Lab report

A small (138 grams) plain, unpeeled baked potato provides 738mg of potassium and 128 calories.

Potassium is often overlooked in diets even though its intake is linked with lower blood pressure in adults.

Tuesday, 30 April, 2013, 10:16am

Generous to a fault

Chinese hospitality is a wonder to behold: towering, looming, all-encompassing. It lifts you up in its large, fluffy paw, swings you around a bit and squeezes all the willpower out of you before dropping you down with varying degrees of gentleness.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

When pulp friction gets too much

It's official - my brain has gone to mush. My vocabulary is shrinking and now all that my baby-addled brain is thinking about is mushed apple, mushed carrot, mushed banana and mushed courgette.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Potato Crisps

Convivial Yorkshire Crisps

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Lentil superstars satisfy but Tuscan is the treat

Health Valley Organic Potato Leek Soup HK$22 for 425g can, City'super

21 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Willy Trullas Moreno

How did your adventure in China begin? 'I was working as the executive chef of Greater China for Spanish wine company Torres in 2007, doing wine dinners in cities like Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, Taipei and Shanghai, where I met a Japanese restaurateur. In early 2008, we opened El Willy [a Spanish restaurant in Shanghai].

5 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Not to be sniffed at

As with a lot of other very smelly cheeses, limburger's bark is worse than its bite.

26 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Green light

Sage derby isn't the most attractive of cheeses. Originally made by layering sage leaves with derby cheese, which speckled the yellow cheese with green, it now gets much of its colour from vegetable dye, so it's more of a lurid marbled green. The cheese was first made in the 17th century, when sage was believed to have medicinal effects. It's made of pasteurised cow's milk.

22 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Under the skin

Celeriac isn't, as a friend thought, gluten intolerance (that would be coeliac disease). Also known as celery root, celeriac doesn't look appealing - it's bulbous, heavy and dense - but the flavour and scent are quite delicate, reminiscent (as you'd expect from the name) of celery. Celeriac is a relative of the plant that's raised for celery stalks.

13 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

New-trition for the new year

This week Andrew Lam, 17

Andrew asks: Can you suggest some healthy new year's resolutions?

Wynnie says: Every year, many of us resolve to make changes in our lives, with diet and exercise goals high up on our lists. But come February, many of us lapse back into our old ways.

4 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Chez Moi - The art of fine dining

G/F Arbuthnot House, 10-12 Arbuthnot Road, Central, 2801 6768

16 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

A matter of taste

There's an online controversy unfolding in the world of food bloggers - but for once, the oft-fractious community is in agreement. It all started when Melissa from Alosha's Kitchen (aloshaskitchen.

31 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Variety show

Steamed, mashed, baked, roasted, deep-fried or sauteed, the potato is a versatile vegetable that can be whipped up for comfort food or finessed for fine dining. Butter and cream work magic with it but the only limit to its use is your imagination. These dishes can be served with a meat accompaniment or a simple green salad.

Potato and egg brik (pictured)

15 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Medi watch

Chest is best for heart stoppers

26 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

coffee table

Periplus' Tropical Houses books always contain photos of homes that inspire longing or imitation. Its 25 Tropical Houses in Singapore and Malaysia (HK$351) also contains illuminating text.

25 Feb 2007 - 12:00am