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Share Food: The One-Stop Platform for Asian Home Cooking

As those who have recently moved out of the family nest will no doubt attest, there is nothing better than a home-cooked dish lovingly made by your mother. This was precisely how Share Food co-founder Loo Pei Wen came to be missing the comforting herbal soups her mother used to make. “My mum used to…

Taking the Guesswork out of Baking

For novices and first-timers, baking can be very hit or miss: it either goes very right (rarely) or very, very wrong (more likely). Help is at hand. Gregory Ong is the founder of Bakestarters, a Singaporean company that creates baking kits complete with step-by-step instruction cards and video tutorials. His aim is to make it…

Types of Flour and Their Uses

Flour, merely powdered wheat kernels, is one of the simplest ingredients in the kitchen. And yet, many of us are daunted when confronted by myriad flour options in the supermarket: bleached, unbleached, whole grain, pastry flour, all-purpose flour and more. Here is a brief guide to help raise your understanding of flour. What is flour,…

Trick or Treat? Nine Homemade Halloween Candy Recipes

Let’s face it, there are two kinds of grown-ups on Halloween: Those who skimp on the candy, and those who don’t. But instead of stocking up on sackfuls of Snickers and M&Ms, trick out your treats with these spooktacular homemade candy recipes. 1. Candy corn from scratch There is a reason candy corn is the…

Cooking with Kenwood and Garden to Table

For all those aspiring to cook and eat in a more healthy way, the rustic yet wholesome approach at Garden to Table’s private dining and garden cafe’s is the perfect example to follow. “We are not atas,” said founder Sce Hwai Phang, using the Malay word for high class. “But we want to make the…

Pickles of the World and How to Make Them

Ever wonder how a cucumber becomes pickles? Well, it’s a very jarring experience. Done laughing? Ok. Let’s talk about pickles, the sharp, sour condiment and side dish essential to relish any burger, sandwich and hot dog. But what is a pickle, anyway? In the west, especially, a pickle is a stand-in for pickled cucumber, sometimes…