Most Expensive Bread Loaf Made With Champagne and Gold

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July 26, 2014

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Most Expensive Bread Loaf Made With Champagne and Gold

A baker in Wrexham has made what he believes to be Britain's most expensive bread, for people with the extra dough. Robert Didier adds champagne and 24 carat gold to the bread, which costs £25…

July 26, 2014

Chef Alain Ducasse Brings Rivea to London

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July 13, 2014

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Chef Alain Ducasse Brings Rivea to London

Legendary French chef Alain Ducasse has extended the Rivea restaurant name (his other one is at Hôtel Byblos in St Tropez) to London, at the Bulgari Hotel & Residences.  Inspired by the…

July 13, 2014

Keep Calm and Carry On: Cocoa&Co's Cake for Her Majesty

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June 26, 2014

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Keep Calm and Carry On: Cocoa&Co's Cake for Her Majesty

It was an immense pleasure watching Hala Beydoun from Cocoa&Co as she artistically crafts this year's birthday cake for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England. Last year's cake was amazing and…

June 26, 2014

With Etihad You Can Lounge and Have Your Butler

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May 05, 2014

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With Etihad You Can Lounge and Have Your Butler

Etihad, the Abu Dhabi-based national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has created the closest thing to having you own private jet on its commercial flights. It’s called ‘The Residence’ – a…

May 05, 2014 | Airlines

The Breakfast Club: Probably the Best Pancakes in London

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May 03, 2014

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The Breakfast Club: Probably the Best Pancakes in London

Breakfast is the meal of the day I love the most...While in London, I wanted to try what is considered to be the best place for breakfast. A favorite among many is The Breakfast Club and after seeing…

May 03, 2014 | Restaurants | London

Gardens of Babylon on the Rooftop, London

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May 01, 2014

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Gardens of Babylon on the Rooftop, London

I’d been told there were two things I had to visit in London: the Shard and the roof gardens and here we were doing both during this discovery trip to the British capital. Renowned for serving…

May 01, 2014 | International Cuisine | London

The Owl and Pussycat: Tasting Big Apple Hot Dogs

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April 29, 2014

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The Owl and Pussycat: Tasting Big Apple Hot Dogs

So, why were we at Big Apple Hotdogs? We'd heard about the famous kiosk which opens only on Fridays for lunch, so we went all over the city searching for it. From one tube station to another,…

April 29, 2014 | Restaurants | London

Breakfast at The Hoxton hotel, London

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April 29, 2014

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Breakfast at The Hoxton hotel, London

We arrived in London and were staying at the Hoxton Hotel, situated in a busy neighborhood of the capital. The first impression was strange yet good at the same time, as you have to pass through a…

April 29, 2014 | Restaurants | London

Five Guys, London: Voted the Best Burger in Town

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April 28, 2014

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Five Guys, London: Voted the Best Burger in Town

They say, "You can't visit London and not try Five Guys". Voted by many to be the best burger in town, prepare yourself to wait in line, under the rain and in the cold to have a burger from the guys…

April 28, 2014 | Restaurants | London

Add Spring Fashion to Tea Time

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April 22, 2014

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Add Spring Fashion to Tea Time

I might just pass by Berkerly Hotel next week for an afternoon tea while in London for the Chowtzer Awards... Prêt-à-Portea adds a creative twist to the classic elements of the traditional English…

April 22, 2014

Meet Me at the Chowzter World's Seven Tastiest Fast Feasts Awards in London

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April 12, 2014

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Meet Me at the Chowzter World's Seven Tastiest Fast Feasts Awards in London

Meet Me at the Chowzter World's Seven Tastiest Fast Feasts Awards in London In less than two weeks I will be flying over to London to be part of the inaugural Chowzter World's Seven Tastiest Fast…

April 12, 2014 | Popular

You're James Bond in the New Virgin Atlantic Safety Video

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February 28, 2014

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You're James Bond in the New Virgin Atlantic Safety Video

Virgin Atlantic launches a new safety video, an animated film, that is more likely to be watched by frequent passengers than previous traditional instructional spots. For the new project, the…

February 28, 2014

World Cup 2014: Capture a 'Moment of Happiness' for Coca-Cola

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February 27, 2014

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World Cup 2014: Capture a 'Moment of Happiness' for Coca-Cola

Make history with Coca-Cola by submitting a 10-15 second video clip inspired by 'Moments of Happiness' for the chance to be featured within the global music video for Coca-Cola's 2014 World's Cup…

February 27, 2014

Harrods Hotel Coming to Manhattan?

