World Pasta Day: eat so others can at these Hong Kong Italian restaurants in the next week

Mark your calendars World Pasta Day is October 25, and not only is it a good opportunity to dig into some delicious food but a chance also to help Hong Kongs neediest. From October 25-31, 22 Hong Kong restaurants will each serve one special pasta dish, part of the price of which will go to Foodlink Foundation, a charity that helps the citys poor.

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New restaurants in Hong Kong: world-class pizzas at Kytaly in Central

This place has an issue with utensils, commented one of my guests at Kytaly as we tried serving ourselves a Capri salad (mozzarella di bufala Campana DOP, tomatoes, cream of basil, extra virgin olive oil, HK$110 for a starter, HK$210 as a main) with a long-handled spoon that had a bowl big enough to hold only one cherry tomato at a time. We asked the server for a more useful spoon (the one we were given was apparently usually used for tiramisu) but he said that was the only type they had.

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Manish Mehrotra, the celebrity chef who rewrote the rules of Indian cooking, in India and the West

I cook global Indian food, not Indian Indian food, says celebrity chef Manish Mehrotra, as we chat over a cup of tea in the London outpost of his award-winning New Delhi restaurant, Indian Accent. Named Indias No 1 restaurant by the judges of the Worlds 50 Best Restaurants, his flagship establishment has been luring diners since 2009, keen to try his unusual format of traditional spice blends, diverse global ingredients and modern cooking techniques.

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New restaurants in Hong Kong: Ichu Peru, for memorable South American cuisine

Ichu Peru has been one of the most anticipated openings of the year, and the buzz about it only intensified with the numerous delays that held up its launch. The restaurant in H Queens, Central is the only one in Asia by chef Virgilio Martinez of Central in Lima, Peru, which is sixth on the list of the Worlds 50 Best Restaurants.

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Salt Fat Acid Heat, cookery show on Netflix, rejects traditional TV formula

Theres a perfect word that sums up everything about Netflixs new cooking show, Salt Fat Acid Heat, and it emerges over a meal that the star, Samin Nosrat, is enjoying with her hosts in Japan, where she has just learned the traditional way of making soy sauce. As they tuck into some chicken and rice balls, the elderly woman who has helped prepare the meal laments that the rice balls are not the perfect shape.

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