• February 24, 2017 /  Food and Culinary
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    Breaking into the culinary community is not an easy feat. You are up against some of the brightest chefs in the world and there are plenty of them. Culinary programs can help you only so far. You have to have the skill, determination and luck to be able to become a world class chef. It takes a spark of ingenuity and a drive for success that others may not have. Only you can make the decision on whether or not you have what it takes to be an executive chef.

    Culinary students have a lot of world wide schools, as well as regional cooking schools from which to choose. As an aspiring chef, students can choose an international cooking school or a program here in the United States, such as the California School of Culinary Arts. They can also choose from any of the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary schools found in many major cities.

    There is more to culinary programs than just learning how to saut vegetables and how to handle knives properly when working. It takes real skill to own a restaurant and most programs prepare you for this by teaching you how to manage the front end of the establishment, along with the kitchen portion of your restaurant. You will still have to know how to cook and bake though.

    These programs are designed to educate you on the rudimentary skills when you first begin. After that point you will begin learning the more specialized and regional dishes that most diners expect from an accomplished chef. Dishes such as Risotto and Beef Wellington are standard fare on most four and five star restaurant menus. You need to be able to make these dishes with flair and precision if you want to stay afloat in the culinary world.

    Just remember that it may seem difficult at times and it will seem as if the instructors are out to get you but if you stick with the program, then you can be one of those cooking students that actually becomes a quality chef. You could even be the next Julia Child or Gordon Ramsey. You might want to limit the curse words in the kitchen though.

    It could prove to be a bigger liability than just screaming at your sous chefs. So get out into the culinary world and enjoy yourself. Enroll in one of the great culinary programs around the country, earn your cooking degree and soon you will be running your own kitchen.

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  • February 24, 2017 /  Coffe and Tea
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    What is raspberry leaf tea?

    Raspberry leaf tea is a tisane or infusion made by soaking raspberry leaves in hot water. There are several species of raspberries, but red raspberries are preferred for teas. The red raspberries, which are native in Europe and Northern Asia, contain more vitamins and minerals compared to other raspberry species.

    Preparing raspberry leaf tea

    Dried young shoots or leaves are used for raspberry leaf tea. Then, it is soaked or steep in freshly boiled water for 5 to 10 minutes. It has an astringent, black tea flavor with surprisingly no hint of raspberry taste. One to two teaspoons are needed to make a cup of raspberry leaf tea.

    Benefits of raspberry leaf tea

    Historically, raspberry leaf tea is used to aid delivery among pregnant mothers who are about to give birth. (see ).Today, raspberry leaf tea is used to promote health. It has the flavor of black tea, without containing caffeine.

    Raspberry tea is rich in vitamins and minerals, and is also especially rich in antioxidants. Studies show that raspberry has huge oxygen radical absorbance capacity (value that measures how much damaging oxygen radicals it can remove from cells). People who are stressed and convalescing from sickness are recommended to drink raspberry tea to aid recovery.

    Red raspberry leaves are especially rich in folate which is essential for proper mental function, prevention of anemia and reproduction.
    Raspberry fruits and leaves are also found to contain various phenolic compounds, anthocyanins and flavonoids that can protect the body from cancer and oxidative stress.

    Raspberry leaf tea is a good astringent and mouth cleanser. It is a good remedy for sore throats, gingivitis and cankers in the mouth.

    Although historically recommended to pregnant mothers, modern studies failed to support its proposed benefits. Studies supporting the efficacy of raspberry leaf tea to improve uterine tone and reduce necessity for cesarean section births have poor methodology with unconvincing results. It might also pose harm to pregnancy if taken during the first trimester. But still, people with caffeine sensitivity will find raspberry leaf tea a great alternative to black tea.

  • February 24, 2017 /  Chef and Recipes
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    Portable healthy snacks are the latest trend in the snacking industry. Wrapped stringed cheese, Go-Gurt (portable yogurt), individually packaged vegetable portions with low-fat dip and 100-calorie potato chips or cookies are helping us to eat healthy, even when we feel we have no time to do so.

