Food and Wine

Fresh Tuna Tartare with Orange-Black Sesame Sauce

Fresh Tuna Tartare with Orange-Black Sesame Sauce

Fresh Tuna Tartare with Orange-Black Sesame Sauce Yield: 6 Servings Ingredients: 6 ounces sushi-grade tuna, cut into ¼-inch dice ½ seedless cucumber, cut into ¼-inch dice 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon sesame oil 2 tablespoons green onions, green parts only, thinly sliced Sea salt to taste Sesame Sauce: 1(…)

Easy Recipe: Crispy Mini Pizzas with Black Olives and Ham

Easy Recipe: Crispy Mini Pizzas with Black Olives and Ham

Easy Recipe: Crispy Mini Pizzas with Black Olives and Ham Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients: For the Sauce: 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided ½ white or yellow onion, finely diced garlic, minced ½ teaspoon dried basil ½ teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried oregano ½ teaspoon white sugar 1 cup canned tomato sauce salt to taste(…)

In the Mood for Gourmet Vietnamese? Try Cục Gạch Quán

In the Mood for Gourmet Vietnamese? Try Cục Gạch Quán

The classic dishes at Cục Gạch Quán are perfectly prepared with an emphasis on fresh vegetables and never with preservatives or MSG Eating in Vietnam is all about the search. The search to locate the best bowl of phở, mì quảng, or fresh spring rolls. The search to find a restaurant undiscovered by food bloggers and guidebooks.(…)

Wine Destinations:  Luigi Bosca, Mendoza

Wine Destinations: Luigi Bosca, Mendoza

Wine Destinations:  Luigi Bosca, Mendoza Maybe you are planning a trip to Mendoza, the South American wine destination for many who long for a taste of another culture, another continent.  The mountains are majestic with a powerful presence, but soften at the foothills as they cradle acres and acres of vineyards.  This is the home(…)

Ten Malaysian foods to die for

Ten Malaysian foods to die for

Popiah Malaysian cuisine is a rich fare that features the unique amalgamation of Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisines, and also mirrors the ethnic makeup of this multicultural nation ‘Malaysia truly Asia’ has long been the tag line of the Malaysia Tourism Promotion board. This catchy slogan in fact is very appropriate, as it embodies the(…)

The World of Jerez

The World of Jerez

Jerez might just be one of the long-lost and almost forgotten wines many of us should experience When you find yourself craving a little something special in your glass to enjoy alongside your favorite chocolate, or slice of whatever decadence you are digging your fork into, what’s your go-to? Might I suggest something? Jerez. Synonymous with(…)

Ladurée Introduces Christmas Edition of Famous Macarons

Ladurée Introduces Christmas Edition of Famous Macarons

The rich packaging colors of this new “Les Indiennes” line were inspired by the textiles worn during the holidays during the 16th century in Southern France Too beautiful to eat? It’s a tough call and one recipients of Ladurée’s Christmas edition macaron sets will be forced to make this holiday season. The macarons, nestled in their(…)

Dinner and Drinks with a River View at HCMC’s The Deck

Dinner and Drinks with a River View at HCMC’s The Deck

Sleek and modern, The Deck offers an unrivaled view of the Saigon River I like to consider The Deck as the ace up my sleeve. New visitors to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam always want to spend their first day touring landmarks like the Saigon Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and Ben Thanh Market. They’re “must-dos” by guidebook(…)