Dining and Recipes
Leisure section for Taste of Life Magazine, France & Canada's leading luxury lifestyle magazine in Chinese and English.
After indulging in the rich delicacies of the Chinese New Year feast, it’s time to lighten up for spring with a healthful and refreshing plate. These mustard Chinese cabbage rolls, a traditional Beijing dish, are just what the doctor ordered — made with pickled Chinese cabbage, they are easy to put together and are packed with health benefits for skin and digestion. The combination of tart and sweet flavours and crisp texture makes for a zesty appetizer, or a light palate-cleansing course between meat or fish dishes.
Treating your guests to a taste of beautifully plated, sumptuously decadent desserts.
A conversation with Chef Bang, who prepares foraged and eco-sensitive meals at Maaemo, the most northerly Michelin three-star restaurant in Scandinavia.
A culinary interview with Chef Masaharu Morimoto
The legacy and spirit of a famous French poet lives on in one of New York’s hidden culinary gems.
The owner of the famous La Terrazza restaurant in Vancouver has a simple recipe for global success.
Experience the best of Brazil with the music, natural beauty, and local warmth of Rio de Janeiro.
Mott 32, Asian mystique, world-class elegance.
Mediterranean raw and cooked asparagus with Parmigiano lace.
A Vancouver-based chef surprises the world at the most prestigious international cooking competition.
Linguine Alle Vongole (or “Spaghetti with Clams”) is a popular dish throughout Italy, particularly in the southern Campania region.
An inextricable part of the lantern-lit magic that surrounds Chinese New Year celebrations is its rich symbolism, rooted in millennia-long tradition and the wisdom of an ancient culture.
Cuisine is the art of instantly transforming produce rich with history into joy.
What happens when artistic talent, passion for cooking, and southern French sensibilities are lovingly passed down for three generations? They become more concentrated.
It’s one of the most popular cheeses in all of Italy, yet for most Canadians, the name still seems a bit foreign. The irony is you may have had this cheese grated over your pasta at your most recent trip to your favorite Italian restaurant (without even realizing it).
A foundation of pure, fresh ingredients pays homage to Italy’s culinary legacy and the art of slowing down.
There seem to be hundreds of dry pasta brands to choose from. There are the nationally advertised brands and brands who use buzz words like “natural",“whole wheat”, or an Italian sounding name (even though they aren't Italian). What do I do? How do I know what to look for in a good pasta? Oh, the decisions!
Visiting La Galvanina, in the beautiful Italian coastal city of Rimini was a lesson not only in history but in commitment to quality.
Here you can be quickly introduced to an Italy beyond typical tourism. If you know what you are doing after a few hours you may even mistake yourself for a local.
One of the world’s most animated chefs returns to his roots to feed New Yorkers’ hunger to connect.
A culinary maestro blends nature and imagination to reinvent French cuisine and rediscover the deeper meaning of life.
Looking at the three-story tray lined with sweets in front of me I feel closer to royalty than I ever have. A floral patterned tea set is my guide to a simpler time. The New Yorker in me begs me to speed up my pace, but I can't. This is English afternoon tea meant to be savored and enjoyed.
Clarke and his staff at the Michelin-starred L'Ecrivain have been serving up great meals in the heart of Dublin for over twenty-seven years.
No matter how far we get from home, food will always remind us where we came from.
From the fruit of a myth-infused tree, the golden elixir of olive oil takes Greek gods’ divine offering into a mainstay of Mediterranean and global cuisines.
Food of the gods, celestial nectar, liquid gold.
From the heart of the Champagne region, popping the cork on the French fizz’s royal legacy.
Enjoy these chewy, crispy rice-flour dumplings with sweet filling.
In the Chinese language, the phrase “prosperity through the years” is a homonym to “having fish every year,” so it’s little wonder that the Chinese celebratory feast traditionally includes dishes starring the sea’s generous gifts.