S'Mores Meets Gourmet Finger Foods in This Annie Falk Recipe

Aug 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Melted chocolate and gooey marshmallows may always taste good, but there’s a reason people usually prepare and eat s’mores outside: they’re sticky. But not this Gourmet S’Mores recipe from Annie Falk’s Hamptons Entertaining: Creating Occasions to Remember party-planning book.

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Here's How to Throw a Hamptons-Worthy Party Even When You’re Not in the Hamptons

Aug 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Hamptons has long been synonymous with summer retreats, old money and parties. The stretch of hamlets and villages just east of New York City has maintained its top-notch event reputation for decades, which is certainly helped by its stellar location. Surrounded by water means the Hamptons has tons of beaches and is home to some of the most beautiful estates. 

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Get a Hands-On Experience Making, Eating & Learning About Italian Cuisine at Tenuta La Badiola Estate

Aug 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

If you have been hankering for authentic Italian food and have maybe even wondered how the real deal is cooked, the 1,235-acre Tenuta La Badiola Estate in Tuscany may be just the place. Home to La Villa and the Michelin-starred Trattoria Toscana (which is the only Alain Ducasse restaurant in Italy), the resort is one you will definitely want to visit. Found near the Castiglione della Pescaia coastline and the Tyrrhenian Sea, the property is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. It houses the L'Andana hotel and Casa Badiola Golf House, an ESPA spa, tennis courts, indoor and open-air swimming pools, and a driving range. 

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Eat Your Way Through Taiwan's Culinary Scene With These 10 Off-the-Beaten-Path Delights

Jul 31, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

When I received an invitation to join a group of culinary journalists on a trip to explore the food scene in Taiwan, I immediately broke into my happy dance (trying to burn off some calories in advance). Many in-the-know foodies consider Taiwan the ultimate culinary destination for Asian cuisine and considering many Taiwanese greetings start with “Have you eaten?”, I knew I was going to like it there!

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Get a Local Food Expert's Tips On the Best of San Sebastian’s Gastronomical Delights

Jul 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

A few years ago a leading panel of UK food professionals named Spain’s San Sebastian “the greatest gastronomic resort on the planet” for its one-two punch: a food scene which was described as “fiercely distinct, passionately produced and on the gastronomic cutting edge” and its overall qualities as a holiday destination. During a recent visit it became as clear as the Cantabrian Sea waters that San Sebastian pretty much sums up everything we look for in a vacation spot.

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Watch Race Cars and Landing Aircraft at Porsche's New Gourmet Restaurant 356

Jul 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Porsche is sparing no expense when it comes to delivering a unique experience for their customers and it begins before a car even enters into the equation. The luxury auto company recently opened Restaurant 356 in their $100 million Experience Center and headquarters in Atlanta and aside from the gourmet cuisine, it also brings guests panoramic views of the 1.6-mile Porsche driver development track.

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JBF Sends Its Winners Out on the Road for the Taste America Tour. First Stop: Miami!

Jul 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When it comes to choosing an epicurean event to spend money on, sticking with one put on by the James Beard Foundation is a pretty good bet. Especially if it’s one of the stops on the third annual Taste America: “Local Flavor from Coast To Coast” epicurean tour. Heading to 10 major cities between September 18 and November 7, Taste America officially kicks off in Miami with the All-Star Rocco DiSpirito dinner. 

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Chef Gilberto Guidi On Honest Food, Olive Oil Farming and What it's Like Running a Rustic Trattoria in the Heart of Northern Italy

Jul 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

I happened upon Cà Guidi, a little bite of Italian heaven tucked away in the captivating hill town of Longiano, while I was traveling through the virtually undiscovered part (by Americans at least) of Emilia-Romagna. You can find Gilberto Guidi’s unpretentious, heart-felt cooking at Cà Guidi on the top of a winding hill that offers views of vineyards and castles.

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This Deconstructed S'mores Cake Reinvents the Classic Campfire Treat

Jul 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For many, the summer means crowding around a campfire with good friends and when that happens, s’mores treats are bound to follow. As good as the old standby is, sometimes it is much more fun to deconstruct an old favorite to create something completely new. Thanks to BOA Steakhouse, you won’t have to experiment with creating the best recipe since they’ve done the hard part for you.

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Enjoy a $1,500 Executive Chef’s Table in the Morgan's Pier Crow’s Nest

Jul 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Dining at the Chef’s Table is always a better experience no matter what restaurant you’re in, but the exclusive table at Morgan’s Pier in Philadelphia is definitely standing tall above its competitors. Gather up 19 of your friends for the $1,500 dinner that takes place on the restaurant’s upper level, which is called the “Crow’s Nest,” and enjoy views of the Delaware River, the Ben Franklin Bridge, and the jealous commoners below. 

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New to Grilling? Follow These Simple Steps to Throw a Killer Fourth of July BBQ

Jun 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Fourth of July definitely means sparklers and fireworks, but it also means putting that barbeque to good use. After all, you don’t want to be the only one in the neighborhood not grilling something up for your friends and family. If you want to fly solo this year—without any help from that overachieving know-it-all friend—take the below kernels of wisdom from chefs Russell Bry (of Yalla Mediterranean restaurant) and Steven Lindner (executive chef and founder of Zone Manhattan) to heart—they just may be what keeps you from burning everything. 

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Puerto Vallarta's Casa Velas Boasts Gourmand-Focused Experiences, Impressive Botanical Gardens and Four AAA Diamonds

Jun 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

If you’re a foodie seeking a gastro-oriented all-inclusive resort retreat, then Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta is for you. As one of the many properties in the lauded Velas Resorts portfolio, I was truly impressed with this particular location’s continual efforts to keep its culinary options interesting and innovative. Indeed, this adults-only luxury boutique resort is helping set new and noteworthy standards in the all-inclusive realm at large.

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The “Garden Fairy” of The Ranch at Live Oak/Malibu Offers Quick Tips on How to Do Farm-to-Table the Right Way

Jun 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When it comes to eating healthy, many of us know the right restaurants and have some favorite recipes, but not everyone goes as far as to grow their own ingredients. Whether you’re thinking about getting into gardening for the first time or you consider yourself a veteran, Trish Mazure probably has a thing or two to teach you. Known as The Ranch at Live Oack/Malibu’s own personal “garden fairy,” Mazure has mastered the craft of gardening and uses her expertise to maintain the property’s .5-acre grove. 

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The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles’ Rooftop Finally Open to the Public, Debuts Summertime Dining Series

Jun 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

To celebrate summertime, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles has announced a bevy of new culinary and beverage options for guests. The summer program features seasonal wines, tasty cocktails, small plates and sweet desserts, all served at their WP24 Rooftop Patio.

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You Definitely Won't Find Beer in the Broil King Keg 5000

Jun 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Summer grilling season is officially upon us. If you are like us and love barbecuing as much as we do, we would like to introduce to you the Broil King Keg 5000. With this unique kamado-style design (which is a traditional Japanese wood or charcoal stove), the Keg 5000 charcoal cooker features 480 square inches of cooking surface, including a 280 square inch cast iron cooking grate, a 200 square inch chrome secondary surface (allowing more room for food), and two removable exterior side shelves with tool hooks for easy access.

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