Peet’s Coffee: 40 Years And Still Going Strong

A “novelty shop” might be the best way to describe Peet’s Coffee and Tea as they celebrate 40 years of coffee excellence and commitment to their craft. Peet’s Coffee and Tea is a genuine icon in the coffee industry that revolutionized the way on how coffee should be enjoyed. When and where Peet’s began The first Peet’s Coffee and Tea was built in 1966 at Berkeley, California, specifically at the corner of Vine and Walnut, a few blocks away from the University of California. The founded, Alfred Peet, was raised in Alkmaar, Holland where his family earned a living in the coffee and tea business. After World War II, Alfred Peet worked in tea trade in Indonesia. When he was …

Tea’s Potential For Weight Loss

Losing weight is a topic on the mind of many. Its no secret that long term weight loss and maintenance require long term life changes. In order to successfully lose weight and keep it off you must consume fewer calories each day than your body uses. This allows your body to use stored fat as energy, rather than food. So, eating less is just half the equation. Since you can only reduce your calorie intake by so much, its critical to also increase the amount of calories your body uses each day. This is why exercise is so important. Exercise burns calories while youre exercising, but also increases your metabolic rate for several hours after you finish. Exercising by lifting …

Tips For Throwing A Perfect Wine Tasting Party

If you enjoy wine and your friends enjoy wine, a casual wine tasting can be a great way to enjoy wine together and test each others palates. You can hold blind tastings if you really want to test your skills and the skills of your friends, or you can just get together and try out the different types of wines that you and your friends enjoy. Many formal wine tastings do not allow you to swallow the wine. The tasting is simply to get the taste, smell the bouquet and enjoy the overall experience of the wine. At your casual tasting you can feel free to allow your guests to drink the wine, but there may be sobriety issues if …

Culinary Training Isn’t A Cakewalk

A career as a chef can be fulfilling and challenging, and if you have a passion for food culinary training may be a perfect fit. However, it isn’t easy. Anyone who has attended a culinary institute can tell you that the education you receive goes far beyond simply learning how to throw together a few meals. In fact, you learn much more than just cooking. Being a successful chef also involves being able to manage your kitchen properly, work well with your staff and understand nutrition, food purchasing and plenty of other things that go beyond the stove or oven. Culinary training can be an eye-opening experience for many students as they prepare for their career in the food and …