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February 18, 2014

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Harrods Hotel Coming to Manhattan?

It has been reported that one of the world's most popular luxe department stores, Harrods, will soon be developing a hotel in Manhattan, let alone other prime locations around the world. The chairman…

February 18, 2014

Dubai Mall Number One Visited Mall in the World

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January 30, 2014

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Dubai Mall Number One Visited Mall in the World

Dubai Mall attracted 75 million visitors in 2013, making it the most visited retail destination in the world for the third consecutive year, according to a statement from the mall’s developer Emaar…

January 30, 2014

Pay Attention: Sugar is the New Tobacco! Youth New Addiction

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January 12, 2014

Desserts & Sweets

Pay Attention: Sugar is the New Tobacco! Youth New Addiction

The growing obesity epidemic could be “halted or reversed” in less than five years if the food industry makes cuts the amount of “hidden sugar” in our food, leading doctors…

January 12, 2014 | News

Extreme Patriotism: What Food Would You Choose to Represent Lebanon?

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December 18, 2013

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Extreme Patriotism: What Food Would You Choose to Represent Lebanon?

I recently came across a series of images that truly captured my attention. I contacted the artist to understand more about the concept behind these attractive photos. I see flags, I see food that…

December 18, 2013

TV Dinner for Two Worth $600

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December 12, 2013

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TV Dinner for Two Worth $600

Brrr, the thought of being cuddled up in front of the TV right now is priceless... add to the world’s most expensive TV dinner. Made with vintage champagne, edible gold leaf and “topped” with a…

December 12, 2013

5,000 Gingerbread Cookie Christmas Tree

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December 05, 2013

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5,000 Gingerbread Cookie Christmas Tree

An army of 12 pastry chefs are baking and assembling 5,000 gingerbread cookies on an acrylic structure to create a three-meter high edible Christmas tree which was recently introduced at Corinthia…

December 05, 2013

From Instagram to Marshmallows for Christmas

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December 01, 2013

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From Instagram to Marshmallows for Christmas

A cool idea for a gift this Christmas, or in my case, it would be interesting to see some of my photos on Instagram on something edible... Well, now with UK based Boomf will take your favorite…

December 01, 2013

Moët & Chandon: The World’s First Champagne Vending Machine

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November 23, 2013

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Moët & Chandon: The World’s First Champagne Vending Machine

Oooh how luxe is this vending machine. Just in time for Christmas, Moët & Chandon just unveiled the world’s first Champagne vending machine at Selfridges on Oxford Street, London. Let the festive…

November 23, 2013

Some Glow-in-the-dark Ice Cream?

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November 06, 2013

Ice Cream & Gelato

Some Glow-in-the-dark Ice Cream?

Created by Charlie Harry Francis from Lick Me Delicious, England, this ice-cream, which is made of jellyfish protein, glows in the dark when licked. Francis's creation starts to glow upon the…

November 06, 2013 | Spotted Stories

Jamie’s Italian Restaurant, Angel, UK

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October 23, 2013

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Jamie’s Italian Restaurant, Angel, UK

This is a place to visit on my next trip to London. Situated in the recently redeveloped Angel building (shortlisted for a RIBA Stirling prize in 2011) this Jamie's Italian is on the edge of…

October 23, 2013

Tea Time... Crodough Anyone?

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October 09, 2013

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Tea Time... Crodough Anyone?

