News and events

Too many things going on right now. Between work and trip planning and events, I haven’t had much time for myself, let alone to think about the blog other than to write up posts as quickly as I am able.


Street Food

Al Jazeera has a half-decent food show called Street Food. Here are  parts one and two of the episode on Penang, Malaysia. You may recognize the section on the Gurney Drive Hawker Centre night market, which I talked about and posted photos from over here.

Food news from around the world

The secrets of successful food blogging, from SXSW via Twitter.

Meat Madness – vote and watch your favourite proteins face off, bracket-style.

Cyrus causes salmonella – sorry, couldn’t resist. Disney’s Hannah Montana Peanut Chocolate Granola Bars are being recalled though.

Toronto launches (possibly unnecessary) project to expand street food offerings.

Researchers question the benefit of eating so much fish.

McDonald’s Canada cancels the Shamrock Shake, and launches the Mac Snack Wrap (a.k.a. a Big Mac without the bun).

Shiitake mushrooms and green tea may fight breast cancer according to study of Chinese women.

If you haven’t read it by now, read Incanto’s letter Shock & Foie: The War Against Dietary Self-Determinism (the restaurant where Chris Cosentino is chef).

Beautifully written food and family memory from Gourmet’s Francis Lam. This is more like the Hong Kong I remember, rather than the Hong Kong I saw last spring.