Appetite was the only food publication among the Top 3 winners. Sometimes, we forget the origins of our food and sustainable practices in our increasingly fast-paced lives... Food publications should be the first amongst the lot to remind the world. I quote Ms. Van, "More importantly, it is a testament to Appetite's status as the standard bearer not only for the finer things in life, but also the social and environmental considerations that come with their enjoyment."
|Watch your step! (Bollywood Veggies)|
|On board for research on fish farms in Singapore (Barramundi Asia) with Mr. Kenny Leong by my side!|
|Me, Appetite editor Amy Van (and senior writer Kenny Leong) stuffing our faces last year for an article on chilli crabs at Jumbo Seafood East Coast|
The winning article, "The Good Earth" leads Appetite readers through an 8-page journey, detailing some of Singapore's locally harvested fresh produce. This includes quail farms (Lian Wah Hang Farm by William Ho), the aeroponics growing system (Aero-Green Technology, developed by NTU Professor Lee Sing Kong), fish farms (Barramundi Asia by Joep Kleine Staarman), and vegetable farms (Bollywood Veggies by Ivy Singh-Lim).
When you have a free afternoon, I highly recommend that anyone --local or expat-- visit the Kranji countryside to take a look at some of Singapore's farms. The farms are quite happy to receive visitors - not to mention that it's simply beautiful out there. The tranquility is amazing; you wouldn't even know you were still in Singapore.
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Edipresse Asia press release on award