Burger King to release the ‘Whopperito’ nationwide across the US

Burger King to release the ‘Whopperito’ nationwide across the US

What happens when a Burger King Whopper collides with a burrito? You get the Whopperito, naturally. After trialing the hybrid burger-burrito in select markets across the US earlier this summer, Burger King is poised to unleash their latest fast-food gimmick nationwide from August 15,reports Bloomberg. As its name suggests, the Whopperito wraps signature Whopper ingredients […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Bon Appétit announces 2016’s Best New Restaurant shortlist

Bon Appétit announces 2016’s Best New Restaurant shortlist

Fifty nominees have made it through to the Bon Appétit shortlist for its Best New Restaurant award of 2016, with the North American food publication featuring everything from a food truck in Charleston through to a French-Mexican brunch hangout in LA. “We love restaurants that are driven by passionate people with distinct points of view,” […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dog to host joint dinner party series

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dog to host joint dinner party series

Domestic goddess Martha Stewart has teamed up with rapper Snoop Dogg for a new unscripted cooking series, ordered by VH1. The show will see the unlikely duo join forces each week to host a dinner party with celebrity guests, in a bid to “exemplify America’s fascination with food, entertaining and celebrity,” according to Stewart (via Variety). […]

Stress-free summer: tips for keeping everyone happy when vacationing with friends

Stress-free summer: tips for keeping everyone happy when vacationing with friends

Vacations are times to kick back and relax, but getaways can also be a source of friction among families, friends or couples, as back-seat driving or paying restaurant bills cause tempers to fray. Here are a few tips from Sonia Prades, a psychologist specializing in family relationships, on how to ensure a stress-free summer break. Today, […]

08.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Naked pop-up restaurant in London to shutter early and head to Paris

Naked pop-up restaurant in London to shutter early and head to Paris

The pop-up restaurant that launched in London this summer inviting diners to disrobe and eat in the buff is set to close up early and head across the Channel to Paris. In an interview with Country & Town House, founder Seb Lyall said he’s decided to close up shop a month ahead of schedule in order […]

03.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Major study confirms health benefits of lean protein

Major study confirms health benefits of lean protein

Eating lean proteins, such as nuts, chicken and fish, reduces a person’s risk of dying compared to a diet high in red meats, eggs and dairy, according to a large study out Monday. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine confirm what many health experts have said for decades, […]

02.08.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
White Castle introduces Pretzel Chicken Rings

White Castle introduces Pretzel Chicken Rings

White Castle is introducing a new item to its fast food menu, taking off from its popular all white meat Chicken Rings. The Pretzel Chicken Rings, also made with all white meat chicken, comes with a crispy pretzel coating. Available for a limited time only, the new snack option will come in a portion of […]

01.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Popular Brazilian foods to try to get in the Olympic spirit

Popular Brazilian foods to try to get in the Olympic spirit

When the Rio Olympics kick off next week, all things Brazilian will be placed under the worldwide spotlight. What better way to become acquainted with Brazilian culture than through its rich, culinary heritage, which includes deeply savory stews and theatrical dining experiences in churrascarias? Whether you’re lucky enough to be headed to the center of […]

5 rules for optimal nutrition by celebrity trainer David Kirsch

5 rules for optimal nutrition by celebrity trainer David Kirsch

Celebrity trainer David Kirsch is well-known for his work with A-list models and actresses such as Heidi Klum, Kate Upton, Liv Tyler, and Anne Hathaway. In his latest book, “Ultimate Family Wellness,” David shares his own story of balancing fatherhood with fitness, and gives his expert advice on how to work out and eat well with the whole family. […]

Preparations underway for second edition of Vinexpo Tokyo

Preparations underway for second edition of Vinexpo Tokyo

The world’s largest wine trade fair has released more details on the second edition of Vinexpo Japan, which will be held in November. After making its inaugural debut in 2014, Vinexpo will return to Tokyo this fall in the aim of expanding the wine and spirits market in a country where potential for growth is […]

30.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
‘Meathead’ Goldwyn shares his foolproof recipe for Buffalo chicken wings

‘Meathead’ Goldwyn shares his foolproof recipe for Buffalo chicken wings

Meathead Goldwyn is known as “the barbecue whisperer.” His website, Amazingribs.com, is billed as the world’s most popular outdoor cooking website. His recently released cookbook “Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling,” has risen quickly to become the No. 1 bestselling cookbook in the category of Barbecue and Grilling on Amazon.com. For the crispiest Buffalo […]

26.07.2016 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Less carbs and more healthy fats could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

Less carbs and more healthy fats could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

Replacing carbohydrate and saturated fats with more unsaturated fats could help to lower the risk of diabetes according to new research. The new study, out of Tufts University in the US state of Massachusetts and the University of Cambridge in the UK, looked at data from 102 randomized controlled trials involving a total of 4,660 […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
The more fruit and veggies you eat the happier you are suggests new research

The more fruit and veggies you eat the happier you are suggests new research

A new large-scale study suggests that eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables can boost your happiness as well as your health. Carried out by researchers at the University of Warwick, England and the University of Queensland, Australia, the new study is one of the first of its kind to scientifically explore the psychological […]

12.07.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
‘Meathead’ Goldwyn shares his recipe for The Great American Steakhouse Steakburger

‘Meathead’ Goldwyn shares his recipe for The Great American Steakhouse Steakburger

Meathead Goldwyn is known as “the barbecue whisperer.” His website, Amazingribs.com, is billed as the world’s most popular outdoor cooking website. His recently released cookbook “Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling,” has risen quickly to become the No. 1 bestselling cookbook in the category of Barbecue and Grilling on Amazon.com. For foolproof burgers this […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Home & Garden, Online ·
India’s Kerala imposes ‘fat tax’ on junk food

India’s Kerala imposes ‘fat tax’ on junk food

India’s peaceful tourist hotspot Kerala has become the first state in the country to impose a “fat tax” on junk food in a bid to counter rising obesity. The state’s finance minister Thomas Isaac announced a 14.5 percent tax on food including burgers, pizzas and sandwiches sold at restaurants and fast-food chains, as part of […]

10.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Porcelain artwork to be celebrated at Tokyo’s Keio Plaza Hotel

Porcelain artwork to be celebrated at Tokyo’s Keio Plaza Hotel

Traditional Japanese artwork will be celebrated at the annual Summer Festival of Arita/Imari Porcelains, on in Tokyo from July 1 to August 7. Arita/Imari Porcelain Made in the town of Arita (northwestern Kyūshū) since the 17th century, the pottery was exported principally from the port of Imari, Saga, hence the two names. Early Arita ware can be […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
French foie gras industry struggling after bird flu scare

French foie gras industry struggling after bird flu scare

France’s foie gras industry is struggling with the fallout of a bird flu scare that has led to a 25 percent drop in production of the controversial delicacy. Jean-Jacques Caspari of the foie gras industry association CIFOG warned Tuesday of shortages and soaring prices that were likely to last even beyond this year’s festive season. […]

29.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
New research explores dietary fiber, vitamin A and peanut allergies

New research explores dietary fiber, vitamin A and peanut allergies

Two new Australian studies suggest that a diet rich in fiber could help to reduce allergies to foods such as peanuts. In one study, which is also one of the first to look specifically at fiber deficiency in the gut, Laurence Macia and Charles Mackay, both immunologists at Monash University in Australia, bred a group […]

27.06.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Broccoli could soon be giving you an even bigger health boost suggests new research

Broccoli could soon be giving you an even bigger health boost suggests new research

Already known for its super health benefits, scientists have found a way to give broccoli even more of a boost, by identifying the genes which control the vegetable’s phenolic compounds. Phenolic compounds are beneficial to health thanks to their levels of flavonoids, which spread through the body via the bloodstream, reducing inflammation and lowering the risk […]

24.06.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Japan Michelin-star restaurant closed after food poisoning

Japan Michelin-star restaurant closed after food poisoning

A Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant specialising in a refined — and pricey — traditional cuisine has been ordered to temporarily close after customers came down with food poisoning, an official said Wednesday. A total of 14 customers suffered from stomach pain and diarrhoea after eating sea urchin, squid and other seafoods at the Kita Kamakura Saryo […]

24.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Japanese ‘naked restaurant’ to ban overweight diners

Japanese ‘naked restaurant’ to ban overweight diners

Japan’s first “naked restaurant” opens in Tokyo next month with draconian rules of entry — podgy prospective diners will be weighed and ejected if found to be too fat. Following the lead of establishments in London and Melbourne, “The Amrita” — Sanskrit for ‘immortality’ — also has strict age restrictions, with only patrons between 18 […]

14.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Thousands flock to posh Paris flash mob picnic

Thousands flock to posh Paris flash mob picnic

It’s the world’s classiest flash mob, when a highly selective group of guerrilla gourmets armed with picnic baskets and linen napkins take over a famous landmark. The latest “Diner en Blanc” (Dinner in White) took place in Paris Wednesday when some 7,000 people dressed in white from head to toe descended on the swanky Place […]

09.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Euro 2016 host cities: things to see and do in Bordeaux

Euro 2016 host cities: things to see and do in Bordeaux

After being picked to host the 2016 UEFA European Championship, which runs June 10 to July 10, France will be welcoming soccer fans to matches in 10 of its cities. In Bordeaux, players and supporters will be heading to games at the Matmut Atlantique stadium. Here’s a look at a few things awaiting fans of […]

06.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Food & Dining, Sports & Recreation ·
Dietary fiber could help to stave off disease and disability in old age

Dietary fiber could help to stave off disease and disability in old age

New Australian research has found that a diet rich in fibre could not only improve our everyday health now, but could also improve our future health by helping us avoid disease and disability in old age. Scientists from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research looked at data from a cohort group of more than 1,600 […]

06.06.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Washington in sights of Michelin dining guide

Washington in sights of Michelin dining guide

Hungry for a new fine dining frontier, Michelin’s fabled guide is rolling into the US capital city for the first time, officials said Tuesday. Anonymous Michelin inspectors are already out dining their way across Washington, the fourth US city to get its own guide. The guide goes on sale in October, covering just the federal […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
‘Cake Boss’ renewed for at least 2 more seasons

‘Cake Boss’ renewed for at least 2 more seasons

TLC has renewed the popular docuseries “Cake Boss” for an eighth and ninth season, with a total of 30 more episodes,Multichannel reports. “Cake Boss” follows pastry chef Buddy Valastro and his team including his four sisters, two brothers-in-law and cousins, as they run the family bakery. The show has a large, engaged fan base around the […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
‘Flavors Of The Philippines’ wows palates at 8th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge in DC

‘Flavors Of The Philippines’ wows palates at 8th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge in DC

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Chef Claude Tayag’s bringhe recipe and Enzo Lim’s special cocktail bagged the People’s Choice Award at the 8th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge organized by Events DC and Cultural Tourism DC on 25 May 2016 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. “The Filipino people won it. We have conquered the world with our cuisine,” […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Local News ·
UberEATS launches in Singapore

UberEATS launches in Singapore

UberEATS launches Wednesday in Singapore, the app’s first Asian market, reports TechCrunch. Singaporeans can now download Uber’s standalone food delivery app and order from around 100 of the city’s restaurants. Although deliveries are at the moment limited to Singapore’s Central Area, the city’s main business and commerce center, Uber has promised that it will be expanding its […]

26.05.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Obama drop-in for pork soup stuns Vietnam street shop owner

Obama drop-in for pork soup stuns Vietnam street shop owner

She has ladled out countless bowls of her pork noodle soup, but the owner of a Hanoi streetside restaurant says she was stunned when Barack Obama strolled in, pulled up a plastic stool and slurped down Vietnam’s famed “bun cha” delicacy. The US president slipped away from his hectic Vietnam visit on Monday night to […]

25.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Canada approves genetically modified salmon for food

Canada approves genetically modified salmon for food

Canada’s health ministry on Thursday approved a type of genetically modified salmon as safe to eat, making it the first transgenic animal destined for Canadian dinner tables. This comes six months after US authorities gave the green light to sell the fish in American grocery stores. The decisions by Health Canada and the US Food […]

23.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Japan predicted to become biggest tipplers of bubbly in Asia-Pacific by 2019

Japan predicted to become biggest tipplers of bubbly in Asia-Pacific by 2019

Japanese consumers seem to be developing quite a taste for bubbly, with a recent study predicting that Japan will become the largest market for sparkling wines in Asia-Pacific over the next five years. According to a Vinexpo study, the consumption of sparkling wine in Japan is forecast to grow 23 percent between 2015 and 2019, […]

