Tips For A Perfect Beach Wedding
After watching 3 separate beach weddings occur in one day, it dawned on me that there are many things that brides simply don't think about. I won't go into detail about the basic wedding elements such as food to serve, seating arrangements and items like that, but these are things that you may not have considered for beach weddings in particular.
One of the tricks to holding a beach wedding is timing it properly with the tides. It will make the difference as to whether you'll hold the wedding on tight packed wet sand or the soft white sand of the dunes. Consider the tide tables and make note of when the tide is normally in or out for the particular beach where you'll be holding your wedding. While there is normally a lot of variance from day to day, there is some consistency that you can base your service around.
I Love Italian Travel - May Attractions Of Central Italy, Part I
So you are planning to spend your May holidays in Tuscany or elsewhere in central Italy. Don't worry; there are lots and lots of special spring events that simply aren't available in the good old summertime. Here are some of them. Get rolling; May is almost upon us. We start our virtual tour in Tuscany on the western Tyrrhenian Sea coast and then proceed clockwise to The Marches on the Adriatic Sea. There are so many things to see and do in central Italy in May that this is the first of three articles.
Barbecue Sauce - BBQ Flavors Around the World
Barbecue sauce is a popular condiment. However, many of us might not realize the sheer variety of BBQ flavors that are used in various regions of the United States and even the rest of the globe. Barbecuing meat is a cooking tradition that has been in use for centuries, so it's not surprising that just about every part of the world has its own flavors and methods.
The United States is particularly notable for having a wide range of regional BBQ flavors. The famous Louisiana Hot Sauce is often used as a table condiment after the meat is roasted. The city of Memphis is known for dry rubs, as well as its pulled pork with sweet spicy tomato flavors. Texas barbecue is often tomato-based as well, but usually less sweet. It ranges from mild to very bold and spicy. Many versions are made with cumin, onions, drippings from the meat, ketchup, and chili powder.
Big-Easy Cajun Relish
COMMENTARY: As the title of this recipe hints, it originated in New Orleans, where the recipe was passed around from hand to hand. First making itself known in print during the depression of the 1930’s, the recipe was made popular by the Cajun population of New Orleans citizenry. The descriptive term „Big-Easy?, is the name lovingly bestowed upon the city of New Orleans by itinerant professional musicians. It was regarded as a place where they could always find work regardless of the music style or instruments they specialized in.
Food Trucks, Mobile Restaurants and Food Carts are hot!
One of the hottest trends in food and restaurants is Food Trucks and Food Carts.The big appeal to chefs and restaurateurs for these mobile eateries is the ability to start up with much less capital than a brick and mortar location and open more quickly.If a location does not work out just jump in the driver’s seat or snap the cart on the hitch and find a new one. Do a quick Tweet and update your Facebook Fan page and your loyal customers know where to find you. Having mobile kitchen allows you to do different locations on different days, and even times of the day, allowing you to go where your customers are.
The Mother of all Days
by Chef Leonard W. Elias CEC
Its 4 am, as I sit here drinking my coffee, surfing the net, clipping recipes and gearing up for the “Mother of all Days” all I can say is that I am glad I have a place to go. Yes today will be crazy, at last count we were up to 670 reservations for Mothers Day Brunch. It is what we do and under the right circumstance can actually be fun and challenging. Last night I had two weddings and a full day of regular serviced meals, so prep for today actually started on Wednesday. It sounds like a Christmas carol, 12 beef tenderloins, 11 boxes of shrimp, 10 roast turkeys, 9 legs of lamb, you get the rest.