Tart and true

2011-08-21 07:56:32

It's sour, it'll clear out your sinuses, it's Shanxi old vinegar, one of the oldest food products from the region.

That old black magic

2011-08-21 07:56:32

Vinegar is one of the staples in the Chinese kitchen, together with oil, rice, salt and soy sauce.

Recipe: Pot stickers (Guotie)

2011-08-21 07:56:32

Ingredients (makes 30 to 40 dumplings):

Wine with manners

2011-08-14 07:48:34

More than 2,000 years ago, Confucius taught his disciples that wine must be treated with respect.

Hopping to the Czech Pub

2011-08-14 07:48:34

Before I describe one of the best meals I've had recently - the Moravian-style rabbit at the new Czech Pub near Beijing's Ritan Park - I have to 'fess up.

Ingredients with stories

2011-08-07 07:46:12

If you take a closer look at the ingredients on Madison's menu, you may just start asking questions.

Get lucky with this beer

2011-08-07 07:46:12

We hear of food that travels, but here's a beer that's been down under and back, as Mike Peters finds out.

Slow boat to Macao

2011-08-07 07:46:12

I have never been a big fan of boats and ferries.

Top tastes

2011-07-31 08:30:40

International media is fond of compiling endless lists of the best and worst.

Steam cuisine

2011-07-31 08:30:40

Biao Li Ru Yi Chinese restaurant steams most of its dishes, and that was what attracted me to it in the first place.

To curb invasives, eat them

2011-07-31 08:28:59

With its dark red and black stripes, spotted fins and long venomous black spikes, the lionfish seems better suited for horror films than consumption.

Food artists, looking to fill a gap

2011-07-31 08:23:46

El Bulli, which has been the most influential restaurant in the world, served its last dinner on July 30.