Jean-Georges Vongerichten

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The Most Famous Fusion Chef
Hooked on Kimchi

“No single chef has made more influence on the way…other chefs cook and other restaurants look.” — New York Magazine

Ovaltine

Ovaltine

You have probably noticed an explosion of Thai-inspired restaurants run by Westerner chefs. You will find them in many places, even in Bangkok.

Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the Alsatian-born French chef, may be the single person most responsible for this phenomenon. Continue reading

Kimiko Barber

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Kimiko Barber
Using Chopsticks to Lose Weight

Using chopsticks to lose weight

Chopsticks – a Tool for Weight Management

“I lost over 10 kilograms and dropped two dress sizes.” –Kimiko Barber

Kimiko Barber had no plans to be a cook or food writer.  When she left her native Japan in the 1970s for the United Kingdom she was going to study serious subjects.

After a stint in a British boarding school, she did study economics and took a first-class degree.  Then she moved into investment banking. Continue reading