Braised chicken wings and potatoes

薯仔炆雞翼。Who can resist this dish? Packed with sweet, savoury and umami flavours from caramelised onions and carrots, accompanied with a mixture of textures from the chicken meat and mushed up…

Everyday racism

Today shortly after we arrived late for Audrey’s class, I was asked by the carpark monitor to move the car. As I hurried over, he also said I should ‘apologise…

A grandmother’s wisdom

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how food scents shaped my memories of childhood, of which my grandmother had played an important part. She had since been taken ill…

Seaweed, beans and pork mince

“I smell rice!” was the first thing Audrey said as she stepped into our home after nursery today. Indeed, I had just put some fragrant jasmine rice into the microwave…

Making your own play-dough

Ever surprised at how short-lived and expensive play-doh tubs are? At around £2 per pot, it barely survives over a handful of plays, especially when the colours are mixed. If you leave it…

Building a culture around good food

For the past two days, I was engaged in many conversations at the First Steps Nutrition Trust’s Best Food Forward conference on nutrition in the first year of life and BNF’s 50th…