Young Singapore chefs serve up hope for street food’s future



a group of people eating food at a restaurant: Singapore is full of open-air food courts offering a wide variety of cuisines influenced by the nation's ethnic Chinese, Indian and Muslim populations


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Singapore is full of open-air food courts offering a wide variety of cuisines influenced by the nation’s ethnic Chinese, Indian and Muslim populations

After the pandemic torpedoed his chance to work at a Michelin-starred New York restaurant, Lim Wei Keat returned to his roots by becoming a Singapore street-food chef cooking local fare. 

The 25-year-old is among a growing number of young street-food vendors — known as “hawkers” locally — fuelling hopes that a new generation will preserve the city-state’s culinary traditions.

Singapore is full of open-air food courts offering a wide variety of cuisines influenced by

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Congressional report finds ‘high levels of toxic heavy metals’ in tested baby foods

(NEXSTAR) – A host of top baby foods are contaminated with heavy metals, a new congressional report found.

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform conducted the study, finding “high levels of toxic heavy metals” in certain baby foods, including arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury.

The report references a 2019 study that found 95 percent of baby foods tested contain toxic chemicals, including lead and arsenic.

Four companies, including Nurture, Beech-Nut, Hain and Gerber, responded to the committee’s request for information. Walmart, Campbell and Sprout Organic Foods refused to cooperate.

Exposure to heavy

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Kohsei Foods Co., Ltd. – Japanese Fermented Food Aged Rice Bran Bed Launches in the US

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GIFU, Feb. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — – The rice bran bed is fermented by lactic acid bacteria and aged in the fridge. It comes in a bag which can be stored in a fridge as it is making it compact and an easy way to enjoy pickles all year around.

Satomura Daizo, the CEO of the company announced that the Aged Rice Bran Bed presents a convenient way of incorporating nutrients into your diet given its high

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Food safety: How to defrost meats, soups and other foods

“You want to defrost food the safe way,” says Shauna Henley, a family and consumer sciences educator at the University of Maryland Extension who has a PhD in biology with a focus on consumer food safety issues. “It’s basically to prevent potential foodborne illness or food poisoning.”

So how do you ensure your defrosted food is safe and satisfying? Read on.

Meat. This is the one to really pay attention to and the category with the largest potential for foodborne illness if not handled properly. Pathogens thrive at temperatures between 40 and 140 degrees, so your goal is to keep

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