    To maintain a healthy weight and reduce our risk for heart disease or cancer, we have to be more mindful of eating a balanced diet packed with nutrients and controlling our calorie count. Luckily, manufacturers are responding to our needs with more products and offerings to help, and blogs are spreading more food snacks tips for packing the best lunch possible.

    Do you rarely have time for a pleasant sit-down breakfast? Luckily, there are a number of morning-friendly, healthy food snacks to wake up your metabolism and provide you with the nutrients you need to get a fresh start. For a quick solution, try half a peanut butter sandwich on whole-wheat bread, low-sugar whole-grain granola bars (with at least 3 grams of fiber), 4-6 ounces of low-fat yogurt, some high-fiber cereal with dried fruit or a bowl of instant oatmeal with sliced peaches, if you’ve got five minutes.

    Throughout the day, nothing kills our motivation like a heavy 30-minute lunch. Instead, healthy snacks can keep us pumped throughout the day. Dietician-recommended options include a handful of unsalted or lightly salted dry-roasted nuts, a single serving pack of unsweetened applesauce with a few dry-roasted walnuts, a small apple with two tablespoons of peanut butter or one ounce of low-fat cheese, half a string cheese with a few pieces of fruit or whole grain crackers or pretzels with low-fat cheese.

    Raw foods, like vegetables, can be jazzed up with nacho cheese, low-fat ranch or no-fat veggie dip. Lunch snacks manufacturers have been making portable individual packets of carrots, celery, apple slices, nuts, low-fat cheese and other goodies to promote eating healthy. “Look for snacks that contain protein with healthy carbohydrates and fats, and eat your snacks slowly so they fill you up,” advises Baylor nutrition Professor Suzy Weems, PhD. There are many healthy snacks to choose from, so it can be easy to lose track of how our diets are stacking up throughout the day.

    A free community website, “Sparks People”, allows users to enter the food they’ve eaten during the day into a database, which tallies up protein, calories, fat and other statistics to help keep track of weight loss goals.

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  • February 23, 2017 /  Chef and Recipes
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    Drink spiking is probably one of the most disgraceful acts someone can perpetrate at a bar or nightclub. Its a pathetic act that to our mind deserves to be treated by the courts as seriously as grievous bodily harm and kidnapping.

    Most people have known a friend that has fallen victim to this act in a bar or nightclub. Ive had a few friends that have had this happen to them, however luckily they were with people that were able to look after them. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the crime as well as the bar and nightclub environment, most perpetrators are never caught.

    Statistically, about 25% of sexual assaults reported involve being drugged however this varies from country to country.

    Nevertheless, drink spiking is something that any bar and nightclub enthusiast should be aware of. Although it is a problem, it should definitely not deter people from going out clubbing and partying at their favourite bar or nightclub.

    Below are just a few practical things you can do in order to reduce the likely hood of being a victim of drink spiking.

    Strangers Buying You Drinks

    If a hot guy comes up to you and offers you a drink, say yes but go to the bar with him. Bars and nightclubs are social places, where people meet and have fun. 99.999999% of guys out there are genuinely interested in you and not going to spike your drink. In saying that, it is better to be safe than sorry so go with him. In our opinion, a drink spiker is probably too much of a loser to go up to a girl in the first place.

    Keep Your Drinks Nearby

    Drink spikers tend to target drinks left unattended. This is why it is not uncommon for guys drinks to get spiked as guys and girls drink a lot of the same drinks. Make sure if you go to the bathroom, you leave your drinks with friends and if you do leave your drink somewhere just keep an eye on it.

    Symptoms of Drink Spiking

    Feeling dizzy, feeling ill or tired, passing out, feeling intoxicated although you havent had much to drink. If you feel this way, tell your friends and get them to take you home. By the same token, if you are at a bar or nightclub with friends, then keep an eye on each other.

    All instances of drink spiking should be reported to the relevant authorities in your country (which you can find by googling report drink spiking.

