Cookshop's Marc Meyer Fell For The Steamed Squid While Kickboxing In Thailand

NYC chef's trip was the "antithesis of luxury"
Jan 24, 2014 12:00 pm

Chefs love to travel — for inspiration, to experience the cuisines of other cultures or just to get away from the heat of their own kitchens. When they return, we hit them with some questions — where'd they stay, what'd they do and WHAT DID THEY EAT?! Next up, Five Points and Cookshop chef Marc Meyer.

5 Spas And Resorts To Improve Your Health, And Eat Well While Doing So

From Mexico to India to a beach in Thailand
Jan 13, 2014 2:00 pm

Yes, signing up for that gym membership was a smart move. But wellness means more than hitting the elliptical. You need balance: wholesome cooking, a restorative massage (or three) and a few iPhone-free moments of meditation. And the best way to do that is to unplug and hop on an airplane to a wellness resport. Here are five to try.

There Are No Teeny Tasting Portions At Bangkok's World Gourmet Festival

Food festivals are serious affairs in Thailand
Sep 19, 2013 3:00 pm

In Thailand, food festivals are much more elegant affairs than in the U.S. Case in point: The Four Seasons World Gourmet Festival, which just concluded its 14th year at the Four Seasons in Bangkok. An event recap, after the jump.

Could This Be The Most Remote Bar In Thailand? Maybe In The World?

Off the grid, with no loss of inventive cocktails
Sep 16, 2013 3:00 pm

The Burma Bar at the Four Seasons Tented Camp on the northern tip of Thailand is impossible to find — and that's the way they like it. There's no possible way not to smile when you walk in. This is what private feels like, and you've never had these cocktails. Read on.

Fast Times At Bangkok High: A Journey Through The Mall Food Of Thailand's Capital

Our columnist checks in from a Bangkok food mall
Sep 12, 2013 1:30 pm

On my first day in Bangkok, I woke up with no idea how I was going to spend my day. After a breakfast consultation with perhaps the world's nicest publicist, I had my plan all set: I was going to the mall. Actually, that's an understatement. I was going to the mall(s). In Bangkok, mall culture is huge and the food courts are more like stadiums. Read on about my tremendously busy (and tasty) day.

Screw Cronuts, We Found Sushi Donuts In Thailand

Let's combine two things people really REALLY like
Sep 5, 2013 10:00 am

World traveler and Kessler Report scribe Jason Kessler hit us up from Thailand with this shocking moment in pastry history: sushi donuts. Donuts that look like sushi. Sushi in donut form. You're going to need to take a peek at these pastries.

Get To Know The Beauty Of Burmese Noodles

Photographer Austin Bush breaks is all down
Jul 16, 2013 2:01 pm

Over the weekend photographer Austin Bush took to his blog to write a guide detailing the most common Burmese noodles. After reading the intro, it got me — a relatively learned Asian noodle head — thinking a bit. Could I name a single Burmese noodle dish? Uh, not really. 

A Food Scientist Explains Umami On The Molecular Level. Now We Want Sushi!

It's all about the T1R1/T1R3 flavor receptors
Jul 11, 2013 3:32 pm

Umami is tied to the distinct and deeply pleasing “saltiness” found in many foods, particularly those found in East and Southeast Asia. These include Fish sauce, miso, kombu, bonito flakes, kimchi and the source of a World War's worth of umami bombs, soy sauce. But what is up with umami under a microscope?


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