Honey marketed by prominent brands failed a key test of purity, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has claimed, citing an investigation it conducted on various brands of Indian honey. Current regulations specify around 18 parameters that honey must comply with for producers to label it ‘pure honey.’ CSE […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe Ingredients 2 ounces cinnamon-infused bourbon whiskey 1/2 ounce amaretto 1 whole egg Optional: 2 teaspoons heavy cream Garnish: grated nutmeg Steps to Make It In a cocktail shaker, combine the whiskey, amaretto, and egg. Add cream if you like. Dry shake (without ice) vigorously. Fill the shaker with […]

 Indian Hotels Company, (IHCL), South Asia’s largest hospitality company, announced the signing of three Taj hotels – two in Kolkata, West Bengal and one in Patna, Bihar. These new hotels are in partnership with Ambuja Neotia Group, who have already partnered with IHCL for two other hotels in the East – Taj Chia Kutir, […]

National Geographic India, with its latest edition of SUPERFACTORIES, chronicles the inspiring journey of Indian entrepreneurs, Chandubhai Virani and his brothers and brings to light the inner workings of his home-grown brand Balaji Wafers. Premiering on December 5th, 2020 at 7.00 pm, the channel, in its true authentic and engaging […]

PROMOTING CHANGE, SUSTAINABILITY AND INCLUSIVITY AROUND THE WORLD S.Pellegrino announces the launch of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy, a long-term engagement platform where talented and passionate young chefs can meet and learn from the most influential and renowned members of the gastronomy world. Today gastronomy plays a pioneering role driving social and environmental change: with the S.Pellegrino […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 2 medium leeks, white and light green parts, sliced (2 cups) 2 celery stalks, diced 16 ounces cremini mushrooms, chopped 2 tablespoons tamari ¼ cup dry white wine 2 large garlic cloves, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves 4 cups vegetable broth 1 pound cauliflower, broken into florets (5 cups) 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Sea salt and freshly ground […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe Ingredients 4 cups Brussels sprouts ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling ¼ cup fresh lemon juice ½ cup pine nuts, toasted ⅓ cup dried cranberries ⅓ cup grated pecorino cheese (optional) ⅓ cup chopped chives Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Instructions […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe Ingredients 3/4 cup dark brown sugar 2 large eggs 1/3 cup neutral oil, like canola or grapeseed 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 small apples, peeled, cored, and chopped into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces (about 2 cups) 1/2 cup toasted walnuts, chopped 1 tablespoon whiskey, optional 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder, optional Procedure Position a rack […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe Ingredients: 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 2 tablespoons maple syrup Six 4 to 5-inch long cinnamon sticks, for garnish 6 pumpkin candies, for garnish, such as Brach’s 1 bottle white wine, chilled 3 cups mango peach juice blend or tropical juice blend, chilled, […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe Potato Leek Au Gratin Ingredients 4 Tbsp Butter 1 1/2 cups Whole milk 1 cup Heavy cream 3 Large garlic cloves finely chopped 1 Tbsp Stone ground mustard 1/4 tsp Freshly grated nutmeg 3/4 Tbsp Kosher salt 1 tsp Freshly ground pepper 2 oz Blue cheese […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe CRANBERRY GOAT CHEESE TRUFFLES Ingredients 6 ounces plain goat cheese softened for an hour at room temperature 4 ounces cream cheese softened for an hour at room temperature ¾ cup chopped pecans 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon honey ½ teaspoon Sriracha ¼ teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoons currants* 2 tablespoons dried cranberries* 2 tablespoons golden raisins* 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley Instructions […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe 1. Position the Wings Tuck the wing tips behind the shoulders to lock them into place and protect them from scorching. The positioning of the wings also helps stabilize the bird on a platter. Next. You’ll tie the ankles of the legs together to cover the […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe Decorating the Christmas tree just got a little better for this year because Costco is back with another impressive buy that booze lovers will be running to grab. Though the mini hot chocolate to go ornaments became fan favorites when spotted, the beloved wholesale chain has a new […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe ½ cup unsalted butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cups sliced onions 4 (10.5 ounce) cans beef broth 2 tablespoons dry sherry 1 teaspoon dried thyme salt and pepper to taste 4 slices French bread 4 slices provolone cheese 2 slices Swiss cheese, diced ¼ cup […]