Archive for February, 2010

Singapore fling

Posted by Fuchsia on February 13, 2010
Chinese food culture, Singapore / No Comments

You can read about my recent eating adventures in Singapore in today’s Financial Times.

In the print edition, there’s also a little list of Chinese New Year traditions by me, but I can’t seem to find it online.

And, did you see the news that Ferran Adria says El Bulli is actually to close permanently, after 2012?


Food Inc

Posted by Fuchsia on February 10, 2010
Development, Environment, Events, Food and health / 6 Comments

Last night I went to a press screening of Food Inc, Robert Kenner’s film about the corporate takeover of the American (and global) agricultural and food industries. For anyone who has read Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma, ¬†or Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation, many of the issues, and even the characters, will be familiar – Pollan and Schlosser both appear in the film – but that doesn’t make it any less chilling. Most shocking was its account of the bullying tactics used by big agro-food corporations to silence their critics, and of the cosy relationship they have with those in power. Continue reading…

Helpful hints

Posted by Fuchsia on February 10, 2010
Cooking, Unusual delicacies / No Comments

One thing I never thought I’d be is an agony aunt for people struggling to cook ox penises!