Month: January 2017

There is nothing wrong with eating insects
Food

There is nothing wrong with eating insects

Western European, North- and South American cultures categorically reject the idea of eating insects. They consider eating insects revolting, yet millions of Far Eastern and African people eat insects. Some out of necessity, others as luxury. North African prisoners eat insects that they catch in their cells to compensate for […]

Thank you for being late
Book Reviews

Thank you for being late

T.L. Friedman wrote yet another illuminating, well-researched book worth studying, thinking about and discussing with your friends and family. The narrative is well supported with charts and graphs, explaining how fast technological changes are occurring and affecting our lives. This is a great update on technological evolution that diagnoses the […]

Wine Production and Quality
Book Reviews

Wine Production and Quality

English invented wine writing. They were wine drinkers, but never produced wine seriously, but could objectively write about it. Now hundreds of books are published in England, the U S A, Canada and Australia. Some are full of beautiful colourful pictures and more suitable for coffee tables, others address wine […]

Thug Kitchen 101
Book Reviews

Thug Kitchen 101

The authors explain in the first 20 pages why you should avoid mass-produces convenience food, and fast food restaurant food. They state convenience food and fast food restaurant so called specialties contain too much sodium, are “greasy”, and may or may not contain preservatives. Mass-produced food is always inferior to […]

Appetites
Book Reviews

Appetites

Appetites is more than a cook book. It is written by an influential professional who spent many years in kitchens, then turned to writing, and conceiving and acting in food- related TV shows all over the world. His prose is absolutely fascinating, and at the same time irreverent. Most of […]

Aloha Wanderwell book review
Book Reviews

Aloha Wanderwell book review

In 1922, a 16-year old Canadian girl, fed up with life in a French convent school, answered an ad for a travelling secretary. She landed the job. Her assignment was to become the first woman to drive around the world. It was a foolhardy undertaking, considering that cars were alien […]

How to get the most from trade shows
Hotel Professionals

How to get the most from trade shows

Practically every major city in industrialized countries offers at least one hospitality industry related show annually, and many more than three or four. In some countries, there may be more than one international show attracting professionals from multiple neighboring countries. Some shows emphasize food and beverage; others promote primarily equipment […]