October 30, 2014

Mexican Chef Enrique OLVERA’s Rhapsodic Ode to Mole

The chef Enrique Olvera, whose New York restaurant Cosme opens Oct. 28, serves his celebrated mole alone, accompanied only by tortillas.
The Mexican chef has been widely hailed as one of the most innovative kitchen practitioners around. 
Credit Alexandre Meneghini for The New York Times

Chef Enrique Olvera, whose New York restaurant  Cosme opened Oct. 28, serves his celebrated mole accompanied only by tortillas...

October 28, 2014

Cádiz and the Costa de la Luz Guide

Over it are big skies which
- given the guaranteed 300 days of sun a year
are almost always blue and bright 
- hence the name given to this stretch of the Atlantic coast -
 Costa de la Luz 
- coast of light -.

October 26, 2014

Pillow CHEESECAKE with Salted Butter Caramel Sauce

Another delicious Cheesecake

"It has to be fluffy...
can't be dense or a block..."

"yeah...Pillow Soft..."

"gotta have some chocolate, somewhere..."

" and a hint of citrus..."

"pass me another salted caramel - brought back from Normandy -..."

October 23, 2014

36 Hours in FLORENCE - Italy -

 The Tuscan capital appears to be flourishing.
Once-neglected landmarks have been repurposed.  
The historic Mercato Centrale - market hall - unveiled a new floor with the region’s top food artisans,
 a new opera house began hosting regular performances...

October 22, 2014

Alessandro PORCELLI Takes COOK IT RAW to Mexico

Porcelli in his rented Spanish colonial home in Mérida 
Photography by Mark Mahaney for WSJ. Magazine

Alessandro Porcelli founded Cook It Raw  to test the skills and mettle of the world’s best chefs.
Now he’s taken the program to Mexico...
 and once again changed all the rules...

October 21, 2014

Gaston ACURIO - The Man Behind Peru’s Culinary Ascent

Chef Gastón Acurio  
 built an empire with 44 restaurants in 13 countries on
Ceviche, Guinea Pig
ethnic influences...

A Saddle-Up Safari in KENYA

 At the remote reserve, deep in eastern Kenya’s Chyulu Hills, 
you’ll find the biggest of the big five—elephants. Dana Allen

Opt to explore the Chyulu Hills 

on horseback...

October 05, 2014

CHEESECAKE - New York-Style -

New York-Style Cheesecake
It's a legend!

Martha Stewart recipe 
for a

New York - Style

November 23, 2012


Depuis un an, la street food a pris possession de la capitale avec une dizaine de camions... 

Le Camion qui fume de Kristin Frederick
Le Camion qui fume de Kristin Frederick

PARIS - Flora MIKULA Opens at La Bastille

L’Auberge Flora vient d’ouvrir boulevard Richard-Lenoir, à Paris...

My Hidden PRAGUE

After living in the city for 12 years, discovering the secret corners that guidebooks can miss....

November 22, 2012

INDIA - Six Great Hidden GEMS by TRAIN

Diu, Gujarat, India
Tribal women carrying firewood to the markets of Diu.
 Photograph: imagebroker/Alamy

Monisha Rajesh... spent four months travelling the country's railways...  six great places to visit by train...

New Cookbook - Fête Accompli | 4-HOUR Feasting

Faux quail eggs created by ChefSteps.

Chefs and food folk celebrate the publication of efficiency expert Timothy Ferris's new book "The 4-Hour Chef."...

The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life

COFFEE - Single Cups - Making a Better Cup at Home

Froths Real Milk -
 The Keurig Rivo ...brews espresso,
 and a built-in frother uses fresh milk
 to make foam for a cappuccino or latte.

More U.S. Homes Adopt Single-Cup Machines as Coffee Culture Goes Self-Serve...

Stovetop Espresso
 This method, popular with some coffee connoisseurs 
and common in Italian households, 
produces especially strong coffee.

BOOKS - Gift Guide 2012 - BIOGRAPHIES

Carl Rollyson recommends biographies for the holiday season, including Robert Caro's "The Passage of Power."...

November 21, 2012

Christmas BEAUTY Gift Guide 2012 - 30 Gifts -

Limited editions and festive-themed packaging - see our guide to the best  gifts  for beauty fans...

Chubby Sticks from CLINIQUE

Hike Above HONG KONG's Skyscrapers

TREK AND TREAT | An inlet of the High Island Reservoir

Break away from the city's crowds and explore the MacLehose Trail's 62 miles of boulders, beaches and brushes with macaques...



Momofuku Shoto - Yes, it’s the best restaurant in Toronto. Here’s why...

Shoto tasting bar at Toronto's Momofuku restaurant. (Moe Doiron /The Globe and Mail)

Why SEAWEED Is the Natural Choice

The granting of England's first licence to sell seaweed is most welcome. This delicious  substance is highly nutritious...

November 20, 2012

Men's Fashion - MASTERING the MISMATCH

STREET WISE | A dapper gentleman photographed during men's fashion shows in Milan and Florence

Get ready to add 'spezzato'  -the art of contrasting jackets and trousers — to your sartorial dictionary...

A Jumbotrek in ETHIOPIA

Trekkers on the escarpment rim above Chenek camp
in the Simien Mountains National Park

Journey across the Simiens... one of the world's most elevated and isolated wonderlands...

The Simiens can be visited year-round,
 but a trip during Ethiopia's main dry season,
 running from October to February,
 is recommended.

Italian WINE With Chinese Food?

- Photos via Amaronevalpolicella -

Amarone 2007   *** Decanter
Amarone 2007 *** 

Critic’s Notebook -  Amarone - the ‘Marco Polo of wines’- pairs well with such dishes...

10 Cheap SKI Resorts

For powder snow, world-class après-ski and lodgings at a price that won't steam up your goggles... try the big resorts'  little sisters...