19.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Chef Claude Tayag to showcase ‘Flavors of The Philippines’ in annual Embassy Chef Challenge

Chef Claude Tayag to showcase ‘Flavors of The Philippines’ in annual Embassy Chef Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The “Flavors of the Philippines” is getting ready to take the largest diplomatic community in the world by storm at the 8th annual Embassy Chef Challenge that will be held on 25 May 2016 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. As Washington’s leading international culinary event, the Embassy […]

19.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Local News ·
High fruit intake during teen years associated with lower breast cancer says new study

High fruit intake during teen years associated with lower breast cancer says new study

A large-scale study published in The BMJ this week that followed tens of thousands of women over two decades has found that high consumption of fruit during adolescence could help lower the risk of breast cancer in later life. Although many previous studies have hypothesized that fruit and vegetables could help protect against cancer, results have been […]

15.05.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
After online groceries, Amazon launches into meal kit delivery

After online groceries, Amazon launches into meal kit delivery

The American e-commerce giant has clearly got a taste for the food industry. After launching its own online grocery business, Amazon is now expanding into meal kit delivery in the USA. The web giant’s AmazonFresh grocery delivery subsidiary has joined forces with meat-monger Tyson Foods to develop a service delivering meal kits directly to the […]

15.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Chilly in the chocolate factory: Togo finds melting fix

Chilly in the chocolate factory: Togo finds melting fix

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12.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Junk food and fat can cause similar damage to the body as type 2 diabetes finds new study

Junk food and fat can cause similar damage to the body as type 2 diabetes finds new study

A new study published this week has found that junk food can cause the same damage to the kidneys as Type 2 diabetes. Patients with Type 2 diabetes either don’t produce enough insulin, or their body doesn’t react to it, which can cause a build-up of sugar (glucose) in the blood. If this occurs the […]

11.05.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
NY Times throws food delivery into business mix

NY Times throws food delivery into business mix

The New York Times has cooked up a new business idea, delivering meal kits that are linked to its interactive recipe website and mobile application. The big US daily announced a tie-up Thursday with online meal preparer Chef’d that will allow Times readers to get home delivery of recipes featured by the newspaper. As part […]

06.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Sweet treats for a healthier diet

Sweet treats for a healthier diet

Despite what many people think, a sweet tooth can be compatible with a healthy diet and weight loss. Stay sugar savvy by avoiding the classic snacktime traps and steering clear of hidden low-quality sugars. Choose fruit with a low glycemic index and look for low-calorie desserts. Ultimately, the golden rule for fans of sweet treats […]

02.05.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Bradley mingles with fans, eats Pinoy food

Bradley mingles with fans, eats Pinoy food

By Abner Galino Former two-time WBO welterweight champion Timothy Ray “Tim” Bradley recently showed great adoration for Filipino fans, and as well as for Filipino food, despite a recent loss to boxing icon Manny Pacquiao. “The Filipino fans, they showed great love and respect. The Filipino community where I live, you know, they embraced me, […]

Gourmet restaurant on the Orient Express steams into France this summer

Gourmet restaurant on the Orient Express steams into France this summer

The legendary train is set to rise from the ashes in the form of a mobile pop-up gastronomic restaurant with triple Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno at the helm. La Table Orient Express will be calling at stations in Cannes, Paris and Bordeaux, France between May 3 and July 30. Immortalized by Agatha Christie’s “Murder on […]

28.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
McDonald’s trialing new Big Mac sizes to challenge competitors

McDonald’s trialing new Big Mac sizes to challenge competitors

McDonald’s is currently trying out two new sizes of its iconic burger in the USA. The chain hasn’t changed the recipe of its famous Big Mac, using exactly the same ingredients, but is experimenting with their quantities, trialing larger and smaller Big Mac burgers alongside the original.  In a bid to keep customers happy and […]

25.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Vegetable fat not the route to a healthy heart: study

Vegetable fat not the route to a healthy heart: study

Replacing animal fat in the human diet with vegetable oil seems not to lower heart disease risk, and might even boost it, according to a study published Wednesday that challenges a cornerstone of dietary advice. Switching from saturated to unsaturated Omega-6 fats did result in lower blood cholesterol in a trial with nearly 10,000 participants, it […]

15.04.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Chef Ferran Adrià creates Disney-inspired recipes for kids

Chef Ferran Adrià creates Disney-inspired recipes for kids

What do you get when you cross legendary Michelin-starred Spanish chef Ferran Adrià with fictional and animated Disney characters? Recipes like chickpeas and spinach, fit for a Jedi, eggplant padawan, and The Jungle Book juice. It’s an unlikely and surprising partnership. Kind of like a storyline about a Paris rat cooking at a fancy, gastronomic […]

14.04.2016 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Food & Dining ·
Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest cookbook aimed at busy super moms

Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest cookbook aimed at busy super moms

Gwyneth Paltrow lovers and haters are likely keeping an eye out for her latest cookery book, this time aimed at the health-conscious, “super-busy home cook.” “It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook,” published by Grand Central Life & Style, features 125 of Paltrow’s favorite recipes which she claims can be made […]

Raspberries identified as potential natural anti-inflammatory

Raspberries identified as potential natural anti-inflammatory

The raspberry will be the star of the 2016 Experimental Biology conference in San Diego, USA, this week. In fact, six new American studies highlighting the small red fruit’s potential anti-inflammatory and obesity-busting properties will be presented to scientists at the event.  Raspberries are packed with essential nutrients like vitamin C. Plus, a single cup […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
A walnut a day keeps the doctor away, says new study

A walnut a day keeps the doctor away, says new study

Daily walnut consumption could have beneficial effects when it comes to delaying age-related health issues, a new study has found. Initial findings from the Walnuts and Healthy Aging (WAHA) study presented at Experimental Biology 2016 (EB) indicate that eating the nuts daily could positively impact blood cholesterol levels without adverse effects on body weight among […]

04.04.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
From blood type to paleo: a look at some of the most popular diets

From blood type to paleo: a look at some of the most popular diets

There are plenty of diets to choose from these days. To find one that best suits your needs or goals — and which seems feasible — here’s a look at of some of the most popular diets of the moment. The alkaline diet: banish acidity The alkaline diet seeks to reduce the effects of foods […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Cut the calories when eating out in different types of restaurant

Cut the calories when eating out in different types of restaurant

Eating out can be tough for dieters following a weight-loss program since it’s all too easy to give in to temptation. In fact, a main course, a dessert and a glass of wine can easily add up to 1,000 calories. However, there’s no need to miss out on a great evening with friends, as it’s always […]

31.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
M&M fans invited to vote on newest peanut-flavored line-up

M&M fans invited to vote on newest peanut-flavored line-up

The company behind the beloved chocolate-covered peanut treats is asking its American fans to decide on the newest addition to the M&M family to celebrate its 75th anniversary. Dubbed a nationwide Flavor Vote, Mars Chocolate North America has given consumers the chance to pick a new flavor combination of M&M’s. Voters can express their choice […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Cut the calories when eating out in different types of restaurant

Cut the calories when eating out in different types of restaurant

Eating out can be tough for dieters following a weight-loss program since it’s all too easy to give in to temptation. In fact, a main course, a dessert and a glass of wine can easily add up to 1,000 calories. However, there’s no need to miss out on a great evening with friends, as it’s always […]

Study finds ‘unacceptably high’ levels of sugar in fruit juices and smoothies marketed to children

Study finds ‘unacceptably high’ levels of sugar in fruit juices and smoothies marketed to children

Almost half of the fruit juices and smoothies marketed to children contain the equivalent of a child’s entire maximum daily recommended sugar intake, new British research has found.   Whether at breakfast or for an afternoon snack, it’s better to give kids a piece of fresh fruit rather than fruit juice — even 100% pure […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Domino’s to trial robots for pizza delivery

Domino’s to trial robots for pizza delivery

Fast food giant Domino’s is to trial pizza delivery robots in New Zealand, it said Friday, describing the hi-tech, driverless units as a world first. In a move enthusiastically backed by the New Zealand government, Domino’s said it was working with authorities on plans to roll out its DRU (Domino’s Robotic Unit). The four-wheeler, developed […]

24.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Michelin launching guide in Seoul signals rise of neo-Korean cuisine

Michelin launching guide in Seoul signals rise of neo-Korean cuisine

News that Michelin will be launching its first hotel and restaurant guide for Seoul is the latest sign pointing to the city’s burgeoning fine dining scene and rise of neo-Korean cuisine. In a few weeks, the bustling South Korean capital will be crawling with anonymous Michelin inspectors, who possess the power to pronounce which restaurants […]

Prehistoric kitchen tools boosted human evolution: study

Prehistoric kitchen tools boosted human evolution: study

Developing tools with which to slice and mash their food meant our ancestors needed to chew much less, leaving more time for honing language and other skills instead, evolutionary scientists said Wednesday. About 2.5 million years ago, a big shift was observed in the hominin family comprising modern humans and all our ancestors — away […]

21.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Hilton partners with Peach Dish for ‘ready meal’ service

Hilton partners with Peach Dish for ‘ready meal’ service

Guests staying at the Hilton’s Homewood Suites can now order pre-portioned meal kits so that they can prepare home-cooked meals while on holiday. Hilton will test the service, which will give guests discounted access to Peach Dish’s services, at its Atlanta and Dallas suites. If the three-month trial is successful it will be rolled out […]

09.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Carl’s Jr. opens first restaurant in Japan as part of Asian expansion

Carl’s Jr. opens first restaurant in Japan as part of Asian expansion

The opening of Japan’s first Carl’s Jr. burger joint in Tokyo attracted snaking lines and overnight visitors over the weekend, with customers willing to wait hours for their first bite and the chance to win a year’s worth of free burgers. Parent company CKE Restaurant Holdings is hoping to capitalize on the largest burger market […]

07.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Italy global wine market king, US top tippler: study

Italy global wine market king, US top tippler: study

Italy was the biggest exporter and producer of wine in the world in 2015, while the United States consumed the most of the Mediterranean country’s prized nectar, a study published Wednesday showed. “Today, one bottle of wine exported in five is made in Italy, the biggest wine exporter in the world,” Italy’s Coldiretti agricultural association […]

06.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Eating peanuts helps infants avoid allergy, even after pause

Eating peanuts helps infants avoid allergy, even after pause

Feeding infants small amounts of mashed-up peanuts early in life may help them avoid developing allergies, even if they stop eating peanuts for a year in early childhood, researchers said Friday. The findings in the New England Journal of Medicine have prompted global health authorities to reconsider long-held advice that babies should avoid certain foods, […]

05.03.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Jessica Biel’s Au Fudge family restaurant opening this week

Jessica Biel’s Au Fudge family restaurant opening this week

Hollywood actress Jessica Biel opens her family-friendly restaurant Au Fudge later this week With the idea to cater to both adults and children, Au Fudge, which shared a sneak peek with Eater, has a menu for everyone, delivering organic, healthy and wholesome dishes such as caesar salad with quinoa, but also crowd pleasers such as beef […]

05.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars ·
Bugs are recipe for success for French pasta maker

Bugs are recipe for success for French pasta maker

An artisanal pasta-maker in northeastern France is struggling to meet demand after adding a crunchy, protein-rich ingredient to the noodles: insects. “The name of the ingredient may be a turnoff, but it’s really delicious, especially with game meat,” smiles Alain Limon as he spreads cricket-flavoured fusilli on a drying rack. Limon, 52, is the only […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Restaurants get temporary reprieve in New York salt war

Restaurants get temporary reprieve in New York salt war

A New York court on Monday temporarily stopped the city from issuing fines to chain restaurants that don’t specifically label very salty items on their menus. New York is the first US city to adopt salt warnings on restaurant menus for food containing more than the daily recommended limit of 2.3 grams of sodium — […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Chocolate fries: sweet saviour or last gamble for McDonald’s Japan?

Chocolate fries: sweet saviour or last gamble for McDonald’s Japan?

