‘Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations’ Will Make A Regular, But Brief, Return To The Travel Channel

Since the sad news of Anthony Bourdain’s death broke last week, the world has continued to grapple with the insurmountable loss. Many, like his CNN colleague Anderson Cooper, have turned to the the time they spent on — and off — camera together, while the rest of us have turned to the chef-turned-writer-turned-TV personality’s massive canon of work. Thankfully, the Travel Channel — where Bourdain’s popular series No Reservations aired from 2005 to 2012 — has decided to make this easier by re-airing the show’s most significant episodes through the beginning of July. The move follows the outlet’s recent 12-hour marathon broadcast this past Sunday.


Restoring Glasgow’s Tea Rooms to Their Art Nouveau Glory

Geometric shapes made the tea rooms ahead of their time.

TWO THINGS SEPARATED ART NOUVEAU pioneer Charles Rennie Mackintosh from other Scottish artists, wrote fellow architect Hermann Muthesius in 1905. One, he was the best Scottish artist of them all. Two, “[most] Scottish artists, if they are wise, early leave their homeland to seek fortune in London.” But Mackintosh had stayed and made Glasgow “one of the most beautiful cities in the world.” He earned that high praise by designing the Glasgow School of Art, the Hill House home, and, perhaps more importantly, several of Glasgow’s famed tea rooms, one of which is now being fully restored and reopened.

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A German baker has taken pie art to a mesmerizing new level

In Germany, a country known more for kuchen than pie, one home baker has become a sensation for her design-savvy American-style pastries.

Karin Pfeiff-Boschek makes three pies each week, posts pictures of them on Instagram and then gives most of them away to friends and charities. Her online pastry portfolio routinely garners thousands of likes and fan comments. That’s no surprise, given the stunning appeal of her dough decorations. Her creations, which she says must look good both pre- and post-baked, are embellished with intricate patterns of cutouts and edible appliqués.

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Food Purveyor Fauchon Launches First Boutique Luxury Hotel in Paris

It sure is going to have one heck of a minibar.

No, make that the “gourmet bar,” for that is the correct user terminology for the exquisite minibars that will be installed, in Paris, in the brand new Fauchon hotel — the first in a series of the upscale brand’s hotels around the world.

The food purveyor famous for its macarons will make its entrance into the hospitality industry on September 1, 2018, with the opening of its first luxury boutique hotel: Fauchon L’Hotel Paris. The 54-room, five star property is situated on the Place de la Madeleine, the home of the Fauchon brand since 1886. It is already a member of Leading Hotels of the World.

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Google Enters Deal With Carrefour to Sell Food Online in France

Alphabet Inc.’s Google entered a deal with Carrefour SA to sell groceries online in France in what the retailer said was the first time fresh food will be marketed through the Internet giant’s platforms.

By early 2019, French shoppers will be able to buy Carrefour’s products through Google platforms including Home, Assistant and the Google shopping destination in France, the retailer said in a statement. Carrefour didn’t comment on the financial structure of the deal.

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Karma Turns Surplus Food from Restaurants and Grocery Stores Into Cheap Meals

We know, we know — food waste is an astronomical problem. The good news is, lately it has been getting quite a bit of press, and there have been a smattering of apps, agtech tools, improved food freshness labels, and other innovations (edible food sensors, anyone?) aimed at reducing the gobsmackingly high amount of perfectly edible food that goes in a landfill.

One of these is Karma, a Stockholm, Sweden-based app that helps retailers sell excess food directly to consumers at dramatically reduced prices. Karma launched in Sweden in November of 2016 and expanded into the U.K. in February of this year. So far, they have a grand total of 1,500 partners — including restaurants, cafes, hotels, bakeries, and grocery stores (300 of which are in the U.K.) — with roughly 350K end users across both markets.

Read @ The Spoon (blog)

San Antonio Is the Food Destination You Didn’t Know You Needed to Visit

At the Mexican Market (El Mercado), San Antonio, Texas


There’s a lot more to San Antonio than the Alamo and Riverwalk, and there’s a lot more to San Antonio’s food scene than Tex-Mex and barbecue.

Last year, San Antonio became the second American city to be designated a Creative City of Gastronomy by UNESCO, the branch of the United Nations that designates World Heritage Sites. Just in time to celebrate its tricentennial, San Antonio has become a go-to place to sample chicken fried oysters, chorizo burgers, and tacos of all styles from hundreds of unique restaurants.

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8 Non-Cookbook Food Books to Read This Summer

One of the underrated things about being an adult is that there’s no such thing as required summer reading—no Beowulf, no The Catcher in the Rye, and no Great Gatsby to read and be ready to discuss in September. You can read whatever you want, it’s crazy! Since we all love food here, we combed through this year’s latest book releases and found the non-cookbook but still food-focused reading material for you to dive into on the beach, by the lake, or wherever these long days and warm weather bring you. Whether you skew towards nonfiction deep dives, historical fiction, novels, or memoirs, here are eight food books to read this summer.

Read @ Bon Appetit