Gastronomy

The whole “coffee on the run” craze exploded in the late 1990s. The product itself was unremarkable; an overly generous measure of impossibly fat milk heaped over a solitary shot of expresso – in short, a very milky coffee in a cardboard cup. Irrespective of provenance or any environmentally friendly message, this was, and remains to this day, a relatively standard commodity. What made it different was the brand experience. We live in a world where branding specialists, or “brand architects”, carefully construct a series of value enhancing customer touchpoints, all geared towards winning custom and establishing unwavering loyalty. These…

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COMIDA – food or meal in Spanish and Portuguese 17th & 18th Apr, 21st & 22nd May, 18th & 19th June 2016 Saturdays 12h-20h & Sundays 11h-18h April edition celebrates the Argentine hero grape, with Malbec Day activities and events FREE ENTRY – Courtyard, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, SE1 9PH If anything gets your synapses firing, it’s a big Latin American street market with their food stalls spreading mouth-watering aromas and sizzling sounds. Comida Fest – Latin American Street Food Market opens for the first time at the scenic South Bank in April, May & June bringing to London a…

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Late last year the world lost Ian Fraiser Kilmister, better known as Lemmy, the bassist, lead singer and founder of English rock band, Motörhead. He was adored by his fans for his rock star attitude, playing style and distinctive, gravelly voice. Amongst the many tributes he has received, one was granted by a Brazilian cafe, in Curitiba. A Casa da Mãe Joana (The House of Mother Joan) launched a hamburger called Jack & Coke, which consists of a crisp bap, watercress, tomato, mozzarella, red onion caramelised in Coca-Cola and a hamburger patty (50% beef, 50% pork) marinated in whisky (of…

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Made with Seabass, one of the tastiest fishes in Brazil, Moqueca is a delicious dish and very popular in the North East of Brazil Brazilian cuisine is defined by its distinct flavours and aromas. From north to south, each region of Brazil has its local preferences, some with more emphasis on meat, others on chicken and fish. In the case of tropical Bahia, the main dishes are Moqueca, vatapá and the famous acarajé (see glossary). Now, we will start with the recipe for a moqueca made with a typically common fish and coconut milk, with the option of using dendê…

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Many parents think that the kitchen is no place for children! But involving your children in the preparation of meals, treats and snacks could be an opportunity to teach them many things from the importance of each type of food, to responsibility, teamwork, organisation, hygiene and even a little mathematics. If your child refuses to eat certain foods then helping to prepare meals might be a solution. Children that help in the kitchen usually end up trying the dish that they make. So, prepare nutritious meals with your little chef, this will certainly raise the chances of them learning to…

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