Jollof rice is a dish that hails from West Africa and is made up of fried rice and stewed tomatoes, writes Nneka Okona. Hot peppers can be pureed with tomatoes and onions to be poured into a mixture of fried onions, tomato paste, chicken broth, curry powder, thyme and other seasonings for a thick, sweet and spicy rice dish.
For US restaurateurs, pairing beer with meals is becoming increasingly popular. As consumers gain a better understanding of cuisine through the Food Network, blogs and social media, retailers are responding with beer and food pairing courses, menus and tasting events.
Several restaurants opened to widespread fanfare across the nation this year, like Booth One in Chicago, China Live in San Francisco and Dialogue in Santa Monica, Calif. As new eateries rose, however, names like Trader Vic's in Los Angeles, Chicago's Tru, and Bouley in New York City closed their doors.
Renowned Chef Massimo Bottura is tackling the twin problems of food waste and hunger with elevated soup kitchens in cities like London, Milan and Rio. His new book "Bread is Gold: Extraordinary Meals With Ordinary Ingredients," offers recipes and describes how food waste from city restaurants and markets is transformed into delicious meals for those in need at his soup kitchens.
The involved recipe of the Ramos Gin Fizz offers bartenders room for experimentation. For example, whereas the original centuries-old recipe called for a lot of shaking, modern bartenders are looking to other methods of creating the fizz, like using kombucha or prosecco.
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Rye offers a new flavor in the vein of the classic Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey. The new spirit, which is joining the company's permanent product lineup, represents the company's first new mash bill since Prohibition.
Dusty hunters -- collectors of rare and antique spirits -- should consider seeking collectible bottles in rural liquor stores and yard sales, advises Edgar Harden, founder and director of London's Old Spirits Company. Collectors should also check dates stamped on the bottom of bottles and pick up discontinued brands when possible, he says.
Learning from the people around you and volunteering for tough work assignments can help you climb the career ladder, says PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi. She discusses why everyone needs to be more supportive of female leaders and why companies need to have a purpose that extends beyond making a profit.
Responding with "I don't know" when you are asked a question isn't always an option, writes Anett Grant. She offers several tips for dealing with difficult questions, such as focusing on the future and showing gratitude for the question.
More than $2 billion has been put into strategies that support "gender-lens" investing, data show. Some of these strategies are focused on getting more women on corporate boards, closing the pay gap or other initiatives.