Month: October 2012

Quinoa.
Food

Quinoa.

Each year, the Supreme Inca of Tawantinsuyo was the first to pant quinoa, using a golden hoe. Thus began the festival lasting several days throughout the entire Incan Empire. The Incas, reigning over more than 100 million people at the peak of their civilization, had gained control less by military […]

Book Review: Istanbul Passage.
Book Reviews

Book Review: Istanbul Passage.

The author is an specialist of thrillers set in places that were famous after big wars i.e World War I and II, the Crimean War etc. J. Kanon compounds the fraught postwar mood with a location to match. Istanbul is the world’s only big city that lies on two continents, […]

Book Review: Something Fierce.
Book Reviews

Book Review: Something Fierce.

This is a gripping, darkly comic, engaging first hand account of a young underground revolutionary during the 1980’s Pinochet regime in Chile. On September 11 1973 General A. Pinochet removed the democratically elected socialist president of Chile, Salvador Allende, from office. Thousands of Chileans were arrested, tortured, killed or simply […]

Enjoy Delicious Seafood on your Trip.
Food Travel

Enjoy Delicious Seafood on your Trip.

Seafood is considered to be an exotic item on any menu card. It is also an important source of protein and various seafood items like clams, squids, lobsters, seaweeds are an expensive addition to the menu, yet are considered to be great delicacies around the world. Each place has its […]

Vintages Release Recommendations
Wine

Professor B's October 27 Vintages Release Picks.

The Vintages division of the L C B O once again selected a number of fie alcoholic beverages for Ontarians who are willing to titillate their palates and who are able to pay for the privilege. Yet there are also some very affordable wines that can be considered bargains despite […]

Book Review: Come in, We're Closed.
Book Reviews

Book Review: Come in, We're Closed.

Staff meals in restaurants and hotels always pose problems for the management. Often, the complaints deal with poor quality and overcooked food, insufficient choice, and suitable selection for employees with medical or religious dietary restrictions. (If you are a devout Jew or Muslim, pork or other restricted foods on offer […]

Aperitif.
Spirits

Aperitif.

Despite its ancient roots, the aperitif is still a part of French, Italian, and Spanish gastronomic tradition today. A large number of people often get together to enjoy a shared food and/or drink moment. The French prefer white port wines, vermouths, Dubonnet, St. Raphael, Lillet, or simply a glass of […]