Bagels Forever Cinnamon-Raisin

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:07pm

Seed capital

Until a few years ago, I had never seen a real poppy - only the red paper ones people wear on Remembrance Day. But on the way to a friend's wedding in the south of France, we drove past a whole field of them. The striking, bright red of the flowers under the vivid blue sky was one of the most beautiful sights I'd seen.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Going hungry on mean street

A friendly back-and-forth argument about street food hawkers has played out on the South China Morning Post's letters page in recent weeks, following an article about the harassment by control officers of vendors in Tung Chung.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

At the cutting edge of kitchen skills


Knives have been used as weapons, tools and eating utensils since the Stone Age. There are many types of food-related knives, from butter and parmesan knives, to serrated bread knives and cleavers. Knife skills are among the most important for a chef to learn.


13 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Letters from the dorm

It's grey and it smells like an old castle - and it's where I'm studying. I tug at my uniform: a crisp, white, collared shirt, striped tie and boxy skirt. Welcome to Bishop Strachan - the oldest girls' school in Canada.

22 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Manhattan, New York

New Yorkers light up their tiny apartments with luminous gems from Lighting New York (138 Bowery, tel: 1 866 418 9673), in the heart of the lighting district, where chandelier emporiums abound. The store's golden Tiffany floor lamp (US$522) will add instant retro glamour to a living room.

18 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

All pay and no go for muffin fanciers

It's turning into the Battle of the Muffins in Quarry Bay with the opening of a McDonald's in Hoi Kwong Street opposite Taikoo Place.

4 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

The big thing

LONDON: It has been an obsession in Hollywood for years, and now this expensive form of body maintenance has reached London: teeth whitening. Milky-white gnashers are the latest must-have fashion accessory, and a spate of stars born with not-quite-perfect smiles are having them made to measure.

16 May 1999 - 12:00am

Bakery boost

Food By Fone boss Richard Feldman's latest ventures are set to open on August 9, deemed an auspicious date by fung shui masters. The entrances to both The Bagel Factory and SoHo Bakery will be at G/F, 41 Elgin Street, but each will sell different products.

24 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Icons of our Time

NAME: The Weekend Warrior.

21 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Battle of the bagels

WHEN it comes to bagels, American opinion is unanimous: boiled not baked. And the chewier and heavier the better, which is why Americans can be found crying over the bagel bins in Oliver's. 'These just aren't chewy enough,' fans moan.

17 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

All-American revival

RESTAURATEUR Richard Feldman celebrated The Day of the Diner last week when he bought Lan Kwai Fong stalwart Al's Diner from its previous owners. Feldman, a former manager of Graffiti and the man behind the East Side Eatery in Wan Chai, says he has no immediate changes planned apart from making Al's even more American.

13 Aug 1995 - 12:00am