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Lemon

Lemon grass infusion

Sometimes you wonder why restaurateurs don't put as much energy into developing the food and drinks on the menu as they put into developing the menu as a sales tool. Do they think good food won't sell itself?

Thursday, 16 February, 2012, 12:00am

Zest appeal

Whenever I'm in California and see overladen citrus trees in people's gardens, I'm tempted to pick the fruit from any branches hanging over the pavement (it's considered fair game if limbs cross into public space).

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Special delivery

En papillote is a French method of cooking food in an envelope made of parchment paper. Trapped in the parcel, the ingredients steam but flavours remain bright and concentrated. When other cooking techniques are used, tastes can be muted.

Fish en papillote with lemon-kalamata olive butter and tomato-basil concasse (pictured)

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

The mild frontier

The almond is the plain Jane of the nut world, pushed aside in favour of more exotic (and more expensive) varieties such as the cashew, hazelnut, pecan and Brazil nut. Nevertheless, it's the nut I depend on most in the kitchen, because its relatively mild, slightly sweet flavour makes it perfect for sweet and savoury dishes alike.

Almond tartlets (pictured)

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Novel proposals

Screen debut

23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Zest appeal

There's nothing subtle about the lemon - the colour is bright and sunny and so is the flavour. I depend on the fruit more than any other because it perks up both sweet and savoury dishes.

30 May 2010 - 12:00am

Sweet pleasure of not smoking, but does the package design suck?

Chupa Chups is better known for its candies for kids, but the ex-smokers' market may be too hard to resist. It has put out the new Relax mini-lollies and it's packaged like a cigarette pack with the provocative tag '6 moments of pleasure ... Relax is a candy treat with a sophisticated taste and is a fun and tasty alternative to smoking'.

12 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

the mixer

Pimm's No 1 is the quintessential English drink. It's inseparable from the Henley Royal Regatta and Wimbledon tennis, but if made correctly, Pimm's and lemonade is the perfect summer cocktail for all occasions. While it's not a strong liquor - 25 per cent alcohol - it's potent enough when downed in large volumes, as it often is.

30 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Mediterranean heaven to lift your zest for life

Acqua di Parma is launching a new Blu Mediterraneo range consisting of an eau de toilette (from HK$365), a shower gel (HK$260) and a body cream (HK$405).

The Italian Mediterranean and its citrus groves provided the inspiration for the ingredients, which include the essential oils of tangerine, lemon, orange and grapefruit, plus fig nectar accord.

4 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Fruit of Barbie's loins gives lemon show zest

Here's an art exhibition with real a-peel.

Before it ends this weekend, be sure to check out The Lemon Show, located in the second-floor lobby of Times Square.

This zesty display features 11 works of art made from more than 2,000 fresh lemons. There are Barbie dolls wrapped in lemon-skin bikinis, and even a lemon floor collage.

11 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

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