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...

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Eat well, age well

2013-10-06 THE elderly still lack knowledge of food and nutrients which are good for health, says Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Faculty of Health Sciences deputy dean (Research & Innovation) Prof Dr Suzana Shahar."Through advertisements, senior...

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Different species of sharks turning up in US restaurants

2012-08-19 THREATENED shark species are being used to make shark fin soup, a delicacy in Chinese cuisine, in several US cities, according to an unprecedented study based on DNA testing.Thirty-three different species of sharks turned up in samples collected in...

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Your guide to healthy fasting

2012-08-12 RAMADHAN is the holy month where fasting is observed. There is more to it than just abstinence from food and drink, as the act of fasting is one of the pillars of Islamic faith.The name Ramadhan is derived from the Arabic word Ramida, which means...

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Foods that build tissues in the body

2012-08-05 MOST people know that fish, meat and poultry are good sources of protein. Protein is required for building tissues in the body, and for repair and maintenance of such tissues.Less well known is that legumes, nuts and seeds are also valuable sources...

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Street food journey through Istanbul

2012-07-29 THIS book is as much a journey through Istanbul, the biggest city in Turkey, as it is a cookbook. I call it seeing the city through its food.The author is a founding director of the Istanbul Culinary Institute, which started in 2008, after the...

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Dates rich in vitamins and minerals

2012-07-22 DATES are known as a complete food, which are rich in vitamins, minerals and the important carbohydrates for quick energy and to ease hunger.Historically, dates have been the staple food of the Middle East for thousands of years and are believed to...

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Restrictions eased on serving blowfish

2012-07-15 IT IS the culinary equivalent of a game of Russian roulette, a delicacy for which diners will pay good money in the knowledge that they are eating a fish that, if prepared incorrectly, could kill them. Served as tempura or sashimi, or baked,...

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Jamie Oliver's 50 quick meals

2012-07-08 "I'M TOO busy. It's too expensive. I don't know how."According to Jamie Oliver, these are the three excuses that he gets when he asks people why they don't cook at home.I am guilty of the first one. No matter what, they are excuses. If we...

Sunday, 1 July 2012

'Night milk' in demand in Korea

2012-07-01 TTONATTA Farm CEO Yang Eui-joo was traveling in the Netherlands six years ago when he first heard about night milk. "I found out that there was milk like this in Britain and Japan," said Yang, 41. The milk Yang is referring to is generally...

Sunday, 24 June 2012

New cookbooks to bring food science home

2012-06-24 YOU may not aspire to the culinary theatrics performed by the wizards of modernist cuisine transparent ravioli? edible balloons? but your cooking probably still could benefit from a few lessons from their labs.And learning those lessons will get a...

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Laksa: Langkawi's latest attraction

2012-06-17 FANCY this! Hollywood personality Mel Gibson once remarked that laksa was one of his favourite dishes. This Australian-born film actor/director also claims to be able to prepare this Malaysian dish.Laksa is a popular spicy noodle soup which combines...

Sunday, 10 June 2012

A cookbook for a cause

2012-06-10 THE Brunei Social and Welfare Council is thinking of creative ways to come up with funds that would be able to support its initiatives towards helping the elderly, the poor and the disadvantaged youth and children. An ongoing project of the council...

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Public shows big appetite for food safety app

2012-06-03 CALL it food safety to take away.A new application available for download is topping the medical category of the App Store soon after its release.The China Survival Manual contains information on thousands of food safety scandals and updated...

Sunday, 27 May 2012

A Malaysian's recipe for success

2012-05-27 TAKE a small boy from a traditional Malaysian Chinese family, add a multitude of tasty delights from his childhood kitchen and you have the ingredients for a top baker.When Lee Fee Sang was growing up in Ipoh (Malaysia), his mother Leong Chew Ping...

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Chinese herbal tea, a time-honoured healthy drink

2012-05-20 THE Chinese herbal tea or cold tea is a drink concocted from medicinal herbals to ease the summer heat in human's body or sore throat caused by the dry winter.Drinking herbal tea is an age-old custom in Guangdong province, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous...