Cookbook spotlight: Mark Bittman’s ‘How to Cook Everything Fast’

Cookbook spotlight: Mark Bittman’s ‘How to Cook Everything Fast’

(Relaxnews) – New York Times food writer Mark Bittman has released another addition to his “How to Cook Everything,” series, this time with a cookery book that promises to teach readers how to cook everything — fast. In the 1,056-page tome, Bittman provides ideas on how to take shortcuts on traditionally labor-intensive meals like chicken […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Kia Motors taps French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten in food collaboration

Kia Motors taps French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten in food collaboration

(Relaxnews) – At first glance the collaboration between a Korean car company and a triple Michelin-starred French chef sounds like a stretch. But Kia Motors has tapped Jean-Georges Vongerichten to develop an original menu that draws on Korean flavors and global cuisine to promote the brand worldwide. The collaboration has resulted in two menus that […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
Chef Emeril Lagasse helps build world’s tallest pancake stack

Chef Emeril Lagasse helps build world’s tallest pancake stack

(Relaxnews) – Celebrity US chef Emeril Lagasse helped set a new Guinness World Record for the world’s tallest pancake stack in New York Thursday, building a tower that reached a height of nearly three feet. Lagasse, along with popular US TV handyman Ty Pennington, helped build a stack of flapjacks that stood 34 inches (87 […]

03.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Top Spanish chef launches global ‘candy project’

Top Spanish chef launches global ‘candy project’

(Relaxnews) – The chef behind a Spanish restaurant currently listed as one of the top 10 dining destinations in the world is on a quest to explore the humble world of candy. And given his track record for culinary innovation, it’s safe to bet that the outcome is sure to be a fascinating one. Chef […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Newlywed Clooneys to go from palazzo party to gondola glide

Newlywed Clooneys to go from palazzo party to gondola glide

(VENICE-AFP) – The kiss was smoochy, the cake divine and the dancing nearly till dawn, but George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were expected to make the most of their first day as a married couple with a Sunday gondola ride through Venice. Hordes of excited tourists and media staked out their hotel, hoping to catch […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars ·
Nespresso teams up with Riedel glassmakers on new collection

Nespresso teams up with Riedel glassmakers on new collection

(Relaxnews) – Glassmaker Riedel has teamed up with Nespresso to create two tasting glasses to further enhance the taste experience for coffee drinkers. The “Reveal Collection” comprises two designs, “Intense” and “Mild”, each intended to bring out the aromas of the brand’s latest “Grands Crus” coffee blends. The bell-shaped “Intense” glass increases the overall intensity of aroma and taste, […]

27.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Most influential US chefs put on limited-edition stamps

Most influential US chefs put on limited-edition stamps

(Relaxnews) – Five of the USA’s most influential chefs including Julia Child and James Beard have been immortalized on limited edition US postage stamps. The chefs were chosen for “revolutionizing,” the country’s culinary landscape by introducing international ingredients and new flavors to Americans and bettering the nation’s understanding of food. “These chefs invited us to […]

27.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Foul-mouthed Thug Kitchen cookbook hits shelves next month

Foul-mouthed Thug Kitchen cookbook hits shelves next month

(Relaxnews) – Gangsta vegan blog Thug Kitchen, which has enjoyed viral success thanks to a shout-out from Gwyneth Paltrow and recipes peppered with F-bombs in creative — and comedically timed — places will hit shelves in October in book form. In just two years, the anonymously-penned blog Thug Kitchen has become a viral hit, with […]

Michelin Guide Fukuoka, Japan now available online in English

Michelin Guide Fukuoka, Japan now available online in English

(Relaxnews) – Foodies worldwide can now browse the restaurants of the special-edition Michelin Guide to the Japanese city, which was published exclusively in the local language last July. The French company’s first guidebook on the restaurants of Fukuoka, located on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu, is now available in English through the […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Chef Joel Robuchon to release cookbook for well-being

Chef Joel Robuchon to release cookbook for well-being

(Relaxnews) – Stewing in anger and need to calm down? Tuck into oysters or clams to cool off and regain composure. Just suffered from a traumatic event? Find serenity with a plate of green asparagus with Parmesan shavings. These are some of the recommendations made in Michelin-starred chef Joel Robuchon’s upcoming cookbook, penned with a […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Italy named world’s top destination by Condé Nast readers

