Jane F Ragavan

Recent and archived articles by Jane F Ragavan

23 Oct 2017 | 7:00 AM

Dyson: A name that spells clever designs

Since its first vacuum cleaner broke the mould, Dyson has been shaking up the design and engineering of domestic appliances.

Dyson’s reputation has been built on domestic appliances that – no pun intended – suck and blow.. — Dyson
17 Apr 2015 | 6:00 AM

ABBA singer sets up Mamma Mia!-themed restaurant

Greek taverna in movie inspires Björn Ulvaeus.

A close-up look of the model for the restaurant that will offer dinner theatre. Photo: EPA
13 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM

'Silicon Valley' reboots for Season 2

The ‘nerd’ show is back with more high jinks and poking fun at industry stereotypes.

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4 Apr 2015 | 6:00 AM

We recreate our favourite fast food meals

The Don’t Call Me Chef columnists make their own versions of food chain items.

Fried chicken, apple pie, pretzels and coleslaw. Photo: RAYMOND OOI/The Star
4 Apr 2015 | 6:00 AM

Fast food at home – fried chicken, coleslaw, apple pie and pretzels

The Don’t Call Me Chef columnists make their own versions of food chain items. Four recipes included.

The Don't Call Me Chef columnists recreate their favourite fast food dishes: fried chicken, apple pie, pretzels and coleslaw. Photos: RAYMOND OOI/The Star
18 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

Cookie adds flavour to TV phenomenon 'Empire'

The matriarch on the hip-hop soap opera is a cracker.

Woman of interest: Henson (left) has been dubbed ‘queen of primetime’ following her fearless performance as Cookie on Empire. Photo: Fox
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10 Mar 2015 | 11:25 AM

Gaggan, which serves ‘progressive Indian cuisine’, voted best restaurant in Asia

Bangkok eatery crowned Asia's top among 50 restaurants for the year.

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7 Mar 2015 | 6:00 AM

Putting the OK in okra

Opinion may be divided on lady’s fingers or okra, but it all depends on how you cook the vegetable. Here are three recipes from our columnists.

The columnists prove that there are at least three ways to love lady's fingers. Photos: RAYMOND OOI/The Star
6 Mar 2015 | 6:00 AM

Naan but the best: Make the flatbread without a tandoor

No need for a specialised oven – this naan, plain and filled, is made on the stove.

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27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM

Salmon: From ‘eww, offcuts’ to ‘ooh, tasty’

The trimmings are inexpensive and make delicious dishes.

Salmon offcuts can be used to make many things – croquettes, for example. Photos: JANE F. RAGAVAN