Food

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Saffron luring Spanish workers back

2010-11-07 SAFFRON has always provided the subtle flavor to Spain's national rice dish paella and colored the central plains with a purple hue for centuries. Now in the 21st century soaring prices have made harvesting the delicate stem of the saffron flower...

Mediterranean diet tied to reduced weight gain

2010-11-07 PEOPLE who follow a diet typical of the Mediterranean region might dodge the added pounds that often come with ageing, hints a new Spanish study. However, the researchers can't be sure if it was the diet itself or related healthy behaviours that...

Sunday, 31 October 2010

British food no longer a turn-off for tourists: survey

2010-10-31 FOREIGNERS have for decades branded British food bland and unhealthy, but a new survey Friday suggested the country's culinary reputation is changing although the French remain unimpressed.A survey of 26,000 people in 36 countries by VisitBritain,...

Taste of India at Goldiana

2010-10-31 THE minute you enter the Goldiana Cafe and Lounge in the Orchid Garden Hotel, you will be greeted by a beautiful young lady dressed in a heavily embroidered sari. But all that metres of sparkling cloth is only the beginning as Goldiana Cafe and...

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Hong Kong, Singapore restaurants best in Asia

2010-10-24 SINGAPORE and Hong Kong dominated a list of Asia's best restaurants, but Malaysia made it into the elite ranks for the first time, an annual survey showed.Singapore restaurant Iggy's moved to the top spot from being number two last year, according...

A taste of Terengganu

2010-10-24 PART history book, part travel guide and part cookbook, Kulit Manis: A Taste of Terengganu's Heritage is a surprising tome on Terengganu, the east coast state most people associate with a lazy beach holiday, exposing a side of its rich artistic and...

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Smell, close your eyes, remember:

2010-10-17 Chefs teaching kids craft of sensitive taste.CHEF Frederic Simonin dangles a fragrant green bunch of dill in front of a classroom of schoolkids in a multi-ethnic corner of Paris: "And what about this? Any idea what it is?""Parsley! Rosemary! Basil!...

Tasty 'Deals' for people you love

2010-10-17 SHOW your loved ones how special they are and make your way down to Deals Restaurant at the Radisson, where dining out is no longer just an excuse not to wash up, but a memorable and formidable experience to be savoured. Since the change of...

Sunday, 10 October 2010

A delicious meal with a nasty whiff

2010-10-10 IT WAS only when my six-year-old began complaining about my dinner that I realised I might not be as other diners. He said he could smell something. He said he could smell something bad. Everybody around the table in this restaurant on the Normandy...

US chef trains like an athlete for French culinary 'gold'

2010-10-10 US ATHLETES have taken home plenty of gold at international sporting events. Now James Kent, sous chef at New York's swank Eleven Madison Park restaurant, wants to bring home the gastro-gold: a coveted Golden Bocuse.The statuette may not be as...

Sunday, 3 October 2010

German expert lauds Malaysia's pioneering work in halal food processing, certification

2010-10-03 A GERMAN expert on halal certification has praised Malaysia for the "pioneering work" it has done in the field of halal food processing.Mohmoud M Tatari, the general manager of Ruesselsheim-based Halal Control eV, which verifies the...

Book cafes a hit in China

2010-10-03 WHERE do urban Chinese read? China Youth Daily recently launched a survey and found that book cafes were becoming a new place for urban Chinese to enjoy reading.The survey, covering 2,160 people, showed when people were asked about their favorite...

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Choose: To eat in or out

2010-09-26 IN MALAYSIA, is it really cheaper to cook at home than to eat out? Well, that really depends on many variables such as what's served on the plate and where you eat.The consensus though appears to be leaning towards the fact that one tends to spend...

Perlis food festival on full swing in Xian

2010-09-26 VARIOUS traditional food from Malaysia's northern state of Perlis have been made available in Xian, thanks to the food promotion event organised by the Perlis state government.Raja Muda ('Crown Prince')of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra...

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Obesity crisis cannot be solved by exercise alone

2010-09-19 The obesity crisis will not be solved by exercise alone, according to a new study from Aberdeen University. The study urges severely obese to eat more healthily, finding that forgoing a small sandwich is as effective as a one-hour run. "The...

Malaysia's gourmet festival finally back for 10th time

2010-09-19 The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) to start on October 1, will feature an exotic variety of local and international cuisine from Malaysia and other countries.The annual festival held since 2001 is aimed at promoting Malaysia's fine...

Malnourished mothers could hasten cognitive decline later

2010-09-19 Babies of mothers who are malnourished during pregnancy may experience faster cognitive decline later in life, a study published recently found.Researchers led by Susanne de Rooij of the University of Amsterdam tested cognitive function in 737 Dutch...

French halal meat procedures under scrutiny

2010-09-19 The lack of a central body in France to oversee the authenticity of halal meat has made some experts doubt that animals have been slaughtered following the correct Islamic procedures.Estimates of the amount of meat labelled halal that does not meet...

Sunday, 5 September 2010

For the Love of Baking

2010-09-05 THE traditional kueh of Hari Raya is now making way for contemporary cakes and rolls. One in particular that is proving popular with both young and old is "Roll Tapak Kuda" or Horse's hooves, named after the shape that roll takes when cut into...

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Vegetable kingdom now a father-son affair

2010-08-29 THERE are more cows than people in this remote corner of France, put on the world map of food by celebrity chef Michel Bras, the quiet pioneer of the humble vegetable, currently handing his apron to his son.Oversized four-wheel drives and charter...

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