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How To Plate Food Like A 3-Star Michelin Chef

Tracey Torres has cooked in some of the best kitchens in the world. Now she shares trade secrets on how to plate food like a pro.<p>Take a trip to Daniel or Eleven Madison Park, and you won’t just be blown away by the flavors of the food. The plating itself is an abstract work of art. Now that the …

Food & Dining

Start Your Day With This Breakfast Parfait and Make Every Morning Better

Start your mornings with macerated fruit, the nuttiest granola, and creamy yogurt. C'est parfait.<p>The <b>granola parfait</b> at The Line Hotel in Los Angeles is not your average hotel breakfast. “We push our parfait even further,” pastry chef <b>Marian Mar</b> says. “Acid, creaminess, sweetness, crunch—it’s all in …

Breakfast

New app hopes to increase restaurant efficiency

DineTime Host is free to download from the App Store and was created by QSR Automations, Inc. a company specialising in guest management …

Just opened: Smoking Goat brings authentic Thai food to Denmark Street – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 12:15 pm, November 19, 2014 in Food & Drink<p>© Paul Winch-Furness<p>Smoking Goat – not recommended, you might think, any more than drinking bong …

Marcus Wareing: ‘I eat the potatoes first, then the stuffing, then the meat’

The MasterChef judge is far from alone. Rather than balancing the flavours, lots of people eat their food in a specific order. Some can’t even bear different foods to touch on the plate<p>Marcus Wareing is telling me the order in which he attacked his Sunday roast at the weekend. “I think people go …

Some mornings we would wake up to the smell of burning hair and the roar of a blowtorch. Our Hungarian friends would be processing a pig—this meant a feast was coming.

There can be no substitutes.<p><b>During my childhood in the 1980s in rural Michigan,</b> margarine ruled the pantry of our house. My stepfather's doctor told him to watch his cholesterol by eliminating almost all fat, especially saturated, from his diet. Our refrigerator quickly filled with plastic buckets …

Processed Food

Paris chefs call for end to French kitchen violence

<b>Several top chefs, including France's TV star cook Cyril Lignac, gathered in Paris this week to denounce violence in French kitchens.</b><p>This episode in soul-searching was sparked when an assistant chef was fired in April from the prestigious restaurant, Le Pre Catelan. He had been caught burning a …

France

The Worst Common Mistakes to Do at a Restaurant: How to Ruin Your Night (and Everybody Else's)

From gaming the online reservation system to getting too tipsy, these are the restaurant "don'ts" to avoid.<p>Dining out at a restaurant is not a one-way street. <i>Yes</i>, it should be a special experience. <i>Yes</i>, your meal should be delicious, worth the price tag, and prepared to your liking. And, given the …

Hospitality

From Hero To Zero: The Scandalous Life Of A Spanish King

King Juan Carlos helped usher in democracy after the dictator Franco died in 1975, but recently the Spanish royal family has been mired in scandal after scandal. As he abdicates, we take a look at the best — and worst — of a controversial king.

Prince Charles

This is why you are a couch potato: Laziness explained by science

Exercise, like sex and eating, causes pleasure. Yet some of us are less likely to do it, this video shows why<p>Have you ever wondered why it is so darn difficult to pry yourself off the couch and exercise? Well you may be able to blame it on mom and dad. According to the guys at AsapSCIENCE, …

A beginner's guide to wild food

Understanding how to pick wild food is like learning a new language. Rob Cowen starts off with the basics<p>The benefits of wild food are many. It’s free; its picking ‘tunes you in’ to the landscape around you; it isn’t flown in from halfway around the world; it’s packed with enough nutrients and …

Shakespeare's forgotten foods

To mark the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, Leah Hyslop takes a look at the Tudor foods that didn’t survive as well as the Bard’s plays<p>We are lucky enough in Britain to have a rich food heritage that stretches back hundreds and hundreds of years. Many of the dishes Shakespeare and his …

Famous wine myths busted

Flutes for champagne? A heavy bottle is best? Many wine 'rules’ are myths that do little except create confusion<p>Do you drink your champagne at room temperature? A recent study by the University of Reims suggests that <b>it might be better to do so because champagne served at 64F (18C) is likely to form</b> …

Food Photographer of the Year winners 2014 - Telegraph

Sticky Chinese pork ribs recipe

Honey gives ribs a perfect sticky texture<p><b>Serves 4 as a starter</b><p>2 racks of pork ribs<p>1 tsp peppercorns<p>3 bay leaves<p>1 onion, halved<p>A thumb of ginger, peeled and roughly chopped<p>2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped<p>4 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine<p>3 tbsp dark soy sauce<p>7 tbsp honey<p>2 tbsp Chinkiang vinegar<p>1 tbsp sesame …

#tbt to when we had the best cover girl ever (Bon Appétit October 1979)

The 10 best food and drink books of all time

From Delia's Complete Cookery Course to the The Physiology of Taste, we select the most mouth-watering reads<p><b>Fast Food Nation</b><p>Eric Schlosser (2001)<p>Although it may taste that way, not all food is good, and fast food – burgers and fries – is particularly bad, not just for you, but for the planet. …

Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Makes about 100 caramels<p>Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>…

Dessert

Got the Munchies? Sate Your Hunger with These 20 Recipes

A majority of Americans favor legalizing marijuana—so we've collected 20 recipes to help pot smokers deal with the munchies<p>For the first time ever, a national poll has shown that a majority of Americans—58 percent, in fact—favor the legalization of marijuana. Which means that, if the rest of the …

Cooking

Flower power: cooking with violets

Sandra Lawrence falls for a sweet-hearted flower with a dark and seductive history<p>Both flowers and leaves of the pretty little Viola odorata, or sweet wood violet, are edible. The petals look fabulous as garnishes, while the heart-shaped leaves can be added to salads and soups, or fried like …

Top chefs reveal their biggest kitchen mistakes – video

Do you ever feel incompetent in the kitchen? Don't worry, the professionals have probably made bigger mistakes than you. From trying to grate melting butter to throwing away £400 worth of white truffles and stabbing colleagues with knives, chefs from Duck & Waffle and other top restaurants share …

Six things to look forward to at the House of Peroni – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 1:30 pm, April 22, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Music & Nightlife<p>House of Peroni, a month-long celebration of Italian …