Alejandro Leonard

27 Added | 2 Magazines | @alexleonard925 | Keep up with Alejandro Leonard on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Alejandro Leonard”

Japan’s Version of PBR Comes to New York

Right around the time that PBR was making a trendy comeback in the US, Hoppy, a cheap, nearly nonalcoholic beer was doing the same in Japan. Now, …

Watch Michael Roux Jr.'s Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Le Gavroche in London

Here's a video from UK trade publication <i>Caterer and Hotelkeeper</i> that features chef <b>Michel Roux Jr.</b> giving a behind-the-scenes tour of the newly redesigned kitchen at London's two Michelin-starred <b>Le Gavroche</b>. The chef admits that it when it came to giving the kitchen a makeover, it was "time to bite …

A Preview of Bizarre Foods Season 6, Premiering Tonight

Attention <b>Andrew Zimmern</b> fans: the sixth season of <b>Bizarre Foods America</b> premieres tonight on the Travel Channel at 9:00 PM ET. In the (rather lengthy!) preview video below, Zimmern heads to Vancouver to suck the brains out of spot prawns, Alaska for some moose jaw marrow, Nashville for some crane …

The 6 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Cooking Salmon

<i>by Danielle Walsh</i><p>One day, when we were hanging out in the test kitchen, we realized: Salmon is actually pretty hard to cook well. While we've been a huge proponent of the slow-roasting method lately, lots of people prefer to grill, pan sear, or poach their fish. So we asked the test kitchen -- …

Seafood

Phuket At Your Door: A Tropical Thai Cocktail

<i>Ann Mah, photo by Marcus Nilson</i><p>The next best thing to lounging on a Phuket beach is throwing a Thai dinner party, redolent with the exotic flavors of Southeast Asia--that perfect balance of sweet, sour, spicy, bitter, and briny. But maybe you don't have time to cook a three-course Thai meal. Why …

Cocktails

The Exciting History and Origin of the Cocktail Umbrella

<i>Rochelle Bilow</i><p>A classic tiki cocktail is a thing of beauty: Syrupy sweet with plenty of rum and enough fruit to almost classify it as healthy. (Hey, we said almost.) But perhaps the best part of all is the presentation: a giant coconut (bonus points if it's real), a snazzy swizzle stick (if you're …

San Francisco

Visit a Farm That Wants to Change How We Think About Meat

A visit to Kinderhook Farm, meat supplier to some of NYC's best restaurants—and force for change in the meat biz. (Bonus: watch for the adorable farm dog!)<p>Drive three hours north from New York City and you'll be a world away from Diner, the landmark restaurant <b>Andrew Tarlow</b> opened in Brooklyn 16 …

Agriculture

Dallas Pizzeria Cane Rosso Bans People From Bringing in Ranch Dressing

Even after explaining exactly why his Dallas pizzeria <b>Cane Rosso</b> playfully charges <b>$1,000 for a side of ranch dressing</b>, restaurateur Jay Jerrier is still fighting off passionate ranch fans: According to signage posted today, the restaurant is now <b>outright banning</b> people from bringing in their own …

Todd English Wire

Restaurateur <b>Todd English</b> has two new, distinctly different projects on the horizon: Overseas, the chef will soon open the <b>Todd English Food Hall</b> in Manila, featuring nine distinct food stations offering everything from pizza to burgers to raw oysters. Stateside, English will lend his talent to a</b> …

After the Latest MH370 Report, How to Think About Speculation

Weeks of wall-to-wall coverage offer lessons in cable news's dealings with the unknowable.<p>Once again I am spending most of today in transit, and the doors of a (commercial) flight are about to close. So this is a placeholder note about today's announcement from the Malaysian prime minister about …

Pro-Russian groups in eastern Ukraine fight among themselves

Infighting has undermined Moscow's hopes for a Crimean-style referendum to break Donetsk away from Kiev<p>The pro-Russian protest movement in eastern Ukraine has split apart after feuding between rival factions, dealing a blow to Moscow’s hopes for a Crimean-style referendum to a breakaway from …

Russia
Airplanes

Egyptian Court Sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood Members to Death

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>An Egyptian criminal court handed down the death penalty to 529 Egyptian supporters of former …

Mudslides

January's Epidemic: 11 School Shootings in 19 Days

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>January 2014 is threatening to become the month when gun violence became a matter of routine in …

UK agrees to take up to 500 of the most traumatised Syrian refugees

Britain will not participate in 'quota' programme after government reaches compromise with UNHCR following weeks of resistance<p>The government has struck a deal with the United Nations that will allow Britain to take in hundreds of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees without having to host a …

US supplies arms to Syrian opposition as Geneva peace talks falter

Syrian regime breaks off participation in talks with opposition, accusing Washington of supporting 'terrorist groups' and lacking interest in peace process<p>The United States has supplied its first significant cache of weapons to "moderate" rebel factions in southern Syria, signalling an escalation …

College athletes' plan to unionize attacked by NCAA

Northwestern University footballers seek collective bargaining rights to negotiate with the National Collegiate Athletic Association<p>College athletes are planning to break years of tradition and form a trade union.<p>Football players at Northwestern University have filed an application with the …

Number of US nuclear 'cheats' doubles - officials

<b>The number of US airmen embroiled in a nuclear cheating scandal has doubled to several dozen, officials speaking on condition of anonymity say.</b><p>Thirty-four US Air Force officers in charge of launching nuclear missiles were suspended earlier this month.<p>They are accused of cheating in monthly …

Military

Ukraine Prime Minister Resigns as Parliament Scraps Anti-Protest Laws

KIEV, Ukraine — President Viktor Yanukovych conceded some ground to anti-government protesters on Tuesday, accepting the resignation of the country’s …

GOP's guests highlight ACA woes

House Republicans want Obamacare’s woes to take center stage at the State of the Union.<p>GOP lawmakers are bringing guests to President Barack Obama’s address Tuesday night who are negatively affected by the health care law – from consumers who’ve seen their insurance plans cancelled to business …

10 Things to Know About Travel in Southeast Asia

Lots of globetrotters and backpackers have journeyed to the fertile and culturally rich Southeast Asia. Known for its beautiful beaches, mesmerizing historical sights and a touch of adventurousness, this comparatively inexpensive travel destination baits thousands amongst thousands of people every …

Asia Travel

Where to find secluded surf on Nicaragua’s southern coast

Inhaling the salty air, your body pleasantly fatigued from a morning surf, you gawk at the breathtaking, crescent-shaped cove and slouch deeper into your hammock. For surfers, Nicaragua has it all. From powerhouse waves to more relaxing rides to secluded surf for novices, you've got an array of …

Surfing