Kimchi Blue

23 Apr 19
Australian Perfume Junkies

. Sandra . Hey APJ! I hope you are enjoying the spring or autumn weather in your part of the world. This past week was a hectic week, getting everything finished in the house that needed to be done. The landlord fixed all of the the issues with the house and we finally got part […]

22 Apr 19
LEN JOURNEYS

Artful presentation and refined taste, Korean royal dishes demonstrate a centuries-long tradition of cooking that has been passed down by court cooks and royal descendants for generations. It’s the feast for all five senses and is often considered the highest form of dining in Korean cuisine.

21 Apr 19
the fly by foodie - food with a travel twist

What a trip to Hot ‘Lanta, The Big Peach, ATL – It all started landing at the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport the world’s business airport by passenger traffic in the world (in second is Beijing), this is also Delta Airlines Hub. Once we arrived we took an Lyft from the airport which is regularly available […]

21 Apr 19
Munch-able

Dalg-Gang-Jeong I love eating fried chicken wings. Moreover; I love the Korean crispy fried chicken wings. Due to its crispy crunchy crust and sweet tangy flavor. Therefore; Dalg-Gang-Jeong is my favorite snack. It is amazing with ice cold beer for an appetizer or great accompaniment with other side dishes and steamed rice. Furthermore, these Korean […]

21 Apr 19
TechWeLike

The LG G8 ThinQ offers tons of camera features and even a new way to control your phone with gestures. Check out the review to learn more.

17 Apr 19
Siim Land

If you’re doing intermittent fasting but still fat, then check out this article about why you’re still fat despite fasting really hard. Can’t Lose Weight with Fasting? Intermittent fasting is one of the easiest and most effective ways of losing body fat really fast. It’s simple – you just don’t eat and tap into your […]

17 Apr 19
IRISH COUNTRY MAGAZINE

We often think of food as fuel for our bodies, but it’s also vital for brain function. Nourish those brain cells, feel more alert and better fend off that sluggish feeling with these healthy ingredients No matter how hard we try, we can get bogged down in how what we eat will affect how our […]

16 Apr 19
S Banks LeJog 2019

Well, I must say, this is my home territory. I am so fortunate to have such a high class teaching restaurant on my doorstep: well okay its up a steep hill, 2 miles away. I use this restaurant a lot to celebrate and entertain. And so, whilst I have a few days languishing in my […]

16 Apr 19

Okayy… If you’re reading this and you wanna know BTS, then WELCOME. But if you ain’t interested, just still continue reading, it’s gonna be worth it 😉 BTS Fandom Name: A.R.M.Y (Adorable Representative MC for Youth)BTS Official Light Stick Color: Silver-Gray BTS Official Accounts:Instagram: @bts.bighitofficialTwitter: @bts_twtFacebook: bangtan.officialOfficial website: bts.ibighit.comvLive: BTS channelOfficial Fan Cafe: BANGTAN BTS Members Profile: RM Stage Name: RM, his old stage […]

16 Apr 19
Running Life & Enjoy!

Wisata ke Bratislava, praktis hanya butuh waktu 1 hari saja. Karena ibukota Slovakia ini tidak terlalu luas. Bratislava terkenal dengan cafe-cafe, restaurant dan bar-nya yang selalu meriah. Kopi disini enak banget loh, rasanya strong dan mirip kopi di Indonesia. Bahkan bisa dikatakan, kopi terenak yang pernah saya cicipi di Eropa adalah di Bratislava.

