Comfort Cuisine

Few things have been proved to be as good for the soul as the familiar flavours of beloved dishes – foods that envelop us with a sense of nostalgic comfort, reminding us of special moments and good times. Sometimes these dishes are indulgent: meaty pastas, creamy cheeses, rich stews. Other times, they’re meals we associate with the security of childhood: poached eggs like Mom used to make, Grandma’s chicken soup, warm crusty bread. Four Seasons chefs understand the power of food to boost our moods, and they’re always looking for ways to elevate traditional comfort foods for your plate and palate. Here are a few ways they share their experiences with guests. Delicious desserts in Chicago Growing up in Cartago,

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What to Do in Palm Springs, California

We’re bouncing across the desert in a red jeep when Mike, our guide with Desert Adventures Eco-Tours, asks about snakes. “You’re not afraid of them, are you?” he asks. “We just might see some today.” Palm Springs Red Jeep Tours. Photo by Janna Graber San Andreas Fault in the California Desert “No,” I reply without conviction, keeping my eyes on the dusty dirt roads ahead. We’re on Metate Ranch, an 800-acre private preserve in the California Desert near Palm Springs, California. We’re headed to see the San Andreas Fault. There is no one else in sight, and all I hear is the crunch of our tires. The earth is so dry that the dirt and rock formations look almost white,

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Complimentary Hotel Breakfast at Marriott Bonvoy’s Select Brands

With travelers back on the road, today, Marriott Bonvoy unveils a new complimentary hot breakfast program across four brands within its portfolio: Residence Inn by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Fairfield by Marriott, and TownePlace Suites by Marriott. Beginning in October at a limited number of hotels, the refreshed breakfast will feature a delicious morning menu that caters to consumers’ tastes for highly customizable breakfast items, from hot sandwiches with a range of toppings to build-your-own bowls piled high with their favorite ingredients. Guests can fuel up for the day with a deeply aromatic, bespoke-branded Rainforest Certified Coffee™. Tomato, Kale and Feta Egg White Frittata BurkleHagen Photography Plain Yogurt with Granola, Walnuts and Blueberry Compote BurkleHagen Photography Sausage, Egg and

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Top 10 Malaysian Dishes You Need to Try

MALAYSIA AS A COUNTRY didn’t exist until 1957. But its multi-textured and quite different cuisine styles—dominated by Malay, Chinese and Indian—have of course been around for much longer. Which is why any accounting of the top Malaysian dishes will span an array of delicacies unique to the country’s specific regions and cultures. To prep your palate for your next trip to Malaysia, we’ve put together a list of the must-try dishes (including a couple you probably haven’t heard of) from family recipes, stalls, and restaurants that have been operating for decades. Special thanks to Malaysian-food expert and celeb chef Norman Musa for his suggestions. Let’s tuck in! 1. Char koay teow Photo by yuliang11/Getty Images/Canva What is it? Of all

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Casa di Langa Launches World’s First Hotel Truffle Concierge

Casa di Langa, a newly opened hotel in the Piedmont region of Italy, has recently announced the launch of what is thought to be the world’s first-ever hotel truffle concierge as well as a program of truffle-themed culinary experiences. Debuting in time for Italy’s fall white truffle season, the Casa di Langa truffle concierge invites guests to utilize the hotel’s connections with some of the country’s most renowned suppliers – and of course, its own truffle estate – for exclusive truffle procurement. The 39-room hotel also has a specialist chiller dedicated solely to storing guests’ truffles with the utmost care and respect in order to preserve their quality before they are shipped back to guests’ homes. Alongside the all-new truffle

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A Wine Tasting and Birding Getaway in Windsor-Essex

Most people know Windsor-Essex, Ontario, as a place where cars are made, but it’s also one of Canada’s three largest wine-making regions. Grapes love this warm and sunny part of the world—and birds do too; thousands pause here to rest their wings on long migration journeys. As a food and travel writer—and a big nature lover—I’m keen to explore this wine country at Canada’s most southern point, so I hop on the train from Toronto to Windsor for a weekend getaway. Flower (and Wine) Power Balmy seven months of the year, Windsor-Essex is at the same latitude as Northern California and Tuscany. I arrive during a heatwave and am grateful that my first stop, North 42 Degrees Estate Winery, does

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Eating Your Way Through Istria

BEFORE WE GO FURTHER, you should know there are no yachts in this Croatia story. No below-deck rabble-rousing or port-side parties of the kind you’ll find in Dubrovnik or Hvar, where the rich and fabulous descend each summer. This story is about Istria, located at the opposite end of the country, where the “champagne” most commonly popped is sparkling Malvazija Istarska, the versatile native white, and the seaworthy ride is a bivalve harvester roped to the dock of Tony’s Oyster Shack at the beachhead of Limski Fjord. The cruise director of this no-frills vessel and owner of the oyster shack is Emil Sošić, a blue-eyed, buzz-cut connoisseur of Malvazija, massages and Tina Turner. Emil spends most days on this fjord,

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