Tokyo to relax rules on poisonous puffer fish

Tokyo to relax rules on poisonous puffer fish

(TOKYO-AFP) – Tokyo is set to relax its strict controls on the sale of the poisonous puffer fish, a dangerous but highly-prized delicacy known for making the occasional diner very sick, a city official said Monday. Under present rules no “fugu” can be served in restaurants in the Tokyo Metropolitan area by anyone other than […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Award-winning Peruvian chef recipe for scallops with lime butter

Award-winning Peruvian chef recipe for scallops with lime butter

(Relaxnews) – Rafael, El Chef, by Peruvian chef Rafael Osterling was named the best chef cookbook in Paris March 6 at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Here’s a recipe from his his website www.rafaelosterling.com. Grilled Scallops with Lime Butter and Crunchy Garlic (serves 4) 20 large scallops, in their shell flat leaf parsley Lime Butter […]

08.03.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes, Kitchenomics ·
Low-fat Dutch gouda crowned world champion cheese

Low-fat Dutch gouda crowned world champion cheese

(Relaxnews) – A Dutch Gouda has been crowned the big cheese among more than 2,500 entries from around the world. An international panel of judges at the World Champion Cheese Contest, held every two years in Wisconsin, deemed a mild low-fat Vermeer Gouda from dairy maker FrieslandCampina in the Netherlands the best in show, giving […]

08.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Consumer group claims Coke and Pepsi can cause cancer

Consumer group claims Coke and Pepsi can cause cancer

(Relaxnews) – A consumer’s group in the US says it’s found a known animal carcinogen in sodas like Coca-Cola and Pepsi which contain caramel coloring. According to the lab results of The Center for Science in the Public Interest, sodas like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi contain high levels of 4-methylimidazole (4-MI), a […]

08.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Gordon Ramsay to open casual dining eatery in Los Angeles

Gordon Ramsay to open casual dining eatery in Los Angeles

(Relaxnews) – Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is adding a European-style, casual dining eatery to his ever expanding — and contracting — restaurant empire, the latest of which will open at the sprawling Los Angeles entertainment and retail complex, The Grove. Dubbed The Fat Cow, the rustic, neighborhood-style restaurant seats more than 200 diners and will […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Pasta-inspired radio waves could unclog the wireless world

Pasta-inspired radio waves could unclog the wireless world

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Radio waves that move like pasta spirals could help unclog the wireless world by boosting the power of radio communications, Italian and Swedish researchers said Friday. The new way to make radio signals more potent without boosting bandwidth is described in the Institute of Physics and German Physical Society’s New Journal of Physics […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Cookie for bedroom nookie? Aphrodisiac and hangover cookies to debut at organic trade show

Cookie for bedroom nookie? Aphrodisiac and hangover cookies to debut at organic trade show

(Relaxnews) – There’s a cookie that claims to boost your brain power, a biscuit that claims to help with a hangover, and even the ‘Chocolate Chip Nookie’ to help with sexy time in the boudoir. Created by The Cookie Department in Berkeley, California by a lone entrepreneur and baker, a quintet of cookies pull double duty when […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics, Videos ·
Saveur opens up nominations for annual Best Food Blog Awards

Saveur opens up nominations for annual Best Food Blog Awards

(Relaxnews) – US-based gourmet food magazine Saveur has opened up nominations for its 3rd annual Best Food Blog Awards, which highlights the best in the foodie blogosphere. Beginning March 6, readers can nominate their favorite food blogs in categories that include Best Cooking Blog, Best Food Photography, Best Culinary Travel Blog, and Best Baking & Desserts Blog. […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics, Promotions ·
Expose kids to a variety of vegetables to avoid picky eating: study

Expose kids to a variety of vegetables to avoid picky eating: study

(Relaxnews) – Instead of trying to pull a fast one on your children and hiding vegetables in their food, a new study suggests it’s more important to expose kids to variety in order to develop better eating habits. In recent years, food writers have been coming out with a slew of children’s cookbooks that encourage […]

05.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Consumers seek ‘authentic’ ethnic flavors: report

