Food

Cauliflower, onion and chickpeas make a tasty side dish

The produce aisle is a healthy budget cook’s best place to start a supermarket shopping trip. By loading up the cart with bulky, nutrient-filled produce, you’ll visually make the cart smaller, and you’ll spend be less likely to fill up the cart with (less healthy) impulse buys from the more processed middle aisles. Plus, if …

Jimmy Buffett launches Margaritaville retirement village

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –You can’t get any more laid back than retirement. So perhaps it’s fitting that the king of laid-back music, Jimmy Buffett, is lending his vibe to a retirement community. Latitude Margaritaville –nnamed after Buffett’s best-known song, “Margaritaville –will open its first community in Daytona Beach for “those looking to live the Margaritaville …

Sushi in Pyongyang: Japanese chef opens rare restaurant

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of—Sushi in Pyongyang? At a restaurant run by a Japanese sushi chef famous for working for North Korea’s late leader Kim Jong Il? Kenji Fujimoto has opened his sushi restaurant in the North Korean capital, according to Canadian Michael Spavor, a consultant with a long record of working in the …

This light Red Wine Granita is a perfect cold dessert

It may be cold where you are, but down in Miami, things are getting hot, hot, hot in preparation for the South Beach Food and Wine Festival. Showcasing local and celebrity chefs from around the world, the festival highlights the flavours and ingredients of the southern United States, with extra flair from Miami’s vibrant Latin …

Toronto’s Alo tops 2017 Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list

Toronto’s Alo has topped the 2017 Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list while Vancouver eatery Kissa Tanto has been named the country’s best new restaurant. Alo, which launched in 2015 with fine-dining tasting menus, made the jump from the seventh spot on last year’s list. It’s the second time in recent months that chef Joel Watanabe’s …

1 scoop or 2? Raw cookie dough is latest NYC food fad

NEW YORK –Raw cookie dough is New York City’s latest unlikely food fad. People who would rather lick the spoon than eat a baked cookie are waiting in long lines outside a month-old New York City shop that sells scoops of dough in a cup or a cone like ice cream. Kristen Tomlan is the …

PTT Philippines opens franchise for Café Amazon

MANILA –PTT Philippines, a subsidiary of Thailand’s largest gas and energy company PTT Public Company Limited, has opened the local franchising for its coffee shop chain Café Amazon after getting the nod from its parent company. PTT Philippines President and Chief Executive Officer Sukanya Seriyothin said with the master franchise authority from PTT Thailand, they …

PHL culinary talents give taste of best dishes ahead of Madrid Fusion Manila

MANILA –Some of the best Filipino chefs, restaurateurs, and local farm owners gave media a taste of Filipino cuisines and ingredients over the weekend, ahead of the third edition of Madrid Fusion Manila (MFM). Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo said the agency is just “warming up” as it whets the appetite of …

For the Oscars, try a champagne cocktail that’s dressed up

Whether you are a film fanatic or just in it for the gowns, awards season is a no-brainer excuse for a theme party. Hollywood glitz and glamour offers the perfect opportunity to pull out your fancy Champagne flutes and costume jewelry for an affair to remember. Maybe you’re partial to a menu of bad film-food …

DOT prepares Madrid Fusion Manila’s ‘third helping’

MANILA—For the third year in a row, the Department of Tourism (DOT) will be bringing the biggest culinary event in the world, Madrid Fusion, back to Manila. Madrid Fusion Manila (MFM), which is slated on April 6 to 8 at the SMX Convention Center, will again feature the world’s biggest local and foreign culinary practitioners …

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