One of the joys of writing about wine is the chance to walk through a beautiful vineyard while talking with the person who grows the grapes, and then taste the wine with the winemaker.
I found a novel way of jumping the line and saving the airfare to Spain to savor Joan Roca’s dishes by joining his workshop at the inaugural “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” event at the Sunrice Global Chef Academy in Singapore.
For this week’s recipe, I have a simple salad dish with homemade dendeng balado and spice powder. It’s a new and interesting take on a traditional Indonesian favorite.
His upbringing as a third culture kid may have been the first indication that Thomas Mack as an adult would continue to enjoy exploring the unknown and revel in getting to know new countries and its different cultures. The son of a German father and a Chinese mother, the 31-year-old grew up in some of the biggest cities of the world — San Francisco, New York, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo and Hamburg.
Tea has been recognized as the elixir of life in many countries for centuries. In ancient China, where tea was first discovered, it was believed to cure many ailments, including common colds, diabetes and cancers, and hence, contribute to longevity.
Classic roast dishes always center around meat or poultry. The Sunday roast, or Sunday lunch, is a traditional British meal that consists of roast meat, mashed or roast potatoes, or Yorkshire pudding with gravy made from juices released by the roasting meat with adding a little flour to thicken the gravy. Tempeh and tofu, two popular products derived from soya beans, are the best local ingredients to replace meat and poultry in a roast dish. Indeed, both are frequently used as meat substitutes in vegetarian cuisine.
Appearing barefoot on stage at the inaugural Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Forum at the Raffles Hotel, Duangporn Songvisava is young, inspirational and full of lively opinions about the theme of the day: “The Future of Food, Back to Our Roots.”
For two days last weekend, Jalan Ngarsopuro in the Central Java town of Solo was closed for traffic as thousands of locals and tourists flocked to the area for the city’s first ever Jenang Festival.
Going local, or “localvore,” is the trend today. Once an exotic concept, locally made products have become a mainstream fixture in thousands of menus from fine dining to local sandwich shops in both developed and developing countries. Consumers are now savvy and realize the importance of knowing where their food is from. It connects you more »