    But whatever you do, dont let acts of drink spiking preoccupy you and run your night out with friends. Although serious, it is still comparatively rare, so have fun at your favourite bars and nightclubs.

  • February 23, 2017 /  Hotel and Restorant
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    The newly opened Danube City (DC) Towers, Austria’s highest building by Parisian architect Dominique Perrault houses the Spanish hotel chain Meli International with the -57 Restaurant & Lounge’ offering a breathtaking 360-degree view over Vienna.

    Launched on the same day as the Towers, Feb.26, 2014, the new -Meli Vienna’, is as striking as the building itself. The uniquely designed 250m high skyscraper has a spectacular glass facade and the hotel is anointed with floor-to-ceiling windows, offering an amazing view of the Danube River and the city skyline.

    Your very firts steps into the lobby and up the spiralling staircase take your breath away. As the arresting element of the lobby restaurant, -The Flow’, the imposing staircase also serves as an entre to the large ballroom on the first floor. The hotel boasts 1,079 sq m of flexible event space, grand ballroom, and 8 partially combinable conference rooms, apart from being completely equipped with signature restaurants and state-of-the-art amenities, integrated with cutting-edge technology.

    Meli Vienna with its new standards of international lifestyle occupies 18 of the 58-floor DC Towers and houses 253 exquisite rooms, including 40 design suites and 200 sq m Presidential Suite with 180-degree panoramic views. The top two floors of the tower are occupied by the -57 Restaurant & Lounge’ that offers a spectacular 360-degree view over Vienna.

    The interior is a fusion of minimalist design and monochromatic colour schemes in a purist ambience. An intense sensory experience prevails as one experiences a play of chiaroscuro elements throughout, prancing on a material and textural palette that is rich, and uber chic. The quiet, subdued colour schemes, fine materials and the visual qualities of the folded faade, which gives the tower its distinct liquid, immaterial character, reflecting on a malleability constantly adapting to the light, are ingeniously mirrored in the interiors.

    In fact, the physicality of the interior spaces is tangible with its exposed or rather -not-hidden’ structural framework. Stone and metal used in lobbies and circulations contribute to the tower’s generous and reassuring physicality. -The aim is to get the basic horizontality of the city and the public space to coincide with vertical trajectories,- says the architect.

    The DC Tower is also the first sustainable or -Green Building’ in Austria.

  • February 23, 2017 /  Island and Beach
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    Choosing the perfect caterer for your wedding can make or break how well the reception goes. No one wants their wedding to be remembered for the poor food and service that their wedding reception offered. This is why it is so important to make sure when choosing a West Palm Beach caterer that you remain patient and take your time in choosing a catering service.

    By remaining patient when choosing a West Palm Beach caterer, you ensure that you are giving yourself ample time to consult with a variety of catering services so that you make sure you find one that can provide the best possible service for your wedding reception. Take time to thoroughly consult with companies that you are considering. Remember, there is nothing wrong with telling a West Palm Beach caterer that you will think about it and get back to them. Though many catering companies will use pressure tactics to try and get you to choose their catering service, do not let them pressure you into making a hasty decision. Even if you believe you have found the perfect West Palm Beach caterer, tell them you will think about it and get back to them.

    This helps to ensure you do not waste money on non-refundable deposits if you later find a catering company that you would rather have service your wedding. By taking the time to weigh all of your options and consult with each West Palm Beach caterer that is of interest to you, you ensure that you not waste any money by putting down deposits on a company that will provide inferior service. You can rest assured knowing that the caterer you have chosen is your best possible choice and that your wedding reception will be remembered for the superior food and service that was offered to your guests.

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  • February 23, 2017 /  Tour and Adventure
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    SOTC Indian native assistance, a aspect of the Kuoni Holidays team, provides the best way to take a holiday, alone or with your family. It guarantees the visitors with the most beautiful trip of their life. The SOTC trips provided by the SOTC Indian native assistance are available at the great deals, thereby showing to be a great deal.

