Palate

See-through.

WINTER WHITES: White rum, despite what many may think, is not only suited to settings of white sandy beaches in the summertime. When done right, it’s refreshing for frosty snow-covered evenings, too.

Kitchen of plenty.

You could say that Yotam Ottolenghi is the chef who has cranked up flavours to a ridiculous degree, and who has introduced thousands to the bold fare typical of the eastern Mediterranean, but all you really need to know is that his food is inventive, nurturing, and jammed with taste.

Spirits, not ghosts.

When Dan Aykroyd launched Crystal Head, a four-times-distilled vodka, the bottle was immediately reminiscent of his Ghostbusters days. What’s inside this clear, skull-shaped bottle has some merit, though.

Germany's wine aligns to consumer taste.

A quiet revolution is taking place in Germany these days, and it might well deal with some of the major obstacles German wine has met among international consumers. The revolution is taking place in many vineyards and wineries, and in the ways that the highest-quality German wines are labelled.

Market to market.

Housed within two glass warehouse buildings designed by architect Hans Peter Hagens, Torvehallerne is Copenhagen’s most popular public market and the city’s first central food hall.

Tech town 2.0.

Northern California’s Silicon Valley been synonymous with tech industry innovations since the early 1980s, but now the tech set is moving north to Seattle’s South Lake Union district.

Autumn sips.

Award-winning mixologist and sommelier Lauren Mote and chef Jonathan Chovancek create seasonal cocktails featuring their handcrafted Bittered Sling Extracts.

Autumn sips.

Award-winning mixologist and sommelier Lauren Mote and chef Jonathan Chovancek create seasonal cocktails featuring their handcrafted Bittered Sling Extracts.

For the love of bread.

When it comes to artisan craftsmanship, there are few things more universally warming than that of fresh baked bread, and at Faubourg Paris, the humble loaf is getting the respect it deserves.