15 Apr 19
SCNG
#gallery-1772038-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1772038-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1772038-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1772038-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Casa Barilla, which opened in South Coast Plaza in November 2017, closed in February for a reboot. Now it’s back with some tweaks. Pasta has been moved front and center in a refreshed menu. The restaurant exists to showcase the Barilla brand, one of the best selling dried pastas in the world. Seen here, Penne Amatriciana. (Courtesy of Casa Barilla) Casa Barilla, which opened in South Coast Plaza in November 2017, closed in February for a reboot. Now it’s back with some tweaks. Pasta has been moved front and center in a refreshed menu. The restaurant exists to showcase the Barilla brand, one of the best selling dried pastas in the world. Seen here, cacio e pepe. (Courtesy of Casa Barilla) Casa Barilla, which opened in South Coast Plaza in November 2017, closed in February for a reboot. Now it’s back with some tweaks. Pasta has been moved front and center in a refreshed menu. The restaurant exists to showcase the Barilla brand, one of the best selling dried pastas in the world. Seen here, prosciutto pizza. (Courtesy of Casa Barilla) Casa Barilla wants a do-over. The restaurant opened in South Coast Plaza in November 2017 but its owners weren’t entirely happy with the way it represented the brand. So it closed for the month of February, made menu and decor changes, retrained staff and relaunched. It’s not a food court restaurant and it’s not a fine dining room. It’s operated by one of the leading pasta manufacturers in the world. If you have a dark blue box of dried pasta in your pantry, it’s likely Barilla. Market watcher websites such as grocerydive.com and foodbusinessnews.net continue to report that Barilla is one of the best selling pastas in the U.S. and continues to take the lead in product research and development. “It’s a global leader in the business,” said Talita Erickson, CEO Barilla Restaurants, Barilla Group. “We are a family-owned company based in Italy. Pasta and good food has been an obsession for more than 140 years. This is the fourth generation of family owners and that is the reason we’re tweaking.” Casa Barilla exists to further the brand, which opened its first eatery in late 2013 in New York. At one time it had three New York restaurants and another at USC Village in downtown Los Angeles but today only the Manhattan location on Avenue of the Americas and the South Coast Plaza store remain. Erickson said the company wants to make sure that these restaurants stay true to the mission. “We realized we were not matching the look and feel and experience that would make people connected to the overall Barilla brand and we want to make pasta the star of the show.” The menu is now “pasta-centered” at this counter service restaurant and the number of pizzas and other dishes have been reduced. “We want  to show that pasta can be a classic dish that’s very Italian and that we can do a lot of things with pasta,” she said. “It’s like a blank canvas. So our menu has all the way from classics to some more creative and innovative recipes.” Casa Barilla still serves salads, pizzas, starters and desserts, including a very tasty panna cotta ($5.50) with a bright berry compote on top. And there are Lavazza coffee drinks, tea, juice, sodas, beer and a very small but well curated list of Italian wines by the glass ($7-$8). But the focus is on pasta. Classics include a cacio e pepe ($9.95) that Erickson calls an Italian dish that does mac and cheese one better; spaghetti pomodoro ($9.95) with garlic, basil and San Marzano style tomatoes; and Penne all’Amatriciana  ($12.95) with tomatoes, smoked guanciale, Calabrian chilies and grated pecorino romano cheese. This is spaghetti carbonara month with a special running through April for $10.95. Casa Barilla has added contemporary dishes such as Red Lentil Penne & Carrots ($12.95). That one highlights a new pasta made with red lentil flour which cooks up slightly more toothsome than al dente. It’s served with roasted rainbow carrots and greens. “We make pesto from the carrot tops; we believe in making food that is good for you and good for the planet,” she said. The restaurant also offers gluten-free, whole grain and “protein plus” pastas such as Salmon Farfalle ($13.95). “It has the classic taste and texture of pasta but it has added protein from peas and lentils to increase the protein content; this is closer to regular pasta. We make it with salmon, olive oil and we shave cured egg yolks on top.” To appeal to California tastes there is even a Kimchi Linguine ($13.95) which adds a spark and the tiniest bit of spice to the Bolognese sauce. Still, all pasta selections could suit the whole family from grandma to toddlers — these dishes are designed to be comfort food, not