Sake that is naturally slow cooled and aged through a series of labor intensive techniques could only produce something like the sake mentioned above. When you hear terms like nama-zume, hiyaoroshi, and honjozo thrown around amongst sake aficionados, and you don’t know what they mean, then you know the sake is going to be well worth a sip. All the words for some reason sound like something good is about to be enjoyed. Although it helps to understand the labels on the battle, it is not essential. You do not have to be a sake guru to love and appreciate Japanese sake.

Honjozo is a term used to denote a premium grade of sake that has very limited amounts of alcohol added and is stored without pasteurization. Nama-zume is heated once before it is stored whereas regular sake is heated twice during the whole sake production process. More emphasis is placed on the natural development of the final product than the overly pasteurized filtration of sake. It’s not like the average drinker is going to remember all of those terms, nor care. What’s important is that you have a very general idea of what it is you

Grilled tomatoes and mushrooms on whole grain bagel

Tomatoes and mushrooms are best grilled so you avoid adding calories by soaking them in oil.

Mushrooms and tomatoes are included in the 5 A day as well as whole grain bread which includes vitamins B and E, plus fiber and minerals.

Porridge with semi-skimmed milk topped with dried fruits

Insoluble fibers are considered gut healthy fibers as they do not dissolve in water and speed up the digestion process of which the passage of food passes through the gut, providing an almost laxative effect and the oats do exactly this which may help reduce cholesterol levels in the blood.

Oats however are unlike other insoluble fibers like vegetables as they still take a while to break down keeping you fuller longer while they release sustained energy with additional fruit to boost vitamin count.

Low-fat spread on whole meal bread and a boiled egg

Rich in minerals, vitamins A and D, riboflavin and protein, eggs are an essential 5 A ingredient while whole meal is an insoluble fiber that contains vitamins B, E, fiber and a wide range of minerals.

Muesli, low-fat

Cake Pops

Think of cake pops as the best of both worlds – the richness of cake covered with silky frosting and sweet coatings on a lollipop stick. Think of being a kid again but with adult-friendly portions. Think of enjoying a wide range of delicious flavors with every stick and you will get why cake pops are popular during special occasions and daily meals. Choose from flavors like chocolate, red velvet and vanilla with coatings of chocolate ganache, white chocolate ganache, and colored candy melts.

Macarons

Who can resist the delicious flavors, mildly moist texture, and melt-in-the-mouth quality of macarons? Certainly not you! The sweet meringue-based treat is filled with almond, cherry and chocolate while its flavors include hazelnut, pistachio and almond. If you are adventurous, you can also choose from fillings like lemon, mint and lavender. Even vegetarians will love the fillings made from coconut, vegan chocolate, and pumpkin. And you cannot resist the vibrant colors of macarons, too.

Cheesecakes

The creamy deliciousness of cheesecakes continues to reel in lovers of the sweet treat. Basically, this is made from a mix of cream cheese, eggs and sugar on a crust made

Based on the holly Quran, there are a few restrictions on what Muslim can not eat: pork, blood, any animal that is not slaughtered in the name of Allah and alcohol

So halal food is food that doesn’t violate the restrictions above.

Most non-Muslims know that Muslims can’t eat pork but very few people understand that halal is more than pork-free and alcohol-free. With the exception of seafood, any animal that is not slaughtered in the name of Allah is not halal. Chickens, cows, lambs, or turkeys can be non-halal when they are not slaughtered according to the Islamic guidelines. The Islamic guidelines require animals to be slaughtered by making incisions at the front of their throats using very sharp knives. The incisions should be deep and cut into the carotid artery, wind pipe and jugular veins to release all the blood from the body. The meat can only be consumed/processed after all the blood is drained from the body. When slaughtering an animal, the head of the animal has to be aligned to face the Qiblah and the

The place was totally charming; quaint, serene (on a Saturday afternoon), and clean. The dining area was not large, there were only seven tables, but neither did it feel cramped. The owner sat contentedly at the bar while some lovely Thai women, some of them wait staff, and one with a child, lingered toward the front in quiet conversation. The menu, scribbled on a blackboard was not entirely convenient but charming nonetheless. We studied it for about ten minutes before ordering.

Subsequently, I did a bit of ‘after-the-fact’ research and found that critics refer to Le Bouchon as ‘Bangkok’s most authentic French bistro,’ and the top regular dining spot for most local Gauls’.

