food

A forager’s find

Amidst the convoluted bends of any city enwrapped in the dust of history, one would be hard-pressed to find an authentic dish. In fact, even when one claims a strike of good luck in finding an...

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Powdered alcohol for US market hits label snag

A powder that would give new meaning to mixed drinks may take time to hit the US market, the company said yesterday after regulators found a labelling problem. Palcohol – a powdered alcohol...

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Powdered alcohol poised to hit US stores

Just add water and stir. A US company says its new powdered alcohol product has been approved by US regulators and is poised to hit stores in the coming months. Palcohol is made by an Arizona...

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Earth Day – how to eat sustainably

Earth Day. Like New Year’s, it comes every year on the same day, April 22. For the uninitiated, it’s also the perfect time to begin adopting a few simple resolutions that will help you eat green...

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Spanish researchers claim drinking beer can prevent hypertension

Beer, with or without alcohol, can prevent high blood pressure if consumed moderately as part of a balanced diet, according to Spanish researchers who defended the good properties of the...

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Danish website turns homes into take-away restaurants

A Danish website is turning private homes into take-away restaurants by letting users advertise what they are cooking, when and for what price. "Sometimes I only put one serving up for sale,...

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New Zealand says yes to celebrity chef Nigella despite US exclusion

New Zealand officials have granted a special visa to British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson (pic), who has admitted cocaine use, in an apparent confirmation she has been blocked from entering the...

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Casual, comfort food at Midi 57

Midi 57 is a casual restaurant with an open concept in Jalan Bangkung, far different from the finer Le Midi in Bangsar Shopping Centre. We sat at a long table outside at Midi 57, as curiously...

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Glass half empty for Germany’s proud beer industry

Behind the pale yellow walls of a former Benedictine monastery on a wooded hill near Munich, the master brewers of Weihenstephan are still perfecting their art after nearly 1,000 years of making...

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Charcuterie surprise

Charcuterie, the art of curing or preserving meat, is a practice that began before the existence of refrigeration to prolong the shelf life of meats. Today, charcuterie is a culinary art that...

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Here’s to healthy cooking

Perfect for the health conscious, Marriot Hotel Putrajaya focus this month is on the healthier methods of cooking such as baking, steaming, braising and poaching. These cooking techniques are...

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Domino’s Pizza debuts crustless chicken pizza

Watch out KFC and Chick-fil-A, there’s an unlikely player who’s trying to disturb the pecking order of fast food chicken chains: Domino’s Pizza. In its latest product, Specialty Chicken,...

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American fast food chains set up shop in Iraq

In a sign of things to come, Pizza Hut has announced the opening of its first restaurant in Iraq, where appetites for Western-style fast food are growing. After pulling out with US troops in...

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Clean cutting boards a must for avoiding E. coli contamination

According to a recent study, hospitals aren't the only places where the multi-drug-resistant bacteria E. coli may be lurking. The results of the investigation confirm what most germophobes...

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A splendid start to ramen at Ippudo

Something sweet and sour was the perfect start to our ramen meal at Ippudo in Bangsar Shopping Centre recently. The Momotaro Tomato Pickle bowled us over with its lush, juicy and sweet segments...

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Malaysian Kitchen promotes local cuisine in Indian capital

The Malaysian Kitchen programme, initiated by the ladies association of the Malaysian High Commission in New Delhi to promote the country’s food to the expatriate and diplomat community, is fast...

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Drinking milk could prevent arthritis in women, shows study

Drinking low-fat or skim milk could slow the progression of knee arthritis, according to a recent study published in Arthritis Care & Research, the journal of the American College of...

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Malacca’s kitchen of varied palates

Domestic tours may often be unfortunately perceived as less exciting than those to foreign lands, but the ancient Malacca always has its way of surprising the average sightseer, even one that is...

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Venezuelan gastronomic festival to be held in KL

The Venezuelan Embassy will be organising a cultural and gastronomic festival titled the "Sounds and Flavours of Venezuela" in Kuala Lumpur, as the preamble of the 9th Venezuelan Week 2014. Its...

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New York’s cronut bakery reopens after mouse scare

The New York bakery that invented the Cronut, the wildly popular hybrid pastry, reopened its doors yesterday, three days after the health department closed it because of a "severe mouse...

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