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Michelin Starred Restaurants San Francisco: See The Full List

The Michelin Guide for San Francisco 2019 has been released with Dominque Crenn becoming the first female chef in the States to receive three stars. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/news-trends/michelin-starred-restaurants-san-francisco-2019/

King Cake: Master This New Orleans Staple With This Video Recipe

This video recipe will teach you the ins and outs of making a festive king cake, a staple of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. You\'ll love the results! https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/food-drinks/king-cake-recipe/

Mauro Uliassi: 'The Ingredients of our Success? The sea, game, research and respect'

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MAURO ULIASSI: 'THE INGREDIENTS OF OUR SUCCESS? THE SEA, GAME, RESEARCH AND RESPECT' The new three Michelin starred Italian chef reveals the secrets behind his great achievement. Meet him! Incredible energy, strength and positivity... Meet Mauro Uliassi, Italy's newly-crowned three Michelin-starred chef in Senigallia who, despite a host of opportunities "outside of the kitchen" in recent years, from catering to TV broadcasting, decided to stay on course and focus on cooking. What's the secret of his success? The search for perfection and the concious choice to surround himself with respectful and loyal people. Come and meet Mauro Uliassi and discover his menu, his most famous dishes , his journey and his cooking philosophy in this exclusive interview with Fine Dining Lovers. What was your training? Few people know this, but I started as a barman. I then enrolled in hotel school and, by 22, I was already teaching cooking. My first work experience was with L

How to Tell if Eggs are Still Good

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HOW TO TELL IF EGGS ARE STILL GOOD We've all done it. Discovered a forgotten carton of eggs, mid-cake bake or hungry for brunch and hoped they are still safe to eat. Fortunately, there's a nifty trick that can determine how can you tell if the eggs are still good, and avoid a last minute dash to the shops. All you need is a glass or bowl of water and you can reveal all about the age of your eggs in seconds. After all, you'll need the freshest of eggs for poaching and frying while older eggs are more forgiving used in omelettes, scrambled eggs and baking. And eggs that have gone off, well, they're best disposed off swiftly without releasing their unwanted sulfurous odour! HOW TO TELL IF EGGS ARE GOOD Fill a cup with cold water and drop in an egg.  If the egg sinks to the bottom and lays horizontal, it's still very fresh. If the egg sinks to the bottom but the fat end tilts up slightly - it's about a week old. If the egg sinks to the bottom but stands o

All Of Priyanka Chopra’s Wedding Looks In One Place

Since Bollywood-turned-Hollywood star Priyanka Chopra got engaged to Nick Jonas in August, their whirlwind romance hasn\'t been the only thing taking our breath away. Chopra has served up look after look to compliment her Tiffany & Co. engagement ring. There was the fluffy Marchesa gown she wore to her bridal shower (held at Tiffany\'s no less), where A-list friends like Lupita Nyong\'o and Kelly Ripa were among the revelers. Then, in India on Wednesday, she kicked off what looks like her multi-day wedding to the singer wearing a powder blue outfit embellished with pink flowers to their puja ceremony (a Hindu devotion to show reverence through prayers and songs to prepare couples for marriage).Photo: Splash News.comNick Jonas landed in Delhi to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with his future in-laws, setting off all sorts of alarms (and push notifications) that the couple would combine the international trip with their nuptials. \"The couple got engaged two months a

10 Red Staples From H&M We're Gifting Ourselves, Stat

Red is truly an iconic holiday color — and for good reason. From the crimson poinsettias suddenly out on display to those seasonal coffee cups likely filled with peppermint mochas, there\'s no greater sign that the holidays are here than a fateful pop of the Rudolph-ready shade. And this is just as true when it comes to our wardrobes. Take notice: We\'ve got no doubt you\'ll spot a red sweater or two on your next venture out into the wild.So to help you make the festive hue your own this December, we rounded up 10 must-have items from H&M that\'ll instantly fire up your cold-weather wardrobe. Between plaid straight-leg trousers and a cowl-neck knit that\'s as cozy as can be, there\'s something in the mix for every type of gathering — from the trendy uptown cocktail party to the all-day holiday movie binge. Since the season\'s favorite shade isn\'t going anywhere, gift yourself one of these scarlet styles, stat.Consider a simple scoop-neck shift with

