Whether you’re cooking for yourself, your family or somebody you want to impress, it’s always nice to feel confident in your culinary abilities — no matter how much experience you have. Here are 5 tips that will help you cook like a pro:

1. Always Prepare Before You Cook

No matter how simple your dish, it’s important to take the time to lay out all of the necessary tools and ingredients before you even flip on the stove. …

*This post originally appeared on Bjorn Koch.

50 different countries make up the European continent, and each country features a rich history and fascinating culture. When it comes to restaurants, critics agree that Europe is home to some of the finest establishments on the planet. Below is a list of some of the best restaurants found in Europe.


Not only is Noma one of the best restaurants in Europe — it is also one of the most famous restaurants in the world. The restaurant is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Chef René Redzepi runs the two-Michelin-star restaurant. Since its opening…

*This post originally appeared on Bjorn Koch.

Dining out in California is always a wonderful experience as the state is well known for both its gourmet and informal cuisine. If you are looking to try out some delicious food in this state anytime soon, then there are a number of dining options that you can keep in mind, to go and have a good meal at.

The Bazaar

The Bazaar in Los Angeles is a wonderful place to go to if Spanish food is what you are fond of eating. …

Currently, we’re 16 day away from Thanksgiving Day in the United States. That gives you 16 days to find, book and actually get on a flight to your in-laws house to spend the holiday eating upsetting amounts of food. It also means the holiday season is very quickly approaching, and while early Christmas lights going up on your neighbors’ lawns might not be much of a concern for you, if you plan on traveling this holiday season, you have something more to be concerned about: holiday travel woes.

Thankfully, there are some actions you can take to avoid the holiday…

Sometimes what we need most in the world is some peace and quiet. We often prefer quiet while we’re working, while we’re reading and while we’re relaxing. There are certain things that are just almost undebatably better to do alone. But, for whatever reason, there are certain other things that are seen as strange to do by yourself, among them going to the movies, going to see a concert or sporting event and, of course, eating.

It’s time to stand up against the stigma. Eating alone can, and often is, a fantastic experience.

Think about what your immediate musing are…

New York City has one of the most vibrant restaurant scenes in the entire world. Many of these restaurants are great, new places that capture, or create, the latest trends in dining. However, there are many other restaurants that are of much more importance. These places have remained staples of the city for decades, if not centuries. These establishments have been around for so long that they are practically woven into the fabric of the city. Simply put, New York City would not be the same place without them. …

The Boston Globe recently published an article, which handed out awards for the best and brightest restaurants in the city. I would like to highlight some of my favorite places and trends and what they have to offer below.

Chef Peter Ungár graced us with the Tasting Counter this year and it has become one of the most sought after places in the city. Ungár serves up one tasting menu each night to whoever occupies the restaurants 20 seats. If you are fortunate enough to find yourself sitting down at the table, you will not be disappointed. Through the nine…

Bjorn Koch

Bjorn Koch grew up in Germany, but is now located in Boston, Massachusetts. Bjorn enjoys traveling and fine dining. http://bjornkoch.org

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