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10 Apr

5 Surprising Health Benefits Of Green Tea

When the afternoon yawns have us seriously slowing down at our desks, there is one drink we reach for time and time again for an instant boost—green tea. Sipping the caffeinated elixir is better for our bodies than downing a Diet Coke or that fourth cup of microwaved coffee. Plus, green tea instantly wakes us up around 3:30 p.m. but won’t keep us from getting a good night’s sleep later that evening. We’ve been enjoying green tea so much lately that we wondered if there were lesser-known benefits of the soothing beverage. We reached out to Kristina Richens, the Minister of Commerce at The Republic of Tea, to learn more about how going green is good for both the mind and...
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7 Apr

Afternoon Tea Treat: Rocky Road

Howdy-do, frankie friends. Just a wee reminder that the frankie magazine app for iPad is available right this minute in the App Store, including our early offerings like the ever-so scrummy Afternoon Tea cookbook! To give you a taste of what you’ll find inside, we’ve written up the instructions for making rocky road below. With just three steps, the recipe will suit even the greenest of kitchen newbies, and we have it on good authority that it’s a top-notch accompaniment to your afternoon brew, as well. For even more old-school treats visit the App Store. INGREDIENTS 1 family-sized block Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate 1 family-sized block Cadbury Dairy Milk Cashew Nut chocolate 100g authentic Turkish Delight (rose and vanilla dusted cubes) 2 packets white and pink marshmallows 100g...
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7 Apr

This Australian Food Blogger And Photographer Reveals Her Favourite Sydney Eats

Katie Quinn Davies is the brains behind one of our all-time favourite food blogsand cookbooks, both aptly titled What Katie Ate. This talented creative is the definition of all-rounder—the photographer, cook, and stylist is responsible for every inch of her completely stunning work. The once graphic designer revealed to Gather Mag her favourite eats in Sydney, and because we love a quality insider tip, we have added these straight onto our culinary bucket list.Read on for some spot on Sydney hotspot recommendations.   Bambini Trust Best for: Breakfast and a post-work vino. Famous for: Its extensive wine list. Address: 185 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, 2000   Daniel San  Best for: Dinner Famous for: Japanese street food. Address: 55 North Steyne, Manly, 2095   Frankie’s Pizza Best for: Lunch and dinner Famous for: Exceptional craft beer...
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5 Apr

Roasted Strawberry Trifles with Lemon Cream




3 cups heavy cream
1¼ cups sugar, divided
Kosher salt
⅓ cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup gluten-free baking flour or regular all-purpose flour
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into pieces
¼ cup (packed) light brown sugar
1 tablespoon finely chopped basil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup granola
2 pounds strawberries, hulled, halved if large
1 teaspoon smoked sea salt or flaky sea salt
Torn mint and basil leaves (for serving)

Preparation Bring cream, 1 cup sugar, and a pinch of kosher salt to a gentle simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar and salt. Cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in lemon juice. Let cool slightly, then transfer to a medium bowl and press a sheet of plastic wrap directly onto surface...
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5 Apr

Toasted Pita Bowl Salad

Whenever I find myself in a Mexican style restaurant, I can pretty much guarantee I'll be ordering one of two things. Not that I don't like most of the foods but, you know how it is with favorites. If my willpower is strong, I'll orderchicken fajitas and stay away from the rice. But let's be clear that what I really want is one of those salads in the fried tortilla bowls. And we all know that, although the term salad implies healthy, it's really one big, seriously delicious indulgence. So I decided to see if I could turn my favorite Mexican indulgence into a healthier Middle Eastern treat and I totally succeeded! Toasting a pita in the shape of a bowl...
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5 Apr

How to Make the Best Damn Churros This Side of Spain—Right in Your Own Home

Churros are one of Miles’ favorite desserts. I have my own go-to churros recipe, but I wanted to try another one for comparison. This one came from Daisy Martinez who called them crullers. Her recipe called for four eggs, which I thought was a lot, but when I make a recipe for the first time, I always like to follow it to the letter. You never know, you might learn something new. The recipe also called for vanilla. They were good, but they were a little too moist and eggy for me, and reminded me more of a fried cruller (so it was pretty accurate) than fried pate au choux. I decided to try another batch, but this time using three eggs....
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4 Apr

Inside L.A.’s Most Exclusive Eatery

Imagine West Hollywood, circa Entourage Season 6. Vince's career has been on the rise for some time, and he can't seem to go anywhere for a lunch meeting with Shauna or Eric without having his photo snapped by the paparazzi, fork-to-mouth. At night, no party he frequents goes without the requisite begging in advance or an argument at the door trying to get Drama past the threshold without his name being on the list. Now, imagine if instead of a tequila company funded by billionaire Mark Cuban, Turtle opened a members-only restaurant where he could join Vince, E, Drama and even Ari Gold for a meeting, a dinner of updates on nostalgic Italian menu items, or just drinks with their arm-candy du jour. That would be the perfect...
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4 Apr

5 Unexpected Cocktail Trends to Try Now

We very well might be in the golden age of cocktails. Never before have so many talented, mixologists been at the helm of our nation’s bars and restaurants. But expert technique is only part of great mixology; there’s also a certain bravado and touch of playfulness that keep a bartender ahead of the curve. The visionary mixologists are the ones combining previously unpaired ingredients, or attempting new infusions. Right now, we’re seeing cocktails incorporating tea and coffee in unexpected ways, and the family of bitter Italian amari showcased to a degree of elegance not before seen. Mezcal is all the rage, as are Latin-inspired drinks more broadly. And the sherry comeback is full-force, backed by an appreciation for lower-alcohol tipples. These...
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3 Apr

5 Beauty Smoothies For A More Radiant Complexion

A few months back, I stumbled upon a beauty editor's Instagram snap of a slew of fresh fruits and veggies, protein and açai powder, and a blender. She explained that this was the beginning phase of her "beauty smoothie," which she drinks every morning for "better skin." I marvelled at the idea of drinking your way to a more beautiful you—it makes perfect sense. Sure, you can apply firming and glow-inducing serums and lotions to help improve your overall complexion (many of which we boast about and are faithful to), but one of the easiest and most holistic ways to better your skin lies in what you eat. For starters, leafy greens, orange and red veggies, berries, and citrus fruits all...
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1 Apr

NYC’s Coolest New Restaurant Is Hidden In The Back Of An East Village Bar

Upon entering The Garret, the East Village bar designed to look like your coolest friend's living room, it's hard to imagine how the space could be improved upon (the pink neon sign in the doorway says "No Bad Days," after all). But, if you walk the length of the bar, past the velvet booths and a cozy seating area (keep an eye out for vintage copies of BAZAAR on the bookshelf), you'll find yourself standing in front of a thick curtain, behind which lies a short hallway and an Alice in Wonderland-style wooden door. Ring the doorbell, and instead of Wonderland, enter Dinnertable. The brainchild of culinary power couple Scott Tacinelli and Angie Rito (both formerly of Quality Branded spots like Quality Italian...
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