Priyanka Chopra Is The First Indian Woman To Cover American Vogue

The rollout leading up to Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas\' wedding is impressive, and we\'re not just talking about all of the outfit changes, either. On Thursday, two days before the couple is to wed, Vogue announced Chopra would be the star of its January 2019 cover — the first Indian-born person to do so. In the cover story, \"When Priyanka Met Nick: A Love Story,\" the fashion bible details the couple\'s journey to the altar, beginning with the first person to text (it was Jonas), and full of fashion-related tidbits.For example, Jonas got down on one knee at the Vanity Fair Oscars party, wearing a velvet suit, and asked Chopra where she had been all his life. Then, Ralph Lauren personally invited both of them to the 2017 Met Gala (without prior knowledge of them dating). Finally, the first time Jonas came back to Chopra\'s apartment, her mother was home, clad in a nightgown, watching Law & Order. View this post on Instagram Surprise: @priyankachopra is

The Underrated Coat Style Everyone Should Own

There\'s only a very small window of the year when light outerwear comes into play (okay, unless you live in L.A., S.F., or San Diego... shhh). But for everyone else that lives somewhere that actually experience all four seasons, we only have a month or two where we can enjoy our light jackets before we have to pack them away solemnly. Sometimes it feels like we\'ll be wearing our puffer jackets forever.But, before we move into our puffers, we\'re indulging in one of our favorite styles, the duster coat. It\'s light, it\'s long, it\'s floaty, and literally everyone should own one. Why? It looks, shall we say, Victoria-Beckham-level chic every time, and it can top off just about any throw-on-and-go outfit you can dream up. Jeans and a sweater? Duster right on top. Leggings and a hoodie for brunch? Top it off, once again, with that duster.From silky, kimono-esque styles to more masculine-inspired ones, we highly recommend you add this staple to your closet. And if

10 of The Best Food Podcasts to Listen to Now

From culinary conversations with chefs, to the science behind our favourite foods, tune in with our roundup of the best food podcasts. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/news-trends/best-food-podcasts/

What's It Like to Loose Your Taste?

Adrian Wellock has not been able to taste any food for over three years. He says he lost his sense of taste after suffering from a cold. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/out-of-the-blue/loosing-your-taste/

This Fledgling Modeling Agency Is The World’s First For Dark-Skinned Women

While New York Fashion Week is finally making consistent strides toward true diversity, London Fashion Week still has a quite a ways to go. But former model Kereen Hurley wants to change that. The 23-year-old started London-based modeling agency Choco Models in 2016. \"That’s when I first noticed the effects of colorism in the Black community,\" she tells Refinery29, citing trolling, mistreatment, and other forms of discrimination on social media. \"That’s why I started it, because of discrimination and how [people with] darker skin tones were treated.\"The fashion industry, she argues, struggles to accept dark-skinned models thanks to tokenism, which dictates that there can only be one Black girl on a runway or at a shoot – one who is usually fair-skinned with Euro-centric facial features. There were the makeup artists on set would told Hurley they’ve never done a look on a Black girl. And the shoots and shows where she says she was the only Black girl. “I had trou

This Is How Nicole Richie Gets Ready For The Red Carpet

Get Glam VR is a behind-the-scenes look at how high-profile celebrities prep for the red carpet. With a full glam squad at their disposal, they show us the behind-the-scenes of major events.In this episode of Get Glam, we get ready with Nicole Richie for the fourth Brooklyn exhibit of 29Rooms, our annual immersive experience that celebrates style, culture, and creativity. This year, Richie curated the Star Matter room inspired by the California desert and the 1970s, complete with Instagram-ready glittery capes.To pair with her theme, Richie and her team opted for a \'70s-inspired look, with a bohemian House of Harlow maxidress and monochromatic bronze makeup. \"I don\'t necessarily always connect to the idea of using hair and makeup to change the way you look,\" Richie said. \"I think it should enhance your already natural beautiful self.\"Press play on this video to get ready with Nicole Richie and learn her beauty hacks — including her go-to eyeshadow pale

It Looks Like Cambridge Analytica Used Fashion Brands To Elect Trump

At this point, it\'d be shocking if news broke that someone or something didn\'t nefariously influence the 2016 election. But new revelations from Business of Fashion\'s Voices conference in Oxfordshire, England hit close to home: whistleblower Christopher Wylie, who wore Yeezy sneakers to break the news on Wednesday, revealed that Cambridge Analytica, the data firm of which he was previously the director of research, weaponized fashion brands to help elect now-President Donald Trump.The firm used Facebook likes for labels such as Wrangler and L.L. Bean to build algorithms to spread pro-Trump messaging during Trump\'s controversial presidential campaign.Wylie, who insists his \"day job\" is in fashion, was featured on a lineup that included former Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz and fellow A-list designer Stella McCartney as speakers at BoF\'s annual gathering of fashion thinkers and influencers. During his 45-minute lecture, Wylie explained how loyal