Customers like Shigeaki Yamaguchi may be the last hope for McDonald’s Japan as it battles slumping sales in the wake of an embarrassing string of food scandals. At a location in Tokyo’s busy Shinjuku district, Yamaguchi munched on the chain’s newest culinary offering — french fries drizzled in brown and white chocolate syrup. “Delicious,” the […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Eating breakfast can boost activity levels says new study

Eating breakfast can boost activity levels says new study

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that eating breakfast could help obese people improve their health by prompting them to become more active.  The study, carried out by researchers at the University of Bath, UK, looked at a possible link between breakfast, body weight and health and builds on previous […]

15.02.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle ·
Burger King to begin selling hot dogs with Snoop Dogg

Burger King to begin selling hot dogs with Snoop Dogg

US fast food chain Burger King wants to be the king of the hot dog, and has enlisted the help of rapper Snoop Dogg and singer Charo to help sell their newest menu addition. Starting later this month, the burger behemoth will begin throwing weiners on the grill to sell alongside their signature Whoppers. The […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Why you may need to add wine to your Super Bowl shopping list

Why you may need to add wine to your Super Bowl shopping list

(Relaxnews) – Though beer has traditionally been the beverage of choice during the Super Bowl, the results of a new survey show that viewers are increasingly reaching for wine and spirits during the big game. According to a Nielsen study conducted by Harris Poll, 20 percent of Super Bowl spectators said they plan to drink […]

Coffee diet woos Americans with ‘Bulletproof’ pledge

Coffee diet woos Americans with ‘Bulletproof’ pledge

(Los Angeles-AFP) – A new coffee diet claiming to help lose weight and improve IQ is gaining a major following in the United States — and raising eyebrows among doctors skeptical of its benefits. Dave Asprey, the founder and CEO of the “Bulletproof Diet,” pulls no punches when making claims for his radical health recipe, […]

03.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Fill up on flavonoids to help manage weight

Fill up on flavonoids to help manage weight

(Relaxnews) – A study published in The British Medical Journal Thursday suggests that filling up on flavonoid-rich fruit and vegetables could be an effective way of preventing weight gain. Flavonoids are compounds beneficial to health that are naturally found in fruit and vegetables. Previous studies have already linked them to weight loss, but this previous […]

28.01.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Pizza a go-to for many Americans when stressed

Pizza a go-to for many Americans when stressed

(Relaxnews) – The Harris Poll has conducted a survey into the eating habits of Americans during times of stress and found that 53% admit to eating more when going through a difficult time and 67% say they have a favorite comfort food that they go to for relief. The Harris Poll, which surveyed 2,252 US […]

26.01.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Expecting mothers should eat a balance of omega-3 and -6 to improve children’s health

Expecting mothers should eat a balance of omega-3 and -6 to improve children’s health

(Relaxnews) – The health benefits of fish as a rich source of omega-3 are already well known, but a new Japanese study has now found further evidence to suggest that ensuring adequate consumption of omega-3 when pregnant can have a beneficial effect on the child’s development, with researchers also believing they have found out why. […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Limited edition ‘Year Of The Monkey’ collection

Limited edition ‘Year Of The Monkey’ collection

The collection features exclusive Asian tea-inspired chocolates  and kicks off the chocolatier’s 90th Anniversary New York (Jan. 11, 2016) – In celebration of Lunar New Year, legendary Belgian chocolatier GODIVA debuted the Year of the Monkey collection in North America. Building off of the success of its previous Lunar New Year collections, including last year’s […]

Vatican cookbook dishes on favorite papal dishes

Vatican cookbook dishes on favorite papal dishes

(Relaxnews) – Want to eat like a pope? A cookbook featuring dishes eaten at the Vatican is set to be released in English after first being released in German in 2014. In addition to shedding light on the types of meals eaten by members of the Swiss Guard — elite soldiers who protect the pope […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Diet to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease also ranked No. 1 easiest to follow in 2016

Diet to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease also ranked No. 1 easiest to follow in 2016

(Relaxnews) – A diet created to combat Alzheimer’s by a team of US researchers has also been ranked as the easiest diet to follow and the second-best diet for healthy eating for 2016 by US News & World Report. Short for Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay, the MIND diet is a combination of the […]

06.01.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
The science of eating – new ideas for a healthier 2016

The science of eating – new ideas for a healthier 2016

(Relaxnews) – The first issue of The Journal of the Association for Consumer Research out of Cornell University Food and Brand Lab has brought together some of the newest ideas in the science of eating for its January 2016 issue. Here we round up the key ideas that can be easily incorporated at home to help prevent […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
The most popular nutrition trends of 2015

The most popular nutrition trends of 2015

(Relaxnews) – 2015 saw us stop counting the calories and instead start counting the nutrition. We focused on eating ‘real’ food again that is unprocessed, natural, and full of goodness, as seen in our round-up of the most popular nutrition and health food trends of the year. No sugar diets With many studies showing the […]

27.12.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Lobster and Jerusalem artichokes by Christophe Saintagne at Le Meurice

Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Lobster and Jerusalem artichokes by Christophe Saintagne at Le Meurice

(Relaxnews) – End-of-year festivities are drawing near. This week Relaxnews provides you with recipes from top chefs in Paris to add a gourmet French touch to your Christmas menu. Today, Christophe Saintagne, who is head chef at the luxury hotel Le Meurice and will be setting off to open his own restaurant in January, gives […]

Japan premium beef, melons get brand protection

Japan premium beef, melons get brand protection

(Tokyo, Japan-AFP) – Champagne, Melton Mowbray pork pies and Gorgonzola cheese are to be joined by Kobe beef and eye-wateringly expensive Yubari melons as protected products after Japan Tuesday granted them a special status. A total of seven products including Kobe beef and the melons from the northern of island of Hokkaido were added to […]

23.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Lobster and Jerusalem artichokes by Christophe Saintagne at Le Meurice

Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Lobster and Jerusalem artichokes by Christophe Saintagne at Le Meurice

(Relaxnews) – End-of-year festivities are drawing near. This week Relaxnews provides you with recipes from top chefs in Paris to add a gourmet French touch to your Christmas menu. Today, Christophe Saintagne, who is head chef at the luxury hotel Le Meurice and will be setting off to open his own restaurant in January, gives […]

Five tips to get you through festive mealtimes

Five tips to get you through festive mealtimes

(Relaxnews) – 9e of year. Prevention is better than cure. Here are five tips to stop you from falling into the trap of excess. > Do some sport in the morning As you’ll be having a copious meal in the evening, you need to think about preparing early on in the day by doing some […]

Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Éric Frechon’s salmon baked in coarse sea salt and vegetables cooked with olive oil

Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Éric Frechon’s salmon baked in coarse sea salt and vegetables cooked with olive oil

(Relaxnews) – We’re in the final run-up to the year-end festivities. This week Relaxnews provides you with recipes from top chefs in Paris to add a gourmet French touch to your Christmas menu. Today, triple Michelin-starred Éric Frechon, who is the chef at the iconic Bristol hotel in Paris, gives us his recipe for salmon […]

The quantity of food we eat depends on the action of a hormone: Study

The quantity of food we eat depends on the action of a hormone: Study

(Relaxnews) – An American study reports that the quantity of food we eat depends on the action of the hormone called ghrelin. This discovery by American researchers could pave the way for new weight-loss therapies. Up until now it was known that certain hormones were responsible for our food impulses. In this study published in […]

19.12.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Nutrition trends 2016: go back to basics with ancient foods and algae

Nutrition trends 2016: go back to basics with ancient foods and algae

(Relaxnews) – As we continue to shun modern-day artificial ingredients and GMOs in search of more natural products, 2016 will see nutrition go even more back to basics with a variety of ancient fruits, grains, and even algae. Here we break down for you why and how to add them into your daily diet to give your health a […]

19.12.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Japan bans French foie gras imports over bird flu virus

Japan bans French foie gras imports over bird flu virus

(Tokyo, Japan-AFP) – Japan has banned imports of French foie gras due to a bird flu outbreak, an agriculture ministry official said Friday. The ban, which became effective November 26, will be lifted 90 days after all affected French poultry farms finish culling their birds and conclude necessary sanitary procedures, the official told AFP. Japan […]

05.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Breaking an emotional connection to food could be the key to losing weight

Breaking an emotional connection to food could be the key to losing weight

(Relaxnews) – Of the tens of millions of Americans who try to lose weight every year, only 8% actually succeed, with even less keeping off the weight long term. Two out of 3 who lose 5% of their body weight will eventually gain it back, and the more weight you lose, the more likely this […]

05.12.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
St. Francis Winery tops OpenTable’s 2015 list

St. Francis Winery tops OpenTable’s 2015 list

(Relaxnews) – Online reservation service OpenTable has revealed its list of the top 100 best restaurants in America, with the St. Francis Winery & Vineyards in Santa Rosa its number one pick. The ranking was derived through the use of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable users, covering over 20,000 restaurants […]

03.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Britain’s Prince Charles frets about future of French cheese

Britain’s Prince Charles frets about future of French cheese

(Paris-AFP) – Britain’s Prince Charles said Monday he feared for the very existence of traditional French cheeses as he received a prize in Paris for his long-term commitment to organic farming. Having spoken earlier at the opening of the key UN climate talks outside Paris, the heir to the throne was awarded the Francois Rabelais […]

02.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining, International Stars ·
Nashville fried chicken and acai bowls predicted to trend in 2016

Nashville fried chicken and acai bowls predicted to trend in 2016

(Relaxnews) – Hawaiian fish bowls, the “thermonuclear” flavors of Nashville fried chicken and turmeric are predicted to become major food trends in 2016 according to a restaurant consultant group. After keeping tabs on some of the new and emerging trends over the last year, New York-based group Baum + Whiteman released their crystal ball predictions […]

02.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
New York City chain restaurants must now post salt warnings on menus

New York City chain restaurants must now post salt warnings on menus

(Relaxnews) – New York has become the first city in the US to require chain restaurants to place warning labels on foods that contain excessively high salt. First proposed and passed unanimously in September, the new law requires restaurants with 15 or more locations nationwide to post the warning labels — a salt shaker inside […]

01.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Italy farmers call for Christmas blacklist of planet-polluting food

Italy farmers call for Christmas blacklist of planet-polluting food

(Rome-AFP) – Italy’s farmers on Sunday called for Alaskan salmon, Californian nuts and Peruvian asparagus to be banished from the nation’s Christmas tables to support efforts to stop global warming after the Paris climate summit. Instead, festive hosts looking to wow their guests should seek out locally-grown but less common fruit and vegetables such as […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays ·
Broth is making a comeback among health conscious and French gourmets

Broth is making a comeback among health conscious and French gourmets

(Relaxnews) – Broth may have fallen out of fashion, but this light and nutritionally rich soup has been making a comeback in the last few years and is all the rage this winter among the health conscious while it has also returned to the menus of several top French chefs. Brodo, the first broth bar […]

What is the best dish to serve with Beaujolais Nouveau?

What is the best dish to serve with Beaujolais Nouveau?

(Relaxnews) – It is a mistake to talk about only one Beaujolais Nouveau. In fact it has two appellations — Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Village. This famous young red wine is traditionally delivered on the third Thursday in November at precisely midnight (in France and across the globe). Its aromas vary according to its natural environment and […]

18.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Climate change is good news for English wine

Climate change is good news for English wine

(Plumpton, United Kingdom-AFP) – While climate change menaces vineyards in southern Europe, English winemakers are raising a toast to warming weather as it improves their wines and has helped revive an ancient tradition. “Climate change is benefitting us a lot,” said Chris Foss, head of the Wine Department at Plumpton College, the first to offer […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining ·
If you want to be happy, eat vanilla-flavored yogurt

If you want to be happy, eat vanilla-flavored yogurt

(Relaxnews) – European researchers have revealed that our mood is influenced by being pleasantly surprised or disappointed by the taste of food. The team applied this concept to yogurt and discovered that vanilla had a much more positive effect than other flavors. To determine the implicit emotion, or unconscious emotional response, produced by eating certain […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Study shows eating homemade meals could reduce chances of diabetes

Study shows eating homemade meals could reduce chances of diabetes

(Relaxnews) – Research by the American Heart Association has shown that eating more home-cooked meals could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. According to the study, those who ate two homemade meals — lunch or dinner — per day had a 13 percent lower risk of getting the disease. Eating homemade meals was […]

09.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Japan’s dainty geishas in secret fast-food raids

Japan’s dainty geishas in secret fast-food raids

(Kyoto, Japan-AFP) – A craving for fast food presents few obstacles to most people, but for Japan’s dainty, doll-like geishas, it calls for a daring undercover operation — and a cunning disguise. While strictly taboo for a geisha to be seen munching French fries, some “geiko” — as they are known in the ancient city […]

08.11.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Pre-menopausal women advised to eat soy-rich foods