    The SOTC Indian native trips often provide the train arranging to the visitors who come to Indian native from the international countries to visit the main locations of Indian native, like Mumbai and Delhi as well as the various other well-known attractions in Indian native.The railroad reservations provided by SOTC Indian native offer a comfortable journey to the visitors coming to Indian native. It provides arranging in the 1st category and 2nd category practice spaces.

    The Kuoni Travel with its SOTC trips offers provides the visitors with an opportunity to journey in Indian native while seeing the places, towns, hills and waterways. The practice tickets are provided at really reasonable costs by the SOTC Indian native trip assistance. Hence, it pays to journey in Indian native on a practice, especially as organized by the SOTC trips assistance. It truly is a different and certainly a unique experience.

    The journey and accommodations reservations are also taken care of by the Kuoni Travel services. When it comes to the hotel arranging, SOTC Indian native works together with the best resorts in all the Indian native mountain stations as well as all the major locations.

    The Kuoni Travel also provides some really excellent SOTC trips provides at the Christmas as well as the New Year holidays.

    SOTC provides a number of amazing offers that can prove to be a amazing way of spending vacations in an exotic international land, that too at really cheap costs.

    The worldwide locations included in the worldwide holiday offers provided by the Kuoni Travel trip assistance are France, London, New York and Middle East among many other well-known worldwide attractions.

    The SOTC Indian native trip assistance provides all the amazing options as provided by the other well-known worldwide journey companies. As a aspect of the famous Kuoni Travel team, the SOTC trips assistance provides a amazing option to have a holiday in Indian native or overseas.

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  • February 23, 2017 /  Chef and Recipes
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    This shea butter has become famous all over the world because of its wonderful cosmetic and medicinal properties. This shea butter has a smoothing effect on the skin. Even the irritations experienced in the chronic skin disease like psoriasis can be controlled using this shea butter. It is useful to our skin in lot many different ways. It is good emollient. It can stop the wrinkles formations. It can get rid of dark spots and stretch marks. The whipped shea butter recipes are very famous. There are many websites in cosmetics and allied fields which give you lot many different recipes for shea butter. Let us get some detail info regarding one of these recipes for shea butter in this short article.

    The whipped shea butter recipe is made up of two basic ingredients. The first one is shea butter and another is essential oils that you are going to use in it. Both these ingredients have lot many medicinal properties. When you use this whipped shea butte recipe you will get benefits of both of these medicinal ingredients. The consistency of the whipped cream is difficult to achieve. Similar problem will be observed when you try to prepare this home recipe called as whipped shea butter recipe. The actual procedure is a bit lengthy and consumes a lot of time. But all this is worth investing your time in it.

    It is essential to make it clear that you must have very clean hands before you start making this whipped shea butter recipe. The ingredients you are going to add have medicinal properties and the end product is also going to have medicinal properties. Under these conditions it is necessary not to add bacterial or other type of contamination from your dirty hands to this recipe. So make sure that your hands are clear. The ingredients that you will need are as follows. You need about eight ounces of shea butter. You need one tablespoon of jojoba oil. You need half tablespoon of vitamin E oil. You need one fourth table spoon of essential oil. If you want color then you can add one sixteenth table spoon of Pearlscent mica powder. This last item is optional.

    is the webpage where you will find the complete procedure for making this recipe for shea butter.
    This is pretty lengthy and can not be given in this short article. You have to keep the shea butter at 175 degree Fahrenheit for about twenty minutes taking the precaution that the temperature doesn’t exceed 175. Take sufficient care as this shea butter is inflammable. Then you have to quickly add jojoba and vitamin e oil. The chosen essential oil has to be added only after the whipping is complete. The whipping can be achieved by alternate melting and freezing about which the detail instructions are on this web page. It is better to use it within one month of preparation.

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  • February 23, 2017 /  Food and Culinary
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    When you work in catering you know the importance of keeping the food youve worked hard to prepare warm. However, if youve ever gone shopping for a food warmer you may have become overwhelmed by the sheer amount of machines there are on the market for keeping your food hot. If youve ever felt clueless about food warmers, what they do, and which ones will work best for you below is a list to get you started in the crowded world of food warmers.

