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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Spice market

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 10:37am by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Susan Jung Smell ya later I have a lot of Mexican cookbooks and as I pored through them recently, I noticed that every dried bean recipe requires a herb called epazote. The authors explain that epazote not only adds flavour; it is also known to ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Spice market: feel the heat

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:50pm by Susan Jung

    ... brewed into tonic teas for women who have just given birth and is fed to the elderly. Dried longan is often cooked with bitter medicinal herbs and spices because the fruit's sweetness makes ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Spice market: sage advice

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:31pm by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Susan Jung Sage is a plant that's easy to recognise, at least when it's fresh. The leaves are medium-sized, dusty-green and covered with a soft, delicate fuzz, and have a distinct but mild taste. When the leaves are dried, their flavo ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Spice market: Sweet surrender

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:17pm by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Susan Jung If you were to ask the average person whether sugar was a spice, they'd probably say no. I googled "Is sugar a spice?" and the results that came up were illogical: "No, sugar is an ingredient" (as if other spices are not!); "Sweet is not a flavour" (just plain wrong); and "Sugar is not a spice because ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Spice market: anise seed

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:31pm by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Susan Jung I love the intense, licorice-y flavour of aniseed, although it's not a spice everyone appreciates. To me, it seems a little old-fashioned, perhaps because of the vintage-looking packaging of Flavigny violet or rose pastilles. At the centre of each hard, round bonbon is a whole aniseed. The spice (which is actually the fruit of the Pimpinella anisum rather than ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - Food & drink

    Spice market: mint

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:10pm by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Susan Jung Mint condition The taste of a dessert I ate in Istanbul, Turkey, four years ago is still vivid in my memory: it was made with chocolate, sour cherries and a tiny, intensely flavoured leaf that was familiar but at the same time puzzli ...

  7. Spice: The History of a Temptation

    Posted Apr 17th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Compiled by Tim Cribb Spice: The History of a Temptation by Jack Turner Harper Perennial $135 Stories about commodities have sparked an odd publishing trend, but they do allow authors to combine history, economics and cultural interaction. Jack Turner, whose metier is international relations, offers the fascinating history of five spices: pepper, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Spice market: citrus zest

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 11:09pm by Susan Jung

    ... or make citrus salt or sugar by finely chopping the zest then grinding it with salt or sugar in a food processor or spice blender.   ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    Wu Nam Yun serves Hunan food mainly spiced with fresh coriander

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:10pm by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Wu Nam Yun Paul Yee Mansion, 340-344 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai Tel: 2558 9066 Open: 11am-3pm, 5pm-11pm   Cuisine: Hunanese Price: about HK$200 without drinks or the service charge. Ambience: casual and basic, but clean. There were only two other gro ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    Best Kept Secret: Shing Fat Coconut and Spices

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:18pm by Adam Wright

    ... Adam Wright DO YOURSELF A FLAVOUR Buying herbs and spices in Hong Kong presents a conundrum: you either go for the mass-produced flavourless stuff in supermarkets or shell out a small fortune at gourmet outlets. Intrepid spice hunters will be pleased to learn of Shing Fat Coconut and Spices, which sells top-quality products at reasonable prices. You'll find 30-gram jars ...




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