Food

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Soft cheese linked to death in US

2015-09-20 A CALIFORNIA company has recalled several brands of soft cheeses after they were linked to 24 illnesses around the US over the last five years, including a 2012 death in Ohio. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that Karoun...

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Pilot programme helps low-income preschoolers learn to like veggies

2015-09-13 IN A pilot study, the Harvest for Healthy Kids programmes helped preschoolers in Head Start centres be willing to try and to like foods like butternut squash, turnips and asparagus. “We know that children develop their food preferences based on...

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Getting to know durians in Brunei Darussalam

2015-09-06 BRUNEI Darussalam is truly a ‘Kingdom of Unexpected Treasures’ with traditions, heritage and customs spanning thousands of years, lush and beautiful nature in form of flora and fauna as well as friendly people across four districts. However, there...

Saturday, 5 September 2015

After decades, ‘Kuih Mor’ is still a Bruneian favourite

2015-09-05 DESPITE first making its appearance in the Sultanate during the 1940s, Kuih Mor continues to be a household favourite today as a tea time snack or festive treat particularly during Hari Raya Aidil Fitri.   Siti Norhafizah Hj Bagol, a final year...

Understanding the tradition of ‘pantang larang’ in Malay food

2015-09-05 THERE are a set of beliefs in traditional Malay culture known as pantang larang that are often treated as rules by the Malay people to prevent undesirable events from happening. Lecturer at the Academy of Brunei Studies of Universiti Brunei...

Hurdles of the traditional Malay food industry

2015-09-05 MANY young Malay Bruneians do not know of traditional Malay food these days, and this is slowly beginning to kill the local traditional Malay food industry.   With most traditional Malay food items only making an appearance during festive...

Rediscovering Brunei’s ‘Kuih Koci’

2015-09-05 PASSED down from generation to generation, Kuih Koci – one of Brunei’s traditional Malay food items that sees a simple glutinous rice dumpling filled with sweet coconut – still remains a delicacy for much of the older generation in the Sultanate...

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Fried food tastes good – but beware of heart attack

2015-08-30 PEOPLE who eat a lot of fried food and consume sugary drinks have a 56 per cent higher risk of heart disease compared to those who eat healthier, US researchers said recently.   The findings in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart...

Sunday, 23 August 2015

French lawmaker wants vegetarian menu at school

2015-08-23 FRANCE has been grappling with how to reconcile religious beliefs with secular values when it comes to pork in school lunches. One lawmaker’s solution: vegetarian meals. After banning Muslim headscarves in classrooms in 2004, France is now...

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Unique ideas standing out in vending machine industry

2015-08-16 VENDING machines play a higher-profile economic and social role in Japan than in most other countries. New types of vending machines are appearing all the time, with some of the newest including mini convenience stores, personal seal dispensers and...

Sunday, 9 August 2015

App lets diners donate, skip to the front of line

2015-08-09 A NEW app, available in the US for now, allows diners to skip to the front of the line for immediate seating in exchange for a charitable donation. Any chance to support a charitable cause is welcome and in the States, restaurants aren’t hiding...

Lonely Planet goes to the source for authentic recipes

2015-08-09 LONELY Planet has announced plans to expand their travel-related food coverage with the release of a new cookbook series that aims to transport readers around the world via their taste buds.   For the series, dubbed “From the Source”, Lonely...

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Italy’s ice-cream parlours let you ‘bank’ treats for strangers

2015-08-02 IT BEGAN as a charitable way to offer strangers in need a coffee – but in a fresh take on the scheme, hundreds of ice-cream parlours in Italy are now allowing customers to ‘‘bank’’ a gelato for people who can’t afford their own. The idea, dubbed “...

Researchers declare 3D printed ‘smart cap’ detects spoiled milk

2015-08-02 RESEARCHERS with the University of California at Berkeley have put 3D printing technology to the test by building electronic components into a milk carton cap that can detect signs of spoilage. As polymers, the main building material in 3D...

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Juicing for health

2015-07-26 DETOX juice is the latest trend for health nuts. Endorsed by celebrities and health nuts around the world, the juice cleanse has become the latest trend in today’s era of fitness and organic eating. What exactly does it entail? The idea is to...

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Few US adults meet fruit,vegetable intake norms

2015-07-19 LESS than 15 per cent of US adults eat enough fruits daily to meet federal recommendations, but the numbers are even worse in some states, dipping as low as 7.5 per cent in Tennessee, according to a new study.Even fewer adults eat enough...

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Nasi lemak-flavoured pizza and ice cream

2015-07-12 ITALY has its pasta, Japan its sushi and England its fish and chips. But perhaps no dish is more ubiquitous or beloved in Malaysia as nasi lemak, rice cooked with coconut milk and served with fried anchovies, roasted peanuts, a boiled egg, sliced...

FAO report on ways to achieve ‘Zero Hunger’ by 2030

2015-07-12 AN ADDITIONAL US$160 ($216) per year for each person living in extreme poverty will end chronic hunger over the next 15 years period, said a UN report. Eradicating world hunger sustainably by 2030 will require an estimated additional 267 billion...

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Rules to protect butterflies from GM pollen remain the same

2015-07-05 EUROPEAN food safety officials found there was no need to widen buffer zones around genetically modified (GM) crops even though research shows that pollen from GM maize, which can travel kilometres further than previously thought. The buffer zones...

Sunday, 21 June 2015

‘Added sugars’ on food label confusing

2015-06-21 CONSUMERS may struggle to understand food nutrition panels that include “added sugars”, a study suggests, illustrating the challenge ahead as US health officials consider putting this detail on food labels to nudge Americans to cut back on sweets...

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