Food

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Grain of nutrition

2014-06-29 GRAINS are essential components of our diet and there are many types of grains to choose from. However, not all grains are made the same. Ever since our ancestors discovered agriculture, grains have played an important role in delivering the...

Sunday, 15 June 2014

KitKat lets rail passengers inJapan use chocolate bars as tickets

2014-06-15 WOULDN’T train travel be more fun if you could pay in chocolate rather than buying a ticket?   If that sounds like your thing then head to Japan, where travellers using the Sanriku Railway network can now use KitKats as train passes.   The...

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Food is the word

2014-05-25 IT’S taken a while for editors at Merriam-Webster dictionary to legitimise it, but the Frankenstein-ish, cannibalising American holiday dish that stuffs a boneless chicken into a boneless duck into a boneless turkey has finally been recognised as a...

McDonald’s UK invites customers to create their next burger

2014-05-25 COMPETITORS can build their virtual sandwich by adding ingredients from a shortlist of items such chorizo sausage, pepperoni, nacho chips, brie, cheese and bacon sauce, guacamole, Piri Piri sauce, jalapenos and pineapple rings on the site My Burger...

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Michelin-starred Japanese chef fears loss of traditional food

2014-05-18 JAPANESE food is now widely available around the world, and washoku – traditional cooking – was declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO last year. But Murata fears that even though sushi has become near-universal, appreciation for...

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Genetically modified foods confuse

2014-05-11 GENETICALLY modified foods have been around for years, but most Americans have no idea if they are eating them. The Food and Drug Administration says they don’t need to be labeled. But in the first major victory for consumers who say they have the...

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Turkey uses pistachios to heat eco-city

2014-04-20 PISTACHIOS are already a key ingredient in Turkish baklava, but the country may now have found a new way to exploit the nuts known as “green gold” – by using their shells to heat a new eco-city. Officials are currently examining plans to build the...

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Drinking caffeine could benefit Alzheimer’s patients

2014-04-13 FRENCH and German researchers earlier this week said they had found evidence in the lab to back theories that drinking caffeine has a preventive effect on Alzheimer’s disease.   In mice, regular doses of caffeine inhibited the growth of “tau”, a...

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...

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