Shamiana Snacks

Visitors to Taj Hotels in India have been served these tasty snack mixes for years, and now they are available in the U.S. Available in Punjabi, Bombay, Madrasi, Manglori and Madras flavors, each of these vegetarian snack mixes combines items like chick pea flour crunchies, nuts, spices, fruits and legumes. Some are spicier than others, and all of them will brighten up snack/bar time. Shamiana …

Cacolac

I love chocolate milk, and French brand Cacolac is king. Out of the brown bottles or vibrant cans, the drink is the perfect blend of sweet milk and real cocoa. Bizarrely, even though it's been around for quite a while, many French people I've spoken to have never even heard of it. Perhaps because it's quite hard to find in Paris, but it seems to …

What to Drink with What You Eat

For aspiring foodies there's finally a definitive guide to beverage and food pairings. Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, the award-winning co-authors of The New American Chef have compiled expert advice from America's top sommeliers and other experts in What to Drink with What You Eat. Taking a holistic—almost philosophical—approach the book offers ways to increase enjoyment of food and drink and gives practical advice like …