Michelin Chefs @ Home

At home since the coronavirus outbreak, many award-winning chefs such as Massimo Bottura, Jason Atherton, Eric Ripert and Giancarlo Perbellini  are using Instagram to highlight their culinary skills and also teach willing fans how to make simple dishes at home. To learn more and for an easy link to their Insta pages click here. Below photo from Massimo Bottura and cover image Jason Atherton.   Continue reading Michelin Chefs @ Home

Dish Origin – Edible Bird’s Nest

Said to have anti-ageing properties, and to promote cell regeneration, boost immunity and enhance sex drive, edible bird’s nests have become popular with Chinese millennials. In my latest origin series for South China Morning Post I deep dive into this Chinese delicacy with a fascinating history dating back more than a thousand years ago. Continue reading Dish Origin – Edible Bird’s Nest

Dish Origin – Gnocchi

I remember vividly the first time I ever had gnocchi that was befitting of the description, light and fluffy pillows. It was in Verona, at Locanda 4 Cuochi. So it was interesting to discover when researching this Gnocchi origin article (for SCMP) that Verona is not only the city of love, it is also the city of gnocchi. Continue reading Dish Origin – Gnocchi

Dining Hotspot – Tai Kwun

I write the Hot Spots article for SCMP’s Good Eating Guide every issue and mostly I link it directly to the online version. This time however, I am including the original text below. Tai Kwun, an arts and heritage centre, occupying the former Central Police Station, is home to an interesting selection of restaurants, as is neighbouring Old Bailey Street. Aaharn Aaharn provides an exemplary … Continue reading Dining Hotspot – Tai Kwun