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Lonely Planet releases guide for spicy food lovers

(Relaxnews) – Travel guide Lonely Planet has released a new book for chili and spice lovers that will allow readers to travel to exotic and remote locales via their taste buds. To be released next month, “The World’s Best Spicy Food,” is a compilation of some of the most...
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Lonely Planet names the top US destinations for 2014

(Relaxnews) – The top US destination for 2014 isn’t in a sun-soaked state, nor is it a sprawling metropolis. But what it does have is lots of beer, a burgeoning art scene and America’s most unexpected beach getaway. That’s the synopsis of editors at Lonely Planet, who named...
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One chef, one ingredient: the chef to the White House talks garlic

(Relaxnews) – If you are what you eat, then it could be said that chefs are what they cook. In an exclusive series from Relaxnews, some of the top chefs from around the world share their favorite food ingredient to prepare and eat, every week. Whether it be peas, apricots,...
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Chocolate linked to reduced risk of stroke — in men

(Relaxnews) – Love the men in your life? Consider buying them a box of chocolate bonbons as a means to lower their risk of stroke. In a new study out of Sweden published this week, researchers found that eating a moderate amount of chocolate every week was associated with a...
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McDonald’s announces nutritional initiatives amidst Olympic controversy

(Relaxnews) – With Olympic medalists in tow, major corporate — and controversial — sponsor McDonald’s mounted a public outreach campaign in London Thursday, announcing the launch of a new QR code system that will allow consumers to look up the nutritional...
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Most expensive foods in the world include $2,000 piece of pie

(Relaxnews) – Should you ever come into obscene amounts of money and not know how to burn through it, consider buying a $12,000 pizza from Italy or a $2,000 slice of Wagyu beef pie from England and washing it down with a $1,100 pint of blond, Belgian ale out of a dead...
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Chefs to the world’s most powerful leaders gather in Paris

(Relaxnews) – In addition to being ‘guardians’ of their country’s culinary heritage, chefs to the world’s most powerful leaders must also strike a delicate balance between health, flavor and diplomacy in their food, a challenge that shifts with every...
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World leaders’ top chefs gather in Berlin for Merkel lunch

(BERLIN-AFP) – World leaders’ personal chefs, a group known as one the globe’s most exclusive culinary clubs, gathered in Berlin Thursday to swap tips on how to keep their powerful bosses healthy and happy. The annual huddle, now in its 35th year, will culminate...
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Burger King is conversation starter, McDonald’s responds fastest to tweets: report

(Relaxnews) – Have a beef with the service or quality of your latest fast food meal? If it was with McDonald’s, odds are you’ll get a response within 29 minutes of blasting out a tweet. Burger King, however, could take more than two days to reply. Those are some...
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Denny’s to open 50 restaurants in China

(Relaxnews) – Following news that Burger King has set its sights firmly on China for the next phase of its international expansion, American diner-style restaurant chain Denny’s has also announced plans to open 50 new locations in southern China over the next 15...