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Trends – Food and Design – A City That You Can Eat

by Chef Hervé Laurent Earlier this year, Marc Bretillot, famous French designer, presented in Central America a piece of art called, “A city that you can eat.” The School of Culinary Arts, Central America (SCARTS) and its students collaborated with Guest Chef, Georges Riveiro, of the University of Art and Design, Reims, Champagne, France and French Master Chef Hervé Laurent, owner of School of Culinary Arts Central America. As a result, this event was presented to the public at the hotel Crown Plaza, San Salvador, Central America. Two days were necessary to prepare everything at the school and then...

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Cruising with French Master Chef Hervé Laurent on Seabourn

by Chef Hervé Laurent In the past, I’ve been privileged to be the celebrity chef on different cruise lines. When Seabourn invited me to cruise with them as Guest Celebrity Chef to Venice and the Adriatic Sea, I was delighted. Seabourn is owned by Carnival, the largest cruise line company in the world, yet is able to keep its own identity and market. It is a small ship, a “luxury yacht,” with a maximum of 200 guests. This results is better service and finer food. My culinary event included a cooking demonstration with degustation, wine and cheese tasting and, most...

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Raffles: Where Extraordinary Luxury Is Expected

by Maralyn D. Hill Raffles in Singapore had been on my dream list for years, based on movies and books. On my first visit to Singapore in 1989, my hopes were dashed, as it was closed for renovations. But all was forgiven when I returned in 2001  to enjoy its classic charm, attention to detail, wonderful history and naturally, a Singapore Sling. During our initial Singapore visit, not at Raffles, my husband and I spoke with the grandson of the bartender who allegedly invented the classic Singapore Sling. He proudly made our drinks (they were good) and later we...

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