Pre-menopausal women advised to eat soy-rich foods

(Relaxnews) – A new UK study says that soy contains substances that help combat bone loss and can protect against osteoporosis in women over 50. As women get older and go through menopause, they experience a drop in the level of the hormone estrogen which protects against bone loss. This can make them particularly susceptible […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Baskin-Robbins’ Turkey Ice Cream Cake returns for 2015

Baskin-Robbins’ Turkey Ice Cream Cake returns for 2015

(Relaxnews) – Baskin-Robbins is bringing back its famous Turkey Ice Cream Cake for the 2015 Thanksgiving holiday season. The popular turkey-shaped ice cream cake can be customized with customers’ favorite ice cream flavor. It is “glazed” with Caramel Praline Topping and decorated with sugar cone “legs.” The chain is also putting a creative twist on […]

03.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, Thanksgiving ·
WHO says cancer report not calling for people to give up meat

WHO says cancer report not calling for people to give up meat

(Geneva-AFP) – The World Health Organization stressed Thursday that an explosive report this week linking the consumption of processed meat to cancer was not calling for people to stop eating meat altogether. The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) caused shockwaves Monday when it released a report analysing 800 studies from around the […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Should I stop eating meat? No need, experts say

Should I stop eating meat? No need, experts say

(Paris, France-AFP) – The UN’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) warned Monday that processed meats like sausages and ham cause bowel cancer, and red meat “probably” does too. Does this mean we should stop eating meat? By the IARC’s own account, meat has “known health benefits”. And the agency says it does not […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Southern Biscuits and Gravy flavored chips win Lay’s contest

Southern Biscuits and Gravy flavored chips win Lay’s contest

(Relaxnews) – This year’s “Do us a Flavor” contest winner is Hailey Green, who submitted Southern Biscuits and Gravy as a new Lay’s chip flavor. Four unusual Lays chip flavors have been available in grocery stores over the summer: West Coast Truffle Fries, New York Reuben, Greektown Gyro and Southern Biscuits and Gravy. Consumers were invited […]

22.10.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Subway makes move to switch to antibiotic-free chicken

Subway makes move to switch to antibiotic-free chicken

(Relaxnews) – Subway has announced plans to serve antibiotic-free chicken across its US restaurants by 2016. After announcing plans in June to remove all artificial colors, flavors and preservatives from their sandwiches, salads, soups and cookies in North America by 2017, the chain has followed up with news that the chicken served across its 27,000 […]

21.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
WWII tunnels in Gibraltar are being turned into a massive wine cellar

WWII tunnels in Gibraltar are being turned into a massive wine cellar

(Relaxnews) – In Gibraltar, at the southern point of the Iberian Peninsula, over 50km of tunnels are being transformed into a gigantic wine cellar. The Rock of Gibraltar is a tourist attraction on the coast of the Iberian Peninsula with peaks of over 400m above sea level. The area attracts many visitors curious to discover […]

18.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Offbeat ·
Whip up a Wonderful Holiday Menu

Whip up a Wonderful Holiday Menu

(Family Features) Nothing brings family and friends together quite like a full holiday meal menu. Whether creating an entire festive feast from scratch or looking for a tasty dish to take and share, these dishes aim to fill up the table and keep the seats around it full as well. From a tender, juicy attractive […]

13.10.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Holidays, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Tokyo district tries to reel in tourists with whale meat

Tokyo district tries to reel in tourists with whale meat

(Tokyo-AFP) – When tourists think of Japan, images of dramatic landscapes, futuristic cities and world class sushi might spring to mind. But one Tokyo district is hoping to reel in outsiders with one of the country’s more controversial traditions — slaughtering whales. Ebisu, a chichi gastronomic hub close to Tokyo’s frenetic Shibuya shopping district, is […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Domino’s Pizza opens first store in Italy

Domino’s Pizza opens first store in Italy

(Relaxnews) – Mamma mia! American pizza chain Domino’s has announced that it’s opened its first store in the birthplace of the world’s favorite cheesy pie: Italy. Domino’s, one of the biggest pizza delivery chains in the world, opened its first store in Milan Monday, hoping to do what no other American pizza brand has done […]

05.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Lonely Planet curates weekend wine getaways around the world

Lonely Planet curates weekend wine getaways around the world

(Relaxnews) – Travel guide Lonely Planet has released a new guidebook for wine lovers that curates the best wineries and gastronomic experiences in established regions like Napa and Tuscany, as well as lesser-known areas like Georgia, Lebanon, Morocco and Slovenia. “Lonely Planet’s Wine Trails” is aimed at travelers interested in a quick wine-soaked getaway, with […]

03.10.2015 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Taco Bell looks to chime with vegetarians

Taco Bell looks to chime with vegetarians

Relaxnews) – Taco Bell is the first quick service restaurant that can boast an American Vegetarian Association (AVA) certified menu. From Thursday the Mexican-inspired fast food chain will offer 13 AVA-certified vegetarian items in all of its 6,000+ US establishments. “At Taco Bell, vegetarians are not an afterthought. We sell more than 350 million vegetarian […]

02.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Prebiotic pasta could benefit your gut

Prebiotic pasta could benefit your gut

(Relaxnews) – Pasta that’s been enriched with a type of fiber called beta-glucan encourages the growth of “good” bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract that could boost your immune system and help fight diabetes and high cholesterol, among other health benefits. For two months, scientists observed participants who ate the pasta for two months to find […]

01.10.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Fruits and vegetables for weight management: which ones are best?

Fruits and vegetables for weight management: which ones are best?

(Relaxnews) – Eating more fruits and non-starchy vegetables such as artichoke, avocado, asparagus and cucumber leads to weight loss, according to a massive new study analyzing the effect of each one. “The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults and children should eat a variety of fruits and vegetables to help them achieve and […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Five fall foods to bolster your health

Five fall foods to bolster your health

(Relaxnews) – If the fall season gives you tender thoughts of pumpkin-flavored lattes, you’re in luck because there’s a full harvest of health-giving natural foods to discover. We’re giving you the scoop on how to enjoy the best of what autumn has to offer. Apples It may seem obvious, but this fall favorite is rich […]

21.09.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Chefs David Chang and Danny Bowien collaborate on new dishes

Chefs David Chang and Danny Bowien collaborate on new dishes

(Relaxnews) – Two of New York’s most popular maestros of Asian-American eats, David Chang and Danny Bowien, have teamed up to create culinary mash-ups of their signature dishes. If the pair were to have a culinary love child, they surmised, it would have Chang’s Fuku chicken fingers, and Bowien’s spicy chili sauce. Which is how […]

McDonald’s to fully transition to cage-free eggs for all restaurants in the U.S. and Canada

McDonald’s to fully transition to cage-free eggs for all restaurants in the U.S. and Canada

McDonald’s USA and Canada to source 100 percent cage-free eggs within 10 years (OAK BROOK, Ill.) – To meet consumers’ changing expectations and preferences, McDonald’s announced that it will fully transition to cage-free eggs for its nearly 16,000 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada over the next 10 years. “Our customers are increasingly interested in knowing more […]

18.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Viral video shows why it takes 6 months to build sandwich from scratch

Viral video shows why it takes 6 months to build sandwich from scratch

(Relaxnews) – It took Andy George six months and $1,500 to make a single chicken sandwich. Because he made it from scratch. And when George, US-based host of the YouTube series “How to Make Everything” uses the term “scratch,” he’s not just talking about baking bread from flour purchased off the grocery store shelf, and […]

NY becomes first US city to add salt warnings to menus

NY becomes first US city to add salt warnings to menus

(New York-AFP) – Eating too much salt can cause high blood pressure, heart disease and strokes. And now New Yorkers will get that warning loud and clear when they browse a restaurant menu. New York on Wednesday became the first city in the United States to demand that chain restaurants put salt warnings on their […]

09.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Burger King’s plans for Peace Day Burger to move forward with Denny’s and Krystal

Burger King’s plans for Peace Day Burger to move forward with Denny’s and Krystal

(Relaxnews) – Burger King’s global peace mission is moving forward despite being rejected by arch rival McDonald’s, having found allies in four other fast food chains who’ve offered to join forces and create their own Peace Day Burger. A week after McDonald’s threw cold water on BK’s invitation to make amends and collaborate on a […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
Save the date: McDonald’s all-day breakfast coming October 6

Save the date: McDonald’s all-day breakfast coming October 6

(Relaxnews) – It’s official folks. McDonald’s has announced plans to roll out their all-day breakfast menu next month. After months of teasing, the burger giant took to Twitter Tuesday to announce the news, replying to followers and celebrities who had tweeted about all-day breakfast in the past with a series of cheeky GIF blasts. The […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
British scientists develop slow-melting ice cream

British scientists develop slow-melting ice cream

(London, United Kingdom-AFP) – The summer scourge of sticky hands could become a thing of the past as British researchers announced the discovery of an ingredient to make slow-melting ice cream on Monday. The protein BslA, which occurs naturally in some food, helps to blend the components of ice cream to make it smoother and […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
KitKat to use only sustainably sourced cocoa come 2016

KitKat to use only sustainably sourced cocoa come 2016

(Relaxnews) – Global chocolate brand KitKat has announced a pledge to use exclusively sustainability-sourced cocoa in all of its products starting in the first quarter of 2016. The brand had already been using sustainably sourced cocoa in some of its markets, but the new announcement means it will extend this practice worldwide, including in the […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Nutritional value more important than calorie count for heart health: study

Nutritional value more important than calorie count for heart health: study

(Relaxnews) – It’s time to kick the habit of counting calories and look at the overall nutritional value of foods to promote better heart health and curb obesity, say experts. Simple dietary adjustments such as boosting omega-3 fatty acid, olive oil and nut intake have all been associated with significant, positive changes to heart health […]

30.08.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Burger King peace offer to McDonald’s: ‘Let’s make a McWhopper’

Burger King peace offer to McDonald’s: ‘Let’s make a McWhopper’

(Washington, United States-AFP) – Is a McWhopper in the near future for fast-food lovers? In the name of global peace, Burger King proposed making the hybrid hamburger to its rival McDonald’s on Wednesday, at least for one day, the United Nations-promoted International Day of Peace on September 21. Burger King, perpetually locked in tough competition […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Online, Videos ·
Google testing out food porn feature for Maps

Google testing out food porn feature for Maps

(Relaxnews) – Google is testing out a new feature with some of its local city guides that will allow users to attach “foodographs” to restaurants and cafes on Google Maps. According to Android Police, the new feature will be tested out among the community of “level three” local guides — those who’ve contributed more than 50 […]

25.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
More evidence that fried food raises heart attack risk

More evidence that fried food raises heart attack risk

(Miami-AFP) – People who eat lots of fried food and sugary drinks have a 56 percent higher risk of heart disease compared to those who eat healthier, US researchers said Monday. The findings in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association, were based on a six-year study of more than 17,000 people in the […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Lean kids could have a dietary tweak to thank

Lean kids could have a dietary tweak to thank

(Relaxnews) – Tree nuts, seeds and fatty fish are full of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and a new study suggests kids who reported eating more of them had less body and belly fat than those who didn’t. The ratio of PUFAs to saturated fatty acids (SFAs) was an important factor, for kids who consumed more […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Triber, an app to find your friends

Triber, an app to find your friends

(Relaxnews) – Who hasn’t lost track of their friends in a crowd or looked for someone in a restaurant? The Triber app has found the solution to this kind of situation: geolocation. In this period of summer festivals, picnics and tanning sessions on the beach, the Triber app is ever more useful. It works like […]

13.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Food Network star Katie Lee shares her BLT Ranch burger recipe

Food Network star Katie Lee shares her BLT Ranch burger recipe

(Relaxnews) – You could call Katie Lee the younger version of Ina Garten, with her shingled, beach house in the Hamptons, love of all things French, and penchant for throwing easy, breezy summer soirees in her elegant garden. This summer Lee shares some of the recipes that make recurring appearances in her kitchen and backyard patio […]

Kellogg’s to scrap artificial flavors, colors in cereals

Kellogg’s to scrap artificial flavors, colors in cereals

(New York, United States-AFP) – Kellogg’s will ban artificial flavors and colors from all of its cereals worldwide including Special K and Frosted Flakes, it said Wednesday. The American food multinational said its transition to all-natural ingredients in its cereals and snack bars should be done by 2018. Consumers, and especially Americans, have shown a […]

