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Mussels with fennel and saffron

Fennel and seafood is a classic European pairing, and the anise flavour is enhanced by the addition of Pernod. A hint of saffron gives this dish depth, while the cream makes it rich and luxurious.

Thursday, 12 July, 2012, 12:00am

Tinned tomatoes

Muir Glen organic ground peeled tomatoes

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Peanut butter bars

Gnu Foods Flavor & Fiber Peanut Butter Bar

HK$24 for 45 grams, Just Green

This does contain a lot of fibre - a whopping 12 grams, or nearly half your daily need - per bar, but the flavour is sadly lacking. However, if you can get past the taste, it's a nutritious 140-calorie snack made with six whole grains and sweetened by 100 per cent fruit juice.

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

Science and technology seen as crucial to ensuring food security

China will keep increasing its investment in agricultural science and technology to ensure food security amid growing pressure on the environment and resources.

Beijing should also ensure that growth in government spending on agricultural science and technology 'markedly' exceeds revenue, according to the central authorities' first document of the year, issued yesterday.

2 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Cruz's pep talk works wonders as Chadwick rides a cool race

Trainer Tony Cruz had some calming words of advice for jockey Matthew Chadwick before he jumped aboard the highly-strung Open Sesame, who brought up back-to-back wins in a Class Three. 'Stay cool' was the directive from Cruz, as Chadwick had to negotiate a path from gate 14 on the difficult-to-handle galloper.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

'Tis the seasonals

With Thanksgiving just days away and Christmas around the corner, cooks needing trimmings to serve alongside the traditional turkey may be interested in what Homegrown Foods has to offer.

The supplier of locally grown produce - which delivers clean, sustainable food direct to customers' doors - has put together hampers for the festive season.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Taste of Africa still going strong in SoHo after six years

Many of its neighbours in SoHo may have had a short lifespan, but African-themed restaurant and lounge Makumba is celebrating its sixth anniversary tomorrow. Owner Amina Lamarie Delafoulhouse said the secret was perseverance.

'I hoped to make a difference so I chose to focus on the African theme regardless of what all the naysayers thought,' she said.

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

From a Breton Garden- The Vegetable Cookery of Josephine Araldo

From a Breton Garden- The Vegetable Cookery of Josephine Araldo By Josephine Araldo and Robert Reynolds

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

DNA clue to a better class of potato

Even small potatoes have their DNA sequenced now. And a company in the Netherlands has just announced the successful genetic sequencing of Cannabis sativa, the annual plant that has been widely consumed for centuries as an intoxicant and a medicine.

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Fennel and blood orange salad

I love this dish because it has the flavours of the Mediterranean, without being as predictable as something like the caprese (tomatoes, mozzarella and basil). Like the caprese (which I also love), the quality of this salad depends on top quality ingredients - the freshest of fennel, and the juiciest and most fragrant of blood oranges.

18 Aug 2011 - 12:00am