Why Use Varietal Specific Decanters?

Even owning one decanter is seen as a mark of someone who knows their wine, so owning a few more is really going to set you apart. But that’s not all – many people radically underestimate the impact that different decanters make on the bouquet, texture, flavour, and finish or various types of wine. In fact, the decanter you use can significantly alter your drinking experience. (more…)

4 great Thai cooking classes in Ko Samui

One of the main reasons to head over to Thailand, apart from the sun and the beach, is the Thai food. Yummy noodle dishes such as Pad Thai, the richly flavoured curries, the Tom Yum soups, the fresh seafood and young papaya salads… it is a foodie heaven! Thai cooking is an art and knowledge of local spices and ingredients is required to do the magic. Now, wouldn’t it be the best thing to learn the secrets of Thai home cooking in the country of origin to surprise your loved ones back home with an exquisite meal? Good news, in Ko Samui there are several great cooking schools turning you from a Thai food enthusiast to a master chef. Pick the one closest to your private villa on the island. All of the following 4 cooking schools are perfectly good, fun and inspiring: (more…)

4 Signs You Should Replace Your Chef’s Knife

It really doesn’t matter if you work in a Michelin star restaurant or simply like to get creative in your own kitchen – the chef’s knife is always going to be one of the most important tools in your culinary arsenal. You can have a knife sharpened when the blade becomes dull, but, as much as it might break your heart, there’s also going to come a time when your chef’s knife needs to be replaced completely. (more…)

3 Reasons You Aren’t Losing Weight

Many people set out to lose weight by buying the latest supplements, the latest diet books, and the most popular workout DVD’s only to find that the scale won’t budge.  Many people have the best intentions and feel like they are trying their hardest only to find that they aren’t seeing their hard work pay off. (more…)