Lonely Planet to release new cookbook series

Lonely Planet to release new cookbook series

(Relaxnews) – Lonely Planet has announced plans to expand their travel-related food coverage with the release of a new cookbook series that aims to transport readers around the world via their taste buds. For the series, dubbed “From the Source,” Lonely Planet dispatched local food writers in destinations such as Italy and Thailand to scour […]

02.08.2015 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Groupon launches own food delivery service

Groupon launches own food delivery service

(Relaxnews) – Less than a month after acquiring the food delivery business OrderUp, Groupon has unveiled Groupon To Go its new US delivery and takeout service. Starting out in Chicago, where it has since March been pilot testing with 500 restaurants, Groupon says the service is ready to expand to other areas, with Boston and […]

02.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
New service will deliver Michelin-starred meals to Londoners’ doors

New service will deliver Michelin-starred meals to Londoners’ doors

(Relaxnews) – London has caught up to the likes of New York and San Francisco with the launch of a new delivery service that will allow foodies to eat Michelin-starred meals in their sweatpants while watching the telly. In recent years, the US dining scene has expanded the notion of traditional delivery service beyond greasy […]

02.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Chicago named best pizza city in the US: TripAdvisor

Chicago named best pizza city in the US: TripAdvisor

(Relaxnews) – Chicago has been declared the pizza capital of the US in a new ranking that will surely stoke the longstanding rivalry between the Windy City and New York when it comes to pizza pies. But how do you quantify which city can boast the title of best pizza destination in the US? For […]

30.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Creamy Lancashire and gouda specialist get singled out at international cheese competition

Creamy Lancashire and gouda specialist get singled out at international cheese competition

(Relaxnews) – A Lancashire cheese, manchego, stilton and Dutch cheesemaker emerged the big winners at an international cheese show in the UK this week. It’s the dream job for cheese lovers. At the International Cheese Awards in Nantwich, 200 experts sniffed, inspected and savored cheese submissions from 31 countries before handing out trophies to the […]

30.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
New York’s fifth Diner en blanc draws 5,000 riverside

New York’s fifth Diner en blanc draws 5,000 riverside

(New York-AFP) – Some 5,000 foodies and fashionistas gathered late Tuesday on the banks of the Hudson River in New York for the fifth edition of the “Diner en blanc” (Dinner in White). Organizers of the pop-up picnic where attendees dress to the nines entirely in white chose the huge Pier 26 structure this time […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Scientists identify the taste of fat as sixth taste

Scientists identify the taste of fat as sixth taste

(Relaxnews) – A group of US scientists believes that fat deserves to be called the sixth taste and have even invented a new name for it: oleogustus. After sweet, sour, salty and bitter, as well as the most recently acknowledged flavor profile on the palate, umami, scientists from Purdue University in Indiana have published a […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Charleston eatery serving southern cuisine tops list of US dining spots with local, sustainable ethos

Charleston eatery serving southern cuisine tops list of US dining spots with local, sustainable ethos

(Relaxnews) – Charleston dining institution Husk, which serves distinctly Southern dishes, has been named the shining example of American cuisine in a list of top 100 restaurants that curates the best in local, regional, and sustainable dining. In the second edition of the “2015 Fresh List” prepared by restaurant rating system Opinionated About Dining, Husk […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Food Network star Katie Lee shares her recipe for strawberry brownie cake

Food Network star Katie Lee shares her recipe for strawberry brownie cake

(Relaxnews) – You could call Katie Lee the younger version of Ina Garten, with her shingled, beach house in the Hamptons, love of all things French, and penchant for throwing easy, breezy summer soirees in her elegant garden. This summer Lee shares some of the recipes that make recurring appearances in her kitchen and backyard patio […]

Uber launches ice cream delivery service for one day only

Uber launches ice cream delivery service for one day only

(Relaxnews) – They may not come in trucks, per se. But Uber has commissioned its fleet of private rideshare vehicles around the world to become purveyors of ice cream — and all-round happiness — for one day only. On Friday, July 24, poor schmucks stuck at the office can place an order for ice creams […]

25.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Tinder of food apps lets you ogle, tap, then swipe left or right

Tinder of food apps lets you ogle, tap, then swipe left or right

(Relaxnews) – It’s being pitched as the food version of dating app Tinder: swipe right to save a recipe, swipe left to throw it away. Even its name is co-opted from the popular dating app as it’s called Tender. Like Tinder, users are presented with photos of dishes curated from blogs and food sites around the […]

Soybean oil worse for your health than coconut oil

Soybean oil worse for your health than coconut oil

(Relaxnews) – According to scientists from the University of California, Riverside, a diet high in soybean oil may cause more obesity and diabetes than a diet high in fructose. Their study was published in the journal PLOS ONE on July 22. The obesity epidemic in the United States is driving scientists to conduct more studies […]

24.07.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
‘The Kitchen’ star Katie Lee shares her tips for easy summer entertaining

‘The Kitchen’ star Katie Lee shares her tips for easy summer entertaining

(Relaxnews) – When Katie Lee describes her idea of summer entertaining, she conjures up long, languid days in the Hamptons and simple but elegant dinner parties that turn peaches into table centerpieces and humble ingredients into stars. It’s a charmed life she leads. Lee, 33, co-host of The Food Network’s “The Kitchen,” lives in the […]

Sao Paulo judge lifts ban on sale of foie gras

Sao Paulo judge lifts ban on sale of foie gras

(Sao Paulo-AFP) – A judge in Sao Paulo on Wednesday suspended a law banning the production and sale of foie gras within Brazil’s largest city, after restaurant owners voiced strong objections to the measure. Judge Sergio Rui has “temporarily suspended” the law for further review and requested additional information from the mayor and the Sao […]

16.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Don’t whine about the price: Japan grapes sell for $8,000

Don’t whine about the price: Japan grapes sell for $8,000

(Tokyo-AFP) – A bunch of Japanese grapes has sold for a record one million yen ($8,200), or $315 per berry — no trifling matter even in a country where fruit can cost a small fortune. The record-setting bunch of 26 “Ruby Roman” grapes was the highest-priced at this year’s first auction in Kanazawa, 300 kilometres […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Omega-3 breakthrough could help fish farms: UK scientists

Omega-3 breakthrough could help fish farms: UK scientists

London (AFP)-AFP) – Omega-3 fish oils can be grown in fields using genetically modified oilseed crops, British researchers said as they released trial results this week. The discovery could, subject to further research, eventually mean the creation of a more sustainable supply of fish oil for fish farms, which need them to nurture their produce. […]

09.07.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Europe reacts to US ban on trans fats

Europe reacts to US ban on trans fats

(Relaxnews) – The European society of cardiology (ESC) issued a welcoming statement in response to the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent ban on trans fats on Wednesday. “The European society of cardiology welcomes FDA decision to ban industrial trans fats,” reads the statement. The FDA will phase out the use of trans fats […]

09.07.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Greek crisis threatening olive oil, honey and wine supplies

Greek crisis threatening olive oil, honey and wine supplies

(Relaxnews) – You might want to savor that bottle of extra virgin Greek olive oil if the financial crisis in Greece takes a turn for the worse. Because the political fallout is now threatening to spill over to the food supply chain, reports The Independent, and disrupt the flow of beloved exports like olive oil and […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Eel-flavored soda to launch in Japan

Eel-flavored soda to launch in Japan

(Relaxnews) – For all those times we’ve said to ourselves, “gosh, I could really go for a tall, cold glass of eel juice,” a Japanese drinks manufacturer has gone and brewed a batch. Produced by Kimura Inryou, a drinks company based in Shizuoka Prefecture, which is famous for its unagi (eel), the drink is made […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Foodies could be the healthiest among us: study

Foodies could be the healthiest among us: study

(Relaxnews) – We think of those who love fine food and trying new dishes as being indulgent and even gluttonous, yet a new study suggests the opposite: Foodies weigh less and could be in better health than the less adventurous among us. Hailing from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab in the US, the research […]

05.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
The best burger joint in America said to be in North Carolina

The best burger joint in America said to be in North Carolina

(Relaxnews) – It’s a bold claim. But a new report from TripAdvisor claims to have found the best burger joint in the US, located in Greensboro, North Carolina. After weighing the quantity, quality and ratio of reviews on burger joints in the US over the last 18 months, TripAdvisor gave Hops Burger Bar bragging rights […]

03.07.2015 · Filled under: 4th of July, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Americans reveal their favorite summertime foods ahead of Fourth of July

Americans reveal their favorite summertime foods ahead of Fourth of July

(Relaxnews) – In households, backyards and parks across the US this weekend, odds are high that families will be grilling up hamburgers and hot dogs, washing it down with a tall glass of iced tea, and that ice cream trucks will be running out of cookies ‘n cream ice cream. Because according to a recent […]

03.07.2015 · Filled under: 4th of July, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
President Barack Obama says peas in guacamole not a good idea

President Barack Obama says peas in guacamole not a good idea

(Relaxnews) – A New York Times tweet for a guacamole recipe made with peas has succeeded in sparking a Twitter outcry, with the Republican Party of Texas calling it tantamount to a declaration of war on their state, and even provoking President Barack Obama to weigh in on the discussion. “Add green peas to your […]

Going vegan can lead to weight loss: study

Going vegan can lead to weight loss: study

(Relaxnews) – Sticking to a vegan diet could be one of the best ways to lose weight, according to a new study that suggests vegans lose an average of two kilograms more on the short term than individuals on other diet plans. The review analyzed the results of 12 studies about veganism with data from […]

01.07.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Brazilian city outlaws foie gras — and renews debate

Brazilian city outlaws foie gras — and renews debate

(Relaxnews) – Brazil’s most populous city Sao Paulo has become the latest destination to deem foie gras unethical, last week passing a new law banning its sale and production — and renewing worldwide debate on the controversial duck and goose liver. While Britain, Germany, Italy and Argentina have banned the production of the French delicacy, […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Could a glass of New Zealand blackcurrant juice keep your brain healthy?

Could a glass of New Zealand blackcurrant juice keep your brain healthy?

(Relaxnews) – A new study has shown that a variety of New Zealand blackcurrant called ‘Blackadder’ has qualities that can regulate the concentration of serotonin and dopamine in the brain. It could thus be used to fight against Parkinson’s, stress, anxiety and even depression. To keep up with the trend in functional foods, the pharmaceutical […]

29.06.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Google launches digital Ramadan assistant

Google launches digital Ramadan assistant

(Relaxnews) – Google has launched a Ramadan companion site created to help Muslim users organize their fasts — and feasts. Launched in time with the start of Ramadan, when one billion Muslims begin a month-long fast that breaks daily at sundown, ‘My Ramadan Companion’ serves as a digital assistant and features everything from Iftar recipes […]

Choosing your own diet to lose weight is no guarantee of success

Choosing your own diet to lose weight is no guarantee of success

(Relaxnews) – Is it better to choose your own diet when you’re looking to lose weight? Not necessarily, according to American researchers who led an experiment on the subject. First of all, the best diet is the one you can maintain meticulously and not the one that you choose. Using the opposite hypothesis, that the […]

19.06.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Hanoi, Vietnam most affordable travel destination this summer: TripAdvisor

Hanoi, Vietnam most affordable travel destination this summer: TripAdvisor

(Relaxnews) – Looking for a summer vacation that won’t break the break? Consider Hanoi, Vietnam, which came out on top as the most affordable international destination in TripAdvisor’s annual TripIndex report. Created to help travelers plan and budget their summer holiday, the TripIndex looks at the average cost of a three-night trip in 60 key […]

17.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Trans fat is not safe and must be removed from food: US

Trans fat is not safe and must be removed from food: US

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Partially hydrogenated oils, known as trans fats, are not safe to eat and must be removed from the food supply in the next three years, US regulators said Tuesday. The announcement by the US Food and Drug Administration finalized the agency’s proposed ban on artificial trans fats in 2013, and described partially hydrogenated […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Pizza Hut’s hot dog pizza is coming to US

Pizza Hut’s hot dog pizza is coming to US

(Relaxnews) – After jealously watching their Canadian, British and South Korean counterparts tuck into a hybrid hot dog pizza creation before them, Americans are finally getting their own version from Pizza Hut this summer. This week the chain put the rumors to rest and confirmed in a tweet that the Hot Dog Bites Pizza will […]

15.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Vegan Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is in the pipeline

Vegan Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is in the pipeline

(Relaxnews) – Iconic ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s is set to release its first vegan version of the sweet treat. Co-founder Jerry Greenfield broke the news in an interview with Metro, confirming that the brand is working on a dairy-free ice cream suitable for lactose intolerant or vegan customers. It is likely that coconut […]

