|Home | Issues | The Daily Star Home | Volume 2, Issue 60, Tuesday August 30, 2005|
Local cook has a chance to win world title
Good news for those who loves to cook. A Bangladeshi cook is guaranteed an expenses-paid trip to Scotland next year, with the chance of carrying home a world title and £1,000 prize.
But first the cook, man or woman, professional or amateur will have to prove his or her skills by cooking an ideal four-dish meal in competition with other experts.
Entries will open shortly to an annual contest at the Tommy Miah Institute of Hospitality Management in Dhaka. Each entrant must submit recipes for two main dishes of meat, poultry or fish, and two vegetarian side dishes.
Food trade experts will examine all the recipes and up to six of the best will be selected to cook their entered menu with strict time limits and under the scrutiny of judges.
The winner automatically gets one of the eight places in the final of the International Chef of the Year competition in Edinburgh on Friday, March 10, 2006.
The winner will have 2 ½ hours to cook the same meal again, in the Training Kitchen of Edinburgh's Telford College, and present it to table.
All eight cooks will be watched closely by a panel of judges, headed by Lord Fraser of Carmyllie. The judges shall then taste all the dishes before awarding the Inter-national Indian Chef of the Year title.
Check it out
Nescafe coffee comes up with 'My Cup & Saucer'
Imagine the great refreshing taste and the unique aroma of coffee- just the way you like it. Even the sound of it boost the senses. And if your favourite coffee comes with a cup and saucer its even more enjoyable.
Nescafe has recently launched a new promotion pack called "My Cup & Saucer". The suggested consumer price of this offer is Tk290. Now, you can enjoy an aromatic cup of the world's best coffee in a special Nescafe cup and saucer.
Nescafe is the world's premier brand of coffee which provides a special selection of the world's finest coffee beans roasted to capture the full-bodied flavour and aroma.
One thing you must remember that the true taste of Nescafe coffee can only be attained by adding Coffeemate creamer.
Siemens CF75 launched
If you consider your cell phone to be an essential fashion accessory, then the new Siemens CF75 (launched globally from July 2005 in the ocean blue colour scheme) will help you flaunt your goods in style. Yet another clamshell beauty from this telecommunications giant, its sleek lines are subtly elegant. With a small colour display on the outside, and a high-resolution display that supports 65,000 colours, it's definitely a treat for the eyes.
It's more than just eye-candy, though. A VGA camera (with an attachable Flash IFL-600 option), facilities for multimedia messaging (MMS), email, the Push and Talk feature for spontaneous calls, a hands-free option, and a fun 3D Phone Pilot that acts as a virtual secretary…it doesn't get better than this, right? Wrong. The CF75 also boasts a wide range of logos, polyphonic ring tones and wallpapers, all accessible through the 5-way navigation button, which is complemented by a well-structured intuitive menu.
Efficiency has found an attractive package, and it's called CF75.
By Sayeed Mahmud Nizam
| Issues | The Daily Star Home|
© 2003 The Daily Star