Dining and Recipes
Leisure section for Taste of Life Magazine, France & Canada's leading luxury lifestyle magazine in Chinese and English.
After indulging in the rich delicacies of the Chinese New Year feast, it’s time to lighten up for spring with a healthful and refreshing plate. These mustard Chinese cabbage rolls, a traditional Beijing dish, are just what the doctor ordered — made with pickled Chinese cabbage, they are easy to put together and are packed with health benefits for skin and digestion. The combination of tart and sweet flavours and crisp texture makes for a zesty appetizer, or a light palate-cleansing course between meat or fish dishes.
It’s one of the most popular cheeses in all of Italy, yet for most Canadians, the name still seems a bit foreign. The irony is you may have had this cheese grated over your pasta at your most recent trip to your favorite Italian restaurant (without even realizing it).
There seem to be hundreds of dry pasta brands to choose from. There are the nationally advertised brands and brands who use buzz words like “natural",“whole wheat”, or an Italian sounding name (even though they aren't Italian). What do I do? How do I know what to look for in a good pasta? Oh, the decisions!
Looking at the three-story tray lined with sweets in front of me I feel closer to royalty than I ever have. A floral patterned tea set is my guide to a simpler time. The New Yorker in me begs me to speed up my pace, but I can't. This is English afternoon tea meant to be savored and enjoyed.
From the fruit of a myth-infused tree, the golden elixir of olive oil takes Greek gods’ divine offering into a mainstay of Mediterranean and global cuisines.
In the Chinese language, the phrase “prosperity through the years” is a homonym to “having fish every year,” so it’s little wonder that the Chinese celebratory feast traditionally includes dishes starring the sea’s generous gifts.