On Sugar, Wine-N-Lies and How to Cook Like Donna Hay

Chef's Valentine, special notes on sugar an enduring love affair, wine's three biggest lies, a Thai soup ideal for the worst winter chills, food philosophy from Australia, a new guidebook that reveals where the staff from Noma eat in Copenhagen and Hollywood loves for the alkaline diet.

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"It's more about finding a little time, creating a little romance than giving a material gift"

Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz describes his ideal Valentine's Day gift for his wife ...
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Sweet notes
Tasting Table: Best Pastry Chefs 2012 ~ Examining the ways that sweetness adds nuance to our eating and drinking... ~ huffingtonpost.com

The psychology of cupcakes ~ the Modern Cupcake Moment swirls into its second decade... ~ washingtonpost.com

Bakers and chaebol in South Korea: Let them eat cake ~ Some parents give their children cakes. A few give them cake shops... ~ economist.com

Drinking Out Loud
Wine's Three Biggest Lies ~ Why good wine lovers tell bad lies... ~ winespectator.com

How to cook perfect tom yum soup ~ By February, even reliable comfort foods can lose their warming charm... ~ guardian.co.uk

Chef talks
How to Cook Like Donna Hay ~ Celebrity chef Donna Hay prefers the simple and light approach when it comes to food... ~ lifestylefood.com.au

Travel notes
Copenhagen: where chefs at Noma, the world's best restaurant, eat on their days off ~ Favourite food and drink hangouts... ~ guardian.co.uk

Healthy corner & Gluten-Free notes
* New Guidelines for Gluten Sensitivity: Report ~ villagevoice.com
* Why Hollywood Loves the Alkaline Diet ~ details.com
'The Art of Medicine': Mapping the Body With 2,000 Years of Images ~ theatlantic.com

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