Instagram fare. Since setting its sights on California, Casa Barilla has undertaken a bit of a learning curve adapting to American ways. In December the restaurant added a children’s menu ($7 for choice of pasta and sauce accompanied by a fruit salad). It committed to using ingredients from California purveyors such as Niman Ranch, Drake Farms and DiNapoli. It also became more involved in the local community, donating to food banks in Los Angeles County and supporting Anaheim White House restaurateur Bruno Serato’s charity, Caterina’s Club, which feeds thousands of needy children in Southern California. One year Barilla donated a year’s worth of pasta to the effort, last year it gave two truckloads of sauce. “We are grateful to Barilla for its continued generosity,” said Serato when the company pitched in during 2014. “The need to feed these children keeps growing and it’s important that we have supporters in the corporate community.” This international giant, which has an art collection that includes works by Picasso, Rodin and many renowned Italian contemporary artists, will start a program to display pieces at the restaurant by local artists. And it has changed the entrance of its 2,700 square-foot space in the shopping center to be more visible and welcoming. “We’re trying to make it a little homier,” Erickson said of the refreshed look of the 70-seat restaurant. That’s in keeping with the company motto, “Dove c’e’ Barilla c’e’ casa,” which translates roughly to “Where there’s Barilla, there’s home.” So she invites locals back to try the new menu and to tie that more closely to the blue box in their pantry. “We have a strong heritage, a lot of expertise and a true obsession with pasta.” Casa Barilla Info: South Coast Plaza’s Sears Wing, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 657-205-1025, casabarilla.com. Open:11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, ; 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]
15 Apr 19
Orange County Register
#gallery-6761701-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-6761701-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-6761701-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-6761701-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Casa Barilla, which opened in South Coast Plaza in November 2017, closed in February for a reboot. Now it’s back with some tweaks. Pasta has been moved front and center in a refreshed menu. The restaurant exists to showcase the Barilla brand, one of the best selling dried pastas in the world. Seen here, Penne Amatriciana. (Courtesy of Casa Barilla) Casa Barilla, which opened in South Coast Plaza in November 2017, closed in February for a reboot. Now it’s back with some tweaks. Pasta has been moved front and center in a refreshed menu. The restaurant exists to showcase the Barilla brand, one of the best selling dried pastas in the world. Seen here, cacio e pepe. (Courtesy of Casa Barilla) Casa Barilla, which opened in South Coast Plaza in November 2017, closed in February for a reboot. Now it’s back with some tweaks. Pasta has been moved front and center in a refreshed menu. The restaurant exists to showcase the Barilla brand, one of the best selling dried pastas in the world. Seen here, prosciutto pizza. (Courtesy of Casa Barilla) Casa Barilla wants a do-over. The restaurant opened in South Coast Plaza in November 2017 but its owners weren’t entirely happy with the way it represented the brand. So it closed for the month of February, made menu and decor changes, retrained staff and relaunched. It’s not a food court restaurant and it’s not a fine dining room. It’s operated by one of the leading pasta manufacturers in the world. If you have a dark blue box of dried pasta in your pantry, it’s likely Barilla. Market watcher websites such as grocerydive.com and foodbusinessnews.net continue to report that Barilla is one of the best selling pastas in the U.S. and continues to take the lead in product research and development. “It’s a global leader in the business,” said Talita Erickson, CEO Barilla Restaurants, Barilla Group. “We are a family-owned company based in Italy. Pasta and good food has been an obsession for more than 140 years. This is the fourth generation of family owners and that is the reason we’re tweaking.” Casa Barilla exists to further the brand, which opened its first eatery in late 2013 in New York. At one time it had three New York restaurants and another at USC Village in downtown Los Angeles but today only the Manhattan location on Avenue of the Americas and the South Coast Plaza store remain. Erickson said the company wants to make sure that these restaurants stay true to the mission. “We realized we were not matching the look and feel and experience that would make people connected to the overall Barilla brand and we want to make pasta the star of the show.” The menu is now “pasta-centered” at this counter service restaurant and the