The blackboard menu, I’m told, never changes; it displays a number of classic French dishes. Begin with warm a goat cheese salad comprising three aromatic chunks melted on grilled French bread set atop plentiful lettuce doused in vinegar and oil. Foie gras ravioli with port wine is a tender and melt-in-the-mouth sensation, and the perfect appetizer to stimulate the palate. Main courses at le Bouchon are surprisingly generous. A real treat, frog legs is fried in garlic and served with potatoes and sauteed

Few things are as desirable as sharing a romantic evening with the person you love, with the ocean in the background while the setting sun flickers around your dining table. Selecting the right restaurant for that romantic rendezvous is an exciting and joyful venture – the feeling of being in the company of a special person, the happiness of picking the perfect venue and sharing good food with your life partner. For those who lack experience and confidence, selecting the right restaurant is a daunting task. With so many eateries around, you’re often spoilt for choice. If you’re planning to take your partner for a romantic dinner but not sure about the venue, consider these following things.

Well, it’s not just about the posh interior decorations; check whether you’re comfortable with the backdrop of the restaurant. While there are some eateries that seem royal and stiff, there are others where people know you by your nick name. Choose none of them. Since you want your partner to feel easy and comfortable, never opt for the royal or strict one.

On the contrary, if you’re visiting a restaurant where people know you personally, you’ll break your communication

Remember to bring some toys whenever you go out. You’ll probably have to wait a little while, and that could mean you’ll have some bored toddlers on your hand. If you bring some toys, coloring books and crayons, some reading books, or something similar, you’ll have a much better chance of keeping them occupied before the food arrives. Make sure the toys are small and that you don’t bring felt-tip pens.

Give your children a snack before you bring them to the restaurant. That way, if there is a longer wait than normal they won’t throw a fit because they’re starving. Give them a small box of dried fruit on the way just in case. Also, if you take children, you simply must bring another adult if possible. You won’t be able to leave them unattended when you go to the restroom.

You don’t need to try and impress small children with a pricey menu, because they won’t know the difference anyway. Keep it basic and simple. A buffet can work, as can a more reasonably priced restaurant. If you can, try to take them to lunch rather than dinner, where there may be more couples

Types

Ideally a cheese board would have a good range of different types of cheese. The UK produces many cheeses that are not cheddars so it’s important to showcase these as well. Within each type there are differences between the cheeses so a good variety within each type is also important.

Blues

The selection of blue cheeses would incorporate strong, medium, mild and extra creamy cheeses. It would also be beneficial to provide lesser known blue cheeses for tastings as English blue cheeses can often be seem as synonymous with stilton in people’s minds. Colston Basset stilton is a good example of a really strong full impact British blue. Stichelton is another strong to medium and would be a compliment to stiltons being an unpasterised form of a similar cheese. For those preferring a more medium bodied cheese Blue Wensleydale offers a good alternative. Although medium in strength it has a nice acidity combined with the typical honey flavours of Wensleydale. For those wanting a mild blue cheese a young Cornish blue would be recommended.

Hard

Cheddars remain one of the most commonly purchased cheeses and no cheese board would be complete without

  • 21 Restaurant
    21 Fortuna utca, H-1014 Budapest

21 Restaurant is located in the narrow Fortuna Street in the Buda Castle. They offer traditional Hungarian cuisine with a modern bistro feeling. Their philosophy: “Hungarian cuisine as it was in good old days, but updated to the 21st century”. In the light of this slogan all the ingredients keep the essence of classic Hungarian gastronomy but without feeling too much overwhelmed and heavy, so these dishes are not so fatty and are much lighter than Hungarian food used to be. After a pleasant lunch or dinner in the restaurant you can walk around and enjoy the beautiful surrounding of the Buda Castle.

  • Náncsi Néni
    80 Ördögárok utca, H-1029 Budapest

Náncsi Néni is like an old farmhouse decorated with wood panels and paintings in a calm, wealthy suburb among the hills of Buda. Even if it is in a rich area, Náncsi Néni is not a fancy place with those red and white table covers. It represents traditional Hungarian cuisine with all the sinful heavy food how a typical Hungarian grandma cooks them, though international dishes are also available. The outdoor seating area is in a nice garden

  • The Dogs
    Typically the Lagotto Romagnolo is the dog of choice when it comes to hunting Truffles as they are the easiest dog to train to pick up the scent of Truffles. They have an incredible nose so they can find Truffles quicker than many other breeds of dog. They are natural retrieving dog and don’t get distracted once they are on the trail of something, which is incredibly useful whilst hunting Truffles in woodland areas.
  • The Hogs
    Truffle Hogs aren’t used as much as Truffle Dogs nowadays but they are very good at finding Truffles. Unlike the Lagotto Romagnolo they don’t need to be trained to smell them out. It is a natural instinct for them to find Truffles I suppose you could say! The main issue with the Truffle Hog is that they have a tendency to eat the Truffles they find very quickly. This is one reason why they aren’t used much nowadays.
  • So which one is best?
    They both are very good at finding Truffles but the Dog must be better than the Hog. This is mainly because they are much easier to control in terms of finding the Truffle and not