    Full Sized Warmers are the large food warmers that you often find at large events or hotel banquets. They hold large pans of food in place while hot water is placed in the bottom pan to keep the food hot and moist. Some full size warmers are quite big and designed to hold more than one full-sized pan of food. Other units are smaller. When you purchase a full sized warmer keep in mind that the warmer itself only holds hot water; you will need to buy the pans to hold the food separately.

    If you plan to offer a lot of food, such as at a buffet, then you might want to invest in heated shelves which can keep food warm for long periods of time. Heated shelves are different from full size warmers since you dont have to worry about filling trays of hot water. They come in different sizes, and they are offered with different wattage points; bigger shelves need more wattage.

    Another warmer type that utilizes water to heat foods is a round countertop food warmer. These types of food warmers are used for soups, gravies, and other liquid-based foods. You simply place hot water into the round countertop warmer and place a separate insert holding the food inside. Once your warmer is setup you can place a lid over the warmer to keep the warmth from escaping as fast. Lids can be hinged or unhinged. These inserts sometimes need to be bought separately so always double-check before you buy this type of warmer whether you will need to supply your own insert.

    Like round countertop food warmers, soup food warmers keep liquid-based foods like soups and stews warm. Some soup food warmers are electric allowing the operator to adjust the temperature accordingly. These warmers also usually come with an insert to place the food into before placing into the warmer.

    Strip Heaters are similar to trays, but they are primarily used to keep food warm until it is served out. They are not commonly used at buffets or anywhere where a customer would come into contact with it, and instead are a stopping off point between the kitchen and the table. Some strip heaters are hotter than others so you will want to research each before purchasing as the hotter a heater is the more chances there are that the food placed on top will dry out.

  • February 23, 2017 /  Chef and Recipes
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    Pizza, one of the most well-liked and preferred dish in various parts of the world, is an Italian founding. And whenever we talk about pizzas, the first place which comes to our mind is none other than ‘Pizza Hut’. It is one eating place which has branches from corner to corner, of the world. Not only does it serve pizzas but pastas and desserts as well. A pizza hut restaurant in India offers incredible vegetarian and non-vegetarian food like soups and salads.

    Pizza Hut is one of the flagship brand names of Yum! Brands, Inc. It presently has 120 restaurants in 34 cities, including family restaurants in gurgaon, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune, Chandigarh etc.

    Pizza hut can be credited, in favor of, establishing the pizza market in India. Its delicious pizzas and trademark dining experience have made it feasible for the company to record a double-digit augmentation and also upgrade its charisma to its present size. With a 27 per cent market share of the eating-out market and more than 70,000 footfalls every day all over the country, Pizza Hut is all set to offer customers, a perfect place to build memories and associations over appetizing food.

    Considering the varying eating-out tendency of Indians, Pizza Hut has extended its offerings to consumers. The chain has lately declared a tie-up with Four Seasons Wines Ltd to provide wine at chosen outlets.

    As part of this elite joint venture, wines from Four Seasons Wines Ltd. will be initiated in select Pizza Hut restaurants in Bangalore.

    Subsequent to Starting with Bangalore, the wines would be served in about 15-20 per cent of Pizza Hut outlets, all over the country.

    Yum! Restaurants India emphasized that, wine being initiated at Pizza Hut is a new step towards intensifying the brands pledge to offer an improved fine dining restaurant experience for its consumers. Pizza Huts Italian inspired set of choices comprise a variety of authentic pastas, pizzas, drinks, appetizers, Italian cuisine as well as desserts utilizing the most hygienic and tasty items which compliment wine superbly. This outlines the spirit of an Italian-inspired food preparation; creating an incident to be liked by all the senses.

    Pizza Hut, a part of the flagship brands of Yum! Brands Inc. is the worlds top Italian pizza chain Company. In India, Pizza Hut has 120 restaurants in 34 cities.