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Published: Tuesday July 1, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday July 1, 2014 MYT 8:20:56 AM

Flavours: Much ado about food

In celebration of the movies, Flavours got chef Christopher Yee (above) to recreate the best eats from the silverscreen, including (pictured below) the Beef Bourguignon pie from Julie & Julia and tuna ceviche in honour of Life Of Pi.

In celebration of the movies, Flavours got chef Christopher Yee (above) to recreate the best eats from the silverscreen, including (pictured below) the Beef Bourguignon pie from Julie & Julia and tuna ceviche in honour of Life Of Pi.

Fancy winning a RM1,000 couture cupcake decorating class with Canada-based celebrity chef Rosalind Chan?

For this month’s giveaway, Flavours lets five lucky subscribers score some hands-on time with the maestro at an intensive eight-hour cupcake decorating class. The five winners will also walk away with a Wilton 101-piece Tool Caddy Collection worth over RM700 and a cupcake stand.

In celebration of the movies, Flavours got chef Christopher Yee (above) to recreate the best eats from the silverscreen, including (pictured left) the Beef Bourguignon pie from Julie & Julia and tuna ceviche in honour of Life Of Pi.

With the recent release of the food porn movie Chef, the country’s premier food and lifestyle magazine got French restaurant Topshelf’s owner-chef Christopher Yee to recreate the best stomach-growling eats from the film, plus some amazing dishes from Eat Pray Love, It’s Complicated, Because I Said So, Life Of Pi and Julie & Julia, with added flair and twists, of course. Who wants popcorn when you can have a Beef Bourguignon pie, Mojo lamb confit Cubano or tuna ceviche?

The humble date, a must-have food item for the fasting month, is more than just a sweet treat. Showing off the potential of the little fruit, chef and recipe developer Safura Atan whips up 10 recipes that stretch the date to its culinary limit. From Medjool chicken to date ice cream, Safura breaks out all her cooking tricks to prove that a date is not just something to start iftar with. Can you tell a Medjool from a Zahedi, Safawi or Rotab Mazafati? Over a dozen dates and their taste profiles are highlighted in this feature.

No time for a meal at a restaurant? Well, pump the brakes and take a gander at the best meals on wheels. From hearty pastas and casual fare like sandwiches and pastries to coffee for the weary soul, track down these on-trend meal wagons that service the Kuala Lumpur city centre and the Damansara and Subang Jaya areas in Selangor.

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This month’s Coffee Culture column goes caffeine crazy with an in-depth look at coffee dessert pairings, some personal time with the La Marzocco coffee machine, and the newest rising bean in Subang, The Bearded Lady.

And catching the eye (and the sun!) at Empire Shopping Mall, Subang, is the Jibby & Co restaurant that opens its doors to Flavours for a bird’s eye view of its snazzy glass and steel, light-soaked greenhouse restaurant.

The July issue of 'Flavours' is out now at all good newsagents and bookshops nationwide. To subscribe, call 1-300-887 827 or e-mail customerservice@thestar.com.my.

Tags / Keywords: Lifestyle, Flavours magazine, July issue, food, lifestyle, coffee

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