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  • Burgundy wine auction looks up in "exceptional" year

    2009-11-16 09:33

    An "exceptional" 2009 vintage of Burgundy wines sent sales sharply up at the annual Beaunes Hospices charity auction on Sunday.

  • Time to pop the cork in wine auction world?

    2009-11-16 09:05

    In perhaps another sign of a recovering economy, millions of dollars worth of wines and spirits sold at three different auctions in New York over the weekend.

  • Soothing warmth

    2009-11-13 10:34

    Cantonese sweet soups adhere to the Chinese principle of food as medicine, such as watercress nectar, which is known for its antipyretic and antibiotic properties.

  • An Indian winter warmer

    2009-11-13 10:18

    Here are some of my favorite soups that can be had with steaming hot white rice or Indian breads, for that perfect snow day meal.

  • Fast food promotion to cook up fights

    2009-11-12 11:17

    McDonald's has cut its prices for the second time this year, and may prompt other fast food chains to lower their prices, analysts say.

  • "Cake Boss" and family bake up elaborate creations

    2009-11-12 10:31

    With his New Jersey accent, strong devotion to an often bickering family and a bakery steps from the Hudson River waterfront, Buddy Valastro could be aptly cast as the personal baker to "The Sopranos."

  • Marry Asian food with respectful wines, expert says

    2009-11-10 16:38

    If you've ever puzzled over the perfect wine for Thai tom yum soup or south Indian fish curry, a book by Asia's only master of wine takes the guess-work out of pairing an essentially Western drink with Oriental food.

  • Climate change makes English winemakers see red

    2009-11-10 10:15

    The pickers working their way along the hillside, clipping bunches of small, dark purple grapes from the rows of vines and dropping them into plastic buckets are harbingers of a warmer planet.

  • Where to have your drinking experience in Beijing

    2009-11-09 11:41

    ASC Fine Wines presents Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Wine Dinner at the Westin Beijing Grange Thursday, Nov 12.

  • Beijingers need fine wines for less

    2009-11-09 11:40

    "When I choose a wine, it should be ripe," said Palette Vino's founder and managing director, John Gai, as we tasted two wines at its Dongsi Yitiao location.


    2009-11-06 10:39

    Preheat the oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit. Lightly grease 8 cups of a 12-cup muffin pan.

  • Get your dumpling on

    2009-11-06 10:30

    Knead until silky smooth and pliable and keep aside for 30 minutes under a damp cloth.  2. Combine the minced meats in a large bowl and add all the seasoning.Substitute half the minced pork for an equal amount of minced prawns, or shredded dried scallops.  1. Place raw dumplings neatly in a lightly oiled non-stick pan.

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