Food

Sunday, 3 January 2010

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...

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....

Sunday, 27 December 2009

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...

'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...

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...

The bottom line on losing weight economically

2009-12-20 TIMES may be lean, but that's no excuse to bulk up, with a new book detailing ways to shape up and eat better on a tight budget — if you're willing to wait a while to see results."The Tight Diet", published next month, is the seventh...

Sunday, 13 December 2009

World's most extravagant meals

2009-12-13 THE finest ingredients and top chefs are key components to the best dining experiences, but it can be the added extras that make meals or venues memorable.Forbes.com has compiled a list of 11 of the world's most extravagant meals. Reuters has not...

Behemoth cookbooks hit the market

2009-12-13 WHAT exactly is one person supposed to do with 2,000 Italian recipes? Or 1,400 French dishes?A new generation of comprehensive (some would say behemoth) cookbooks is cramming thousands of recipes into weighty volumes, some nearly three inches (eight...

McDonald's to expand breakfast Dollar Menu

2009-12-13 MCDONALD'S Corp will debut a Breakfast Dollar Menu across the United States in January, as it fights to sustain traffic and galvanise sales hit by cut-throat competition and a 10 per cent jobless rate.US sales at established McDonald's restaurants...

Spain to open scientific university for chefs

2009-12-13 SPAIN, where foam became a culinary art form, laid the foundation stone on Wednesday for its first scientific university for chefs, complete with a research lab to explore the mysterious chemistry of taste.The Basque Culinary Centre, designed to...

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Recipe of the Week: Key Lime Pie

2009-12-06 Six pieces servingsIngredients: 180gm cream crackers (ground) 45gm sugar 10gm cocoa powder 115gm melted unsalted butterIngredients for filling: Three nos egg yolk 100gm condensed milk 200gm evaporated milk Four numbers of lime (zest only) Four...

Paul McCartney takes meat-free Mondays to EU

2009-12-06 EX-BEATLE Paul McCartney took his "Meat-Free Mondays" campaign to the European Parliament on Thursday, saying the power to halt global warming lies as much with individuals as with their governments.McCartney met in Brussels with Rajendra...

Mediterranean diet for people with heart disease

2009-12-06 DOES it work?Yes. If you have heart disease and you eat a Mediterranean diet there's a good chance that your blood cholesterol will fall.You are also likely to reduce your risk of having a heart attack or a stroke.What is it?The Mediterranean diet...

Chef Reader brings secret of gourmet to the grill

2009-12-06 IT TAKES more than a little snow to deter Canadian chef and pyrotechnic wizard Ted Reader from firing up the barbecue during the cold winter months.With 106 barbecues, grills and smokers in his backyard, including a 10-foot, 3,500-pound trailer rig...

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Recipe of the week: Char Koay Teow

2009-11-29 FEATURING chefs specially brought in from the island of Penang for the promotion and resident Sous Chef Mohamad Izan Ismail, the Airport Restaurant's Penang Hawker Food Festival features an array of popular delights such as Nasi Kandar, Laksa, Char...

Top French chefs take bluefin tuna off the menu

2009-11-29 TOP French chefs this week pledged to keep bluefin tuna and other threatened fish species off the menu, whatever the cost.With half of the fish eaten in Europe dished up in restaurants, it was high time for the food-loving nation's leading chefs to...

Tips on how to go vegetarian

2009-11-29 CUT out meat need and discover the wonders of vegetarianism.Oh lamb chops, oh brisket of beef, how numbered are your days! Where will you go to, barbecued ribs, now you have been exiled from this kingdom?Yes, Lord Stern, the author of the Stern...

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