food

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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Internet lords keep ‘.wine’ bottled for now

Internet overseers are keeping .WINE and .VIN online addresses bottled in the hope a few months of aging will make them more palatable. The head of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names...

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World chef Blumenthal shuns New York for Melbourne

British chef Heston Blumenthal, famed for his bacon and egg ice cream, credits fans, friends and the "food explosion" in Australia for his decision to move The Fat Duck to Melbourne for six...

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Does junk food make you lazy?

A diet rich in processed foods and fat – and the extra weight that comes along with it – may actually cause fatigue, a lack of motivation and decreased performance, according to a recent study...

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Panic in the kitchen as UK digests new fruit and veg advice

It was with a heavy heart, and some panic, that Britons digested new advice this week that their struggle to eat enough fruit and vegetables had just got harder. Over the past decade, Britain...

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Prize Normandy cattle enjoy cider tipple

French livestock farmer Francois-Xavier Craquelin believes a little pampering goes a long way when it comes to producing meat prized for its melt-in-the mouth tenderness. Cattle at his farm in...

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US diners gorge on oysters as polluted bay revives

Cage after cage, oysters destined for a sprinkling of lemon juice and a delighted diner are pulled from the majestic Chesapeake Bay, where 20 years ago they had nearly disappeared. "Those will...

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