Posts Tagged ‘food travel’

6 World’s Most Expensive & Exquisite Tea Brands

Written by The Kitchen Hand on . Posted in drink

Find the list of 6 most expensive tea brands in the world today, along with the benefits of each, and what makes them uniquely distinct. We have come up with a universally accepted list that tea lovers will find helpful in their search for the best.

Information includes tea brand name, price, source, and nutritious and medicinal value where applicable.

Mutton Kasha Recipe – Bengali Love

Written by The Kitchen Hand on . Posted in food

Having spent a large chunk of my life in Kolkata, a couple of things always manage to retain their nostalgic appeal for me. While one of them is boi-para’ (College Street) the quintessence of Bengali adda’, the very next would be Kosha Mangsho (Bengali mutton curry); a meal that every Bengali swears by.

‘What Makes an ‘Authentic Food Experience?’

Written by Jason Adamson on . Posted in food

'What Makes an ‘Authentic Food Experience?’

In terms of gastronomic tourism the term ‘authenticity’ is as much about the whole touristic experience as it is about the act of eating and drinking. Food has been proven as an important means of selling the Identity and culture of a destination and this combined with other a variety of cultural signs and symbols of the location make up the experience as a whole.

和牛 Wagyu; The Japanese Cow and the Cat Cafe

Written by Jason Adamson on . Posted in food

和牛 Wagyu; The Japanese Cow and the Cat Cafe

I love it when my friends from abroad come to visit me in Japan, well that is until the next day when the hangover falls from the sky like a bowling ball – and seriously I am talking about a near death experience – we make the movie the hangover look like an episode of Thomas the Tank Engine – but that is another story completely.

Haggis – Peasant Food to Diasporic Icon

Written by Neil Gow on . Posted in food

Haggis - Peasant Food to Diasporic Icon
When the common question of country and food association is raised and the country in question is Scotland, two foods typically spring to mind – porridge and haggis.  While these two foods converge at one end of the food spectrum, in that oats (in the form of pin-head oatmeal) are a primary constituent of Haggis; at the other they have diverged to a significant degree.
Ann Hope succinctly describes this divergence in Caledonian Feast – “Strange that, while porridge was easily accepted throughout the British Empire – some would say it as an integral part – haggis remains a curiosity outside of Scotland, an unfamiliar object which calls forth defensive ribaldry in its own country”

Kaiseki in Kyoto Japan – A Regional Foodway

Written by Jason Adamson on . Posted in food

Kaiseki in Kyoto Japan - A Regional Foodway

If you visit one of the many farmers markets in the western world you are bound to come across at least one of them. They could be driving a Range Rover looking for a wild pheasant for a BBQ, or they could be a tattoo-smothered biker casing ingredients for a biscuit recipe.

They are bound to be taking photos on their phone, coffee or organic chai latte in hand, probably sporting a hangover from visiting a ‘too cool for school’ sake or wine bar the night before. They are out there. Like an edible mold, the food movement is creeping around the world and gaining followers wherever it goes.

Super star chefs saturate the media. Kids as young as 14 are on TV, boning knife in hand showing us how to strip a bull carcass. If it’s naturally line caught, vine ripened, organically grass and walnut fed, free rang and locally grown – then it is a hit.