Malaysian Curry Puffs

Last week during their travels in Malaysia the French competition winners enjoyed Curry puffs cooked in palm oil. This week we are featuring that recipe. You can follow the adventures of the competition winners at Bon appétit! 

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Curry Filling
60 ml palm oil

1 medium onion cut in two finely diced

2 tsp of any appropriate masala (kurma powder or Vindaloo Masala)

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp … Read More


The Brussels Biofuels Debate, Part IV: World Bank Weighs In On Food vs. Fuel

Stockpiles of palm oil have experienced the largest increase since 1999, rising more than 21 per cent to 9.5 million tonnes. In the past year, palm oil prices have fallen some 20 per cent, and some analysts have forecast that palm prices could drop even further later in the year.

But in Brussels, activists are making apocalyptic declarations of runaway commodity prices even pointing the finger at the palm oil … Read More


Shrimp and Black-Eyed Peas

This week, our recipe is going seaside. This filling dish blends the unique flavor of palm oil with black-eyed peas that create a tasty compliment for the shrimp in the dish. You can serve over rice or with vegetables to complete your meal.


1 and ½ cups dried black-eyed peas

salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

¾ cup palm oil

½ cup finely minced onion

2 cloves garlic, … Read More


Sabah’s Director of Forestry on French TV5 Monde Answers Questions on Palm Oil

As part of its ongoing Q&A series, The Oil Palm has interviewed Datuk Sam Mannan, Sabah’s Director of Forestry and lifelong conservation expert. After joining the Sabah Forestry Department in 1980, Datuk Mannan has risen to become one of Malaysia’s most respected authorities on forestry related matters and an internationally acclaimed spokesperson on good forest management.

Recently, he has also featured in a documentary on palm oil, development and Read More