Month: February 2017

Lost luggage
Travel

Lost luggage – how to avoid a nightmare

Airlines try to avoid losing passenger luggage, but increasing air travel and availability of conscientious luggage handlers always create problems. Of late, North American airlines have managed to lose more luggage than anytime before. Small airlines that fly direct from one city to another manage to lose none or negligible […]

The Complete Sous Vide Cook Book
Book Reviews

The Complete Sous Vide Cook Book

Sous vide translates to “in vacuum” in French. Chef-consultant (Prelus) introduced it to minimize the cooking loss of foie gras by traditional techniques. Over the years, sous vide has gained traction in restaurant and banquet kitchens, as the technique allows mise-en-place for peak periods in restaurants and comes in handy […]

VENICE A New History
Book Reviews

VENICE A New History

In this sweeping, majestic oeuvre of Venice, the author traces the history of this city’s humble beginnings as a lagoon refuge to its apex as a vast maritime empire and Renaissance epicentre to its rebirth as a modern tourist hub. Thomas madden is a talented and serious scholar who tells […]

Agritourism
Hotel Professionals

Agritourism

Tourism’s a worldwide multi-pronged business that creates millions of jobs for hotel and restaurant workers, airlines, railways, auto rental companies, auto repair shops, travel writing, travels advertising, printing, insurance, and many other peripheral suppliers. by definition, a tourist is one who takes a tour traveling from place to place for […]

Moscow
Book Reviews

Moscow

First published in August 2000, this edition of Moscow is the sixth and most up-to-date. It deals with how Moscow evolved into a metropolis with a population of twelve million and became the political centre of Russia, after the collapse of the Soviet Socialist Republics on the watch of Mikhail […]

Best Food Writing
Book Reviews

Best Food Writing

Holly Hughes started the series in 2000, and has continued to date. Each edition seems to get more interesting. The 16th edition has been categorized into – The Way We Eat Now (seven articles), “Down The Hatch” (5), Cooking The Books (6), The Family Table (6), Foodways (6), Dining Around […]