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A cable-car ride is a great way to get a bird's-eye view of Dubrovnik.

Once the Mediterranean's best-kept secret, Croatia now has few empty beds in the high season. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.

Sunday, 14 October, 2012, 12:18am

Of cleansing, calories ... and cocktails

Beetroot carpaccio with goat's cheese and a citrus and mint glaze

Capitalising on the trend, Armani/Aqua, the chic restaurant in Chater House where "couture meets cuisine", has launched a five-course detox tasting menu that claims to cleanse the body without compromising on taste.

5 Feb 2013 - 5:13pm 1 comment

Sav Winslow's home-cooked vegetarian Indian treats

Sav Winslow. Photos: Dickson Lee

It wasn't until Sav Winslow left India that she really appreciated the culture of her native country and the large, bustling home in which she grew up.

"I never thought I'd miss my roots like that; I missed the warmth, the congeniality, the people and the food," she says.

12 Nov 2012 - 9:37am

News: Green Monday initiative

David Yeung has been a vegetarian for 10 years. Photo: Jonathan Wong

David Yeung Chun-ip has been a fashion events co-ordinator and promoter for years. He is also an advocate of the healthy lifestyle that following a vegetarian diet can bring. Since he co-founded the social campaign Green Monday, he says he can't wait to get to work in the morning.

21 Sep 2012 - 11:12am

Vegans needn't miss out on the sweeter things in life

Angie Palmer was born in Hong Kong, but a taste for adventure led her around the world. In 2008, while working as a film publicist in the United States, a cancer scare prompted permanent and drastic changes in her lifestyle, most notably becoming a vegan.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

This diet knows taste matters

South Beach Diet HK$15 Rating: 8/10

As I logged on to the app for the first time, the photo of what looked like a delicious bowl of prawn laksa immediately set my stomach rumbling. Surely an app designed to help you lose weight should not make you feel hungrier than before.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Eat & Run

Eat & Run by Scott Jurek Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (e-book)

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Average HK diet 'has double safe limit of salt'

Hongkongers are eating twice as much salt as recommended by the World Health Organisation, raising the risk of strokes in people of all ages, university researchers say.

The average daily diet in the city includes about 10g of salt, while the WHO recommends less than 5g, Dr Ruth Chan Suk-mei, medicine and therapeutics research associate at the Chinese University, said.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A bone to pick with the food ethics debate

There's a food debate taking place on The New York Times' website, but it's not in the food section. Rather, it's in The Ethicist column, and the discussion centres around the ethics of eating meat.

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The yin and yang of a meat-free regimen

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) teaches that humans should eat all kinds of foods, similar to the modern idea of a balanced diet. The plants-only diets now associated with vegetarianism are not mentioned in the ancient Chinese literature on proper eating.

3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Roots and all

When Shara Ng first turned vegetarian some 20 years ago to enhance her spiritual life, she never expected the diet to damage her social life.

3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Down the garden path

If you think a diet free from meat can't satiate - much less energise - the average person, Chad Lykins will prove you wrong. For the past 10 years he's been vegetarian, and yet has been able to train daily for, and conquer, triathlons and trail-running races.

3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


City will benefit from third runway

I think it is essential that we construct a third runway at the airport.

Over the next 20 years I believe we will see an increasing demand for usage of Chek Lap Kok by airlines.

Economically, we face fierce competition within the region, Singapore being one example.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Chocoholics, grin as you thin

Trying to kick your chocolate habit? You may not need to. New evidence suggests that adults who eat chocolate frequently are thinner than those who don't.

27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Health bites

Veg out for 21 days

14 Feb 2012 - 12:00am