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10 numbers behind… Ice Cream

A cascade of numbers to learn everything there is to know about one of the most popular summer delicacy: here are some curiousice creamfacts and figures not to be missed. 0.1  litres of ice cream are consumed by the inhabitants of India every year, which earns this nation the record achievement of consuming less ice cream than any other. Apart from Indonesia (0.1 litres), with which it shares this “first place”, followed by Pakistan (0.2 litres). Market research, however, points to these countries as having the highest growth potential for…

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Seven Mediterranean Wines to Try

I’s summer: grab a glass and let these Mediterranean wines bring some sunny vibes to you, wherever you are. Water often plays a big role in wine, and I’m not talking about irrigation or the H2O content of a glass of wine. It’s not merely a coincidence that some of the most famous wine regions are located near a large body of water. Europe’s second-longest river Danube or the lake Neusiedl in Austria are just a few examples that have a big impact on certain wine regions. But there is nothing like…

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5 Under-the-Radar Canadian Wines

Wine tasting in Niagara-on-the-Lake The rolling hills of Napa Valley, the elegant vineyards of France and Italy, the rows of vines in coastal New Zealand — that’s where great wine comes from, right? Well, yes, but you might be surprised to discover that Canada also belongs on that list. Better known for grub like poutine and maple syrup and sports like hockey, Canada isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you consider world-class wineries to visit. However, it’s home to some exceptional vineyards that have been flying under…

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Karlheinz Hauser: 'The Product is always the Star'

Celebrity chef Karlheinz Hauser is just as well known for his TV work in Germany as he is for his highly acclaimed Seven Seas restaurant. Not only has he been the star of ARD Buffet and Kitchen Battles, but he has also won two Michelin stars and 17 Gault-Millau points at his Hamburg eatery. Ever keen to broaden his horizons, this year the Baden-born chef launches a bold new restaurant with a Japanese-Hawaiian twist. As a rookie, Hauser’s mentor was the legendary Eckardt Witzigmann. But at last year’s S.Pellegrino Young…

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Italian Delicacies: 'Nduja

Thanks to the massive Calabrian migration of the 50’s towards North Italy and America, the world was introduced to the delights of ‘Nduja, the soft fiery salami produced in certain areas of South Italy, particularly Calabria. What is ‘Nduja? It looks like a large sausage which, when cut, reveals a soft consistency and a bright red colour. The name ‘Nduja derives from the French word andouille, a sausage made from pig’s offal. All of these terms originate from the Latin word “inductilia” (“things that are ready to be inserted”, from…

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Five of London's Hottest New Tables

London‘s restaurant scene continues to go from strength to strength with an astonishing quantity and variety of new openings. Here are a mix of established chefs and new talent helming some of the hottest tables in town.  La Dame de Pic, Tower Hill Anne-Sophie Pic needs no introduction to global gourmands with her three-starred eponymous restaurant Maison Pic in Valence and the two-starred Anne-Sophie Pic Au Beau Rivage in Lausanne. The beautiful conversion of the new Four Seasons at Ten Trinity Square hotel in London’s Tower Hill is the venue for…

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The Week in Bites 16 July 2017

A Taste of Norway This week at Fine Dining Lovers we kicked things off with a fabulous foodie tour of Norway. The Nordic country offers a bounty of options for every craving in between breakfast and dinner. From island food to indoor markets and amazing restaurants, there is so much to enjoy. Find out where to dine in Norway. An Appetite for Borchst Also this week writer Noah Carney dove into the history of borscht and tips of how to make this colorful soup at home. Originally from Russia, borscht…

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