Italy named world’s top destination by Condé Nast readers

(Relaxnews) – For the second consecutive year, the boot-shaped nation was named best overall destination in the Readers’ Travel Awards conducted by Condé Nast Traveller UK. With an overall rating of 94.49/100, Italy was ranked first among destination countries according to readers of the prestigious magazine, which is known as a key influencer in the […]

05.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Crowdfunding comes to the wine industry

Crowdfunding comes to the wine industry

(Relaxnews) – Filmmakers, tinkerers and IT innovators aren’t the only ones turning to the internet to fund their projects. Through a new platform dubbed Fundovino, the crowdfunding principle has now made its way to the winemaking industry. Just as foodies seek out CSA (community-supported agriculture) programs to support local farmers, many wine enthusiasts are on […]

27.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Grape-slinging food fight marks end of grape harvest in Spain

Grape-slinging food fight marks end of grape harvest in Spain

(Relaxnews) – If you’re a hardened wine snob, you might want to stop reading right about now. Because in what could be considered unthinkable for serious oenophiles, La Raima involves flinging wine grapes at each other in a messy, purple, sticky food fight. You could call it the fruitier version of Spain’s infamous Tomatina. Only […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Dinner in White tradition sparkles again in New York

Dinner in White tradition sparkles again in New York

(NEW YORK-AFP) – With the setting sun glittering on the Hudson, nearly 5,000 people turned out Monday for the fourth edition of “Diner en blanc” (Dinner in White), dressed to the nines. In what amounts to a flashmob sunset picnic, diners get details of the event with virtually no notice, and turn up all in […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
London hotel collaborates with Jimmy Choo for designer tea service

London hotel collaborates with Jimmy Choo for designer tea service

(Relaxnews) – Fashionistas with a sweet tooth in London may want to put The Berkeley on their agenda, as the luxury hotel has teamed up with Jimmy Choo to offer an English tea service inspired by the shoe designer. To create the edible ‘Choo collection,’ pastry chefs pored over the brand’s iconic shoes and accessories […]

Vodka is spiked with cognac in latest spirit hybrid launch

Vodka is spiked with cognac in latest spirit hybrid launch

(Relaxnews) – Spirits are increasingly going hybrid, with unexpected liquors being mixed together to form two-for-one bottles like Vodquila and cognac-spiked vodka. Grey Goose Vodka is the latest to jump on the industry-wide trend, with the launch of Grey Goose VX in the US, vodka spiked with a cognac made exclusively for the brand that […]

25.08.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Hungry? Jones Soda launches a peanut butter and jelly beverage

Hungry? Jones Soda launches a peanut butter and jelly beverage

(Relaxnews) – To mark the back-to-school season, when lunchboxes across North America get filled with sticky peanut butter and jam sandwiches, gourmet soda company Jones Soda has launched a PB&J-flavored drink. From the same company that’s bottled the flavors of Thanksgiving dinner — green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and butter, cranberry, turkey and gravy — […]

22.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Watch celebrity chefs take the ALS ice bucket challenge

Watch celebrity chefs take the ALS ice bucket challenge

(Relaxnews) – A growing list of chefs around the world have joined the viral ice bucket challenge for ALS, including Gordon Ramsay, Rene Redzepi, Eric Ripert and Anthony Bourdain. The list of participants has been growing thanks to chefs nominating fellow chefs. In a friendly rivalry, Ripert, chef of the Michelin-starred New York restaurant Le […]

Cathay Pacific brings in Mandarin Oriental chefs for first-class meals

Cathay Pacific brings in Mandarin Oriental chefs for first-class meals

(Relaxnews) – The Hong Kong airline will be providing its first-class customers with menus cooked by renowned chefs as part of a partnership with the luxury hotel brand. These creations will available starting in September. From the fall until the end of the year, two Mandarin Oriental chefs will take turns serving gourmet dishes on […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
This is what a $900 cupcake looks like

This is what a $900 cupcake looks like

(Relaxnews) – Some husbands give their wives flowers and jewelry for their birthday. Others commission local bakers to come up with the most extravagant cupcake possible and are willing to part with $900 for it. That’s what happened in Toronto recently, when Lisa Sanguedolce of Le Dolci bakery was approached by a man to create an over-the-top […]

16.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·