• Tue
  • Sep 30, 2014
  • Updated: 8:47pm


Global bacon shortage 'unavoidable', pig farmers say

Record droughts in the US and Russia are threatening to curtail the world's bacon supply, farmers on both sides of the Atlantic are warning.

Thursday, 27 September, 2012, 4:32am

Flash the world an Olympic smile

This week's top 10 album downloads on iTunes

1 The Complete 2012 Performances Collection, John Mayer (pictured)

2 Perfectly Imperfect, Elle Varner

3 Declaration of Independence, Colt Ford

4 Now That's What I Call Music, Vol. 43, Various Artists

5 Some Nights, Fun

6 The Lumineers, The Lumineers

15 Aug 2012 - 11:29pm

Zummer - Fine Dining & Bar

23-25/F QRE Plaza, 202 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai Tel: 2574 6692 Open: noon-2.30pm (last order), 6.30pm-10.30pm (last order) Cuisine: European

Price: about HK$450 without drinks or the service charge.

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Turning the tables

A restaurateur once asked me about the secret of success for Hong Kong restaurants.

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Frizzy frisee

You've probably eaten fris?e before, although you might not have known its name. The long, slender leaves - which are off-white at the stalk end and have green frilled, jagged tips - are almost always included in bags of mixed greens, adding a mild bitter flavour to a salad.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Pig out on pork

If the subject of Pork, Knife & Spoon (porkknifeandspoon .com) isn't obvious from the title, the picture of a bacon-wrapped pork chop (right) at the top of the page ought to do the trick.

28 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Pinches of salt

I'm not sure how I missed reading Not Without Salt (notwithoutsalt.com) for such a long time but now that I've found it, I've been avidly looking back through the archives of the three-year-old blog. It was formerly known as Artisan Sweets - named after blogger Ashley Rodriguez's now-closed bakery in the American state of Washington.

6 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Democracy calls or cooking courses, some decency is in order

You have heard of 'delay no more', a homonym for a rather rude Cantonese curse. Even a fashion accessories chain has been named after it.

31 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

yum yum

We find Hong Kong's hottest eats 'n' treats

Flying Pan

G/F, 9 Old Bailey Street, Central

2140 6333

Grub: 24-hour breakfast. Eggs any style, huge pancake stacks, greasy bacon and unlimited coffee refills.

28 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

The food

The interview took place at Cat Store cafe in Causeway Bay. Famous for the cats that wander around inside, the cafe recently moved to Kingston Road.

Meow-face toast with chocolate ($8)

Rating: 2.5/5

Law: It looks cute but the chocolate favour is not rich enough. It's also a bit too sweet.

28 May 2004 - 12:00am


CONRAD INTERNATIONAL 8/F, Pacific Place 88 Queensway, Admiralty Tel: 2521 3838 Sunday brunch served from 11am-3pm in Brasserie on the Eighth and Nicholini's The Conrad recently had its eighth anniversary of serving Sunday brunch, and they have good reason to celebrate.

19 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Ask Mr brain...all will be explained

How come birds in cold countries do not get frozen feet when they walk in the snow? Many birds do not get frozen feet because their feet do not have as much blood as their bodies.

16 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Lentil soup

Lentil soup can range from the austere to the luxurious. I do not like the vegetarian versions - they are just too tasteless and boring. This recipe is flavoured with cumin seeds, bacon and ham, and topped with sweet fried shallots.

Because of the ham and bacon, this recipe does not need much salt; taste the soup just before serving and season as needed.

19 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

King of Pork brings home the bacon

DO not be misled by the current feud in Washington over trimming the nation's federal budget. What seemed to foreigners to be inconceivable - that the most powerful country's government should effectively shut down for a week - has in fact taken place numerous times in the nation's history.

26 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Gordon brings home the bacon

IT is only fitting that someone with a name like Gordon Bacon should be involved with the international aid organisation, Feed The Children.

Bacon is currently working among the unfortunate young victims of circumstances in Bosnia.

21 Jun 1994 - 12:00am