With the craft beer scene firmly establishing its place in Hong Kong, we wanted to explore more of the local brewers contributing to its rise and find out the personal stories behind them that make their brews so captivating. If you imposed a dry January on yourself, this is a great issue to get you excited about your return to a satisfying tipple and the origins behind the burgeoning craft beer movement within the city. We got plenty of enjoyment out of the “research” aspect as we sought to flesh out more about beer in general, particularly beer’s history in Asia.
Continuing in the drink world, we interviewed the founder behind one of this city’s most talked-about openings, New York’s Please Don’t Tell within The Landmark, Mandarin Oriental – we felt a bit like Lorraine Broughton as we made our entrance through the (somewhat) furtive telephone booth.
Also this month, our Zero Waste Diaries detail how to invest in kitchenware that lasts a lifetime and our Ethical Meats column spells out what not to eat in the world of meat. For cooking at home, our wholesome recipes have adopted the theme and utilise beer to fully flavour the comforting dishes and we have a veggie spinach bread dumpling recipe that’ll use up all that leftover bread in your kitchen. Time to get cooking!