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    Meat & Fire

    Guru, Kankanok Wichiantanon, Published on 27/12/2019

    » Chef Mateo Roberson from Texas is of mixed Latin-American heritage and is the new head chef at Carne, a meat-focused restaurant. His style of cooking explores a South American take on Western fare, with an emphasis on using various fiery methods to prepare his dishes. He embraces the idea of using Thai locally sourced ingredients, from start to finish. Guru sat down with Roberson to learn more about him.

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    You make the news: How Spectee mines social media

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 13/01/2020

    » Spectee, a Tokyo-based information analysis company and online news agency, is looking for partnership in Southeast Asia where it is seeing huge growth in demand for video content.

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    At their sweetest

    B Magazine, Published on 05/01/2020

    » It is fortunate for mankind that many different types of bananas exist. Bananas are nutritious and can be eaten as sweet snacks or cooked as savoury dishes. This article touches on some of the well-known varieties grown in Thailand, their qualities, and their applications.

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    Asia's century, China's year

    Asia focus, Published on 30/12/2019

    » Way back when 1999 was winding down, pundits were telling us that the Asian Century was about to dawn. That prediction has not yet been fully realised, but few would disagree that 2019 belonged to China. Over the past 12 months, the top headlines have been about the bruising trade war with America, defiant protests in Hong Kong against Beijing's tightening grip, and the rise of a surveillance state that is herding hundreds of thousands into "re-education" camps on its western fringes. Below, the Asia Focus team looks back on a busy and sometimes troubling 2019.

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    Discontent fires up Apirat

    News, Published on 02/01/2020

    » The army has ordered soldiers to stay alert to possible violent incidents as dissatisfaction with its alleged role in politics will likely continue unabated this year.

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    Top 25 Singles of 2019 (Part II)

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 29/12/2019

    » As tradition dictates, we rummaged through some 200 singles we'd reviewed over the past 12 months and narrowed it down to 25. Here's what we learned in 2019: Thai fusion is still very much a go-to for most up-and-coming bands including Southern Boys and Suthep Entertainment, who both look to their roots for inspiration. This year also had its fair share of blazingly political moments, thanks to Solange, Lana Del Rey and our own rap troupe Rap Against Dictatorship. One final note, even though this list is split into two parts spreading across this and next week, these tracks are not ranked and their order is completely arbitrary in nature.

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    Strong will required

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/12/2019

    » Re: "A deliberate kiss", (PostBag, Dec 26).

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    Silencing the youth

    News, Postbag, Published on 14/12/2019

    » Well, let's see. This week we learned that the permafrost in the Arctic is thawing much faster than was anticipated which is going to lead to a faster rise of sea levels than we had anticipated.

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    Bizarre foods

    Guru, Published on 13/12/2019

    » Remember the nose-to-tail restaurant trend that took over the dining scene a few years ago? Newsflash, it ain't new. There have been restaurants all over the world, including Thailand, where nose-to-tail dishes have been the stars of the show for decades! Food enthusiast Luke Farrell and I embarked on a food journey to take you to places you may have or have not been, and may not even have heard of!

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    Tourist safety boost as German TV covers scams

    News, Published on 08/12/2019

    » The Interior Ministry has instructed state agencies to step up tourist safety after a German media report that scams are widespread in Thailand.

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