Different Styles of South American Food and Restaurants

South America is a large continent with a variety of styles of food and restaurants. The cuisines of Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela are rather different. Unfortunately, though, South American cuisine is not so well-known outside of South America. Chilean cuisine is an underrated cuisine which includes excellent seafood and steak. A few…

Decorating your Coffee Shop

For seven years I ran a cigar and coffee lounge for a small business owner.  We started out primarily as a cigar shop but over the years found that pairing a great cup of coffee with a fine tobacco product gave our customers great pleasure and kept them coming back.  That being said ambiance is…

Determining how much to Spend on a Gift Bottle of Wine

For the wine aficionado on your Christmas list, a bottle is always a good choice. But the most expensive wine you can find may not be, even if money is no object. The first thing to consider is how much you can afford. Wines can cost anywhere from less than $5 to several hundred dollars….

Creative Amaretto and Whiskey Cocktails

It seems that we currently exist in the ‘Cosmo Generation’, where the definition of a ‘creative cocktail’ is one which attempts to fuse Tequila, Rum and Vodka together with a few arbitrary mixers and bizarrely call it a ‘Something-tini’, or a ‘Something-daiquiri’.  Perusing some cocktail menus of late, I cannot help but wonder where all…

Coffee over tea any day

There are so many ways of serving coffee. You can drink on it with or without milk or cream. You can add sugar or honey. You can have it flavored with fruit syrup or chocolate. You can drink it white, sweet and frothy, you can have it dark, unsweetened and smooth. Tea is available in different varieties, but…

Chicken and Artichoke Risotto

Oh, risotto, that oh-so-perfect side dish (or entree, depending on its preparation) that is so impossible to resist! I stumbled across this recipe for chicken and artichoke risotto about a year ago when a friend e-mailed it to me and have made it at least six times already. It is easy to whip up and…

Cocktails Liquor

When throwing a great cocktail party, you of course will need some great cocktails. Whether your party has a specific theme or is just a gathering of friends, you will want to serve cocktails that really impress! Check out a few of these easy recipes for cocktails that will really wow your guests! COTTON CANDY…

Cajun Recipes

File (fee-lay) Gumbo One of the many privileges of being raised in north central Texas is the abundant richness of cultures. Within driving distance to the Gulf of Mexico and Southeastern Louisiana a person can experience a mixture of cultural cuisine. In fact the very term “Creole” in definition signifies mixed origins. A bowl of…

Coach Horses Dersingham

The Coach & Horses in Dersingham, Norfolk is a fairly typical English village pub. With a cosy bar, beer garden and real ales, it could be in any village in England. I visited the Coach & Horses recently while on a long weekend at Sandringham with my parents. The evening we visited the Coach &…

Chicken Bamboo Stir Fry Recipes

When I saw the title for this article the first thing I started thinking about was chicken breasts. I was going to come up with some kind of baked chicken breast recipe, but then the Chinese food I ordered arrived. I guess I had Chinese food on the brain the rest of the night because…

Book Reviews George Stellas Living Low Carb by George Stella

I have absolutely got to be one of the biggest cooking fanatics around. I love to cook and it shows. My wife and I always have a meal, rather than just making something really quick. We always plan our day around whatever dinner we plan on creating for that night. It is definitely a time…