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The Escoffier School for Culinary Arts has one hell of a namesake to live up to. Auguste Escoffier is the closest thing the cooking world has to a deity. He established the brigade system that governs all modern-day professional kitchens. His pivotal Le Guide Culinaire codified French cuisine’s five mother sauces, from which all other sauces derive. The Escoffier School’s owners believe they can now impart some of the grand master's wisdom to a new generation of cooks through an intensive online course.
Denmark, the country that brought us Lego, the Little Mermaid and a whole host of funky, fresh and chic interior design ideas is currently leading the world with its gastronomic innovation. René Redzepi's two-Michelin starred extravaganza, Noma, has been awarded the ultimate accolade of Best Restaurant in the World for the last three years in a row, stealing the crown from the extended reign of El Bulli long before it closed.
Just when we thought fast food news could not get any more exciting, Burger King announced that it will be offering a bacon sundae throughout the U.S. this summer.
The dessert — a 510 calorie monstrosity featuring both a whole strip of bacon and bacon crumbles atop a fudge and caramel sundae — was released in April in Nashville to…
Freelance designer Luke Clark Tyler keeps all his worldly possessions in the same amount of space that McMansion-dwellers allot for clothes and shoes. His Manhattan apartment is the size of a walk-in closet -- 78 square feet, just enough space to park a Mini Cooper.
Peter Carl Fabergé is celebrated in today's Google Doodle, so we decided to delve into five interesting facts about the world-famous jeweler:
1 Peter Carl Fabergé — the legendary Russian jeweler — was born 166 years ago today, which places his life at the very end of the Czarist era of Russian history. Fabergé was most famous for his ornately jeweled and priceless Easter eggs that were produced through his company, The House of Fabergé, which he took over from his father.
There is nothing like the Chelsea Flower Show. It is still the best garden show in the world. And this year, nothing changed - it was as fantastic as ever, althought there were a few disappointments, such as the rather low-key contribution from Sarah Price, who I expected (as did most other people) to win the best in show award for her garden.
It was an eightieth birthday present to herself that went horribly wrong, when California senior Laverne Everett jumped out of an airplane and almost out of her tandem skydiving harness to her death.
Of course, the now 81-year-old told CBS news, she had no idea what kind of danger she was in during the jump, only finding out about it when she watched the terrifying video after the fact.
SurfAir, the company launching a new small jet service between Silicon Valley and Southern California, has gotten so much interest from the Venture Capital community that we’re hearing it’s accepting a little more than expected.
When we originally interviewed SurfAir CEO Wade Eyerly last March, he indicated the company was seeking about $2 million. But over the past couple of days we’ve gotten unsolicited calls from investors, who wish to remain anonymous at this point, who have told us that there was so much demand that the company has raised nearly $14 million.
London – Today, we go to the Chelsea Flower Show, the most famous garden show in the world. I will be writing about the highlights for the Home & Garden section on June 1 but I can tell you that the buzz around town is that all the garden designers have pulled out the stops this year, it being the Queen’s special year.
Fair warning that things get a touch racy toward the mid-point of this stock image love story, but it's reasonable to say that after six months of research and database trawling, AlmaBBDO's 60-second ad for our friends at Getty Images is the best use of stock photos since this.