Month: February 2012

Restaurant Food Safety – Critical for Success.
Food

Restaurant Food Safety – Critical for Success.

A little more than a decade after global warming, gradually disappearing rain forests and endangered species ruled our collective conscience, new concerns have started to dominate our concerns: pesticides, mad cow disease, e-coli genetically modified foods, fungicides, growth hormones and food safety. In this first decade of the 21st century, […]

Book Review: The Ghosts of Martyr's Square.
Book Reviews

Book Review: The Ghosts of Martyr's Square.

Michael Young is the offspring of a Lebanese mother and American father. When he was seven years old, the untimely death of his father caused his mother to return to Lebanon. He knows the Lebanese culture and politics well, but remained an impartial observant of historical developments from his early […]

In Italy Eat Where the Locals Eat.
Food

In Italy Eat Where the Locals Eat.

Florence, Pisa, Orvieto, Alba, Assisi, Poggibonsi … you have been there and done it! Montepulciano, Castiglione del Lago, Cinque Terre, and Asti. These too are names that spark signs of recognition from tourists, gastronomes, epicures, gourmets, gourmands and food-savvy Italians. The provinces of Tuscany, Umbria, Piedmont and Liguria have been […]

Yuzu.
Food

Yuzu.

Yuzu   This citrus is popping up on all kinds of menus, and people interested in tasting a variety of foods are eagerly ordering dishes containing yuzu juice or sections of the fruit. The size of this East Asian citrus ranges from a small orange to a grapefruit. It is […]

Jaipur – Rajastan's largest City.
Travel

Jaipur – Rajastan's largest City.

Anyone who has been to India –specifically Rajastan, the rich and kingly region in the country’s northwest knows that when it comes to adornment Indians have a completely different way of thinking. Families own, for generations, jewellery shops, create astonishingly elaborate jewellery pieces, that one commonly sees in 17th century […]