11.06.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Paris to be transformed into white-themed outdoor picnic

Paris to be transformed into white-themed outdoor picnic

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday night, thousands of elegantly dressed Parisians clad head to toe in white will transform an iconic site in the City of Light into an outdoor pop-up restaurant. This year marks the 27th edition of Diner en Blanc, a phenomenon in which about 10,000 diners dressed in their gleaming white Sunday best, […]

Nestle to eliminate artificial flavors from frozen pizzas and snacks

Nestle to eliminate artificial flavors from frozen pizzas and snacks

(Relaxnews) – Food giant Nestle has announced that it will be removing artificial flavors and reducing the sodium content in its line of frozen pizzas and snack brands in the US. By the end of the year, Nestle will remove artificial ingredients from snacks across six brands: Digiorno, Tombstone, California Pizza Kitchen, Jack’s, Hot Pockets […]

03.06.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
A Mediterranean-style diet can lower the risk of death from prostate cancer

A Mediterranean-style diet can lower the risk of death from prostate cancer

(Relaxnews) – According to a new American study, men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer should favor a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and fibers with less meat and dairy products in order to improve their chances of survival. A team of researchers from the Harvard Public School of Health has discovered that a […]

02.06.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
KFC and Taco Bell latest fast food chains to pilot home delivery service

KFC and Taco Bell latest fast food chains to pilot home delivery service

(Relaxnews) – KFC and TacoBELL will be conducting test runs of home delivery service in the US to see if there’s enough demand and desire for eating buckets of deep-fried chicken and tacos in our pyjamas without leaving the house. In a meeting with analysts this week, parent company Yum! Brands said they will begin piloting […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Carluccio’s coming to the US

Carluccio’s coming to the US

(Relaxnews) – The UK-based Italian café and martkeplace chain started by Itlaian chef Antonio Carluccio in London back in 1999 is opening its first Stateside branch. The chain’s clever proposition of being a café, restaurant, bar and a market -ie somewhere to eat and somewhere to shop for choice Italian ingredients at any time of […]

28.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Japan braces for another butter shortage

Japan braces for another butter shortage

(Tokyo, Japan-AFP) – Japan was bracing Tuesday for a severe butter shortage that threatened to crimp cake-making nationwide, bringing echoes of last year’s dairy dire straits that left supermarket shelves empty. The Japan Dairy Association is warning that demand for pats will outstrip supply by more than 7,000 tonnes, prompting the government to ready emergency […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Tennessee named top state for American barbecue: TripAdvisor

Tennessee named top state for American barbecue: TripAdvisor

(Relaxnews) – In a ranking that’s sure to get patriotic barbecue fiends in the US all fired up, the state of Tennessee has been named the best in the US, according to the number crunchers over at TripAdvisor. Based on the number and quality of reviews for the top-rated barbecue restaurants across the US, TripAdvisor […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Protein snacks could improve teens’ diet quality, appetite control

Protein snacks could improve teens’ diet quality, appetite control

(Relaxnews) – Observing the seldom-studied teen diet led a team of US researchers to conclude that a high-protein soy snack in the afternoon could reduce appetite and unhealthy evening snacking. “Standard meals tend to go to the wayside for kids this age — particularly from mid-afternoon to late evening — and many of the convenient […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Affordable summer destinations revealed for frugal gourmets

Affordable summer destinations revealed for frugal gourmets

(Relaxnews) – Food lovers on a travel budget may want to consider more affordable culinary destinations that are found off the beaten path such as Carolina barbecue, wineries in Oregon and New York State, and chocolate trails in Connecticut. After looking at the most affordable cities for accommodations this summer, experts at Hotels.com mapped out […]

22.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Burger King introduces Canada to its Chicken Fries

Burger King introduces Canada to its Chicken Fries

(Relaxnews) – They’ve conquered the US, and now Burger King’s Chicken Fries are being rolled out in restaurants across CANADA. The new menu item, which features white meat chicken coated in a light crispy breading seasoned with savory spices and herbs, is being supported by a cheeky campaign that chronicles the budding affair between a love-hungry […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Online ·
Why some disgruntled Danish chefs are tired of label ‘New Nordic Cuisine’

Why some disgruntled Danish chefs are tired of label ‘New Nordic Cuisine’

(Relaxnews) – There’s growing unrest among Danish chefs. Some of the same players who helped draft a culinary manifesto about 10 years ago and codify the pillars of New Nordic Cuisine are growing disgruntled and irritated at the term they helped define, reads a lengthy, introspective blog post from the Nordic Food Lab, a group composed of […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
White House gets busy to save the bees

White House gets busy to save the bees

(Washington-AFP) – The White House unveiled Tuesday a plan to reverse an alarming decline in the populations of bees and other pollinators that play a critical role in agriculture and the environment. Honey bee pollination alone adds $15 billion in value to US crops each year, wrote John Holdren, one of President Barack Obama’s main […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining ·
Omega-3s may boost cognitive flexibility in at-risk older adults

Omega-3s may boost cognitive flexibility in at-risk older adults

(Relaxnews) – A study by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has found that for adults at risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s, consuming more omega-3 fatty acids could have a positive effect of cognitive flexibility. Looking at 40 cognitively healthy older adults between the ages of 65 and 75 who were carriers of the gene […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Oreo looks to S’mores for new cookie flavor

Oreo looks to S’mores for new cookie flavor

(Relaxnews) – Cookie lovers will be pleased to hear the sweet news that Oreo is releasing a limited edition S’mores flavored snack this week. The treats will hit shelves in the US on May 22, Time reports, and will comprise a chocolate marshmallow filling sandwiched between two graham crackers. Oreo has a long history of […]

19.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
‘Most American Thickburger’ adds hot dogs, potato chips

‘Most American Thickburger’ adds hot dogs, potato chips

(Relaxnews) – Sibling restaurant chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are rolling out a 1/3lb beefburger bun that comes with a bed of potato chips, a layer of salad, and a split hot dog sausage on melted cheese. It’s a tweaked version of a patty sandwich that has previously been known as a Fourth of July […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: 4th of July, Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays ·
SmartPlate, a connected plate to help your diet

SmartPlate, a connected plate to help your diet

(Relaxnews) – This intelligent plate, currently in development, does the calorie counting for its users, analyzes how quickly they are eating and can even warn them when they surpass their recommended daily intake. With the World Health Organization (WHO) doing its best to warn that obesity is a real public health epidemic, the SmartPlate, the […]

How to dine and donate to Nepalese rescue efforts

How to dine and donate to Nepalese rescue efforts

(Relaxnews) – From restaurant titan Jean-Georges Vongerichten to local ‘ma and pa’ restaurateurs, the international food community is mobilizing to help the victims of the devastating earthquakes in Nepal by allowing diners to eat a good meal and donate to rescue and recovery efforts at the same time. Here’s a look at participating restaurants around […]

14.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Brain health benefits of Mediterranean diet confirmed by new study

Brain health benefits of Mediterranean diet confirmed by new study

(Relaxnews) – A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine provides new evidence that a diet rich in olive oil, nuts, fish, fruit, vegetables and legumes may reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Since the 1980s, a number of experts have highlighted the various health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes regular consumption of fish, […]

12.05.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Vegemite with chocolate? It’s no smear campaign

Vegemite with chocolate? It’s no smear campaign

(Sydney-AFP) – Confectionery-maker Cadbury said Friday it has created a new taste sensation by combining its well-loved milk chocolate with an unusual flavour — Australia’s famous, sharply-savoury spread Vegemite. Cadbury Australia said the new product was “surprisingly delicious” and one of four new flavour combinations to hit the shelves in coming weeks — along with […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
McDonald’s new strategy includes delivery and artisan chicken sandwiches

McDonald’s new strategy includes delivery and artisan chicken sandwiches

(Relaxnews) – Food delivery service. Sirloin burgers. And all-day breakfasts. Those are among some of the new changes and innovations that consumers could see as part of McDonald’s new restructuring strategy announced Monday. In a candid and forthright video message acknowledging their dismal sales record, McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook announced details of a major turnaround […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
New Yorkers get two more ways to eat pantless at home

New Yorkers get two more ways to eat pantless at home

(Relaxnews) – The take-out scene in New York got a double boost on Tuesday, with major announcements from Uber and chef David Chang shaking up eat-in options for tired but gourmand locals who want to eat fine food in their sweatpants while watching the telly. First out of the gate was Uber, which announced plans […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Chipotle burritos in the US are now free of GMOs

Chipotle burritos in the US are now free of GMOs

(Relaxnews) – Chipotle has become the first major restaurant chain in the US to serve foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients. After becoming the first national restaurant company to disclose the GMO ingredients in its menu two years ago, the premium burrito purveyor announced Monday that the transition to GMO-free foods in restaurants […]

Broccoli sprout extract could help prevent cancer

Broccoli sprout extract could help prevent cancer

(Relaxnews) – An extract from broccoli sprouts has been demonstrated to protect mice from oral cancer and was successfully tolerated when taken by a small group of human volunteers. It’s said to be a safe, natural molecule that works by protecting the oral lining upon which oral cancers form. The next step, say members of […]

21.04.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Fruit-Filled Summer Celebrations

Fruit-Filled Summer Celebrations

(Family Features) Whether you anticipate fun-filled pool parties, laid-back picnics at the park or casual dinner parties at home, summer entertaining gets a little sweeter when you serve up the right desserts. When the weather warms up, let the flavors from your kitchen reflect the bright tastes of the summer season. From cherries to blueberries, […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Home & Garden, Home Food ·
France and the US are world’s top markets for rosé wine

France and the US are world’s top markets for rosé wine

(Relaxnews) – The world’s leading producer and consumer of rosé wines, France is not the only country to succumb to the fruity and floral notes of this summery beverage. According to a study published by FranceAgriMer on Thursday, April 16, the popularity of rosé wines is on the rise around the globe, and the US […]

17.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Diane Kruger is the new face of Martell Cognac

Diane Kruger is the new face of Martell Cognac

(Relaxnews) – To mark its 300th anniversary, Martell has chosen the German-born film star who honed her skills in France as its latest ambassador. Kruger will be helping the company to celebrate its ‘tricentenaire’ via a host of high-profile campaigns and promotions, the most important of which, the Martell France 300 aims to identify 300 […]

Triumphing over cravings for salt, fat with porous foods

Triumphing over cravings for salt, fat with porous foods

(Relaxnews) – Where willpower continues to fail us, science prevails in a new study that suggests tweaking porosity during food manufacturing could mean the end of infamous cravings for salt and fat. Manipulating the number and size of pores during the processing could enable manufacturers to use less salt and consumers to enjoy it that […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Filipino-owned pizza salon at The Plaza Food Hall

Filipino-owned pizza salon at The Plaza Food Hall

NEW YORK – There’s thin crust pizza; and there’s paper thin crust pizza. That’s Pizza Rollio – a delicate crisp layered with a delightful blend of cheese, herbs and fresh toppings, best enjoyed in one bite, rolled up with fresh arugula, alfalfa and sauces. The artisanal pizza created by mother Mariko Jacinto, son Deki Tajonera, […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Columnists, Food & Dining, Home Food, Jannelle So, News ·
After 2,000 years, Easter lamb falling off the menu in Italy?

After 2,000 years, Easter lamb falling off the menu in Italy?

