Behind most professional food photos is a stylist who tricks the viewer. These deceits range from a touch of lipstick to redden a strawberry to “milkshakes” made from mashed potatoes. It’s not that food stylists are liars and cheats. They’re simply in the business of improvisation.
It's one of the culinary highlights of the year: the family gathered together from near and far, sweet treats and strong drinks, and an afternoon spent stuffing yourself to satiation before dessert. But if time and distance conspire to keep you from your family's table this year, here are our top 5 picks for the Best Christmas Dinners in Yangon. Happy holidays!
The Germans are good at many things: cars, beer festivals, World Cups, punctuality. They’re also the masters of hearty – albeit lifespan-slashing – food. And what Mahlzeit lacks in dirndl-clad Heidi lookalikes and oompah music, it makes up for in authentic, home-cooked cuisine.
Chocolate lovers can buy their treat of choice in many different flavours, but the traditional Myanmar delicacy htan lyat khe, or “jaggery”, has only been available in only one. Until now, that is, thanks to self-proclaimed sweet tooth Ma cho Lei Aung and her brand Tree Food, which introduces new flavours to the well-loved treat.
Lavish meals loaded with booze have been a mainstay of Chinese politics and business for centuries, but for many they are more a source of anxiety than joy. For some, salvation has come in the form of a middle-aged former wedding planner, the "guru" of the boozy business banquet.