocolate-eaters have lower body mass: study

Chocolate-eaters have lower body mass: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Healthy people who exercise and also eat chocolate regularly tend to have a lower body mass index than those who eat the rich brown sweets less often, a US study suggested on Monday. The survey of a population of more than 1,000 adults, published as a research letter in the Archives of Internal […]

27.03.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
New nutrition apps this week: Foods to make you fertile and weight-loss buddy

New nutrition apps this week: Foods to make you fertile and weight-loss buddy

(Relaxnews) – From an app that informs on which foods can make you fertile, to an app that houses a whopping 5,000 vegan recipes, here are a few recently released food and nutrition apps. Plate Maker This app allows users to replicate their meal virtually and clock the number of calories they’re consuming by adding […]

26.03.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
World wine consumption increases in 2011

World wine consumption increases in 2011

(PARIS-AFP) – World consumption of wine increased slightly in 2011 thanks to added consumers in the United States and China, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine said on Thursday. The organisation, an intergovernmental industry group, said 242 million hectolitres (mhl) of wine were drunk last year, up 0.7 percent from 2010. In Europe, consumption […]

23.03.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Money & Business ·
(March-May) Food agenda: Food & Hotel Asia, World’s Best 50 Restaurant Awards

(March-May) Food agenda: Food & Hotel Asia, World’s Best 50 Restaurant Awards

(Relaxnews) – Italy’s answer to France’s Vinexpo takes place this month. Unlike other wine shows, this one is open to consumers and dedicated oenophiles. Here are some other major food events taking place around the world. 46th Annual Vinitaly March 25-28 Veronafiere Fairground Verona, Italy Vinitaly is the Italian answer to France’s Vinexpo, an event […]

23.03.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Kitchenomics ·
Opening of Starbucks’ first juice bar a sign of what’s to come

Opening of Starbucks’ first juice bar a sign of what’s to come

(Relaxnews) – A newly opened juice bar by coffee giant Starbucks in Washington provides a first glimpse into what’s poised to become a major trend, akin to the ubiquitous green and white logo around the world. After acquiring California-based juice company Evolution Fresh four months ago, the company has wasted no time in setting up their first […]

22.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics, Money & Business ·
Award-winning dishes from Bocuse d’Or Europe 2012

Award-winning dishes from Bocuse d’Or Europe 2012

12 photos (Relaxnews) – During a two-day cookout at the Bocuse d’Or Europe — known as the culinary Olympics of the food world — chefs from 20 countries had five and a half hours to prepare two dishes: a fish and meat platter, each with three garnishes. Here are the winning dishes from the top […]

22.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics, Photos ·
In US, sickness from imported foods on the rise

In US, sickness from imported foods on the rise

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – People in the United States are getting sick more often from imported foods in recent years, and seafoods and spices from Asia are the most common culprits, US health authorities said Wednesday. After reviewing cases of reported outbreaks from 2005 to 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 2,348 illnesses […]

18.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Recipe ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

Recipe ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

(Relaxnews) – Take any recipe, swap out the liquid for stout, and you’ve instantly rejigged the recipe —  Irish style. For St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a round-up of recipe ideas that takes liberal — and creative –use of Ireland’s unofficial national drink for the most sacred of Irish holidays. Beef and Dark Beer Chili Editors […]

17.03.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes, Videos ·
Donuts, ketchup and milkshakes go green for St. Paddy’s Day

Donuts, ketchup and milkshakes go green for St. Paddy’s Day

(Relaxnews) – It’s that time of the year again, when foods take on an unnaturally bright green hue and are manipulated into four-leaf clovers. In the days leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, fast food companies are releasing their tributes to the Irish holiday by coating, glossing and injecting foods with bright green coloring. McDonald’s, […]

17.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Cookbook based on TV series ‘True Blood’ slated for fall release

Cookbook based on TV series ‘True Blood’ slated for fall release

(Relaxnews) – Following the release of an unofficial Twilight-themed cookbook, creators of another vampire-based series True Blood have announced the fall launch of the official companion cookbook. Based on the HBO series set in Louisiana, the show follows the romance between waitress Sookie Stackhouse, played by Anna Paquin and her vampire soul mate Bill Compton. Though details from […]

15.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Fast-food giant tests in-car ordering

Fast-food giant tests in-car ordering

(TOKYO-Relaxnews) – Fast-food giant McDonald’s is test-driving a system in Japan that will permit customers to place orders through their car navigation system as they are driving to the drive-through restaurant. The tests, in collaboration with the Japan Highway Industry Development Organisation, are designed to reduce the time that it takes for a customer to […]

14.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics, Motoring ·
Berries can help boost brain power

Berries can help boost brain power

(Relaxnews) – A new scientific review suggests that a few berries a day can help keep mental decline and other age-related illnesses at bay. In an article published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists concluded that eating berries like strawberries, blueberries and blackberries can help maintain a sharp memory and prevent the onset of mental decline […]

14.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Meat-eating animals lose taste for sweets: study

Meat-eating animals lose taste for sweets: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – European and US scientists said Monday that many meat-eating animals appear to lose their ability to taste sweet flavors over time, a finding that suggests diet plays a key role in evolution. Most mammals are believed to possess the ability to taste sweet, savory, bitter, salty, and sour flavors, said researchers at the […]

14.03.2012 · Filled under: Environment ·
Cured meats linked to exacerbated respiratory illness symptoms: study

Cured meats linked to exacerbated respiratory illness symptoms: study

(Relaxnews) – Eating too much cured meats like salami, chorizo and bacon can worsen symptoms of respiratory diseases like emphysema and chronic bronchitis and lead to a trip to the hospital, says a new study. Published in the European Respiratory Journal last week, a team of Spanish researchers say they’ve found a link between the consumption of […]

12.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
London survey spells out dos and don’ts of dining out

London survey spells out dos and don’ts of dining out

(Relaxnews) – Is it rude to tweet about a luscious treacle tart at dinner? Or take a phone call when your starter is being served? It’s an issue that has London divided in a Zagat survey released Wednesday that asked respondents to weigh on the issue. According to the 5,500 diners answering the 2012 London Restaurants […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Table Manners Around the World ·
Iconic Oreo cookie celebrates 100th birthday with link to Oreo recipes

Iconic Oreo cookie celebrates 100th birthday with link to Oreo recipes

(Relaxnews) – The best-selling cookie brand of the 21st century celebrates its 100th anniversary this month. It’s survived two World Wars unscathed, and despite the younger competition, hasn’t yet crumbled. The Oreo, an iconic American cookie sandwich made with chocolate wafers and a vanilla cream center, celebrates its milestone centenary on March 6 with the […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes ·
Traditional Icelandic recipes: lamb soup, deep-fried bows

Traditional Icelandic recipes: lamb soup, deep-fried bows

(Relaxnews) – Iceland has launched a roving, mobile restaurant called Eldhús, “Iceland’s Little House of Food” that will serve traditional Icelandic dishes against the backdrop of a waterfall or snow-capped glaciers. The tourism board is promoting Icelandic cuisine —  little known outside the island nation — at a time when Nordic and Scandinavian gastronomy is attracting […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes ·
Proper sushi etiquette worthy of Michelin-starred chef Jiro Ono

Proper sushi etiquette worthy of Michelin-starred chef Jiro Ono

(Relaxnews) – A documentary on master chef Jiro Ono, considered the best sushi chef in the world, opens across the US starting Friday. Ono, 85, was the first in Japan to earn three Michelin stars for his modest, 10-seat sushi eatery Sukiyabashi Jiro tucked away in a Tokyo subway station. Against a narrative that tells […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Table Manners Around the World ·