(Rome-AFP) – What could be more redolent of Easter than a sizzling piece of suckling lamb studded with slivers of garlic, crowned with sprigs of rosemary and roasted to a deep, golden hue? It is one of the jewels in the crown of Italian gastronomy, an Easter treat born of nearly 2,000 years of culinary […]

04.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Easter, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Luxury Easter collections include $1,000 chocolate pirate tableau and surfing eggs

Luxury Easter collections include $1,000 chocolate pirate tableau and surfing eggs

(Relaxnews) – Call it springtime folly. Or chocolate-flavored whimsy. But when the annual miracle known as spring arrives, chocolatiers take a collectively light-hearted and playful approach to their Easter creations. This year, that means pirate-themed tableaux, Kerala-inspired colors and patterns and surfboarding eggs. Easter enthusiasts looking for their Sunday brunch showpiece may want to turn […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Easter, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Certain foods linked to eye health

Certain foods linked to eye health

(Relaxnews) – Anyone concerned with maintaining healthy eye function may want to add more broccoli, sardines and blueberries to their diet, according to the recommendations from an expert at Loyola University Chicago. Several nutrients are essential to eye health, and some may even help to improve eyesight and prevent problems such as cataracts and macular […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Study suggests Mediterranean diet could be eco-friendly

Study suggests Mediterranean diet could be eco-friendly

(Relaxnews) – Everyone talks about the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, and as sustainability becomes more and more of a concern, a new study delved into the carbon footprint of the Med diet and found it relatively low. In the study, the Spanish research team analyzed the carbon footprints of daily menus based on […]

27.03.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Outrageous chocolate Easter bunny costs $49,000 thanks to diamond eyes

Outrageous chocolate Easter bunny costs $49,000 thanks to diamond eyes

(Relaxnews) – It took a master chocolatier, cocoa from Tanzania and two solitaire diamonds to create what’s being billed as the world’s most extravagant chocolate Easter bunny, worth $49,000 — or, the price of a high-end car. The specs are impressive: The bunny statuette measures 38 cm (about a foot tall) and weighs in at […]

25.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Easter, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
Pop-up for piglets coming to London

Pop-up for piglets coming to London

(Relaxnews) – Don’t be fooled by the name of London’s latest, animal-themed pop-up event. For there will be no bacon at the ‘Pignic.’ Nay, because at the pop-up event in May, the guests of honor will be the piglets themselves, tiny micro pigs that have become all the rage among pet owners who mistakenly believe […]

24.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Offbeat ·
New diet could considerably reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s

New diet could considerably reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s

(Relaxnews) – Researchers at Rush University in Chicago have developed the MIND diet, which their recent study suggests could significantly reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The study is published in the latest issue of Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. Professor Martha Clare Morris and her colleagues combined elements of the Mediterranean diet […]

24.03.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Chocolate or fruit-filled, the éclair emerges as a global food trend

Chocolate or fruit-filled, the éclair emerges as a global food trend

(Relaxnews) – Through March 22, pastry shops all over France are celebrating “La Quinzaine de l’éclair,” a fortnight in honor of the elongated custard-filled dessert. Participating chefs will serve three special éclairs in their shops: hazelnut praline, chocolate cherry and caramel apple. But France isn’t the only place where the éclair is in the limelight […]

23.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Vitamin D recommendations were miscalculated: study

Vitamin D recommendations were miscalculated: study

(Relaxnews) – We need far more vitamin D than previously thought, according to two teams of researchers from Canada and the US. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D is ten times lower than what we actually need, say two teams of researchers who have challenged the US’s National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and […]

19.03.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
How to do your part in saving the ocean

How to do your part in saving the ocean

(Relaxnews) – A group of 20 top chefs from around the world including Grant Achatz, Ferran Adria, Daniel Humm and Massimo Bottura have lent their star power to a global initiative that aims to save the oceans and boost food security. Oceana’s ‘Save the Oceans: Feed the Planet’ campaign launched officially out of San Sebastian […]

17.03.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
The powdered sugar on Dunkin’ donuts a little less unhealthy now

The powdered sugar on Dunkin’ donuts a little less unhealthy now

(Relaxnews) – Dunkin’ Donuts has announced plans to remove a whitening agent used in the powdered sugar that coats their donuts following pressure from a consumer group that claims the substance poses a health threat. At issue: titanium dioxide nanomaterials produced through nanotechnology, a new food industry application that manipulates matter at the molecular level […]

10.03.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Feast-and-famine diet shows promise for longevity: study

Feast-and-famine diet shows promise for longevity: study

(Relaxnews) – High intensity interval training has hit the dinner table. Fasting has been demonstrated to have health benefits, yet since it’s not possible to fast indefinitely, researchers suggest doing so intermittently for a long and healthy life. “We found that intermittent fasting caused a slight increase to SIRT 3, a well-known gene that promotes […]

09.03.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Sweet cravings will make sugar curbs hard: experts

Sweet cravings will make sugar curbs hard: experts

(Paris-AFP) – UN recommendations to curb sugar intake may face an uphill battle for acceptance, experts say — confronted by an ingrained human yearning for sweetness. Sugar is laden with energy, which we are genetically geared to want — a craving the food industry has cultivated to keep consumers coming back for more, they point […]

08.03.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Burger hot on the heels of the ham baguette in France

Burger hot on the heels of the ham baguette in France

(Paris-AFP) – It’s enough to make any self-respecting French gourmet spit out his lunch with disgust: a new report published Thursday showed the French are chomping nearly as many burgers as their cherished ham baguette. The “jambon beurre” (ham and butter), a staple of the French diet for centuries, is fast losing ground in the […]

07.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
What’s behind the New Nordic Diet

What’s behind the New Nordic Diet

(Relaxnews) – Everyone’s talking about the Nordic Diet, but what’s the part about it being new? We’ve got the lowdown on that and what the diet entails to help you stay healthy or lose weight — whatever your goals may be. A dynamic combination of gourmet and science, the New Nordic Diet was developed at the University […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
To manage diabetes, eat breakfast like an athlete, dinner like a sloth, study suggests

To manage diabetes, eat breakfast like an athlete, dinner like a sloth, study suggests

(Relaxnews) – Type 2 diabetes patients should eat a high-energy breakfast and a low-energy dinner for optimal control over their blood sugar, according to researchers hailing from Sweden and Israel who conducted a small-scale study. In the new study, published in the journal Diabetologia, they worked with eight men and 10 women who have lived […]

26.02.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Breakfast-skipping teens should get back on track: study

Breakfast-skipping teens should get back on track: study

(Relaxnews) – Skipping breakfast could change how your body manages its glucose levels and could one day possibly contribute to the onset of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from the University of Missouri. “These findings may indicate an increased inability among habitual breakfast skippers to metabolize a large quantity of protein,” says […]

26.02.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Dinner at your door: UberEATS to hit Barcelona

Dinner at your door: UberEATS to hit Barcelona

(Relaxnews) – Uber has announced the launch of its first international meal delivery service in Barcelona. The service, called UberEATs, will deliver plates from the best local restaurants in Barcelona to your door. Ordering is easy, just open the regular Uber app and tap the UberEATs icon. UberEATs is in service in Los Angeles under […]

After Google Glass, Apple Watch, Japan offers wearable tomatoes

After Google Glass, Apple Watch, Japan offers wearable tomatoes

(Tokyo-AFP) – As the world’s electronic companies scramble to set the agenda for wearable devices, one Japanese vegetable juice maker went one better Thursday — unveiling a wearable tomato machine. The “Tomatan” is a backpack that can be loaded with six mid-sized tomatoes, enough, say the makers, to power runners through this weekend’s Tokyo Marathon. […]

Sweet science: Standards set for Turkish baklava

Sweet science: Standards set for Turkish baklava

(Istanbul-AFP) – Turkey has for the first time introduced a set of criteria for baklava, the sweet pastry made in the country’s southeast and known across the world, the standards watchdog said Thursday. The move is aimed at standardising the production of the trademark dessert, which is often manufactured with counterfeit ingredients to cut costs, […]

20.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Food and wine pairings for the Chinese New Year table

Food and wine pairings for the Chinese New Year table

(Relaxnews) – In honor of the Chinese New Year this Thursday, February 19, foodies around the world are planning Asian-themed dinner party menus for the weekend. But what is the best type of wine to serve with Peking duck, spring rolls or steamed dumplings? Finding the perfect wines to serve with Asian cuisine is often […]

‘So Goes’

‘So Goes’

I love to travel. Who doesn’t? Whether it’s domestic, international, or even just local, exploring and discovering new places and things is an experience that definitely enriches one’s life. I have been blessed to have been given the chance to travel and sometimes, even to wander to different countries and cities all over the world; […]

18.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Jannelle So ·
Physics of food shows secrets of popcorn

Physics of food shows secrets of popcorn

(Paris-AFP) – To most people, it may be just a fun food to munch while watching a movie. But to a couple of French investigators, popcorn is a biomechanical enigma waiting to be explained. In an unusual study published on Wednesday, engineers Emmanuel Virot and Alexandre Ponomarenko carried out experiments into what makes popcorn, well, […]

13.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Purple, ‘shimmery’ liqueur created specifically for Millennial drinkers

Purple, ‘shimmery’ liqueur created specifically for Millennial drinkers

(Relaxnews) – In order to seduce the coveted Millennial drinker, a new liqueur has taken trendy Moscato, sweetened it with fruit flavors, and added some edible shimmer for added sparkle. California winemaker E & J Gallo has launched Viniq Original, created specifically to cater to the young Millennial demographic. First tested in nightspots in markets like […]

11.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
First Lady of food Michelle Obama graces cover of ‘Cooking Light’ magazine

First Lady of food Michelle Obama graces cover of ‘Cooking Light’ magazine

(Relaxnews) – Dinner at the White House starts at around 6:30 pm. And while the dining table may be bigger and someone else is doing the cooking, First Lady Michelle Obama says their family tradition remains largely unchanged. These are among the tidbits from an interview in the forthcoming issue of Cooking Light entitled “Family […]

Going organic really does reduce pesticide exposure: study

Going organic really does reduce pesticide exposure: study

(Relaxnews) – A recent study at Boise State University in Idaho says that when it comes to pesticide exposure, organic foods live up to the health hype that’s been surrounding them for decades. In their study, which was published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, the research team worked with dietary data from 4,500 people from six […]

06.02.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
‘New York Pinoy Eats’

‘New York Pinoy Eats’

New York – There’s a saying that goes, ‘You can take the Filipinos out the Philippines; but never the Philippines out of the Filipinos.’ And I guess that’s why even in the freezing cold, 8,593 miles from the Philippines, Pinoys in the Big Apple still love their dinuguan, sisig, kare-kare, adobo, and pan de sal. […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home Food, Offbeat ·
Starbucks to play matchmaker this Valentine’s Day

Starbucks to play matchmaker this Valentine’s Day

(Relaxnews) – In advance of Valentine’s Day, Starbucks has partnered with online dating site Match.com to facilitate coffee dates among members. Likewise, the coffee chain is organizing what it’s calling the World’s Largest Starbucks Date on February 13 in markets around the world that will involve special $5 menu pairings such as a mocha drink […]

Curtis Stone restaurant and bao bun eatery among best new restaurants 2015

Curtis Stone restaurant and bao bun eatery among best new restaurants 2015

(Relaxnews) – Editors at Travel + Leisure magazine have compiled a list of the most exciting new restaurants around the world for 2015, chosen for being based in what the magazine calls 11 of the most compelling food capitals of the world. They’re “neo-traditionalists, upstart iconoclasts, and ingredient obsessives” that are setting new culinary standards, […]

US is top wine consuming country by volume, Italy leads per capita

US is top wine consuming country by volume, Italy leads per capita

(Relaxnews) – New figures have been released on global wine consumption habits around the world, revealing that the US is the biggest market in terms of total volume, while Italians drink the most vino per person. In the 13th annual International Wine and Spirits Research report, commissioned by wine trade show Vinexpo, analysts found that […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Recipes created by IBM supercomputer to hit book shelves in spring

Recipes created by IBM supercomputer to hit book shelves in spring

(Relaxnews) – A new cookbook featuring computer-generated recipes like Creole shrimp-lamb dumplings and hoof-and-honey ale hits bookshelves this spring in the aim of showing that computers can be used as a source of culinary creativity. You may remember Chef Watson from last year, when the AI chef debuted at music festival SXSW last year as […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden, News, Online, Science & Technology ·
Study gives pregnant women the green light to eat fish

Study gives pregnant women the green light to eat fish

(Relaxnews) – Eating fish during pregnancy could be beneficial after all, say researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center who voyaged to the Seychelles to study the benefits of nutrients found in fish and the risk associated with mercury exposure. Over three decades, more than 1,500 mothers and their children were observed, with results […]

22.01.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Restaurant creates Kimye-inspired Valentine’s Day menu

Restaurant creates Kimye-inspired Valentine’s Day menu

(Relaxnews) – Aspiring Kimye couples take note: A Brooklyn restaurant has created a special Valentine’s Day menu inspired by the power couple. The menu at Brucie is described as L.A. meets Paris: sexy, brooding, wet and wild. And as expected, the prix fixe, five-course menu is peppered liberally with the letter ‘K.’ Diners have the option of […]

Citrus caviar: France discovers Australia’s exotic condiment

Citrus caviar: France discovers Australia’s exotic condiment

(Paris-AFP) – French wholesaler Alain Cohen is the gastronomic equivalent of a gold digger, constantly on the lookout for new culinary treasures. When he makes what he thinks is a major find he presents it to French celebrity chef Alain Ducasse — usually to discover Ducasse got there first. With one exception. “The only time […]

