Food

Sunday, 13 April 2014

US eatery claims to serve ‘last true chicken sandwich’

2014-04-13 THE same company that owns KFC is quietly testing out a premium chicken sandwich restaurant in the US that’s being widely seen as an aggressive strike against Chick-fil-A.   Opened in Arlington, Texas, Super Chix bills itself as the place to find...

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Bread lesson from a master

2014-04-06 THERE are few things more satisfying than biting into a freshly made, aromatic, crispy outside and soft inside slice of perfectly baked bread. We are talking about real bread, the stuff of substance, not your airy, spongy bread with no soul or...

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Brazilian named world's best female chef

2014-03-30 BOOKINGS at Helena Rizzo’s (pic) Sao Paulo restaurant Mani are about to fill up now that the Brazilian has been named the best female chef in the world.   After being named the best female chef in Latin America last year, Rizzo was promoted to...

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Kuala Gula: Village with culinary ‘pleasures’

2014-03-09 KUALA Gula, a little fishing village tucked away in the north-western corner of Perak, is one place few would imagine as a treasure trove of food, adventure and sights.   Its name, translated as “sugar estuary” in Malay, comes from a century back...

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Companies propose nutrition label updates for packages

2014-03-02 THE US government on Thursday proposed to update the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods as part of an effort to help consumers make healthier choices. The proposed updates are intended to reflect the latest scientific information about the...

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Does dieting make you fatter?

2014-02-23 IN RECENT years, there has been a considerable backlash against the diet industry. The fact that we pour around billions into its coffers each year, while our waistlines continue to swell, has not gone unnoticed. Nor has the fact that many of those...

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Netherlands is healthiest country for food

2014-02-16 THE Netherlands nudged past France and Switzerland as the country with the most nutritious, plentiful and healthy food, while the United States and Japan failed to make it into the top 20, a new ranking released by Oxfam showed.   Chad came in...

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Five exotic foods for weight loss

2014-02-09 OF COURSE, there is no such thing as a miracle food, and losing weight is only possible through a change in overall diet and exercise.   Nonetheless, there are those who swear by certain foods or supplements when it comes to helping them shed the...

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Must-have Chinese New Year foods

2014-02-02 HAVE you had your fill of Mandarin oranges yet? It wouldn’t be the Lunar New Year without those little gold orbs called lokam, but some of us, no doubt, may find them a bit too much after awhile.   If you still have more oranges than you can eat...

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Sugar: A guide to the sweet stuff in all its forms

2014-01-26 SUGAR is sugar, most science now agrees: a simple carbohydrate that almost all of us in the rich world eat to excess. The same goes for “natural” sweeteners such as honey or maple syrup – but they may have other elements that are good for you, or...

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Food photos get extra with stylist

2014-01-19 BEAUTIFUL, mouth-watering food pictures are everywhere — from street corners to TV and magazines — making you completely forget about your diet. What many people are unaware of is that these photos take hours to make — with the help of a food...

Sunday, 12 January 2014

3D-printed pasta: shapes of things to come?

2014-01-12 ONCE, not so very long ago, the pasta of Italian dreams was kneaded, rolled and shaped by hand in the kitchen. Now, though, the world’s leading pasta producer is perfecting a very different kind of technique - using 3D printers. The Parma-based...

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Hot nutrition trends for 2014

2014-01-05 WHILE Google has already revealed that this year’s most-searched diets were the Paleo diet (also known as the Caveman Diet) as well as the juice cleanse diet, what’s in store for next year? Nutritionists make their predictions. Gluten-free, chia...

Eating slower may help trim your waistline

2014-01-05 A NEW US study finds that eating slower may help you cut calories and feel fuller longer. ONE way to eat less is to simply slow down, a new US study suggests. Eating your meals more slowly may help you consume fewer calories while also feeling...

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Eat right for less cholesterol

2013-12-15 WHEN it comes to general health nowadays, there is a basic triumvirate of factors that most people are familiar with: weight, glucose or sugar, and cholesterol.   They are all related in one way or the other, of course, but each is also a star in...

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Proposals for Culinary Wikipedia

2013-12-08 A PROPOSAL that imagines cooking as a programming language and another pitch that extracts the “DNA” of cooking have been selected to help Spanish chef Ferran Adria develop the gastronomic equivalent of Wikipedia.   After putting out an open call...

British tea shop creates 'breathable' tea

2013-12-08 AFTER inhalable vitamins and caffeine, a gourmet tea shop in London has created breathable tea that’s supposed to deliver antioxidant properties more quickly to the bloodstream.   Created by Camellia’s Tea House and spotted by trend hunter...

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Arhat: a different kind of sweetness

2013-11-10 IN THE wet, green foothills that surround Guilin, one man has dedicated much of his life to cultivating a strange 'fruit', a natural sweetener that is wowing nutritionists worldwide. As Fan Tianhuan offers his guests a round of light amber tea, he...

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Seniors should watch what they eat

2013-10-27 THE elderly still lack knowledge of food and nutrients which are good for health, says UKM Faculty of Health Sciences deputy dean (Research & Innovation) Prof Dr Suzana Shahar. “Through advertisements, senior citizens are aware that calcium-...

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Resetting your insides with fresh juices

2013-10-13 MIXING kale, cucumber and spinach at her home in Venice Beach, yoga teacher Kia Miller explains her passion for juice, which fans say can trigger a health “reboot”.“I like to do it twice a year, it’s like a reset button. You have an opportunity to...

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