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10 Luxurious Egg Dishes For A Fancy Sunday Morning

Brunch like a boss with lobster and caviar
Aug 9, 2014 10:00 am

Can you think of a simple ingredient that dresses up better than eggs? We can't think of any chicken dishes that feature caviar or fried oysters. But if this weekend calls for a celebration, let the humble huevo be your guide. Whether it's covered with crispy prosciutto or perching on jumbo lump crab hash, this is one fridge staple that knows how to live the good life.  

Here's Why These 8 Meticulously Plated Restaurant Dishes Taste Better

Raise those expectations, fine dining friends
Jun 23, 2014 2:00 pm

Artfully plated food really does taste better, as suggested in a recent Oxford University study. In the test, men and women were presented with salads made with identical ingredients, plated either normally, "neatly" with separate components or in the likeness of Wassily Kandinsky's Painting Number 201. What did diners think and how can you use these skills in your kitchen to great advantage? 

Bordeaux And Biryani: French Winemakers And Indian Chefs Are The Hot New Couple

Here's proof that this pairing has legs
May 14, 2014 3:00 pm

Put down the Kingfisher and take-out chicken tikka masala and listen up: Bordeaux wines are the new pairing for biryanis, curries, elevated takes on street food and more. When master winemakers and world-ranked chefs team up to launch the most famous bottles around in a brand-new consumer market thirsty for fine wine, the impossible suddenly becomes a very good idea.

10 Haute Cuisine Dishes To Devour in Hong Kong

Truffles, dumplings, oysters, bird's nest and more
May 9, 2014 9:00 am

Hong Kong bills itself as “Asia's World City” and that's largely due to the fact that major banking operations use HK as their base. As a result, there are a lot of wonderfully lavish restaurants vying for expense account dollars with precious food created by major chefs from around the globe. Here are 10 haute cuisine dishes that make the 99% wish they knew how to invest better.

 

Hunting Down Michelin Stars In Hong Kong

Find out why some restaurants have so many (or few)
May 1, 2014 12:00 pm

Michelin stars are easy prey. Unlike other big game, they can't move. When they see your hungry maw approaching, they have no choice but to just sit there and give up their delicious bounty. During a recent trip to Hong Kong, I consumed 17 stars. Two days later, I bagged my 18th. Then I found myself wondering what it all meant. Here's what I discovered about Michelin stars in this incredibly rich food culture.

What's The Polite Way To Split A Check When You're Not Drinking?

A bit of advice for large dinner gathering season
Dec 17, 2013 2:30 pm

Tis the season for large gatherings at restaurants where everyone drinks too much! Unless of course you're not drinking, in which case you could be in for an unpleasant surprise when not only does Paul clearly need your help getting home but there's, like, an extra $25 on your split of the check. Here's how to avoid that.

15 Celebrity Chef Recipes To Add To Your Repertoire

Celebrity chef recipes from their kitchens to yours
Oct 19, 2013 2:00 pm

Know what's a surefire way to knock out an impressive dish? Steal it from a celebrity chef — we do it all the time. Well, not steal. We ask permission, nicely, from their publishers, and as a result of that hard work we'd like to offer you a few of our favorite celebrity chef recipes of all time. They work 16-hour days, judge and compete on all our favorite food reality shows and still find time to occasionally chat with us. Trust them. These 12 dishes are backed by some of the best chefs we've encountered.

9 Ideas For Dinner Tonight: High-End Entrées For A Luxurious Evening

Get fancy, stay fancy. It's what's for dinner.
Oct 15, 2013 12:00 pm

You were going to spring for it on the menu anyway, why not recreate a fine dining experience at home with our meticulously curated selection of fancy entrées? Take your pick from prime beef, game birds, shellfish and some of the more impressive cuts of other delicious beasts, then give them the royal treatment. A pinch of saffron or slice of truffle can make a big difference.

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