Friday, 24 June 2011
But Osaka more than makes up for that with its food scene—considered by many to be the most exciting in Japan—its lively nightlife and its friendly people. Osakans are known as great talkers, and many of Japan’s top comedians come from the city.
The 2011 Michelin guide gives three Osaka restaurants the highest rating of three stars. Read more
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
But a study by Australian researchers claims that it could be just the thing, as the herb fenugreek has been shown to improve sexual appetite.
In a six-week study, men who took an extract of the herb, commonly used in curries, reported a 28 per cent increase in sexual arousal.
And the good news is that just about every other herb or spice used in the spicy meal has similar health-giving properties. Here's a look at how to spice up your life.
Garlic has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties, which is why it's a common ingredient in traditional medicine. It also acts as a stimulant, giving a natural energy release.
Thursday, 16 June 2011
I have always hated cabbage. Whether it's down to the overcooked sludge served up at school, or the smell of it drifting from the dinner hall, it is one of the few foods that I genuinely dislike. And yet here I am, eating not only cabbage, but an entire plate of cabbage-related vegetables at the Michelin-starred Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms in Nottingham.
I am here in a bid to expand my palate and educate my tastebuds, and, rather fortuitously, Sat Bains has decided to present me with cabbage. But this cabbage is delicious, cooked down to a cream, and piled high with contrasting textures of burnt onion ash, braised turnips, raw broccoli stalks in lemon vinaigrette, radish and puréed broccoli, all brought together with a luxurious smoked hollandaise.