Food Reality Television Series

La vie en boeuf

The fifth round of Towngas Young Master Chef took place on Wednesday. The head chef of European restaurant Whisk, Bjoern Alexander, imparted the wisdom of French cooking to our contestants.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:23pm

Taste more, learn more, cook better

The fourth round of the Towngas Young Master Chef took place on Wednesday. Private kitchen pioneer Jacky Yu tested contestants on their ability to handle flour-based dishes.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

Table set for a feast of famous names

The Langham Food and Wine Festival is set to kick off on September 13. Celebrity chefs, wine experts and other influential voices in fine dining are coming together for 11 days of meals, tastings, workshops and classes.

The festival will take place at 12 venues at The Langham hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui and Langham Place in Mong Kok.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:47pm

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

The Last Course - The Desserts of Gramercy Tavern

The Last Course - The Desserts of Gramercy Tavern By Claudia Fleming

Claudia Fleming has worked at some of the top restaurants in New York. Her creations caught the eye of Tom Colicchio, host of Top Chef and a respected restaurateur, who made her pastry chef of his Gramercy Tavern restaurant.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Ramsay protege grazes a trail across Asia

Jason Atherton has been racking up the air miles between Britain and Asia recently. The former Gordon Ramsay protege and head chef at Maze in London - now with his own Michelin star restaurant, Pollen Street Social - has made three round trips in the space of seven days.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Chefs turn up the heat

They're off and cooking! The Towngas Young Master Chef cooking contest is officially under way. The final interviews took place on Wednesday, when 30 cheflings and cheflet pairs were called in for the last presentation session and a cooking test.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

F&B spells a life of drudgery, passion and obsession

The Moselles were up at 5am on Monday, making sure one of our teens was awake in time to catch the first ferry to Macau. She was off on a different kind of gambling trip - taking exams for a hospitality school, risking her career options on a maths and English test and a group interview.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

No place like home

You are probably familiar with the feeling. You get home after a hard day's work and the last thing you feel like doing is slaving away in a hot kitchen. Imagine instead arriving home to a healthy meal prepared by a top chef. It's a nice thought, isn't it?

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Fresh look

Crispy bun with fried pork chop marinated with shrimp paste at Tai O Lookout

Once you've taken in the decor and gimmicks, it's the quality of the food that matters after all.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Cook your way to Paris!

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24 May 2012 - 12:00am

The corkscrew

A typical day on the floor as a sommelier starts at about 10.30am. I arrive, get changed into uniform and gather the tools of the trade (corkscrew, pen, writing pad, crumber), check to see if any wine orders have arrived, double-check the vintage on the new stock, and make sure it's put away.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Maestro in a 'Mediterrasian' state of mind

Composer and producer Eddie Chung Yan-tai is passionately involved in two creative pursuits. The first is music, from which he makes a living and includes writing jingles, scoring feature films and producing albums through his consultancy, Drum Music. The second is cooking, which he does for pure pleasure.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Table talk

Moreno Cedroni, chef/owner of the Michelin two-star La Madonnina del Pescatore in Senigallia, Italy, will be cooking at Domani in Pacific Place from Tuesday to Thursday next week.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Paul Liebrandt

Which chef has had the most influence on you? 'When I went to work for Pierre Gagnaire in Paris, I had worked with Marco Pierre White and [Raymond Blanc] at Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons [in Oxfordshire, England], but it was like starting again from fresh. [Gagnaire's] style, mentality and approach to cuisine had the strongest impact.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am