Consumers seek ‘authentic’ ethnic flavors: report

(Relaxnews) – No more ‘nuclear-orange’ shellacked Chinese chicken balls or cowardly spiced curries. When it comes to ethnic fare, a new market research report has found that increasingly international taste buds are seeking authentic and traditional flavors. In a Mintel survey released last week, analysts found that two-thirds of US respondents named authenticity as the […]

05.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Mediterranean wines eye joint push into Asia

Mediterranean wines eye joint push into Asia

(MONTPELLIER, France-AFP) – What do the Grenache grapes ripening above the smooth river stones of France’s Chateauneuf-du-Pape have in common with the Xinomavro clinging to the slopes of Greece’s Mount Olympus? That was the question facing winegrowers and merchants who gathered in the southeastern French city of Montpellier at the recent annual Vinisud trade fair, […]

04.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Oreo facts and figures

Oreo facts and figures

(Relaxnews) – The iconic Oreo cookie sold in 100 countries, also celebrates its 100th anniversary March 6. Here are some Oreo facts and figures: – In the same year that the Oreo was born, the South Pole was discovered and the Titanic sank. – The first Oreo cookie was sold in Hoboken, NJ, where the […]

04.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Japan tightens limits on radiation in food

Japan tightens limits on radiation in food

(TOKYO-Relaxnews) – Japan is to place stricter limits on the amount of radiation in vegetables sold for human consumption from April 1. The new maximum limits of radioactive cesium will be between one-twentieth and one quarter of the provisional limits imposed after the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant was crippled by the Great East Japan Earthquake […]

04.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Kids get most of their excess sugar from food, not drinks: study

Kids get most of their excess sugar from food, not drinks: study

(Relaxnews) – News that kids and teens get most of their excess sugar intake from food and not beverages may throw a wrench into a controversial debate about the role soda and juice have on childhood obesity. In a study released February 29 out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), researchers pointed out that […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
(March – April) Food agenda: Paris Cookbook Fair, Best Food Blog Awards

(March – April) Food agenda: Paris Cookbook Fair, Best Food Blog Awards

(Relaxnews) – This week’s food agenda highlight is the Paris Cookbook Fair, which showcases the best in global cookery books. Last year, the event attracted more than 8,000 professionals from around the world. Here are some other major food events happening around the world. 20th annual Melbourne Food and Wine Festival March 2-21 Melbourne, Australian […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Consumers place more value on hard-to-pronounce wines

Consumers place more value on hard-to-pronounce wines

(Relaxnews) – If you’re easily seduced by the names of exotic-sounding wines, you may not be alone. A study of consumer wine habits out of Canada suggests that oenophiles place more value on wines with tongue-twister names, in the subconscious belief that bottles with unfamiliar and “disfluent” names are rarer, reported industry publication Decanter magazine last week. […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Cookbook buyers predominantly young, upper-middle class consumers

Cookbook buyers predominantly young, upper-middle class consumers

(Relaxnews) – Cookbook buyers are largely between the ages of 30 and 44 and make more than $75,000. That’s the finding of industry tracker Bowker, which found that the majority of US consumers who buy cookbooks tend to belong to the upper-middle class. As reported byPublishers Weekly last week, 28 percent of cookbook consumers are between […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Potato chips that release salt on tongue early could help slash sodium levels

Potato chips that release salt on tongue early could help slash sodium levels

(Relaxnews) – Pass the chips, nix the salt. In the ongoing crusade to reduce sodium levels in food, British scientists are working on a way to create a potato chip that releases the flavor of salt that snackers crave before it goes down the hatch. In a study published in Food & Function last week, researchers from the University […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Parents in low-income households give kids too much fruit juice: study

Parents in low-income households give kids too much fruit juice: study

(Relaxnews) – Children of low-income families are being fed too much fruit juice compared to children who come from higher-income families, says a new US report. A new study released from the University of Michigan has found that of parents whose household income is less than $30,000 (22,500€) annually, nearly half (49 percent) report that their children […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Nutritional labeling at fast food restaurants confusing and ineffective: study

Nutritional labeling at fast food restaurants confusing and ineffective: study

(Relaxnews) – Fast food chains are doing a bad job of making nutritional information of their menu items clear and easy to digest, says a study out of the US. As they exist now, researchers from the Columbia University School of Nursing said that calorie counts on US menus require “complex math skills” to interpret, […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·