Saturday, 19 March 2016

Workspace-cafés charm Montreal

2016-03-19 SITTING on sofas with laptops balanced awkwardly on their knees as they sip from bottomless cups of tea and coffee, customers have turned an off-the-beaten-path café in Montreal into their personal workspace. And the owners couldn’t be happier. “...

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Palm oil helps raise good cholesterol

2016-03-13 PALM oil has often received bad press due to its perceived cholesterol-raising effects. High cholesterol levels, as most people are aware, are a risk factor for heart disease. Because of this, many health-conscious people try to avoid this...

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Early indulgence prevents allergy

2016-03-06 TWO new studies bolster evidence that feeding babies peanuts or other allergy-inducing foods is more likely to protect them than to cause problems. One study, a follow-up to landmark research published last year, suggests that the early prevention...

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Cambodia’s Kampot pepper wins coveted EU protection

2016-03-03 CAMBODIA’S Kampot pepper, a go-to spice for chefs around the world, has joined an elite group of gourmet food items whose names are protected by the European Union, joining products such as Gruyere cheese from France and Parma ham from Italy. The...

New York restaurants post salt warnings, diners shrug

2016-03-03   AS WARNING labels go, the small salt shaker emblems that began showing up on some New York City restaurant menus recently are fairly unobtrusive, but each is supposed to carry a powerful message. If the black and white logo appears next to a...

Sunday, 28 February 2016

No more meals, only snacks

2016-02-28 THERE are no meals anymore, only snacks. As around-the-clock grazing upends the way people eat, companies are reimagining foods that aren’t normally seen as snacks to elbow in on the trend. That means everything including grilled chicken, cereal,...

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Drinking green tea may help you treat joint pain

2016-02-21   GREEN tea could contain a new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, says a new study. A team of researchers have discovered that a compound in green tea could have the potential to treat joint pain, inflammation and tissue damage in sufferers of...

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Burger King eyes hot dog king title

2016-02-14   BURGER King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King. The Miami-based chain says it plans to put hot dogs on its menu nationally for the first time starting February 23. It may seem like a jarring addition for those who know the chain for its...

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Vietnam’s 12-hour Tet cake worth the wait

2016-02-07 SHE may be edging into her nineties, but Tran Thi Tam still refuses to serve her children store-bought banh chung, the savoury rice cake prepared in a frenzy during Vietnam’s lunar new year festival known as Tet. Instead, the 89-year-old Hanoi...

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Michel Bras voted world’s most influential chef

2016-01-31 FRANCE’S Michel Bras has been voted the most influential and respected chef in the world in a survey that asked fellow Michelin-starred chefs to vote for the person who represents the best in high gastronomy.   Bras, whose triple Michelin-starred...

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Girl, 8, cooks up a storm

2016-01-24 ESTIE Kung, contestant of reality culinary TV show Man vs Child, is proof that age is just a number when it comes to cooking. Although the adorable child prodigy is only eight years old, she can whip up a storm and prepare delectable delights such...

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Juicing your way to a healthier lifestyle

2016-01-17 MOST people will tell you that there is no need to wait for a brand new year to start living healthy, but we all know that there is no better time than the promising start of a new year to inspire us to achieve fresh goals. A popular New Year’s...

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Campbell Soup first major company to start GMO labelling

2016-01-10 Siddharth Cavale and Subrat Patnaik CAMPBELL Soup Co is to start disclosing the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in all its US products, becoming the first major food company to respond to growing calls for more transparency about...

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Top nutrition trends of 2015, how well did you eat?

2016-01-03 LAST year’s nutrition trends saw us stop counting the calories and start counting the nutrition instead. We focused on eating “real” food again that is unprocessed, natural, and full of goodness, as seen in our round-up of the most popular...

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Chef ups ante on Japanese cuisine

2015-12-27 “JAPANESE food is boring,” mused Hidemasa Yamamoto (pic), chef and owner of Hide Yamamoto at the iconic Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. “It’s only sushi, tempura, teppanyaki and ramen.” And don’t get him started on chicken teriyaki. “I really don’t...

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Drinking coffee tied to lower risk of death

2015-12-20 IN A 10-year US study, people who drank coffee regularly were less likely to die of many causes, including heart disease and diabetes, than those who didn't drink coffee at all. The more coffee study participants consumed, the lower their risk of...

Sunday, 13 December 2015

‘Pizza Hut needs to be like Uber’

2015-12-13 YUM chief executive officer Greg Creed thinks he figured out why sales at Pizza Hut have gone cold: The chain needs to be more like the car-hailing service Uber. “If you think about the Uber experience, it’s easy to use, it’s easy to pay, it’s...

Sunday, 6 December 2015

NYC sued over salt warnings on resto menus

2015-12-06 A RESTAURANT industry trade group is suing New York City’s Board of Health to stop it from enforcing a new rule requiring many chain restaurants to post warnings on menu items that are high in sodium. The National Restaurant Association said on...

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Low fat doesn’t mean you’ll lose weight

2015-11-22 LOW-FAT diets do not produce greater weight loss than other slimming regimes, says a study. Then what can we do to shed the extra kilos? A review of 53 scientific studies, covering nearly 70,000 adults in several countries, found “no good evidence...

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Street food now a category in Michelin Guide

2015-11-15 FOR the first time in Michelin’s history, the red guide has included street food in its selection of best dining destinations with the publication of its latest Hong Kong and Macau edition. A total of 23 addresses in Hong Kong and 12 eateries in...