NIKO ROMITO:

NIKO ROMITO:

NIKO ROMITO: ITALY’S ONLY CHEF SOUTH OF ROME WITH THREE MICHELIN STARS On November 5, 2013, Niko Romito, the timid, taciturn and modest, 39-year-old chef of the restaurant “Reale” in Castel di Sangro in the province of L’Aquila, was awarded his third Michelin star for...
FINE DINING IN AIRPORTS WORLDWIDE

FINE DINING IN AIRPORTS WORLDWIDE

I’ve always loved to travel, but still dread each departure when it involves an airport. Even before all the necessary security, airports already meant endless lines at check-in and passport control, crowds pushing in all directions, noise, confusion, and above all...
LIVING THE HIGH LIFE

LIVING THE HIGH LIFE

  “The hills are as alive” as ever. The residual summer snow on the crest of the mountains made it easy for me to envisage the winter season. A guaranteed white Christmas though snow has to be manufactured at times to satisfy the skiers. After a vigorous day out, be...
Who Invented Cappuccino?

Who Invented Cappuccino?

That’s a good and still unanswered question. Most people think that cappuccino is an Italian drink, but few know that, yes, it may have been invented by an Italian, but definitely not in Italy, where it wasn’t even mentioned until the 1930s. Its birthplace was Vienna,...
DZINTARS KRISTOVSKIS

DZINTARS KRISTOVSKIS

I always begin my chef interviews with the question: Our tastes in food are closely connected to our childhood; what are your first memories of food? I completely agree with that. As I think back – we lived in a forest and the nearest store was something like...

Carrots in Scapece

This six-ingredient dish will joosh up your carrots and is equally delicious hot or cold. Plus, you can use those carrots that have begun to lose their crispness, so this one is an all-around winner! Perfect as a warm side dish, equally delicious as a cold picnic...
Where to Stay Put in Mauritius

Where to Stay Put in Mauritius

Mauritius is really a very unspoiled island and I highly recommend it whether for a honeymoon, a young family or in retirement. The hotels are excellent. The service is wonderful, the rooms thoroughly thought through and the food local, fresh and delicious.   My...