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Category: Epicure

Bite Into This Brazilian Twist on the Ham & Cheese Melt

These are unusual times which, on the desperately needed upside, are giving us more opportunity to spend time with our families—and this includes sharing meals together. When you’re cooking more at home, it’s great to have easy ways to change up those classic kitchen-counter favorites. Here’s one option that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser: Pão de Queijo “Brazilian cheese bread.”  Created in Brazil’s heartland by the international brand Forno de Minas, these tasty morsels are not only incredibly versatile, but also hugely convenient since they cook up in the oven in just five minutes flat. Forno’s Pão de...

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A St. Patty’s Day Sandwich

  In honor of the day when everyone is Irish, welcome family and friends to a traditional St. Patrick’s Day lunch with this Reuben Sandwich recipe. Find more seasonal recipes at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! Reuben Sandwich Servings: 2 2          tablespoons butter, softened 4          slices rye and pumpernickel swirl bread 4          slices swiss cheese 6          ounces corned beef 2          tablespoons, plus 2 teaspoons, Thousand Island Dressing, divided 4          tablespoons sauerkraut Heat nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spread 1 tablespoon butter on one side of two bread slices. Place buttered side down in heated...

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Food & Beverage Trends in 2020

Looking to eat healthier in 2020? Food and beverage manufacturers are enhancing food and making it even more flavorful for every dietary need. Here are five trends that will be even more popular this year: Plant-based Craze Some of the 100% plant-based meat products leaders include Impossible, Beyond Meat, No Evil Foods, Schouten and Gardein. They continue to develop more products in 2020 including plant-based meat balls, sausage and crumble for tacos. Butchers and meat brands won’t be left out of this vegetarian and vegan “plant-based” craze in 2020. More meat-eating consumers will swap a traditional beef burger for one with 30% plant-based ingredients, to...

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QUI Platinum Extra Añejo Tequila

Most people think sake or beer pairs well with Japanese cuisine, sushi and sashimi, however at NOBU Restaurants, they believe QUI Tequila is an ideal pairing. When the NOBU team met entrepreneurs and QUI co-founders Medhat Ibrahim (Owner and co-founder of Casa la Femme), Mike Keriakos (Co-founder of Everyday Health, Inc.) and Pete Girgis (President of QUI) their premium tequila soon became the core spirit served at all NOBU Restaurants worldwide. While sipping QUI poured into a low ball glass with an extra large ice cube, I met Girgis and Ibrahim during a sit-down dinner at NOBU Malibu. One...

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Add Flavor to Holiday Festivities

  Snacks, small bites and savory treats to feed a crowd The holiday season brings gatherings, get-togethers and parties of all kinds, meaning dishes that can feed a crowd are all too important for successful entertaining. From appetizers to snacks to desserts, recipes that come together quickly mean more moments with loved ones. For example, these dairy-fueled recipes from Milk Means More pack plenty of festive flavor for feeding family and friends without keeping you cooped up in the kitchen. Appetizers and snacks such as Holiday Baked Brie, Roasted Garlic-Whipped Feta Crostini and Cheese Buds help hold over hungry...

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A Foodies Guide to Launceston, Tasmania

Tasmania’s second city was once overlooked and merely seen as a gateway to tourist hotspots. But Launceston is actually the perfect destination for foodies and is now being recognised for its food culture, with ingredients being grown and sourced locally. If you are a foodie, then here is a guide to help you experience this side of the city: Red Feather Inn  If you are looking for accommodation that is fit for food connoisseurs, then book a room at Red Feather Inn. With car hire from Launceston Airport and you can take the 15-minute scenic drive to this luxurious...

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Nobuyuki Matsuhisa: Master of Japanese Cuisine

While the Food Network has made celebrities of many chefs, a select few have become legends in their own time. Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa is one such chef. Born in Saitama, Japan, the future culinary wizard decided he would be a chef after his older brother took him to a sushi bar for the first time. He began his career as an apprentice in the sushi bars of Tokyo, becoming fluent in the techniques of turning raw fish into sushi and sashimi. Nobuyuki then emigrated to Lima, Peru, where he absorbed the local culture and ingredients, integrating them with his...

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PHOTO ESSAY: Italian Opulence On the Las Vegas Strip

All photography ©Dale Sanders 2019, article written by Christine Sallas There’s no question that Las Vegas is a mecca of luxury and opulence in the Nevada desert. But with so many elegant resorts to choose from, how can you decide where to stay? The Palazzo at the Venetian Resort could be your winner. The updated and modernized twin to The Venetian, The Palazzo offers a modern color palette and sleek, resplendent decor, catering to a hip and fashionable crowd. Romantic, Ethereal Entryway and Opulent Rooms The Palazzo’s lobby and atrium are full of elegant touches: waterfalls and flower gardens,...

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Four Seasons Chef Fest on the Big Island of Hawaii

  One of the most luxe Hawaiian culinary events of the year is the annual Chef Fest Food and Wine Festival on the Big Island Hawaii. Hosted by the esteemed Executive Chef Thomas Bellec at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, this unique Hawaiian experience is from November 13 through November 16, 2019. This year the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai has partnered with The Private Suite at Los Angeles International Airport to ensure Chef Fest guests begin their luxury moment as soon as they arrive at the airport. The Private Suite provides guests with a personalized lounge including snacks, blankets...

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Luxe Epicurean ‘Cookie Good’ Delights

You know that feeling when you receive a package and unwrap it? Well what if inside the package is a stack of beautifully colored cookies. You take your first bite of a perfectly baked cookie and you detect a slight crunch through that crisp exterior and then enjoy the chewy center. It’s that little buttery essence with slightly sweet and salty notes that tantalize your taste buds and make you take a second and third bite. This sensation floods your brain with happiness and feeds your soul, putting an instant smile on your face. This is what the founders...

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The Mediterranean Diet 101: What is it and How it Benefits You

When you first hear of a Mediterranean diet, you may instantly run to a map to remind yourself of just what countries are on the Mediterranean Sea. The main countries are Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Israel. These are all countries with completely different gastronomic mainstays, so how does a diet combine all of those? Surely, it must be you’ll be eating paella from Spain, scarfing down escargot from France, loading up on pasta and pizza from Italy, eating your body-weight in durum kebabs from Turkey, and dipping everything into hummus from Israel. Well, not exactly but that...

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What You Should Know About West Hollywood’s First-Ever Cannabis Cafe

Step aside, New Amsterdam: the United States has officially opened its first ever cannabis cafe. Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe opened its doors on the first of October to help satisfy a bad case of the munchies. While these cafes are common in places where marijuana is legal, like New Amsterdam and Canada, this is the first time Americans have been able to indulge in a restaurant that also serves cannabis. While you can smoke in the establishment, the state of California prohibits the cafe from selling any marijuana-infused meals. However, you can partake in edibles that they have...

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