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Man in the kitchen: A Moroccan tagine done our way

Is there anything better than a slow cooked, unctuous dish as the weather turns cold?  Tagines are perfect for this and our traditional lamb version is just the thing for an Autumn Saturday.  Ingredient...
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Figurado fever hits Havana

Torpedo cigars Figurado fever is gripping Havana, with high-profile launches and special editions of these once‑niche, fully flavoured torpedo-shaped cigars     Question: when is a...
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Why we are drinking Monkey 47 Gin

Spirit to Sip By Sasha Levine Sidney Frank Importing Ask Alexander Stein, founder of Black Forest Distillers, why he chose to make Monkey 47—a dry gin named in honor of the number of handpicked...
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Imperial Black: Sao Paulo City Guide

  We love Sao Paulo for many reasons but a favorite might be the beautiful Jardins district with it's lush gardens, incredible restaurants, and luxury shopping.  It also doesn't hurt that Sao Paolo is...
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The Classic Caipirinha (and a few not so classic)

While in Sao Paulo we are quite the fan of Brazil's national cocktail: the Caipirinha. Made with Cachaça, Brazil's most popular distilled liquor, sugar and lime. Cachaça is like rum in that it also comes...
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Feijoada: Stealing Brazil’s National Dish

Serve Brazil's national dish, feijoada, with some finely sliced spring greens, onion and garlic gently fried for 5 minutes or so, as well as boiled rice and some slices of orange. Gizane Campos, The Edible...
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Timberyard: An Edinburgh Favorite

  A converted warehouse with a smoke house and in-house butchery, this brick shed offers private dining and a south-facing yard for sunny days. With a focus on sustainability and the...
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Quayside Lobster in Puglia

We came to Italy originally seeking craftsmen and true artists to make our clothing.  Time spent in Italy over the years has brought us great pleasure and appreciation for specific local flavors and ways of...
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Elegant Drinking: American Bar, The Savoy, London

American Bar, The Savoy, London Chief barkeep Erik Lorincz (who looks a bit like Errol Flynn) presides over this iconic bar tucked into the lobby of the recently refurbished Savoy hotel. The gleaming,...
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Lisbon’s Flamboyant Mini Bar

  I could almost mark the length between the trips I make from the sunny Algarve to Lisbon by whether or not Jose Avilliez has opened a new restaurant. He is certainly Portugal’s most prolific chef, if...
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Vintage Champagnes To Invest In This Year

Vintage Champagnes To Invest In This Year Decades in the making, the finest fizz from the greatest houses All that glitters is not gold. Likewise, all that sparkles is not champagne –...
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Man in the kitchen: Not So Late Night Lamb Kebabs

  We've all been there... the late night streets of a European or North African capitol, the alcoholic glow of some lovely bottles urging us on and a gnawing hunger that needs to be fed before the...
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A slow roast for a cold night

There's the soft thump of snow outside which offers no sign of abating. Lovely large flakes that spiral down joining the rest on the lawn, the shrubbery, and the trees. The grey afternoon feels...
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Angling South

Usually June and July see us overseas with a lazy, late afternoon realization that it is the fourth.  Shrug, nod in the general direction of where you think the United States are and then it's back to a cold...