How to Make Samosas at Home

  One of the most meaningful traveling experiences is discovering local cuisine. We are all longing to travel right now, but until then, we can experience the world by cooking some of its famous regional dishes. Today, we’ll learn more about one of the iconic Indian dishes – the samosa – and I’ll share a recipe for samosas that you can make at home. The samosa is famous as an entrée and a snack in South East and Western Asia, Africa, and the Mediterranean region. But for people around the world, Samosa is synonymous with Indian cuisine. It is the most popular Indian snack and one of the most relished foods that Indians eat for breakfast or as a tea-time snack. Without

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Best Restaurants in Singapore to Celebrate The Ox Year

Bullish Chinese New Year meals to celebrate the Year of the Ox The Chinese New Year celebrations are traditionally grand gourmet affairs where diet resolutions are momentarily suspended for 15 days. While we can’t have multiple tables and boisterous lo heis (mask on and quiet well-wishing please, the restaurants would constantly remind us), at least we can now dine in a group of eight here in Singapore. And restaurants are pulling out the stops to make sure that your meals are as auspicious and memorable as possible. We sieve the gems from the menus – stuffing ourselves at some – and pick out 10 of the most fantastic feasts and where to find them. CHERRY GARDEN, MANDARIN ORIENTAL, SINGAPORE The

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The Chefs You Need to Know in Philadelphia

Like many Philadelphia-area residents, Greg Vernick grew up spending summers “down the shore.” His parents have a place in Margate, an Absecon Island town where the population quintuples during the summer. There, between the bay and ocean, Vernick’s love of the sea and seafood was born. “There’s nowhere I’d rather be,” says the chef-owner of Vernick Food + Drink and chef-manager of Vernick Coffee and Vernick Fish at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center. Greg Vernick’s affinity for the region’s seafood is both personal and professional. Photography courtesy Dominic Episcopo DEPTHS OF FLAVOUR Forty miles south of Margate, in Cape May, New Jersey, the V-shaped mouth of the Delaware Bay decants into the Atlantic Ocean. In the brackish backwaters,

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Hamptons Wine Tour & North Fork Wineries: Follow the Wine Trails

Editor’s Note: We’re all dreaming of travel ahead. Here’s some inspiration for future adventures. We share places, products and activities we recommend. If you make a purchase using a link on our site, we may earn a commission. Bedell Cellars Vineyard. Photo by Meryl Pearlstein When it’s a beautiful time to be outdoors, the vineyards of The North Fork and the Hamptons in New York offer the perfect opportunity for socially distant enjoyment. The vineyards are open for tastings, some by reservation only, and some still offering outdoor seating. The selection of whites, reds and rosés varies, and each has some limited-edition wines on offer. If you discover a new favorite, I advise you to buy some bottles to take home.

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Kuala Lumpur’s 9 Best Artisanal Coffee Shops

There’s just something about artisanal coffee that beats the regular cup of coffee you make at home — coffee aficionados would agree. Whether you are starting your day or needing a little pick-me-up to get you through the afternoon, nothing beats a good cup of coffee to reset your mind and give you that boost of caffeine-fuelled energy. And thanks to the thriving third-wave coffee culture in Kuala Lumpur, speciality coffee shops can be found peppered in the city in growing numbers. Here are a few spots we would recommend for the avid coffee-lovers. 1. Artisan Coffee Bar Take a break from strolling along the alleyways of Bangsar’s Jalan Telawi and make your way to the neighbourhood’s shopping mall for

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The Best Hong Kong Hotel Staycations To Book This Chinese New Year

If you’re planning for a stay with a great meal, then these staycation packages in Hong Kong will turn your stay from bland to grand Eat, sleep, repeat—with international travel mostly out of the question for 2021, a staycation in the city is more attractive than ever; and if you’re the type to examine the in-room dining options more than the thread count of the bedsheets, there are plenty of gourmet-centric staycation packages to whet your appetite. It’s especially true these days, when staying in is the new going out, and there is nothing more indulgent than rolling out of your king-sized bed to lope off to the award-winning restaurant downstairs for an early dinner and drinks, and then retreating

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Tips for Surviving Dry January

  Le Crocodile outdoor seating Are you familiar with Dry January? It’s a concept that sprang to life in full force in 2014, first in the United Kingdom, France and Switzerland, and later in the United States. The concept is simple: reinvigorate a healthy lifestyle for a month by abstaining from alcohol. The timing is obvious: it follows the mad holiday season started on Thanksgiving and ending on New Year’s Eve. Dry January is something I dread every year but after a year like no other, we should all probably dry out for a month. You know, cleanse and get back on track with “better living” and a bit more discipline. I failed last year, but this year I’m determined

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