19.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Mobile devices play important role in weight loss: study

Mobile devices play important role in weight loss: study

(Relaxnews) – Evidence abounds that the support provided by mobile devices can help dieters lose more weight than they would otherwise, according to researchers at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Apps that provide health advice and reminders to eat well were among the features the researchers say might just really […]

Look for vanilla-flavored cheddar and turmeric-infused ginger ale in 2015

Look for vanilla-flavored cheddar and turmeric-infused ginger ale in 2015

(Relaxnews) – In 2015, turmeric, vanilla bean and cruciferous vegetables — think cauliflower and broccoli — will get their turn in the food spotlight, some in surprising and unexpected ways. That’s according to the food trendspotters at the 40th edition of the Winter Fancy Food Show, which took place in San Francisco recently. The trade […]

17.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Airlines tapping chefs from luxury hotels to rewrite in-flight menus

Airlines tapping chefs from luxury hotels to rewrite in-flight menus

(Relaxnews) – Hong Kong’s flagship carrier Cathay Pacific has teamed up with the Mandarin Oriental to create a series of monthly pop-up menus, the latest airline to tap top chefs from luxury hotel chains to rewrite their in-flight dining programs. Passengers flying first class will tuck into dishes prepared by celebrity chefs from across the […]

15.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Pizza Hut and Coors jump on gluten-free trend

Pizza Hut and Coors jump on gluten-free trend

(Relaxnews) – In a sign that the gluten-free food movement is far from over, Pizza Hut and Coors have launched gluten-free versions of their products this week. For Pizza Hut, the move comes a few years after rival Domino’s launched gluten-free crusts in 2012. The 10-inch cheese and pepperoni pizzas will be available at select […]

14.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Bocuse d’Or to evaluate chefs’ green credentials for the first time

Bocuse d’Or to evaluate chefs’ green credentials for the first time

(Relaxnews) – In its 15th edition, the prestigious culinary competition will present chefs with a new challenge, reflecting the eco-friendly direction their profession is taking. Candidates for the coveted Bocuse d’Or will be evaluated according to how well they limit waste during the competition in Lyon, France on January 27 and 28. It’s the world’s […]

13.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Scotland to build country’s first sake brewery for Japanese consumers

Scotland to build country’s first sake brewery for Japanese consumers

(Relaxnews) – After a Japanese whiskymaker did the unthinkable and unseated Scotland to take the title of best whisky in the world last year, Scotland, in turn, has announced plans to open the country’s first sake brewery. Scottish beer maker Arran Brewery has been given the green light to build a sake bottling facility, beer […]

13.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Asia’s best female chef Vicky Lau tells ‘edible stories’

Asia’s best female chef Vicky Lau tells ‘edible stories’

(Relaxnews) – Hong Kong chef Vicky Lau has been named the best female chef in Asia for creating a menu of ‘edible stories’ at her French-Asian restaurant. Lauded for her imagination and artistry, Lau has taken the title of Veuve Clicquot Asia’s Best Female Chef 2015 for her cuisine at the Michelin-starred Tate Dining Room and […]

12.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Home Food, Online, Videos ·
Blueberries everyday could keep high blood pressure at bay

Blueberries everyday could keep high blood pressure at bay

(Relaxnews) – Eating blueberries on a daily basis could lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure in just eight weeks, according to researchers at Florida State University. “To our knowledge, this is the first study to evaluate the effects of blueberries on arterial function as was done in this study, as well as in this […]

10.01.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Dunkin’ Donuts announces major expansion plans in China to rival Starbucks

Dunkin’ Donuts announces major expansion plans in China to rival Starbucks

(Relaxnews) – A coffee war is set to be staged across China over the next few decades, as Dunkin’ Donuts gets ready to open 1,400 restaurants in the hopes of wooing a notoriously tea-loving country to drink their more affordable cup of joe. Over the next 20 years, the coffee and baked goods chain said […]

10.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Regular consumption of avocados could help control cholesterol: study

Regular consumption of avocados could help control cholesterol: study

(Relaxnews) – Eating one avocado per day as part of a moderate-fat diet can improve cholesterol levels, according to researchers from the American Heart Association who worked with overweight and obese individuals in a small-scale study. The research team set out to see what would happen if saturated fatty acids from the typical American diet […]

09.01.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Foie gras back on menu in California

Foie gras back on menu in California

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Californians will be able to legally eat foie gras again after a judge Wednesday overturned a ban on sales of the delicacy, outlawed in the US state for the past 18 months. One restaurateur who has fought the ban said he would begin serving foie gras again immediately. “It will be back […]

08.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Men eat local, women will explore: study

Men eat local, women will explore: study

(Relaxnews) – The eating habits of a group of Canadian men reflect what’s available and healthy in their residential neighborhood, however, those of the women do not, say researchers at the University of Montreal. “We found that, for men only, intake of fruit and vegetables was positively associated with the proportion of healthy food outlets […]

07.01.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
‘Kalettes’ and ‘broccoflower’ to hit produce aisles in 2015: report

‘Kalettes’ and ‘broccoflower’ to hit produce aisles in 2015: report

(Relaxnews) – In 2015, look out for hybrid vegetables like kalettes — a mash-up of brussels sprouts and kale — Mexican cuisine, and ethnic breakfast offerings to trend in restaurants and kitchens, predicts another report from food diviners. According to market research group thefoodpeople.co.uk, the produce aisle in grocery stores will feature more hybrid vegetables […]

02.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
5 allies for post-holiday detoxing

5 allies for post-holiday detoxing

(Relaxnews) – After the holidays — with their traditional onslaught of stuffing, gravy, and mountains of chocolate — our bodies are begging for a detox session. When it comes to shedding water weight and eliminating toxins, we rely on the liver and other organs, and there are several ways to give them a boost. Here […]

02.01.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Norway says farmed salmon safe and urges public to eat more

Norway says farmed salmon safe and urges public to eat more

(OSLO-AFP) – Farmed Norwegian salmon — repeatedly criticised for its supposed effects on health — can be safely eaten even by pregnant women, a new report by experts said Monday. A fixture of Christmas and New Year celebrations in Europe, farmed salmon has become more and more controversial, with a French TV programme last year […]

21.12.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Top 100 restaurants in US dominated by American cuisine

Top 100 restaurants in US dominated by American cuisine

(Relaxnews) – Though the foodie elite may prefer restaurants where foods are centrifuged, foamed and spherified, according to the latest restaurant ranking from user-generated online booking site OpenTable, the Everyman diner prefers a good old-fashioned steak. Because topping the site’s 2014 Diners’ Choice Awards is not a fancy, exclusive Michelin-starred restaurant in New York or […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Spice pen makes edible art a piece of cake

Spice pen makes edible art a piece of cake

(Relaxnews) – Trained baristas may have the edge when it comes to latte art, but a new tool lets the rest of us create edible drawings that are just as impressive. The Cinnibird, a pen that makes it easy to decorate food with ground spices, will soon be launched following successful crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter […]

14.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Crowdfunded salad and ‘babygate’: a look back at some of the big food stories of 2014

Crowdfunded salad and ‘babygate’: a look back at some of the big food stories of 2014

(Relaxnews) – Potato salad. And crying babies. In 2014, some of the big food stories rallied thousands of strangers behind a simple project — to make good potato salad — and sparked heated debate about bringing kids to fine dining restaurants. As the year draws to a close, here’s a selection of some of the […]

14.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Diners thankful for menu calorie counts: survey

Diners thankful for menu calorie counts: survey

(Relaxnews) – A new ruling by the US FDA that requires chain restaurants and vending machines to reveal the nutritional content of their proposed meals and snacks is having a positive effect on diners’ choices, according to a new survey by WebMD. Nearly 75 percent of respondents who’d seen the calorie counts say it’s helpful […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Potato extract stabilizes weight despite calorie-laden diet: study

Potato extract stabilizes weight despite calorie-laden diet: study

(Relaxnews) – In a study so surprising that the research team repeated their experiment, a simple potato extract put a cap on weight gain even when the laboratory mice were allowed a diet high in fat and refined carbohydrates. Mice were fed what was reportedly an obesity-inducing diet for 10 weeks, soon gaining more than […]

11.12.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Three-year-old slice of royal wedding cake sells for $6,000

Three-year-old slice of royal wedding cake sells for $6,000

(Relaxnews) – An entrepreneur in Silicon Valley has ponied up $6,000 for a slice of three-year-old wedding cake served at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Gee Chuang placed the winning bid for the slice of fruitcake at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills. The cake is presented in a special collector’s tin, […]

British wine experts create wine and insect pairing guide

British wine experts create wine and insect pairing guide

(Relaxnews) – Given that tarantulas have a slightly ‘fishy’ flavor, the best wine pairing is a full-bodied Chardonnay. A crisp Clare Valley Viognier, meanwhile, provides just the right combination of fruit and richness for the nutty taste of mealworms. These are among the suggestions from British wine merchant Laithwaite’s Wine, which has created a guide […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Pizza Hut Australia debuts Doritos-crust pizza

Pizza Hut Australia debuts Doritos-crust pizza

(Relaxnews) – After taco shells, chicken wings, and even soft drinks, operation Dorito-fication —  in which foods are being injected, infused and encrusted with Doritos nacho chips — has spread to Australia, where Pizza Hut launched the Doritos Crunchy Crust Pizza. It’s the latest application of Doritos corn chips: Pizza Hut’s signature mozzarella-stuffed crust is […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Abu Dhabi mall opens world’s largest roller coaster-inspired restaurant

Abu Dhabi mall opens world’s largest roller coaster-inspired restaurant

(Relaxnews) – The world’s largest roller coaster-inspired restaurant has opened in Abu Dhabi’s biggest shopping center, where patrons watch their food zip along a network of roller coaster tracks that wind throughout the restaurant and around diners before arriving table-side. Rogo’s Roller Coaster Restaurant opened recently at the Yas Mall on Yas Island in Abu […]

Pizza Hut’s new ‘Subconscious Menu’ reads our minds to place pizza order

Pizza Hut’s new ‘Subconscious Menu’ reads our minds to place pizza order

(Relaxnews) – Pizza Hut in the UK is bringing new meaning to the expression “we eat with our eyes” after using the latest in eye-tracking technology to create the world’s first ‘subconscious menu.’ Set to roll out across all refurbished restaurants in the UK, Pizza Hut’s Subconscious Menu is designed to intuitively recognize what the […]

01.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Food Videos, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Belgians band together in bid to win UNESCO status for their fries

Belgians band together in bid to win UNESCO status for their fries

(Relaxnews) – French and German-speakers in Belgium have lent their support behind a Flemish initiative to rally their fellow countrymen and sign a petition that would give one of their signature dishes, fries, UNESCO world heritage status — and, perhaps, give the country ownership of the world’s favorite spud dish. In advance of Fry Week, […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Say cheese! Wikipedia appeals for cash to snap French fromage

Say cheese! Wikipedia appeals for cash to snap French fromage

(PARIS-AFP) – Wikipedia on Wednesday launched a fundraising initiative — dubbed WikiCheese — to photograph France’s bewildering varieties of cheese and put them online to help readers tell their Black Brie from their Tymsboro. The French branch of the online encyclopedia hopes to pull in 5,000 euros ($6,200) through crowdfunding over the next month to […]

27.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Coca-Cola to launch premium milk nationwide in the US

Coca-Cola to launch premium milk nationwide in the US

(Relaxnews) – Coca-Cola is turning its hand to dairy with the launch of a lactose-free, protein-rich milk product, the company has revealed. “Fairlife Purley Nutritious“, a high protein, low sugar milk, will launch across the US in late December, the brand revealed at last week’s Morgan Stanley Global Consumer Conference. “It’s basically the premiumisation of milk,” […]

25.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Americans urged to stop wasting food

Americans urged to stop wasting food

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – In the run-up to Thanksgiving, a holiday to celebrate bountiful harvests, Americans are being urged to stop wasting food so much. Some 34 million pounds (15.4 million kilograms) of food is thrown away in the United States every year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Friday. That represents 21 percent of all food […]

Carbs more harmful than saturated fats: study

Carbs more harmful than saturated fats: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Long-derided saturated fats — associated with an array of health problems such as heart disease — caught a break Friday when research revealed their intake could be doubled or even nearly tripled without driving up their level in a person’s blood. Carbohydrates, meanwhile, are associated with heightened levels of a fatty acid linked […]

24.11.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
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