Italian Delicacies: Mantua Pumpkin


It has a greyish green peel and is shaped like a turban. An orange, compact pulp and a sweet flavour. Of course, we are referring to the Mantua pumpkin which belongs to the large vegetable family which lends itself to so many different recipes and is endowed with a great symbolic value. Mantua province in the north of Italy is ...

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Mitsuharu Tsumura: "Nikkei is Here to Stay!"


“It’s something I will never forget in my life, I dreamt about this,” says Mitsuharu Tsumura (Micha), owner of the Maido restaurant in Peru which was just announced as the winner of the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017.  “In Peru we use the word ‘fashion’ to describe new trends, but fashion over time fades, it goes out of style and ...

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The Importance of the Pediatrician


A recent study published in the June 12th edition of JAMA Psychiatry poses the question: Can a pediatric-based brief behavioral treatment outperform assisted referral to outpatient mental health for youths with anxiety and depression? In this randomized clinical trial, researchers discovered that a brief intervention delivered at the pediatrician’s office can indeed significantly help children and teenagers who are dealing ...

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Viviana Navarrete: 'The Chilean wine industry Is Not Standing Still'


Geographically speaking Chile is like the Never, Never Land of wine. A long and narrow stretch of land blessed with unique conditions to produce a wide variety of wines. Chile is isolated by the Atacama Desert in the north, The Andes in the east, the Pacific Ocean in the west and the ice fields of Patagonia in the south. Yet, ...

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Fine Dining in The Digital Age


The world of fine dining is a world in constant motion, a world of creative chefs who set trends, develop new techniques, new styles of plating, presentation and service. Just think of the shifts in cuisine that have taken place within the fine dining stratosphere: from the French powerhouses of cuisine to the modern days of Ferran Adrià, New Nordic ...

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Using Family Dinners to Build Healthy Mentalities


One of my most cherished memories is making homemade pasta with my mother in her Bosch mixer (which is now MY mixer). We would set up shop in the kitchen. My mother, my siblings and I would prepare an enormous meal for our extended family every other Sunday, complete with the pasta, fresh bread and salad. Everyone would always exclaim ...

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Mangosteen from A to Z: 26 Things to Know


Aroma. The flesh of Mangosteen has a unique aroma which is exceptionally subtle and sweet (1/400 of the chemical components of aromatic fruits), with grassy floral notes of caramel and butter. Button mangosteen. Garcinia prainiana is closely related to common mangosteen. This variety also comes from south east Asia. It has a fine orange skin and a flavour similar to, ...

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Felipe Bronze: 'I've Never Felt So Free'


The biggest change in Felipe Bronze’s career happened one year and six months ago, when the Brazilian chef decided to reopen his famous Rio de Janeiro restaurant Oro, but with a totally new concept: he left behind the foams, the liquid nitrogen and the aesthetics-centered recipes to focus on heartier dishes, cooked over fire – an old passion that he ...

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Identita Golose Hits the U.S.


The international culinary congress Identita Golose, sponsored by S.Pellegrino, arrived stateside this month for a series of delicious events held across Chicago, New York and Boston. Identita Golose has been spreading their unique brand of Italian based culinary curiosity for nine years in the U.S and this year’s edition was no different with the likes of Massimo Bottura, Davide Oldani and ...

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Amid decline in international adoptions to U.S., boys outnumber girls for the first time


The number of children from outside the U.S. adopted by Americans continued its steady decline in 2016, according to data from the U.S. Department of State. And for the first time on record, males outnumbered females among adoptees from abroad, a trend driven by changing adoption patterns in China. Americans adopted around 5,370 children from other countries in fiscal year ...

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