Venture off the beaten track during this year’s Hong Kong Arts Month which runs from 1 to 31 March, away from the high profile gallery and exhibition venues in the city’s commercial centre, to discover an eclectic mix of...
Brewing loose tea is easy, and it is also one of the most crucial factors in drinking better tea, beyond starting with better loose tea in the first place. It doesn’t take long to make, no longer than brewing...
Years ago my husband was diagnosed with celiac disease. The diagnosis was a godsend as his symptoms displayed evidence of something much worse. When the test results were in, we celebrated. We were also quite giddy that he would...
When the weather outside turns cold and chilly, I reach for chickpea flour to make Kadhi Pakora in all its comforting glory. Kadhi is a slow, simmered chickpea soup often made with chickpea fritters, called pakoras, that are simmered...
The exciting thing about buying a white eggplant is that it looks like an egg. Then once that ephemeral novelty evaporates you're still looking at an eggplant that needs to be cooked. So, what to do with it?Unfortunately, because...
Bakers are falling for rye, using the "it" grain in breads and pastries. Jennifer Lapidus of Carolina Ground, a flour mill in Asheville, North Carolina, ran out of rye last year and had to find more. A baker herself,...
In a country in which wine making is still predominantly a white, largely male profession, South Africa's first black woman winemaker, Ntsiki Biyela, is a pioneer: her latest achievement, the creation of her own brand, Aslina. Biyela is no...
Coca-Cola Co and the American Beverage Association trade group were sued on Wednesday for allegedly misleading consumers about the health risks from consuming sugary beverages.The nonprofit Praxis Project accused the defendants of downplaying the risks to boost sales, despite...
I don't know about you, but this election knocked me off my feet. More than ever, I feel a strong need for community. Since Election Day, I want to sit around a table sharing comfort food with people I...
Twinings, the home of premium tea and one of Britain’s most cherished brands, is repositioning its extensive range of fruit, herbal and green teas with a £10m packaging relaunch due to reach retail and out-of-home environments from November.The tea...
I've reached that point of summer where the mere thought of flipping on the oven and heating up the kitchen to bake cookies, pies or cakes makes me sweat.Rather than risk turning into a puddle over the next picnic...
The grill is blasting away, people are licking their chops, and you're asking yourself, "what sides?" A great approach is a salad, of course. But why stop at merely one salad? And too often that salad is one of...
It's stone fruit season! Stone fruit includes peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots and cherries, all those summer tree fruits with a pit in the center. These are fruits that can be used in sweet treats, of course, but also in...
As the calendar starts to reach the other side of July, we are well into grilling season, enjoying the smoke and fire of the grill on longer relaxed evenings. Vegetables, red meat and seafood all work well with the...
One of China's many gifts to world cuisine is the peach, and with the season in full swing, now is the time to celebrate this most ancient and beloved of fruits. Peaches have been an important aspect of traditional...
A food expert has created ice cream that never melts.Rob Collignon - who is the owner of Gastronaut Foods - has come up with a recipe for the sweet summer treat so that it can be enjoyed at room...
Bottled-at-the-source mineral water is delightfully refreshing, and with no calories or chemicals, is a drink that's good for you and a base for many make-your-own sparkling beverages. It's also ideal for cooking, with countless ways to improve basic recipes.VegetablesFor...
"Oysters are the canaries in the coal mine," a fourth-generation oysterman once told me as we slogged across the mud flats of Willapa Bay in Washington.The grower was giving me a tour of his vast oyster beds that emerge...
The summer grill party is one of the most beloved of summer gastronomic experiences. On the Fourth of July we fire up the grill, people gather round impatiently, and on go the hamburgers, the hot dogs, the pork spareribs,...
Want a fresh way to spice up your summer grilling routine? Pair those grilled meats with Indian condiments.While Indian foods are better known for their spicy heat, there are several Indian condiments that can cool off your summer table...
Tabasco has collaborated with a chef to bring a red-hot taste to BBQ's this summer.Southern BBQ chef Brad McDonald of London's Shotgun and Lockhart restaurants have teamed up with spicy condiment brand to help foodies raise their 'steaks' when...
Everyone loves pasta, but during hot summer days a bowl of steaming pasta doesn't sound that appealing.Some people make cold macaroni salads, but I think pasta is not meant to be eaten cold and besides, those macaroni salads usually...
Walk the farmers markets and enjoy a grand show of summer's bountiful harvest. Leafy greens have reappeared along with all manner of beans and peas. Stone fruit, including peaches, nectarines, cherries, plums and pluots, are available in abundance. They...
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson recently shared his muscle-building meal plan, startling some with the more than 4,000 calories and 36 ounces of cod he consumes on a daily basis. While my Oklahoma-raised husband nary includes seafood on the menu,...
New garlic (not to be confused with green garlic, the kind that looks a bit like scallions or spring onions, with the greenery attached) has plump bulbs that are fully formed. The cloves are easy to peel and deliciously...
Ask a New York history buff about Dorothy Parker or Chief Gowanus and you might hear a discourse on the legendary writer and wit or the leader of the Canarsie Native American tribe. Mention these names to a spirits...
At a certain point in many people's lives, something magical occurs. Your blind, blinkered, unreasoned, gut-churning hatred of spinach -- you've never even tasted it, but you just KNOW you loathe it -- is transformed, like Cinderella's pumpkin, into...
Going vegan tastes so good when you turn up the heat on garbanzo beans and create a beautifully charred vegetable salad.Carbon steel pans and their close cousins, cast iron pans, love heat. Turn a burner on high, place the...
My father, may he rest in peace, was a champion Yankee gardener, as proud of his vegetables as he was of the considerable flowerbeds that surrounded his bayside home. He did almost all the work himself -- preparing the...
Summer is on the horizon, so enjoy the short-sleeve weather and spend some time eating outside.Yes, we're talking picnics. We've got eight recipes to help you fill your basket: They can be served cold, travel well and taste best...

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Octave One Announce Single and Reveal New Album Details

Fresh for 2018 the ever pioneering Octave One are bringing us some brand new music for the new year. Using their much loved Random...