On the shelf

1 Although we occasionally make pasta from scratch, there's one type we've never dared to attempt: squid ink pasta. Squid ink has been used to dye clothing and in pens - so imagine how your hands and work surfaces would look when mixing it into pasta dough.

Sunday, 5 July, 2009, 12:00am

The Sweet Spot

The Sweet Spot

By Pichet Ong

Available for HK$285 from Swindon (tel: 2366 8001)

26 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Sense and sensibility

Dessert recipes often instruct you to check if a baked product is cooked by poking it in the centre with a wooden or metal skewer - if it comes out clean the dessert is ready. This technique is rarely used by professionals.

13 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Magic puffs

The Big Apple just got its first Beard Papa's store and New Yorkers are reportedly queueing for up to 45 minutes to buy its delicious cream puffs. The chain, which started in Japan, now has 240 stores across the world, and for once, Hong Kong is years ahead of New York. If you've never tried them, they're the best on the market.

4 Apr 2004 - 12:00am