So, when you invite a few friends around for a mid-week dinner in the middle of gloomy February, you might expect guests may offer a bottle of wine, a few bottles of beer, some flowers or even a chocolate selection to finish the evening off sweetly. But a tub of crème fraîche? Well, probably not. […]Read more
Making Turkish coffee, a cultural masterclass from Özerlat
Coffee is a community drink, stimulating conversation, ideas and passion around the world. Drunk in High Street cafes, homes, restaurants and a million other places it creates passionately given opinion about how to roast the beans, make it and how and when to drink it. Today, coffee making is akin to an art form, a […]Read more
Bohemian breakfast in Ghent
Choosing to breakfast among amazing interior design in the middle the historic, bustling Belgium city of Ghent was a no-brainer. Exploring the city’s thriving cafe and restaurant and cafe scene during a long weekend cycle tour of the country, this morning we were heading for ‘La Bohemien Jardin’. It was no coincidence that we happened […]Read more
L.A. street food celebrates
Setting for the delicious 2014 foodie film Chef directed by John Favreau and starring Dustin Hoffman and Scarlett Johansson and Los Angeles has embraced the street food movement, feeding everyone from hipsters to hungry students. From filling the social media airways with tips on where the taco truck, or ice cream specialist will stop at […]Read more
Cocktail hopping and eating through Vienna Restaurant Week
Dozens of Austria’ s top restaurants and bars are busy preparing for this year’s Vienna Restaurant Week (23 February – 1 March) and the 150th anniversary of the city’s Ringstraße. This famous street, with its trams and tree-lined pavements, circles the imperial city’s central district with dozens of architectural masterpieces including government buildings, royal palaces, […]Read more
What makes a great coffee house – do you agree?
Many of us carry coffee-house loyalty cards, useful as we discover new places to drink while returning to old, familiar favourites for another stamp on the journey to the 11th, and free mug of coffee. So what makes you choose to visit Costa, Café Nero or the little artisan coffee shop with the shabby chic […]Read more
Getting a sense coffee
Working in collaboration with acclaimed audio visual and art specialists The Frozen Music Collective, Taylors of Harrogate has created the ‘Sound of Coffee’ – an art installation which uses state-of-art neuroscience technology to give people an exclusive, real-time look inside their mind. For the first time, this will be used to analyse the experience of […]Read more
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