Posted May 26, 2017 by Editorial Staff in Eat+Drink


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Domaine Bousquet 2019 Rosé + Sauvignon Blanc

Granted you can drink any type of wine whenever you want, but sometimes pairing the right selections with the seasons is the way to go. Similar to how you pair whites with chicken and seafood and reds with a steak, I tend to go a little light in the summertime, staying away from heavy reds such as a cabernet or merlot.

This tends to lead me on a search each year for something new to fit my excitement of summer. This year I discovered organic wines and to my surprise, I like them. I also love wines from Argentina, so these two by Domaine Bousquet that are made with organic grapes caught my attention right away.

The Bousquet-Al Ameri family is behind these …MORE >>

Celebrity Chef Nina Compton

Most people who like to eat out have a list of their favorite places. The question is, what makes a restaurant one that you want to return to again and again? How much do the quality, creativity and taste of the food matter when compared to the atmosphere and service?

We asked a few celebrity chefs to tell us about their favorite places to eat when they are at home or traveling out of town. You may have read about these exceptional culinary talents in Cuisine Noir Magazine articles and on the blog, The Culinary Scoop, over the years.

The answers they provided to our questions about their top choices of dining spots and what makes those restaurants their favorites might give our readers some ideas about …MORE >>

Walking tours are an element that travelers are increasingly adding to their itineraries as a way to explore cities by foot rather than via other forms of transportation. For many, this is an opportunity to enjoy an area that warrants a closer look at a slower pace, be it a history tour, architecture themed or any other topic. You could possibly find a walking tour of your interest in many larger American cities.

One Tripadvisor study reports the most growth in bookings in historical and heritage tours, with food tours appearing to be among the top five favorites. Here are a few that are either Black-owned and operated or catering to the African-American historical and cultural experience in the country that you can include …MORE >>

How to Get Out of Aruba's All-Inclusive Mode and Truly Experience the Island

Aruba is a Dutch-Caribbean island known for its beautiful white sand beaches, tropical sea breezes and dry temperate climate. With a strip of all-inclusive resorts and vacation rentals, it is a popular destination among honeymooners and summer vacationers. The “One Happy Island” is also emerging as a cultural getaway.

Downtown Aruba and the capital city of Oranjestad, mainly cater to cruise ship passengers. While docked, they spend a few hours walking around the bright pink and yellow buildings filled with designer stores and friendly bars. Time your visit to early morning or late afternoon to avoid the rush.

Pictured: Downtown Oranjestad | Photo credit: Sucheta Rawal

Manchebo Resort and Spa, one of the smaller boutique and eco-friendly resorts, is located only 2.5 miles from the …MORE >>

CN Review - Products by Young Entrepreneurs

This month, I’m sharing products by entrepreneurs who are under the age of 18. They represent the next generation of business owners who are making their mark in the food and beverage industry. Show them some love!

Me & the Bees Lemonade

The refreshing prickly pear features berry notes with a hint of sugar. The lip-smacking ginger presents a full-bodied spice with a sweet-tangy aftertaste. Both are made with 100 percent lemon juice and 25% less sugar to keep you cool and happy this summer. Cheers!

Owner: Mikaila Ulmer, 14-years-old

Retail price: $2.99

Size: 12 oz.


Bakeology 101: A Recipe Book & Guide to Baking with S.T.E.A.M

Authored by the owner of Cook Me Up a Notch, this colorful book connects science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M) to quick …MORE >>

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V. Sheree Williams


uisine Noir is the first online and print magazine about Blacks in food, wine and travel around the world and is published by Sheree Williams in Oakland. Cuisine Noir is a unique and entertaining publication that combines culinary traditions with new cultural experiences.  The magazine delivers what readers are looking for which is more than where to find the next great meal.  And most importantly, it is a culinary publication that compliments readers’ lifestyles and desire for a diverse culinary experience no matter where it is. Read more>>