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You’re drinking your beer too cold, and here’s why

May 14, 2015 3:02 pm - Posted by Jody in Eat

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I have a drinking problem, and it makes me order two beers at a time in bars and restaurants. My problem is this: We drink our beer too cold, America. Beer typically flows from taps and your fridge at a frigid 38 degrees, an ideal temperature for the mass-produced brews designed to be refreshingly easy to… read more

Entre Nous – Eat like an Egyptian

May 12, 2015 2:56 pm - Posted by Jody in Eat

Hamam mahshi Kebda Iskandarani Moloukhiya Rozz me’ammar Koshari Ta’meyya Foul medammes Rokak Feseekh Keshk When it comes to food, Egyptians know their way around. And though we always make fun of how fattening our traditional cuisine is, not all our classic dishes are unhealthy. In fact, some are actually brilliant for digestion and overall health. Egypt’s… read more

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7 Best Latin American Dishes To Cure A Hangover

May 7, 2015 2:51 pm - Posted by Jody in Eat

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If we look on the bright side, hangovers can help us think twice about how much we drink, or at the very least, keep us from drinking the next few days. That is, if your go-to cure isn’t a few more beers the following day. Luckily, some cures come in delicious, spicy food form, so we… read more

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In search of the perfect pisco

May 5, 2015 2:47 pm - Posted by Jody in Eat

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Balanced on a wobbly wooden stool on a pavement in Santiago’s bohemian Bellavista district, I sip a murky pisco sour served in a plastic champagne flute. At this early hour on a Saturday morning the streets are packed with young Chileans enjoying some downtime. I think we’re in a grungy bar called Camino al Cerro on… read more

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Returning to its roots, food gets new notice in Chile

April 30, 2015 2:43 pm - Posted by Jody in Eat

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Chile is famous around the world for its wine, but until recently its food wasn’t known beyond its long borders. Now, several chefs in the South American country’s capital are revolutionizing Chilean cuisine one bite at a time. While some chefs are reawakening the ancestral dishes of the indigenous Mapuche and Rapa Nui, others are re-imagining… read more

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Cruelty-free Chianti on offer at Italy’s first vegan vineyard

April 28, 2015 2:35 pm - Posted by Jody in Eat

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There are things you associate with Tuscany’s celebrated Chianti wines – kitsch straw baskets and the flavours of cherry, plum, spice and almonds, for example. And there are some things you wouldn’t think of, including gelatin from fish-bladder membranes and other agents from bone marrow, egg albumen and crushed crustacean shells. Traditionally, in the wine-making process,… read more

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Cape Town: Blend of splendour, fine dining and rich history

April 23, 2015 2:09 pm - Posted by Jody in Eat

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South Africa is a land of stark contrasts. A mosaic of many races, cultures and peoples, it carries a rich heritage that packs powerful names like Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi, complete with a socio-political heritage that is unmatched anywhere in the world. The “Rainbow Nation” is a functional democracy whose President Jacob Zuma is under… read more

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Humble snack goes gourmet in Spain

February 6, 2015 3:31 pm - Posted by Jody in Eat
Long taken for granted as a mere bar snack, Spain’s humble tapas have graduated from the neighborhood cafe to the realm of haute cuisine. Long taken for granted as a mere bar snack, Spain’s humble tapas have graduated from the neighborhood cafe to the realm of haute cuisine. Inspired by their simplicity and versatility, top Miche-lin-starred… read more
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Green Cuisine Sweeps the Fleshpots of Paris

November 17, 2014 4:40 pm - Posted by Jody in Eat
Farewell Chateaubriand, goodbye confit de canard. As Alain Ducasse, one of the high priests of haute cuisine, announced he was taking meat off the menu at his restaurant at the Plaza Athénée hotel in Paris, vegetarians everywhere sensed victory. One more chef had seen the light. One British tabloid headline screamed, “Is this the end of… read more
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The Science of Truffles

November 14, 2014 3:13 pm - Posted by Jody in Eat
Goethe University Frankfurt Truffles, along with caviar, are among the most expensive foods in the world. Because they grow underground, people use trained dogs or pigs to find them. But the distinctive smell of truffles is not only of interest to gourmets. A group of German and French scientists under the direction of the Goethe University… read more
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