First there was the Cronut, now there's the Dosant and the Crodough, Greggsnu, Duffin... which all seem to mean the same thing... In England today the Crodough is the new craze. What is a…

October 09, 2013

What your Coffee Says About You? A New Study Reveals Personality Traits of Caffeine Lovers

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October 03, 2013

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What your Coffee Says About You? A New Study Reveals Personality Traits of Caffeine Lovers

Clinical psychologist Dr Ramani Durvasula analysed 1,000 coffee lovers and examined common personality styles and psychological traits, looking specifically at introversion and extroversion,…

October 03, 2013

Burger King: Have You Heard About the Low Calorie Fries?

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September 25, 2013

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Burger King: Have You Heard About the Low Calorie Fries?

Burger King launches “Satisfries”, a crinkle-cut french fry with 20 percent fewer calories than their regular french fries. A small order of Satisfries will contain 270 calories as opposed to a…

September 25, 2013

Would You Fly Onboard a Glass-Bottomed Plane?

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September 02, 2013

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Would You Fly Onboard a Glass-Bottomed Plane?

In case you missed the superb news of the first glass flooring...On a plane! Will shed some light here... Virgin Atlantic and our founder Richard Branson are once again flying in the face of ordinary…

September 02, 2013

Citizen M - London

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September 01, 2013

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Citizen M - London

citizenM is a new Dutch hotel group that opened their first two hotels at Schiphol Airport and in Amsterdam City in 2008 and 2009 and citizenM Glasgow in 2010. citizenM Bankside will be the fourth…

September 01, 2013

Limited Edition Royal Cheddar Cheese

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August 02, 2013

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Limited Edition Royal Cheddar Cheese

Even cheese makers in the UK are making limited edition items in honor of the new royal baby - named “William and Kate Royal Addition” The hand-made English Cheddar, by Westminster Cheddar is…

August 02, 2013

The Guardian UK Reports: In Search of the Perfect Burger

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July 10, 2013

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The Guardian UK Reports: In Search of the Perfect Burger

A good burger is a thing of beauty. As two cult chains open in London, we ask if the new imports are any better than what's already on offer Marina O'Loughlin The Guardian, Tuesday 9…

July 10, 2013

Time Out London: The World's Best Designed Restaurants in 2013 - Beirut on the List

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June 15, 2013

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Time Out London: The World's Best Designed Restaurants in 2013 - Beirut on the List

Amazing article in Timeout London: The world's best designed restaurants in 2013 and Beirut makes the list with two of its restaurants, Society Bistro and Wine Lounge and Balthus - both designed by…

June 15, 2013

iTray: Food Flies Straight to Your Table

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June 11, 2013

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iTray: Food Flies Straight to Your Table

I don't know if this is good news or great news. Speedy food with no attitude from a real life waiter...? British restaurant chain YO! Sushi has launched what is apparently the world’s first…

June 11, 2013

Virgin Megastore Champs Élysées: The Last Pictures...

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June 07, 2013

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Virgin Megastore Champs Élysées: The Last Pictures...

I'm in Paris now. I passed by Virgin Megastore Champs Élysées and went in to look around the grand place that was once strong, while admiring the last of its existence in the French…

June 07, 2013

Test Tube Burgers? Order Your Burger From a Lab

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May 23, 2013

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Test Tube Burgers? Order Your Burger From a Lab

Some science this morning... The New York Times posted an article "Building a $325,000 Burger" - intriguing no? The Telegraph also wrote about the new test tube burgers expected to change the way we…

May 23, 2013

Restaurant Meets Design: DRI DRI Gelato, London

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May 22, 2013

Ice Cream & Gelato

Restaurant Meets Design: DRI DRI Gelato, London

Customers will be transported to the Mediterranean in the heart of London’s bustling center enjoying their gelato DRI DRI. The Front Room of St Martins Lane’s hotel is a dynamic retail…

May 22, 2013 | Spotted Stories

The Telegraph: EU to Ban Olive Oil Jugs from Restaurants

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May 20, 2013

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The Telegraph: EU to Ban Olive Oil Jugs from Restaurants

Interesting article I read today in the The Telegraph:  The European Union is to ban olive oil jugs and dipping bowls from restaurant tables in a move described by one of Britain's top cooks as…

May 20, 2013

Foodful National Flags

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May 01, 2013

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Foodful National Flags

I just spotted the Lebanese flag made entirely from food, pita bread, diced tomatoes and cucumber and a coriander leaf as the cedar tree. This flag is among many other creatively delicious food art…

May 01, 2013

Marks&Spencer Finally in Lebanon - Will There be a Food Hall?