Vegan Matcha and Coconut Panna Cottas

Made with tofu, coconut milk and stevia, these vegan matcha and coconut panna cottas are sugar free, dairy free and gluten free. Try to make them at home! https://www.finedininglovers.com/recipes/dessert/vegan-matcha-coconut-panna-cottas/

10 New Year's Eve Dessert Ideas To Help You Celebrate Big

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10 NEW YEAR'S EVE DESSERT IDEAS TO HELP YOU CELEBRATE BIG New Year's Eve is your last chance to indulge before all your "healthy" resolutions kick in just a day later. With that in mind, we've selected a wonderful collection of decadent New Year's Eve desserts so you can satisfy your sweet tooth before the clock strikes twelve. 10 DECADENT NEW YEAR'S EVE DESSERT IDEAS CHAMPAGNE SORBET A New Year's Eve party isn't complete without a touch of bubbly and this dessert prepared with champagne does not disappoint. FRENCH COTILLONS If you want to go all out on New Year's Eve whip up a batch of these gorgeous French sponge cakes topped with custard and jelly. CHOCOLATE THUMBPRINT COOKIES These elegant chocolate thumbprint cookies are filled with jam, fruit preserves and even caramel. HAZELNUT CAKE WITH BUTTERCREAM This beautiful hazelnut cake isn't just delicious, it also happens to be gluten-free. A great New Year's Eve dessert opt

25 Gala-Appropriate Pieces That Don't Cost a Fortune

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It’s not every day you get to go to a gala, so if you find yourself with an invitation to such a coveted affair, you may be wondering what to wear. Fret not, that’s where we come in. A typical gala is a formal affair, often held to support a worthy fundraiser, charity event, and other special occasions. Gala etiquette calls for an evening dress, sleek heels, a small clutch bag, and statement jewelry. In addition to following the dress code, it’s just as important to feel comfortable in whatever you choose to wear. So if you just aren’t a dress person, swap in a sophisticated jumpsuit. The same goes for heels: Don’t get caught wobbling in über-high heels if you aren’t used to wearing them—opt for an embellished flat instead. No matter what you decide to wear, this is your chance to go all out with the glamour (Just think Met Gala on a smaller scale.) So how much is too much? We're here to help you figure out what to wear to a gala with our favorite styles to help guide your search

The 10-Piece French-Girl Winter Wardrobe

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The 10-Piece French-Girl Winter Wardrobe Imagine walking through the streets of Paris on a brisk winter day. You’d be sure to spot Place Vendôme decorated with elaborate ornaments, ice skaters in front of Hôtel de Ville, and locals ducking into sidewalk cafés to warm up with a chocolat chaud. But what, exactly, would you spot all of the chic French women wearing during the cold weather season? Looking to all of the stylish outfits on Instagram, it turns out that there are some pieces all of the cool French women own. From sleek ankle boots and heritage bags to faux-fur jackets and ankle-grazing coats, there are some French-girl winter wardrobe essentials you would find in any Parisian’s closet . Ahead, see how they’re styling these staples and shop our edit so that you, too, can master the art of French style when the cold weather arrives. Ankle Boots 1 / 20 A perennial staple, French girls wear their ankle boots all year long, and the winter is no exception. Fur-Trimmed Coat 3 / 20

18 Cool Gifts French Girls Are Giving for the Holidays

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18 Cool Gifts French Girls Are Giving for the Holidays French women are known for their impeccable taste and effortless sense of style. That certainly doesn’t stop when it comes to the items they’re wrapping up to give their family and friends over the holiday season. So, what cool gifts French girls are giving this year for the holidays? Curious to find out which items made it onto their lists this year, I reached out to the stylish set directly to comb through their ideas. While their selections range from chic fashion pieces to beauty products to pieces for the home, one thing’s certain: Each item is classic and timeless—something the recipient would be sure to own for years into the future. From an Hermès pillow and leather ankle boots to trench coats and hoop earrings, none of these will steer you wrong. Ahead, shop 18 holiday gift ideas that are French girl–approved , starting at just $18. Chloé Harrouche 1 / 23 PHOTO: @louloudesaison 2 / 23 SHOP Prada Textured Leather-Trimmed S