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Trying the local food is one of my favourite parts of travelling. In fact there are destinations I am interested in primarily for the local fare: Singapore being a prime example. In this article The Guardian takes us to a few low-key eateries from the broad variety of cuisine on offer in the tiny country: Chinese, Indian, Malay and more!
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Anthony Bourdain never fails to entertain, as Megan Rowe discovered at the recent Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago. Rowe has condensed an hour long speech into 18 bite-sized tidbits of Bourdain wisdom which may enlighten, disgust and/or amuse depending on your perspective.
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Sadly we’re not heading into ice cream weather in Australia, but this is still a good read. More than just a recipe, Max Falkowitz demystifies the process of making ice cream at home. It doesn’t have to be time consuming, nor precise, just avoid a couple of pitfalls and adjust to your own taste.
Via the NYT Diner’s Journal.
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Food safety is a hot topic in China, due to high-profile incidents like the baby milk powder scandal in 2008. The Economist reports that multinationals such as Danone and Nestle are now planning to leverage this to expand into the growing Chinese market, trading on trusted brand names.
We finish on a great note this week, with a story of showing the power of cooperation for a cause. Last week OzHarvest, a charity that takes food waste and turns it into meals for the needy, faced the challenge of saving nearly 3000 litres of thickened cream. With the hands-on help of local industry including Pepe Saya, Dessertmakers and Brasserie Bread, they managed to churn out an astonishing 17,000 bread and butter puddings in a single day! An amazing achievement: that’s a lot of waste averted and so many mouths fed!