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Healthy Gourmet: Upper cuts

Argentineans consume an average of 60 kilograms of beef per year; it's an important part of their identity.

Tuesday, 29 January, 2013, 4:56pm

Huge destruction of government records continues

It is with some regret that we feel obliged to take issue with our chief secretary, the admirable Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, over her written reply yesterday on the vexed question of Hong Kong's public records. Legislative Councillor Cyd Ho Sau-lan had asked, given Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's support for an archive law during his election campaign, if any progress had been made so far.

24 Jan 2013 - 4:58am 2 comments

Corn overtakes rice as diners continue to move to meat

The mainland produced more corn than rice for the first time on record in the 2012-13 season, as surging incomes fuelled demand for meat, prompting farmers to focus more on animal feed.

7 Jan 2013 - 4:31am

Table Talk

A number of restaurants are featuring seasonal white truffles on their menus. At Gold in Central, chef Harlan Goldstein is serving the expensive fungus with prime beef tartare and burrata cheese; tagliolini pasta with Italian white butter and parmesan; and handcrafted ravioli with melting egg, ricotta cheese and hazelnuts. Bookings: 2869 9986

1 Nov 2012 - 11:25am

15 Minute Chef: Clams with chorizo

This is a delicious one-pot meal that can be made with very little effort. Serve the clams with good, crusty bread, to soak up the sauce.

18 Oct 2012 - 5:47pm

Lab-grown meat could prove a substitute for the real thing

In 2008, the American animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) announced a US$1 million reward to anyone who could use chicken cells to develop a marketable lab-grown meat by June this year.

21 Sep 2012 - 1:28pm

Milk Daddy raises a healthy kid

A businessman in Hunan province, haunted by scandals in the mainland's dairy industry, is raising five goats on his rooftop so his newborn girl can have easy access to safe milk.

Wei Xingyu, 36, started shopping for goats when his wife was pregnant.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:43pm

Pampas Argentinian Steak House

36 Elgin Street, SoHo, Central Tel: 2868 4077 Open: 11.30am-2pm (last order), 6pm-11pm Cuisine: Argentinian

Price: about HK$375 for a three-course dinner without drinks or the service charge.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Meat fears hit Olympic hopes

BEIJING - Food safety is affecting mainland athletes' preparation for the London Olympics.

Many are avoiding mainland meat after pork was found to contain the asthma drug clenbuterol.

The drug is banned by mainland food agencies and global anti-doping authorities.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Juicy fruit fit for kings

Watermelon is the perfect summer dessert - crisp, refreshing, thirst-quenching - and it even comes in its own natural packaging, so you don't have to think about finding a big container when you want to take it to a barbecue.

It's also well suited to savoury dishes, especially salads that normally contain tomatoes, and can be used to replace or complement its fellow red fruit.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am