Hunger games: getting fussy toddlers to eat

Annabel Karmel prepares a recipe from Quick and Easy Toddler Recipes.

Toddlers can be picky eaters, but a visiting author says a lack of variety in their meals will only make them more fussy, writes Tessa Chan

Tuesday, 28 May, 2013, 11:13am

Cooking classes in Sri Lanka

Cooking classes in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan cuisine features scorching chillies, spicy curries, crisp breakfast hoppers (a bowl-shaped pancake made from rice flour and coconut milk) and tangy pickles, and although you can taste influences from neighbouring India and the Dutch and Portuguese colonists, Sri Lanka's food is uniquely its own.

12 Apr 2013 - 10:01am

Fish farms finding chefs' support

Lloyd Moskalik of OceanEthix at a fish farm in Fo Tan. Photo: Dickson Lee

As fish stocks in the oceans continue to decline, aquaculture is supplying an increasing proportion of the seafood we consume.

Chefs and gourmets, of course, prefer fish caught in the wild and resist settling for a perceived inferior alternative.

5 Apr 2013 - 10:49am 1 comment

El Bulli auctions crown jewels

El Bulli restaurant head chef Ferran Adria gestures while holding a shrimp as he speaks during a conference at the "Mistura" gastronomic fair in Lima. Photo: Reuters

On February 14, 2010, Spanish restaurateur Ferran Adria shocked the world of fine dining by announcing that his eponymous eatery, elBulli, would close for two years. It seemed an odd decision, considering the waiting list of 3,000 people begging for a table.

3 Apr 2013 - 4:17pm

Healthy gourmet

Healthy gourmet

Hippocrates, the father of medicine, is said to have first suggested the healing power of food, when in 431BC he said: "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." In the past decade, many studies have shown a relationship between what we eat and brain function.

26 Mar 2013 - 10:05am

Healthy Gourmet: Way of the vegan

Simona Ferrante bakes a focaccia roll.

Although we know some things are bad for us - like hydrogenated fat or too much sugar - there is no scientific agreement that one kind of diet is better than another.

22 Jan 2013 - 11:22am 3 comments

Junior chef blends food and science

Jack Lark, first runner-up of Junior Masterchef Australia 2010, takes part in a cook-off in Stanley. Photo: Edmond So

The fact that young Jack Lark has a zeal for food isn't entirely surprising. After all, he was among the four finalists in the first Junior Masterchef Australia contest in 2010. Less well known, however, is his interest in science. "I have a passion for science, forensic science, in particular," he says.

30 Dec 2012 - 2:47pm

Class Action: There's a lot for little ones to learn in the kitchen

Baking offers practical lessons in chemistry and maths. Photo: Reuters

My daughter loves cooking with me. She likes to sit on the bench and stir things and add the ingredients. Is this experience anything that can support her at school?

23 Dec 2012 - 11:48am

Cancer link to foods cooked at high heat

A potentially cancer-causing substance formed during cooking at high temperatures has been found in a range of Hong Kong products.

But the food-safety watchdog says people's average daily intake is unlikely to cause problems.

8 Nov 2012 - 3:25am

Truc: coop d'état

Illustration: Emilio Rivera

A friend and I have already started discussing what we want to cook for Thanksgiving, which is just over a month away. I asked: "Can we please skip the turkey?" Because if there's any bird duller, I haven't tasted it.

20 Oct 2012 - 11:34pm

Basic Korean restaurant should be cheaper

The eatery serves noodles with young radish kimchi (top right) and pork spare ribs.Photos: Dickson Lee

G/F Delite Mansion, 3 Granville Circuit, Tsim Sha Tsui

Tel: 2369 6880

Open: noon-1am

Cuisine: Korean

Price: about HK$250 without drinks or the service charge.

6 Sep 2012 - 9:47am

Colourful cooking helps to improve the mood of chef and diners alike

Colourful cooking helps to improve the mood of chef and diners alike

"Cooking brings joy to life," says Benedetta Rossi, who works at Hotel Approdo in Salento, the fourth stop on my culinary tour of southern Italy. "The colours and the perfumes of our land make me happy and draw me to the stoves."

28 Aug 2012 - 6:11pm

Seasons: fine vines

Photo: Corbis

30 Aug 2012 - 7:28pm

Fight to stay a cut above the rest

The third round of the Towngas Young Master Chef cooking contest was held on Wednesday. Daytime TV cooking show tutor Annie Wong taught the contestants how to make a traditional cha chaan teng dish, fried rice with salted fish and diced chicken.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Hanagushi Yakitori Japanese Restaurant

8/F, M88, 2-8 Wellington Street, Central Tel: 2521 0868 Open: Monday-Saturday 11.30am-2.30pm (last order), 6pm-10.30pm (last order) Cuisine: specialising in yakitori, kushiyaki and other grilled dishes

Price: about HK$275 without drinks or the service charge.

Ambience: quite basic, with just a few decorative prints on the walls.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am