The rise of social eating networks is giving the possibility to many to monetise skills that are not widely utilised in male-dominated restaurant kitchen culture. In Italy, Gnammo is the largest of many restaurants popping up all over Italy to promote a new trend in dinner parties. Users can search through chefs’ online profiles for a menu they like and then dine at the chef’s own house. Read the story here.
Do you want to learn some dirty secrets about the hotel industry? If you are heading to a hotel soon, you may not want to read the following because you may decide that a hotel is not for you.
How much are you ready to spend on a good tomato sauce? The Guardian has tested the best tinned tomatoes you can buy.
A restaurant in Italy has caused a stir by banning children below the age of 5 years for misbehaviour. But someone argues it would have made more sense to ban rude adults and iPads.
We knew fish stocks were low. But it’s much worse than we thought: About 164,000 years ago, people living in a South African coastal cave discovered the joy of seafood. Discarded marine snail shells deeply buried in the muck of human habitation represent the first evidence of seafood dinners. From then on, the increasing presence and richness of archaeological remains, and historical evidence, testify to our deepening love affair with seafood.
A high-profile global campaign to halve the amount of food wasted on the journey between farm and plate was launched this week. The aim is to reduce the third of all food produced which is never consumed.
The science of two alcohol free wine days per week: Health officials in several countries, including the UK, have advocated for people to have at least two alcohol free days per week. The UK government’s new proposal on alcohol guidelines says drinkers should have ‘several’ alcohol free days weekly.
Here is a link to the top wine travel guides for 2015.