Around the world, one dish at a time.

Month: January 2012

Green Invaders…

Green Invaders…

Brussels sprouts are, famously, one of those vegetables folk either love or loathe. And scientists at the Eden Project, in Cornwall, England, are currently exploring the theory that this preference is, quite literally, encoded into your DNA. According to the scientists involved, sprouts contain a […]

Jerry Thomas: The First Bartending Superstar

Jerry Thomas: The First Bartending Superstar

Long, long before Tom Cruise was shaking up drinks in Cocktail, Jerry Thomas was making theatre behind the bar. With a status equivalent to any of today’s celebrity chefs, his death made front page news in his home of New York — and his life […]

Lokum: Pure Delight

Lokum: Pure Delight

In The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Edmund is tempted to the dark side with the aid of a bowl of Turkish Delight — just the plain ole rose-flavoured, sugar-coated variant. In Bulgaria, part of the Turkish Ottoman Empire for over five centuries, they […]