Food

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Care what's in your food

2011-03-06 DO YOU care about what's in your nasi kandar or char kuey teow? Should you? Here's what one company discovered. Something special is brewing in the culinary studio of Unilevers office in Singapore. Several chefs in oil-spattered aprons stood among...

Grilled cheese, meatballs bid for 'Next Great Restaurant'

2011-03-06 LOVE "Top Chef," but always wanted to actually taste the food? Book a reservation at "America's Next Great Restaurant", a reality TV competition series starting on NBC on Sunday that will turn the kernel of an original, fast...

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Is homemade food always better?

2011-02-27 YOU'RE planning a dinner for friends. On the menu are: crostini topped with crab in lemon mayonnaise, chicken breasts stuffed with pesto served with mashed potatoes and to end, apple pie and ice-cream. Maybe not a groundbreaking selection, but how...

Sunday, 20 February 2011

'Som tum' gets sensational

2011-02-20 SOMTUM Dontree ought to be listed among Samut Prakan's major tourist attractions.Thailand is blessed with great foreign food, but still, nothing beats som tum. We enjoy the hamburgers, pizzas and ramen, but we can eat spicy papaya salad every day....

Why Lyon is int'l food capital

2011-02-20 For these and other reasons, Lyon, for 76 years, has been recognised as the gastronomic capital of France and the world. The world is a big place. Two and a half years ago, I persuaded my wife Jessica Green and our three-year-old twins that we...

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Chef brings new vibe to NY brasserie

2011-02-13 LAURENT Manrique hopes to replicate the lively, Parisian vibe of his bistro in San Francisco in his New York seafood brasserie, Millesime.The 44-year-old chef, who grew up in Roques, a village in the Gascon region in southwest France, left for the...

Sunday, 6 February 2011

The incredible edible eggplant

2011-02-06 NOT everyone likes the taste of eggplants, otherwise known as brinjals or aubergine. Perhaps, those who dislike eating eggplants do not know how best to prepare the dish.Eggplants have been known to grow in various climates.In the United States,...

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Malaysian chefs bid for 'Culinary Olympics'

2011-01-30 CHEF See Lay Na doesn't need to be reminded how worthy she is as the winner of the prestigious Bocuse d'Or Asia 2010 (pronounced bucus dior) held in Shanghai, China last year.She still can't believe her luck when her creation, Halibut Nicoise, won...

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Indonesian Kitchen: Delights to enrich your vegetarian dishes

2011-01-23 IN many regions across the country, people eat as vegetarians since early youth not because they intend to practice that lifestyle but rather because their daily income is insufficient to be able to purchase meat, fowl or fish for daily food intake....

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Time for Malaysia to export its cuisine

2011-01-16 NOT many people can claim to have fulfilled their childhood ambition, something Chef Tony Tan has achieved and stayed in the culinary world for about 30 years.Tan is not only involved in the kitchen but he is also one of Australia's respected...

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Chef Takano 'revisits' French cuisine

2011-01-09 HE was meant to pursue a law career in Tokyo but a passion for French cuisine won out: chef Takao Takano has found his niche blending East and West at the helm of the celebrated Lyon restaurant Le Bec.While buried in legal texts as a student in the...

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Herbal benefits of 'ulam' published

2010-12-26 IT WAS his love for ulam that prompted Datuk Mak Kok to come up with a book on the health and therapeutic benefits of the various salad herbs that make up the simple dish prominent in traditional Malay cooking.Mak, more importantly, hopes to revive...

Breton chef's second life as a 'spice hunter'

2010-12-26 FEW people have ever heard of a vanilla cellar, and yet the tiny, arched grotto beneath Olivier Roellinger's spice store in Paris holds some of the finest treasures the celebrated chef has brought home from his travels.After three decades at the...

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Tuck into traditional Mexican fare

2010-12-19 IT'S official: Mexican cuisine is so good Unesco has put it on its cultural heritage list. And the best place to try it is Oaxaca, the country's foodie heart. "Would you like to try stone soup?" asked my guide as we drove east out of...

M'sian opens acclaimed London restaurant

2010-12-19 AFANTASY-styled high-end restaurant in London has celebrities coming in for a bit of surreal escapism in food and decor. Hassan Abdullah went to London in 1984 to study law just to please his parents. Little did he realise then that he would live...

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Caviar: The ultimate delicacy?

2010-12-12 THE grey pearls burst on the tongue to release their salty, marine aroma, lifted by notes of nut or fruit. Caviar remains the ultimate luxury food except these days the Caspian delicacy likely comes from a farm near you.Exports of wild sturgeon...

Wholesome goodness recipe for a tasty soup

2010-12-12 SHARING a recipe for healthy food can be a nice way of comforting friends who are feeling under the weather. The past few weeks have been a harrowing time for me as I have been receiving phone calls from friends who had been admitted to hospital or...

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Hearty Italian fare in Brunei

2010-12-05 THE end of the year signals when things are winding up, allowing us to spend more time with family and enjoy family meals without feeling the rush. However, cooking for family doesn't have to mean mother slaving over a hot stove for the better part...

Gourmet Michelin stars for humble, coveted HK street eats

2010-12-05 CHEAP noodle shacks and a famous shark's fin restaurant were among a diverse range of Hong Kong eateries given coveted Michelin stars on Thursday in the third edition of the guide for the southern Chinese city.Hong Kong's renown as a food paradise,...

Sunday, 28 November 2010

NY noodle maestro opens Sydney eatery

2010-11-28 NEW York noodle maestro David Chang is to open his first restaurant outside the United States in Sydney, and told local media he had "just fallen in love with Australia" last Saturday.Chang will open a harbourside eatery as part of an US$...

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