Category Archives: Drinks

The Pros and Cons of Bottled Water

According to the August 2000 issue of Consumer Reports, Americans are spending more than $10,000 a minute on bottled water. Bottled water costs an average of 700 times more than plain tap water. Is it worth the cost? MICROBIAL CONCERNSSnob appeal aside, one reason consumers have turned to bottled water is a fear of contaminants […]

The Origins and Quality of Sangiovese Wines

Sangiovese isn’t just Italian! Sangiovese is the primary red grape of Italy’s (Tuscany) three famous regional wines Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and Montepuciano. Yet, you can find excellent Sangiovese and Sangiovese blends in the US as well. On the whole, Sangiovese grapes are not easy to grow, even in Tuscany. They  mutate quickly and […]

The Importance of Beer in American Society

How would any one society, such as America, measure the importance of beer? Or probably, it is more correct to say Malt Beverages, now. The obvious answer is the money generated by the taxes paid by the brewers, the stores and bars that sell beer, and the sales taxes that are placed on the beverage. […]

The History of Tea

The tea plant, camellia sinensis, is thought to have originated in South East Asia, in the area that China, India, Burma and Tibet conjunct, although some studies, based on the genetics of the tea plant suggest that the plant has an entirely China origin, various parts of China, e.g. the Yunnan Province, being nominated for […]

Thailand Korea Singapore Fried Rice Stir Fry Sweet and Sour

Gin-seng is famous throughout Asia for its amazing flavour in food. Try some ‘Ginger Juice’ with your meal by boiling up some fresh ginger in a pan, stir in some sugar and serve in a mug. You will devise your own proportions according the strength of flavour/sweetness you want. My favourite starter in Macau was […]

Soda is Harmful

Soft drinks: The effect of soda on our teeth and bones. Many People Have a tendency to quench there thirst with a soda or your local 7-11s big gulps- Drinking a Soda does not quench your thirst in fact soda has chemicals that can result in the lack of moisture in your body. Most people […]

The Feathers Inn Dersingham

The Feather Inn in Dersingham, Norfolk is a large pub catering for drinks, meals and functions. It is a typical large, rambling village pub with a very large beer garden. We visited the Feathers twice during our recent stay at nearby Sandringham, once for an afternoon drink and once for a meal. On our first […]

The Top 5 Beers to Pair with Grilled Food

Although many people, including foodies, don’t stop to think that food should be paired with anything but wine, there are people who strongly believe that good beer can be paired with food just as nicely as wine. Beer just seems like the natural accompaniment for grilled food. The nice refreshing cold carbonated taste just belongs […]

The Effects of Microwave Cooking on your Food

While the use of the microwave does seem to be convenient in quickly heating up food, it usually isn’t the best way to go. Your food tends to get “nuked” when you put it in the microwave. That includes the following: burgers, pizza, sausages, hotdogs, pastas, vegetables, and so forth. There are many effects associated […]

The Slow Food Movement Explained

Slow Food: The answer to a fast life Contrary to what the name implies, the Slow Food Movement is not wholly about eating snails and turtles, nor is it about having lousy service at a restaurant. Instead, it is an anti-fast food movement, a grassroots international campaign to slow down and preserve the pleasure of […]