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At a 1996 conference in Vienna, the International Egg Commission declared the second Friday in October as World Egg Day. Since then, we’ve seen a variety of creative events taking place internationally, with people celebrating the wonderful versatility of the egg. This year’s World Egg Day takes place on...

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Yum Cha literally means “Drink Tea” in Cantonese, one of the many Chinese spoken dialects. It refers to a late-morning or early-afternoon meal. Yum Cha is a dining experience which involves drinking loose-leaf Chinese tea and Dim Sum. Dim Sum are small portions of food served at Yum Cha...

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Bento boxes first originated in Japan in the fifth century when farmers, fishermen and hunters brought along their lunches with them to work. The practice was nothing out of the ordinary, but the boxes were. The design came from a farmer’s seed box with multiple compartments for different dishes,...

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Frozen food and e-commerce channels have emerged from the pandemic and lockdowns as the darlings of the food industry, triggering significant shifts in shoppers’ behavior in Asian markets. The data was gleaned from a FMCG and CPG 2021 report by international research data and analytics group, YouGov. The report...

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Lendlease, in collaboration with WWF-Singapore, announced the launch of the “Circularity in Retail: Tackling the Waste Problem” report on August 5, as part of their commitment under PACT (Plastic ACTion). In line with Singapore’s zero-waste ambitions, the study serves as a guide for the retail sector to improve efforts towards a...

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In the days and months following the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, interest in immunity-boosting food and beverages (F&B) tripled among consumers. Google Trends data searches for the word ‘immune’ within the F&B category continually shot up until 100 weeks after the pandemic announcement. While F&B brands are more...

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With the NFL football season fast approaching, game days require championship-level meals and snacks. Whether your game day calls for a full-blown party or supporting your favorite team at home with friends, the nibbles you serve are going to set the stage for game time. Build your menu with...

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Often referred to as “food for the soul”, music is one of the universally celebrated cultural aspects of human society.  Indeed, there is an actual correlation between music and food – one feeds the ear, the other feeds our stomach. Several studies have shown that listening to music while eating increases...

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Before wondering about the bizarreness of this combination, give us a moment to explain. There are some combinations that might sound as wrong as they taste, but then there are those that use entirely different ingredients and end up making the dish even more delicious. Chocolate and chicken are...

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If you want to get over the sluggish mid-afternoon slump without overloading yourself with caffeine, here’s something to think about. A classic high tea spread with finger sandwiches, quiches, scones, and cakes, served on fine china and silver platters. While quintessentially a British tradition, afternoon tea has gained quite...

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