Food & Drink

(This post was originally published on Jan 30, 2018 and updated on February 22, 2019) Fried foods can be pretty darn delicious. But they’re often dripping with fatty grease, which is both a little gross and a potential health hazard, if consumed in excess. That’s where air fryers come in, as a way to “fry” food without
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In competitive markets like NYC, standout dining concepts draw locals and out-of-town guests alikeCredit: Park South Hotel New York City is a notoriously tough market for restaurateurs, with ever-present competition for diner dollars and rising rents leading many to open stalls in food halls (where startup costs are significantly lower) or hop on the fast-casual
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin A 500-sq. ft. suite inside the former Versace Mansion on Miami Beach is now home to the first Sushi by Bou outside of New York CitySushi by Bou This February, Sushi by Bou, the experiential omakase by David Bouhadana held inside secret hotel rooms, opened its first location outside
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When the 2019 Michelin Guide Switzerland launched earlier this month, Franck Giovannini, 44, who now helms the iconic Hôtel De Ville In Crissier near Lausanne, was thrilled to see the restaurant retain its three stars.“Even though I have been cooking in this kitchen for 24 years,” he said, “Until recently, I was always working for
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Botin is famous for its suckling pig roasted in an ancient tiled oven.Gerry Dawes The new, innovative restaurants of Madrid that I wrote about last week are wonderful enticements at the high-end of this splendid city. Still, the traditional tabernas, tapas bars and restaurantes that you find on every corner and tucked away in markets
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People tasting white wine during a masterclass.Getty The British trade in German, Portuguese and French wines spans almost three-quarters of a millennium and has been either the source of or the beneficiary of such important things like viticultural demarcation rules, allowed grape varieties, and so on. The rules have gone a long way toward establishing what to expect from
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Food tastes are changing.Getty In 1950, the average home kitchen held 10 spices, seasonings and extracts. Today that number is over 40. 83% of Americans say they are eating more at home and going to restaurants less. The perimeter area of major supermarkets, where the fresh products are sold, is growing at twice the rate
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Havana Club premium rum expressionsPhoto, courtesy Havana Club For American tourists visiting Cuba, bringing home an authentic bottle of Cuban rum has become a rite of passage. Current US customs rules limit returning Americans to two liters of alcoholic spirits. Cuban rum bottles are filled to 700 ml, so the two-liter limit covers just slightly
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Ben and Jake Fetzer’s Masút wine shows California Pinot Noir at its best.Masut The February blahs—cold weather, no football or baseball, TV reruns, movies dumped by Hollywood—are a very good reason to drink red wines that I haven’t tasted in a while in order to assess or re-think my ideas about them. Here are some
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Tofurky has remained family owned for nearly four decades.Photo: Tofurky Plant-based startups have become stars in recent years, winning investors and getting acquired by bigger food companies that are catching on to the growing consumer demand for alternatives to traditional meat. In contrast, family owned Tofurky has remained independent since 1980, when unemployed naturalist Seth
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A display of Havana Club 7 YO at a Cuban government store in HavanaPhoto, J Micallef The is the first of a two-part series on Cuban rum. Part I explores the world of Cuban rum, while Part II provides tasting notes and recommendations on what rums to buy when visiting Cuba. Cuba is proving to
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