Chinese Food, American Model

It is often a standing joke that what Americans consider to be Chinese food is entirely of our own making, and cooks and diners in China would find them completely foreign (like chop suey - what on earth is that?). But somewhere along the line, Chinese food was adapted from our Asian immigrants, Americanized and…

Out of Africa: Native Meals

Northern Africa is comprised of several countries, particularly Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Mauritania, Libya and Egypt. Clearly its foods have been influenced over the centuries by the ancient Phoenicians (a Semitic civilization now modern-day Tunisia) who introduced sausages and wheat, and Berber nomads who adapted the semolina from wheat, creating couscous which has become a main…

London’s Top 10 Foods

Top 10 traditional foods in London. Below is the list of 10 traditional foods in London. We list our favorite places in London to get them, as well as the tours of London. 1. Fish and Chips There's nothing that says "British Food" like Fish and Chips. Known the world over, this traditional British dish…

Most Despised American Meals

This list is a compilation of surveys, online searches, and food store sales across the US of what Americans despise, to put it bluntly, and not necessarily that of the author, although it does agree with several of the entries: Brussels sprouts - the number one despised food in America, mushy, smelly (can you spell…

Enchanted Evening at Luna Rosa

I was recently invited by a charming gentleman to Caffe Luna Rosa, where I enjoyed a most enchanted evening. Founded in 1993 by Fran Marincola as a gelateria and paninoteca, In 1997 after renovations it became a full service restaurant. My date arranged for a special table. I arrived a few minutes early and the…

How Automation and Files Nice Are Boosting Operational Ache Management in Commercial Banking

Since the financial crash of 2008, commercial banking has undergone a monumental shift in regulatory reform to both manage and mitigate against operational risk. This transformation has been combined with an increased focus on improving enterprise-wide efficiency, profitability and shareholder value. Established regulations such as Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Basel II (superseded by Basel III) and…