Author archives: Gareth Lathey

Top Ten Cookbooks

The last 15 years has seen an explosion in the cookbook market. You only need to pay your local bookshop a visit to see that every chef and cook, celebrity or otherwise has published a collection of recipes and culinary musings. And much as I respect Gordan Ramsey’s restaurateur achievements, it does sometimes feel like he’s in a race to publish as many books as his rival Jamie Oliver… or […]

Top Ten Super Foods Available at the Supermarket

Start Getting Healthy So you’ve done the New Years detox, you’re busy juicing and you’re hitting the gym; no? Well perhaps you’re not doing all or even one of these, but if you do want to be a little healthier there are some items that are worth adding to your shopping basket, but beware what you buy. Chances are you have heard of the term Superfood it basically means food that […]

Top Ten St Patrick's Day Essentials

The 17th March is St Patricks Day time to celebrate being Irish! If you don’t have any Irish ancestry that doesn’t matter, most of us can cobble together a connection to the Emerald Isle no matter how vague; my sister lived there for six months, I like Guinness and like House of Pain, practically makes me a leprechaun!

Top Ten places to visit in Japan

Where Old World Meets New Japan is a land of contrast, where old world traditions and beliefs grapple with the tech driven electric fuelled future. Tokyo as a city is an utterly insane but exciting place to experience. Fast paced isn’t an adequate description. More Michelin Stars than Paris Tokyo is the largest city in the world, home to around 20 million people (thats a lot of sushi). Talking of eating there […]

Top 10 Things to do in San Francisco - California

San Francisco – California is one of those cities that’s a bit different from its host state. Perhaps one of the biggest differences is the attitude of the people. They just seem more down to earth than the other Californian cities, who by comparison are lean towards the self absorbed, materlistic clones with catalogue noses, tits, hair, lips and some pretty strange ideas.

Top Ten Soup Recipes

There is something reassuringly comforting and unpretentious about soup. It has the same potential to cheer you up as ice cream and comes in as many different flavours and textures if not more. Pretty much every country and culture in the world has a recipe for soup or broth, from Britain to Bolivia and beyond. A bowl of hot steaming soup on a miserable winters day has the restorative power […]

Top Ten Chocolate Brownie Recipes

More than Meets the Eye with American Cuisine The USA isn’t exactly renowned for their contribution to world gastronomy, but there is more to American cuisine than fast food and diners. Such a melting pot of cultures, new world produce, ideas and often excess is bound to produce something half decent to eat. Which brings us to the brownie. This highly imaginatively named sweet treat was first created approximately 100 […]

Top Ten Hottest Bond Girls

I don’t know a single chap that doesn’t like at least one James Bond film. Who hasn’t secretly harboured a desire to be James Bond? But why is this? This post is dedicated to the real reason – Bond girls, Top Ten of all time. It is single mindedly based on the only true measure of a Bond girl, their sex appeal. Call it male chauvinism, sexisim or political incorrectness, […]

Top 10 West Coast Hip Hop tracks

Like Ying and yang rap needs balance, you have had the Top Ten East Coast Rap so now its time for the sunshine (and gin) drenched West coast. Looking at the last 25 years, the West coast tunes have not been as prolific but they have created some of the most iconic and heavy hitting rappers every to make there way in the industry. So here it is in all […]

Top 10 East Coast Hip Hop Tracks

The last 25 years has seen rap or hip hop grow from back street lyrical ‘battles’ to a multi million dollar industry. Defined by frantic, poetic verse, precision scratching, fresh beats and stylish sampling, rap is not only a music genre but also has its own culture. Being an Adidas shod, Kangol wearing, gold rope festooned double hard homey from Harlem is no longer a prerequisite for listening to slick […]

Top Ten 90s Dance Tracks

The 90s, a time of bucket hats, adidas trainers, white gloves, dodgy shell suits and dance music. Whether it was trance, house, techno, jungle, drum n base or rave; the 90s were synonymous with laser and pill powered dance parties. Love it or hate it, the sounds of the 90s dance culture got people moving and even uncoordinated white boys could pull out a move or two that fitted the […]

Top Ten British Sports Cars

When the average person thinks of sports car they conjure up images of Ferrari, Lamborghini or Porshe, which is absolutely fine. Of course if you have real finesse, imagination and seek the automotive Holy Grail – a balance of fun, power, style and leather, then ditch the dancing donkey and the laughing cow and take a look at what the British can do.

Top Ten Comfort foods

Comfort food is the type of thing to serve on a cold winter’s day after a game of footy, when you are ill or just plain hung over and feel like shit. Wholesome comfort food evokes childhood memories, so everyone’s idea of comfort food differs slightly, especially if from another country. A good pie often hits the mark for the Anglo Saxon Kiwi, the sexy Swedes love a good meat […]

Top Ten Summer Cocktails

Gearing up for an Antipodean Christmas in the sun?  Then impress your guests with stylish liquid refreshments that seduce their taste buds and keep them as cool as a naked Norwegian chick in the snow.  You can forget those cocktail recipe books with photos from the eighties, you know the ones, they are always on special at your local bookstore.  The Quickten have scoured the world for the best summertime […]

Top Ten Winter Cocktails

Cocktails are often associated with white sandy beaches, parasols, neon signs, sunshine and handsome bartenders called ‘Jack’.  Thanks to the Quickten team you don’t have to wait until summer in fact you don’t even need Jack. Try some of these tasty tipples to melt away the chill of winter: The Godfather – 1 measure Amaretto, 2 measure whisky. Serve in a tumbler over ice. Mulled wine/gluhwein –750ml bottle merlot, 2/3 […]

 
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