Posts Tagged ‘food’

Learn from the French Odyssey

November 7, 2008

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Rick Stein’s French Odyssey

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rick-stein-french-odyssey-1Starting at the mouth of the mighty Girdone River in Bordeux, award-winning chef Rick Stein embarks on a trip that everyone would love to take – along the rivers of Southern France, sampling the local culinary delights on the way. In this series, Rick’s new home is called Rosa – an eighty-year-old, hundred foot long barge which has been doing the trip for the best part of thirty years. The barge’s captain, Bernard, is a good man to have aboard, not least because he knows the best bars, wine producers and restaurants along the 800 kilometre journey.

Rick is on a gastronomic odyssey to find all the glorious food and wine that France can offer – from eels in cider and buckwheat galettes to entrecôte bordelaise and shad grilled over vine trimmings, sarladaise potatoes fried in duck fat with garlic and parsley, snails Languedoc style and La Bourride, and an epic Bouillabaisse at L’Epuisette a restaurant on La Corniche in Marseille.rick-stein-french-odyssey-3

Rick introduces his French Odyssey with a diary where he conjures up visions of long hot French afternoons spent sipping wine in the sunshine over a lazy lunch, “Beauduc is a smudge on the map somewhere between the Mediterranean and a network of etangs, the salt-water lagoons that are all part of Rhone delta. There’s a restaurant there called Chez Jou Jou, which is any seafood lover’s dream: tellines with aioli as a starter, then loup de mer as the main course – I don’t know if there was any other choice, and I don’t care really – all washed down with copious quantities of ice-cold Picpoul de Pinet. Jack Nicholson’s been there, Dustin Hoffman’s been there, and now me.”

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“You’ve got to love Rick Stein. Unlike every other TV chef, he’s got no gimmicks, he doesn’t swear and he doesn’t slag off other telly cooks.” Scottish Daily Record

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©2005 BBC Worldwide.
Sources: lifestylefood.com.au, bbc.co.uk, rickstein.com

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Cooking with the Manly Chefs

November 6, 2008

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型男大主厨 Manly Chefs

由曾国城与陈乔恩主持,这个节目将推出四个回合的比赛;五分钟出好菜。五星级料理秀,由大明星秀出基本功夫也亲自下厨。

Hosts : Zeng Guo Cheng, Chen Qiao En, Ah Ji Shi

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About WOWtv

WOWtv is a leading US-based broadband entertainment provider, streaming an extensive library of video content to internet savvy youths and young adults throughout Asia. Some of the programs that are available from WOWtv’s Singapore website include the latest fashion programs from Video Fashion New York, popular Korean drama series, top-notch BBC documentaries and dramas, and much more. WOWtv is also in the midst of expanding their offering to include social networking and user-generated content functions and is planning for more exciting new features such as offering music online and E-commerce in the near future. WOWtv is truly the all inclusive platform for the internet savvy youths and young adults of today to gather, entertain themselves with videos, music, shopping, share their own creations and network with others. Click HERE to visit WOWtv Singapore now.

Cooking with the Big Ains

November 5, 2008

ainsleys-gourmet-4Ainsley’s Gourmet Express

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With the hectic pace of modern living, many of us find it hard enough to get time to eat, let alone cook for ourselves. Ainsley’s Gourmet Express, is a fun guide to do-it-yourself fast food. The popular chef, with the big personality, whisks up a mouthwatering medley of dishes from around the world, all easy to prepare, and bursting with flavour and nutrients.

There’s food for family and friends, for special occasions and romantic dinners for two, for alfresco dining and even for cooking on holiday. With inspirations and demonstrations from several of London’s top chefs, and smart takes on global cuisines, the action never stops in this mesmerizing series.

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But before you can cook you need ingredients, so first Ainsley goes shopping at markets and delicatessens. For inspiration, he talks to cooks and restaurateurs, then after a session in the kitchen, he sits down to enjoy the meals he has prepared with friends and family.

Ainsley’s cuisine is inspired by everything from the fast-fry dishes served from hawker stalls in Asian markets, to the swiftly sliced sushi of busy Tokyo. He plucks the speedy-serve ideas from Italy and Greece, too.

Most of all, Ainsley focuses on fresh, uncluttered, stylish food, that impresses on occasions but doesn’t leave the cook slaving over a hot stove when the guests have arrived. After all, who wants to be making beef just instead of sipping martinis?

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“It was an exciting period. One day I’d be creating posh nosh for Elton John; the next I’d be making steak-and-kidney pud with mash for Princess Margaret. I’ve been lucky to have worked at every level of the catering business, and I think that it’s an enormous advantage to know how to make delicious beans on toast as well as Lobster Thermidor.” – Ainsley Harriot

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© 2001 BBC Worldwide.
Sources: lifestylefood.com.au, bbc.co.uk, wikipedia.com

About WOWtv

WOWtv is a leading US-based broadband entertainment provider, streaming an extensive library of video content to internet savvy youths and young adults throughout Asia. Some of the programs that are available from WOWtv’s Singapore website include the latest fashion programs from Video Fashion New York, popular Korean drama series, top-notch BBC documentaries and dramas, and much more. WOWtv is also in the midst of expanding their offering to include social networking and user-generated content functions and is planning for more exciting new features such as offering music online and E-commerce in the near future. WOWtv is truly the all inclusive platform for the internet savvy youths and young adults of today to gather, entertain themselves with videos, music, shopping, share their own creations and network with others. Click HERE to visit WOWtv Singapore now.