It’ll include recipes for jumbo shrimp with tomato fricassee and strawberries and goat’s cheese ice cream.
Kelis’ love affair with food started as a child. A native New Yorker, her mother worked as a chef in her own catering business, run out of their home in Harlem. Driven by the speed and the intensity in the kitchen, Kelis’ passion behind watching her mother cook inspired her to roll up her sleeves. Every detail was clear and defined: Red lips, red nails, perfume, earrings and a military demeanor she felt in the presence of a master while watching her mother work. At age 17, Kelis signed her first recording contract and began to travel the world.
After 10 years in the music business, Kelis decided to attend Le Cordon Bleu. Attending the famous cooking school gave Kelis the confidence to call herself a chef and to write her first cookbook. My Life on a Plate tells Kelis’ personal story through the food she creates. Her style has been molded by her culture, her travels, and all the people she met along the way. This book is a collection of her favorite recipes. It features a mix of foods from her Puerto Rican heritage, such as Pernil (Puerto Rican Pork Shoulder), Arroz con Gandules, and Shrimp Alcapurias along with dishes she created after discovering them on her travels around the world such as Malay Curry Chicken and Swedish Meatballs.
Other recipes from the book include “Jerk Ribs, Plantain Mash and Peach Blackberry Buckle to the more inspiring Jumbo Shrimp with Tomato Fricassee and Strawberries and Goat’s Cheese Ice Cream, plus her signature sauces such as Guava Jam, Wild Cherry Barbecue (with Shredded Beef Sliders) and Ginger Sesame Glaze (with Duck Confit).
Smartphone Takeover: Laptops No Longer Online Favourite
SMARTPHONES ARE the UK’s most popular device for connecting online for the first time, according to industry monitor Ofcom.
The study found that a third of all online access is via smartphones, after stark increase in use of 4G fuels rise of mobile surfing.
Ofcom compiles its Communications Market Report every year to monitor the UK’s habits.
UK adults spent nearly two hours a day on average using the internet on their phones, according to its report.
The margin of people who said they thought their their phones were “more important” than their laptops for connection online was small – 19 per cent opted for tablets and 14 per cent for desktop computers – but the change is still significant, said Jane Rumble, director of market intelligence at Ofcom.
“We’ve reached a landmark moment where the smartphone has become the most important way for people to get online – just last year laptops were in first place,” she said.
Michael Phelps Says He Won’t Drink Alcohol Until After 2016 Summer Olympics
According to Paul Newberry of The Associated Press (h/t Yahoo.com), the 18-time Olympic gold medalist vows that he will not drink alcohol again until after the Olympics at the earliest:
Before I even went to court, I said to myself that I’m not going to drink until after Rio — if I ever drink again. That was a decision I made for myself. I’m being honest with myself. Going into 2008 and 2012, I didn’t do that. I didn’t say I was going to take a year off from drinking and not have a drink.
Cuba Celebrates Embassy Opening With Mojitos
Cuban and American politicians have celebrated together at the opening of Hemingway’s, an invitation-only bar located in a Washington, DC embassy.
It started like a typical Washington, DC function. Men and women in dark suits milled around a formal room, crystal chandeliers sparkling overhead. Waiters carried around glasses of red and white wine while guests made polite small talk.
But after a series of speeches, guests were led to the back of the room and into an entirely different experience.
They had entered Hemingway’s, a bar celebrating the American writer who made his home in Cuba. There, the floors were covered in terracotta tile, while wooden fans whirred above. Bartenders poured cocktails under a brass replica of Hemingway’s signature.