Food

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Oysters — the Tudor version of popcorn

2010-01-31 ELIZABETHAN theatre-goers chomped on an exotic array of foods while enjoying the latest plays of the day, new evidence found at the sites of Shakespearean playhouses in London suggests.Archaeologists say choice Tudor snacks included oysters by the...

Time to change our lifestyle

2010-01-31 CANCER is the number one killer in Brunei Darussalam and government officers at Ministry of Health are concerned as to why this deadly disease is on the rise in the Sultanate and how to combat this modern disease which has become a top priority in...

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Gas stoves show small effect on kids' lung function

2010-01-24 WHILE some studies have implicated gas appliances in children's risk of respiratory ills, a new report suggests that gas cooking stoves may have only a small effect on most children's lung function.Studies over the years have come to conflicting...

Scottish fish and chip shop named best in UK

2010-01-24 A NORTH LANARKSHIRE chippy on Thursday scooped the title of best fish and chip shop in the United Kingdom, beating off competition from thousands of rivals.Atlantic Fast Food in Coatbridge was awarded the accolade in the annual competition organised...

D' Aprils Café comes up with new dishes

2010-01-24 D' APRILS CAFE{aac} is now coming to provide the diners with more menus which the new invention is derived from the trial and error home made recipe is made by its owner, Hadi Embran.As for now, more than 50 new approached dishes are already...

Schwartz sees Olympic shine on food

2010-01-24 LETICIA MOREINOS SCHWARTZ hopes that when Rio de Janeiro hosts the summer Olympics Games in 2016 it will shine the spotlight on Brazilian food.The classically-trained chef will share her knowledge of Brazilian dishes like croquette de carne or meat...

Sunday, 17 January 2010

New York to cut back on salt

2010-01-17 NEW YORK city is pushing restaurants and food packagers to cut back on the use of salt as part of a national health campaign aimed at reducing premature deaths from high blood pressure.The city's health department set a goal of reducing salt...

Art of making half-boiled eggs

2010-01-17 WHEN it comes to cooking the perfect soft-boiled egg, there are different methods for different folks. But all agree it is a question of timing.As a child, I never had any fondness for soft-boiled eggs and I really had issues with the runny yolk.I...

Indian food: Love at first bite

2010-01-17 INDIAN food is having its "Slumdog Millionaire" moment. Supermarket shelves in America are lined with chutneys, pickles and sauces and all manner of boxed heat-and-serve Indian meals. The quality and number of Indian restaurants has...

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Forget 'fad' diets, eat less, say experts

2010-01-10 NOW that you're discovering all the extra flab from the New Year food binge, you're casting around for the latest diet to lose it all in time for summer. But take care before you choose.The British Dietetic Association (BDA) said this week that...

Are nanoparticles safe for food, packaging?

2010-01-10 A GLOBAL scarcity of scientific research on using nanotechnology in foods means food safety authorities are unable to properly regulate products that may be beneficial or harmful, a British science panel said on Friday.The science and technology...

More fruit, fewer calories urged for school lunches

2010-01-10 CHILDREN in the United States should get more fruits, vegetables and whole grains in their school meals even though this will push up costs, and calories should be limited, a panel recommended to the federal government recently.As obesity among...

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Protect tuna, have a kindai

2010-01-03 CUTS of kindai tuna from Kinki University fly off the shelves after the fish was sliced in front of customers at the Mitsukoshi department store chain's main store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.The fish section on the basement level of the main store of...

NY's Tavern on the Green restaurant bites the dust

2010-01-03 TAVERN ON THE GREEN, once America's highest grossing restaurant, has sang its culinary swan song.The former sheepfold at the edge of Central Park, now ringed by twinkling lights and fake topiary animals, has served its last meal on New Year's Eve....

Losing weight? Go for healthy bulk in diet

2010-01-03 EATING less isn't the only way to weigh less.While starving yourself can help you shed weight, it isn't healthy and will only leave you with stronger cravings that you're more likely to cave in on than if you had eaten a moderate, balanced and...

Sunday, 27 December 2009

'Vive la difference' — British food invades France!

2009-12-27 AUSTRALIAN Erica Hicks has set herself what many people would argue is an impossible goal: to make English cheese in France and sell it to the notoriously picky French.She makes organic cheddar at her custom-equipped cheese room in an old farm...

Recipe for success

2009-12-27 MICHELIN-STARRED Danish cook Rene Redzepi puts his life on the line in search of the local flavours that have catapulted his "Nordic cuisine" into the international spotlight.Nothing that is not native to Scandinavia, and seasonal, can be...

... And taste of Mexico comes to London

2009-12-27 AFTER decades in a culinary desert of Tex-Mex eateries with plastic cacti and dreadful cheese-drenched nachos, Wahaca is leading a wave of modern restaurants bringing the authentic flavours of Mexico to London.The British capital has been...

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Paris sees increase in new restaurants with halal cuisine

2009-12-20 IN A stylishly decorated restaurant in the heart of Paris, tucked between Bastille and Palais de la Nation, Sophia Tabet is perusing a typical French menu, including foie gras, beef fillet and duck confit.But unlike other French eateries, this one...

Chef Ronnen spreads the virtues of vegan cuisine

2009-12-20 CHEF TAL RONNEN plays up the virtues of meatless, dairy-free eating and busts the misconception of vegan cuisine in his book, "The Conscious Cook".The 34-year-old, who grew up in New York, said vegan dishes do not have to be bland. They...

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