Thursday, June 27, 2013

Episode 2 of TASTEABLE: California series

Episode 2 of TASTEABLE: California includes San Francisco's Pier 23's Golden Gate cocktail recipe, Author Michael Cervin's wine travel tips for Paso Robles, Half Moon Bay's Sam's Chowder House recipe for cod with pumpkin puree, a discovery of the latest in Absinthe by Raff Distillerie of Treasure Island, a tour of the Depot Cafe in Mill Valley, and Saratoga Chocolates' recipe for Caramelized Dark Chocolate Hazelnuts.

"TASTEABLE: California" airs on KRCB public television ( in the San Francisco Bay Area on KRCB Public Television. KRCB broadcasts on Ch. 22 (722 HD), reaching over 2.5 million households in the San Francisco Bay Area from Napa and Sonoma, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco to Oakland, Livermore and Walnut Creek and beyond.

TASTEABLE: California television series - Episode 2 Intro

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Recipe: Love You Berry Much Sparkler

The heat is turning up, and nothing refreshes like some fruit juice

Of course, it is much more refreshing with something sparkling in it.

Love You Berry Much Sparkler
3 oz VOGA Sparkling
.75 oz Strawberry Liqueur
2 oz Strawberry Puree
0.5 oz Lemon Juice
1.5 Tsp. Sugar
Mint for Garnish
Combine VOGA Sparkling, strawberry liqueur, strawberry puree, lemon juice and sugar in a glass. Stir and garnish with mint. 

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Thursday, June 06, 2013

Forbidden Taste Pop-up restaurant in Prague

First Prague´s pop-up restaurant Forbidden Taste ( popped up for the first time last week. It opens every time in a different location (not known to the guests until the very evening)

Their pop-up restaurant is called Forbidden Taste and its first pop-up was on May 30th, 2013 for only one evening.  The guests are not invited automatically; first they need to write why it´s them who should be part of the next Forbidden Taste and whom they would take along. 

First forbidden menu: 
  • Amuse bouche: Veal tartar with zucchini salad 
  • First course: Grilled crawfish tail with pea purrée 
  • Soup: Asparagus cappuccino with confit tiger prawn and pecorino cheese 
  • Cranberry granite 
  • Sous vide pork Tenderloin with puy lentils and thyme juice 
  • Dessert (homemade by the host - Ivon): Cabernet & Camembert cake 

+ homemade bread and bread sticks baked by Ivon, the host 
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Saturday, June 01, 2013

Big in Japan: Miranda Kerr for Lipton Limone

They say that Japan Inc. pays Western celebrities well for product endorsements, so making it big in Japan is a good way to go if you can get the work.

Case in point, this incredibly cute ad by Miranda Kerr for Lipton Limone

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