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April 26, 2013

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Marks&Spencer Finally in Lebanon - Will There be a Food Hall?

The much anticipated retail giants, Marks & Spencer is finally seeing the light in Lebanon. As I walked through Beirut City Centre yesterday, my heart skipped a beat as I saw the big Marks &…

April 26, 2013

Black Cow: Vodka Made from Milk?

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April 25, 2013

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Black Cow: Vodka Made from Milk?

Black Cow is the world’s first pure milk vodka, made entirely from the milk of grass grazed cows and nothing else. Fresh whole milk makes an exceptionally smooth vodka with a unique creamy…

April 25, 2013

The World of Designers Hotels: The ME Hotel, London

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March 05, 2013

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The World of Designers Hotels: The ME Hotel, London

The ME Hotel – the first flagship hotel in which everything, from the shell of the building to the bathroom fittings has been designed by Foster + Partners – has opened in London. An…

March 05, 2013

Food Fraud on the Rise. What is it?

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January 23, 2013

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Food Fraud on the Rise. What is it?

Interesting to read this article about the increase of food fraud  around the world. What is it exactly? I think it's a must that we all be aware of what's happening around the world and on…

January 23, 2013

Popup Cake Shop - Not for the Sensitive Eyes - Ideas for Halloween

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October 24, 2012

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Popup Cake Shop - Not for the Sensitive Eyes - Ideas for Halloween

How far people would go to deliver a message. This is really gruesome, I agree, but it's made of food and it's a super idea in my opinion to attract people to see and learn more about the body…

October 24, 2012

Offerings From Marks & Spencer

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October 14, 2012

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Offerings From Marks & Spencer

Coming back from my London food discovery week, I had the chance to enjoy many interesting places providing unique offerings. One of them is Marks & Spencer food. The fall and winter seasons…

October 14, 2012 | Travel

London: A Food Lover Journey Around the City's Magical Wonders

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October 09, 2012

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London: A Food Lover Journey Around the City's Magical Wonders

London 2012: A Food Lover Journey Around the City's Magical Wonders Back on the International Road, Expect Many Reviews Coming Your Way Soon It’s been a while I haven’t put in some…

October 09, 2012 | London

Fortnum & Mason: Delicatessen at its Best in the Heart of London

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October 09, 2012

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Fortnum & Mason: Delicatessen at its Best in the Heart of London

Fortnum & Mason often shortened to just "Fortnum's", is a department store situated in central London, with two other branches in Japan. Its headquarters is located at…

October 09, 2012 | London

A Culinary Journey Around Europe’s Greatest Cities: London 2012: Day2

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October 07, 2012

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A Culinary Journey Around Europe’s Greatest Cities: London 2012: Day2

My second day in the capital was about to get more interesting. Attending a class, learning new things and meeting new people were on the menu. It all started by an exquisite breakfast at the…

October 07, 2012

Pret A Manger: Who Said Fast-Food Should be Junk?

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October 07, 2012

Restaurants

Pret A Manger: Who Said Fast-Food Should be Junk?

Pret creates handmade natural food avoiding the obscure chemicals, additives and preservatives common to so much of the 'prepared' and 'fast' food on the market today. Available on every street…

October 07, 2012 | Reviews | London

Food Blogger Connect, London 2012: Day2

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October 05, 2012

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Food Blogger Connect, London 2012: Day2

Another day in London attending Food Blogger Connect 2012. The Interesting Program: Getting ‘Geeky’ with Lightroom, Introducing Your Readers to Restaurants & Products, The…

October 05, 2012 | London

Food Blogger Connect, London 2012: Day1

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October 05, 2012

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Food Blogger Connect, London 2012: Day1

Food Blogger Connect (FBC), was founded in 2009, and is Europe’s first, biggest, & leading food blogger’s conference & forum for food bloggers and food industry folks, bringing…

October 05, 2012

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