The 44th edition of ANTIQUES & ART FAIR LUXEMBOURG at LUXEXPO THE BOX will open from Thursday 1st to Monday 5th February 2018.
With its hundreds of attendees represented by six countries, this fair has established itself as the most important of its type in the Greater Region.
As a great meeting place for antiques and contemporary art lovers, the fair is a prospective guideline to discover abundant treasures, rare pieces and unique artwork. Source of authenticity and affective reveller, this art week shapes the minds of enthusiasts and experts. A breeding ground of history and an ephemeral museum at the crossroads of times, this event is the spectacle of the harmonized inventiveness of about hundred exhibitors. Read More via Delano.
Diplomacy comes in many forms — preventative, soft power, Machiavellian coercion — so many kinds you might not even be able to narrow down your favorite means to an end. Former NBA star Dennis Rodman would have you believe that regular basketball games between the U.S. and North Korea would completely mend relations, for example. When it comes to the enduring, multifaceted conflict between Israel and neighboring Palestine, however, we may need to take a leaf out of Sasha Baron Cohen’s book and start with food. Israel-Palestine food tours, that is, not infuriating public officials.
Bloomberg reports that a small number of travel agencies are arranging specially curated gastro-tours of Israel and Palestine, crossing the border to sample both countries’ famously delicious, healthy, locally sourced, vegetarian-friendly cuisine. Read More via FoodRepublic.
When you live somewhere where the winter is bitterly cold, spring can often seem like an impossibly distant horizon. Photographer Nashalina Schrape visited Slovenia to document the colorful costumes of Kurentovanje, an ancient carnival that celebrates the coming of spring. Based on Pagan traditions, Kurentovanje still remains a much-needed reminder that winter won’t last forever.
Located in northeastern Slovenia, the town of Ptuj has been inhabited since the Stone Age. It is the oldest recorded town in the country, and it’s also the center of Kurentovanje. During the ten-day festival, which begins on Shrove Sunday, Kurents travel through town dressed in sheep skins, bells, and colorful ribbons. The noise of the parade is a means of frightening away winter; a symbolic farewell to cold weather. Read More via Format.
Congratulations to all the winning roasters of the recent Good Food Awards, many of whom are long time acquaintances and friends, as are many of those people judging the GFA. No matter what the coffee or competition is, the roasting and the judging involved is highly nuanced and requires skill and attentiveness, and those people should be recognized and respected.
That said, there is a question that pops up among many of my coffee peers each year: Why is it, year after year, the Good Food Awards is almost always dominated by Ethiopian coffees? Does Ethiopia simply deliver the best tasting coffees in the world? Or, could it be an unintentional habitual response — a social trend — that specialty coffee consumers have become focused on because it is such an easy, recognizable set of flavor attributes that are mostly pleasant to those who seek exciting differences? Read More via DailyCoffeeNews.
Morocco has launched its campaign to host the 2026 World Cup in Casablanca.
The North African nation, making its fifth bid to host the finals, faces competition from a joint bid proposed by Canada, Mexico and the USA.
"Morocco 2026 will showcase the best of football, at the heart of the world," bid chairman Moulay Hafid Elalamy said at Tuesday's launch. Read More via MyJoyOnline.
A Syrian refugee will be cooking dishes from Damascus and Aleppo for VIP guests at the opening of the Berlinale International Film Festival next month.
The choice of Malakeh Jazmati reflects the mission of the festival, which was set up in 1951 to showcase films that address urgent social and political issues in the world.
At the Berlin film festival opening reception in February, the 30-year-old chef, who runs a catering business in the German capital with her husband, will be cooking for more than 400 guests attending the opening reception. Read More via Reuters.
Looking for delicious, practical and affordable snacks? Certainly a trend that is growing rapidly especially among young people. For you who living in Jakarta, maybe most of you are certainly familiar with this brand. The Halal Bro's has enough pages to operate in Jakarta with modern New York street food concept serve Middle Eastern cuisine twist that has a distinctive taste.
Currently they have just opened a new branch in the area of Sawah Besar with a new modern food court area that has the concept of colorful container pile with 2 levels. Boxx In is a new area in Jakarta that carries the concept of food court container while trending this time. Visible at night, it looks crowded visitors around while enjoy a variety of tenants are many choices here. Read More via Foodioz.
The festival, which also attracted the participation of over 20 foreign embassies and Indonesia’s Government officials, included a parade introducing local culture, and booths on partner countries’ immigration policies and cultural features. The initiative to renew passports and quickly solve passport-related procedures was the highlight of the event. The organising board planned to grant 1,600 new passports during the festival. However, as of 11am, 3,000 people had registered for new passports. Read More via VietMaz.
The Embassy of Nepal, Muscat, participated in the Muscat festival in Amerat Park, Muscat, through a Nepali stall yesterday.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Nepal to the Sultanate of Oman Sarmila Parajuli Dhakal inaugurated the Nepali stall by lighting a traditional oil lamp. The embassy participated in the Muscat festival for the first time.
Various Nepali handicraft items such as unique Nepali wooden peacock windows, brass and bronze utensils, Nepali khukuri, dhakatopi and purses, Nepali tea, Pashmina, Nepali musical instruments like damphu, madal, sarangi etc along with fascinating photo-frames of the Mt Everest, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre and other cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, among others, were put on display at the stall, read a press release issued by the embassy. Read More via TheHimalayanTimes.
We’ve only been on the road for 20 minutes and already the cinematic comparisons are flowing like lava. Game of Thrones. Lord of the Rings. Spaghetti western? “No, Narnia.” Frozen! It could be all of them, depending on where your gaze settles. One minute it’s all glacial rivers and snow-capped mountain ranges, turn the bend and you’re plunged into a desolate landscape of lava fields as black as coal dust; seconds later it’s Middle-earth, with moss-green meadows and cascading waterfalls. It’s widescreen Netflix on speed. Read More via TheGuardian.