number of pizzas and other dishes have been reduced. “We want  to show that pasta can be a classic dish that’s very Italian and that we can do a lot of things with pasta,” she said. “It’s like a blank canvas. So our menu has all the way from classics to some more creative and innovative recipes.” Casa Barilla still serves salads, pizzas, starters and desserts, including a very tasty panna cotta ($5.50) with a bright berry compote on top. And there are Lavazza coffee drinks, tea, juice, sodas, beer and a very small but well curated list of Italian wines by the glass ($7-$8). But the focus is on pasta. Classics include a cacio e pepe ($9.95) that Erickson calls an Italian dish that does mac and cheese one better; spaghetti pomodoro ($9.95) with garlic, basil and San Marzano style tomatoes; and Penne all’Amatriciana  ($12.95) with tomatoes, smoked guanciale, Calabrian chilies and grated pecorino romano cheese. This is spaghetti carbonara month with a special running through April for $10.95. Casa Barilla has added contemporary dishes such as Red Lentil Penne & Carrots ($12.95). That one highlights a new pasta made with red lentil flour which cooks up slightly more toothsome than al dente. It’s served with roasted rainbow carrots and greens. “We make pesto from the carrot tops; we believe in making food that is good for you and good for the planet,” she said. The restaurant also offers gluten-free, whole grain and “protein plus” pastas such as Salmon Farfalle ($13.95). “It has the classic taste and texture of pasta but it has added protein from peas and lentils to increase the protein content; this is closer to regular pasta. We make it with salmon, olive oil and we shave cured egg yolks on top.” To appeal to California tastes there is even a Kimchi Linguine ($13.95) which adds a spark and the tiniest bit of spice to the Bolognese sauce. Still, all pasta selections could suit the whole family from grandma to toddlers — these dishes are designed to be comfort food, not Instagram fare. Since setting its sights on California, Casa Barilla has undertaken a bit of a learning curve adapting to American ways. In December the restaurant added a children’s menu ($7 for choice of pasta and sauce accompanied by a fruit salad). It committed to using ingredients from California purveyors such as Niman Ranch, Drake Farms and DiNapoli. It also became more involved in the local community, donating to food banks in Los Angeles County and supporting Anaheim White House restaurateur Bruno Serato’s charity, Caterina’s Club, which feeds thousands of needy children in Southern California. One year Barilla donated a year’s worth of pasta to the effort, last year it gave two truckloads of sauce. “We are grateful to Barilla for its continued generosity,” said Serato when the company pitched in during 2014. “The need to feed these children keeps growing and it’s important that we have supporters in the corporate community.” This international giant, which has an art collection that includes works by Picasso, Rodin and many renowned Italian contemporary artists, will start a program to display pieces at the restaurant by local artists. And it has changed the entrance of its 2,700 square-foot space in the shopping center to be more visible and welcoming. “We’re trying to make it a little homier,” Erickson said of the refreshed look of the 70-seat restaurant. That’s in keeping with the company motto, “Dove c’e’ Barilla c’e’ casa,” which translates roughly to “Where there’s Barilla, there’s home.” So she invites locals back to try the new menu and to tie that more closely to the blue box in their pantry. “We have a strong heritage, a lot of expertise and a true obsession with pasta.” Casa Barilla Info: South Coast Plaza’s Sears Wing, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 657-205-1025, casabarilla.com. Open:11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, ; 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]
15 Apr 19
Rich & Jules Grand Adventure

From Hoi An we stayed at Hue again. We were here back in December. When looking at Airbnb to book lodgings, we saw the guy (Matthew), whose apartment we previously used, had another room available in the same building. On arriving and establishing we had stayed with him before, he was so ecstatic that he […]

14 Apr 19
Nourish

Say no to drastic detox and hello to natural detoxing and daily cleansing! In this modern world with all its toxic battering, we need to put a lot more attention on natural detoxification and cleansing and allow the body to heal itself and regenerate new healthy cells. Often, people go full steam ahead and throw […]

14 Apr 19
Nourish

The skin is an excretory organ, much like the liver and kidneys and they all help to remove heavy metals, toxins and impurities from the body. The skin is very much an expression of what is happening on the inside, so if your skin is looking worse for wear, it may be time to clean […]