People distribute food, sweets, halwa to share joys of Eid Miladun Nabi 0SHARES Share Tweet Email People make biryani for free distribution on Eid Miladun Nabi. PHOTO: INP ISLAMABAD: As Muslims are fully prepared to celebrate the religious festival of Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) on Friday, demand for traditional sweets and foods too have shot up in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. As per South Asian traditions, most of the people distribute sweet desserts on the occasion. Celebrations: Love for food or food for love? Like other festivities, food is an important part of this occasion as well. Usually large quantity of something sweet or savoury is prepared and shared with the family, friends neighbours and the unprivileged. Many people prepare national food, biryani, for distribution in Milad processions; others set up stalls of sweet milk, sherbet and tea for free distribution among the faithful. “I for one always look forward to the ‘durood walay … [Read more...] about Food remains an important part of celebrations
Once functional, it will help Pakistan earn sizable foreign exchange, says federal minister for science and technology 0SHARES Share Tweet Email 'Right now consumers don't have any platform where can confirm that the ingredients used in certain food product, cosmetics and medicines is halal or haram.' PHOTO COURTESY: THE TELEGRAPH ISLAMABAD: Currently, there is no way to guarantee that imported food items are 100% halal as the authority solely responsible for the task has been dysfunctional since it was established in 2015. However, in order to address this serious concern and to tap the international halal food market, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Husain on Monday announced that the Pakistan Halal Food Authority (PHFA) will be made functional at the earliest. “Once functional, it [PHFA] will help Pakistan earn precious foreign exchange to strengthen the economy,” he said … [Read more...] about After 2015, halal food authority all set to resume functioning
Law Advisor to PM says bill to appoint prosecution officers drafted 0SHARES Share Tweet Email Law Advisor to PM says bill to appoint prosecution officers drafted. PHOTO: FILE ISLAMABAD: In order to improve the standard of food being sold in the capital, the federal government has decided to set up the ‘Islamabad Food Authority’. The law ministry has already prepared a bill which provides the legal basis for the establishment of the authority. This was disclosed by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Law Zafarullah Khan as he spoke to newsmen at the Law Ministry on Thursday. Zafarullah also shared a draft of the proposed bill. The draft bill states that the authority will comprise of nine members. The mayor of the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation will be the chairperson of the authority. Other members of the authority include representatives of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) … [Read more...] about Govt to set up ‘Islamabad Food Authority’
East of England Co-op has become the first major retailer in the UK to reveal plans to sell food past the "best before" dates on its packaging, in a bid to cut food waste. The 125 branches of the supermarket in East Anglia, which is independent of the Co-operative Group, will sell dried and tinned goods such as rice and crisps for 10p, BBC News reported. The announcement comes days after the food waste campaign group Wrap urged retailers to make date labelling on products clearer. Each year, 7m tonnes of food is wasted in the UK - with 2million tonnes of that due to confusion over date labels, according Wrap. If food waste is all too familiar, try adopting these four hacks at home. Avocados Does it ever feel like avocados are only edible for a few seconds? One minute, the avocado in your fruit bowl is as hard as a cricket ball, and the next it's brown and rotting. To preserve avocados for as long as possible, stick it in the fridge as soon as it starts to go soft rather than leaving … [Read more...] about Four simple hacks for preventing food waste
Home / Lifestyle / Food & Drink / The Menu Awards by Reporter November 17 2017, 3.53pm Updated: November 22 2017, 4.45pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppLinkedInEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Want to read more?Subscribe today from £1 a week The first ever food and drinks awards for Dundee, Angus, Perth and Fife have arrived! In association with The Menu, The Courier’s Saturday food magazine, the Food & Drinks Awards are a celebration of businesses and individuals in the area who create stunning products, dishes and tipples that are among the best in the industry. The winners will be announced at a five-star gala dinner – with a different local chef creating each course – at The Old Course, St Andrews, on Thursday, March 15 2018. There will be 10 category winners on the night — and entries are open now! The categories Coffee Shop of the Year Street Vendor of the Year Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year Chef of the Year Farm to … [Read more...] about The Menu Food and Drink Awards — enter now!