Agern: Where New Nordic Meets New York

“It’s always been a dream to move to New York City,” Agern’s Executive Chef Gunnar Gislason tells me as I pick juniper berries to top my chicken liver and pear compote on rye bread appetizer. The dish already rests atop a fresh juniper bush in an elegant bowl of glossy stones. When Gislason received a call…

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10 Dishes To Try On Your Next Trip to Bali

Indonesia is often referred to as the world’s largest archipelago, the name aptly represents its 17,000 islands which span more than 5,000 kilometers eastward from Sabang in northern Sumatra to Merauke in Irian Jaya. As the most popular destination in Indonesia, Bali has long been recognized for its cultural and spiritual elements, but recently culinary…

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8 of the World’s Most Inventive Vegan-Friendly Restaurants: When Cooking Vegetables Becomes an Art

Gone are the days when the word vegan evokes visions of generous portions of uninspiring beans and rice served up in an eccentric, hole-in-the-wall restaurant. To be vegan is increasingly becoming recognized, less as a protest against collective norms, and more as a socially and environmentally-conscious approach to living in a world threatened by diminishing…

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Meet Hong Kong’s Serial Restaurateur and Fashion Mogul: Lindsay Jang

Canadian born-and-bred entrepreneur, Lindsay Jang has co-founded Hong Kong’s go-to modern yakitori restaurant, Yardbird, along with three other companies — Ronin, a refined Japanese restaurant, Sunday’s Grocery — an online liquor and lifestyle shop; and e-commerce editorial platform MISSBISH — with its sole purpose on publishing strong, female-driven content, as well as selling fierce fashion…

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Creative Korean Sides Take Center Stage at Junghyun and Ellia Park’s Atoboy

A quick glimpse through the narrow window slivered into Atoboy’s concrete exterior and you would never guess that this discrete restaurant in Manhattan’s bustling NoMad neighborhood is leading the way in redefining western conceptions of Korean cuisine. Rather than serve well-known North American favorites, such as bulgogi or bimbimbap, Atoboy turns the spotlight on banchan;…

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Japanese Roots with NYC Flavor: Maiko Kyogoku and Emily Yuen’s Culinary Home of Bessou

Tucked away on a discreet street in Lower Manhattan lies a contemporary, cozy refuge with culinary comforts simply awaiting discovery. Beso in Japanese translates to “home away from home” or “holiday village” and it is this concept that lies at the heart of Bessou; the sleek NoHo fusion restaurant specializing in fresh takes on Japanese…

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