Gilles Reinhardt

How did you start cooking? 'I started when I was 16 years old. I always wanted be a cook - it had been my dream since I was little. I think my mother played a big part, because she was always cooking a lot at home and I always ate a lot.

Sunday, 11 March, 2012, 12:00am

Learning curve for Gibson pair

Freshman trainer Richard Gibson has made a fabulous fist of rehabilitating lesser lights, but tomorrow takes him into a different arena as he turns towards feature racing and two four-year-olds he has imported for their classic season.

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I'm neither a saint nor a victim. I'm a free woman

Anne Sinclair, wife of Dominique Strauss-Kahn and editor of Le Huffington Post

I don't have this or that worry about China's oil supplies, and I didn't discuss this issue with the leaders of each country

Premier Wen Jiabao, speaking at the end of his Middle East visit

20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

If France loses its AAA, I'm dead

French President Nicolas Sarkozy to aides in October on the country's credit rating, as quoted by the newspaper Le Canard Enchaine

This is the highest-level visit from China to Nepal in more than 10 years. It will be an important platform to strengthen the relationship

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Youth policy needs a new direction

Young people are our city's future. We need to create an environment in which they can fully develop their potential. This is particularly important when the population is ageing fast. Whether the Hong Kong story continues to be a success story depends largely on how well we take care of the younger generation.

11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Just what the Doctor ordered for Guyon

It was 'monkey off the back' time for both Royal Doctor and his French jockey Maxime Guyon, with the troubled six-year-old sprinter finally winning his first local race and breaking the ice for the rider's current stint as well.

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Quotes of the week

I'm proud to finally say these two words: Welcome home

Barack Obama marks the end of the Iraq war by thanking troops

I intend to defend a certain idea of France

Former French prime minister Dominique de Villepin, announcing his candidacy for next year's presidential election

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Treaty on tax good news for French

Good news for Hong Kong's French community: a treaty to eliminate double taxation between the two places takes effect next year.

It means French residents of Hong Kong who have deep ties in both places will no longer face the possibility of having their income taxed twice, with clear guidelines defining which of the two jurisdictions someone needs to pay tax in.

17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Benefits of commingling made obvious once again

Something that international racing does boil down to an obvious concept is the value created by horses racing out of their jurisdiction.

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A little-known tale exposed

Sarah's Key digs into a fragment of history which people rarely explore - the Velodrome d'Hiver round-up.

In 1942, the police locked up about 13,000 Jews in harsh conditions in the Velodrome, a stadium for cycle races in France.

Very few people escaped. The prisoners were later deported to the Auschwitz camp in Poland, where many died.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Patrons and friends of Le French May treated to cordon bleu hospitality

Le French May festival has been a popular annual event since its launch, its success due to the eclectic line-up and various sponsors, donors and promoters.

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Louis Vuitton says its new city guide isn't just about what money can buy

It could be time to rediscover the city in style, now that French fashion house Louis Vuitton has added Hong Kong and Macau to its large collection of city guides.

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

The lady in red

Silk caftan top by Ohne Titel (HK$5,250), available at Joyce. Pants by Christian Cota (HK$6,800). Leather collar (HK$5,500) and fetish strap pumps (HK$8,700), both by Louis Vuitton. Gloves by Prada (HK$3,800). Paper headpiece custom made by stylist.

Long-sleeve dress by Lanvin (enquiries 2523 9512). Gloves by Imoni (HK$1,869). Paper headpiece custom made by stylist.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Who will win the World Cup? The answer isn't black and white

Gareth Thomas, Secretary of the St David's Society Hong Kong Partner, Herbert Smith international law firm

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Former model's culinary career written in the scars

Model turned chef Esther Sham has drawn much acclaim for the witty, pretty food she serves up as Chef Tata in her private kitchen, Ta Pantry - including much talked about Shanghainese foie gras wontons. Sham shut down her kitchen for a stint in France, training at Le Relais Louis XIII in Paris and Le Jardin des Sens in Montpellier.

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am