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Australia stung by N. Zealand bid to trademark manuka honey

Manuka honey's much-hyped healing properties have proved a money-spinner for beekeepers in Australia and New Zealand, but a push to trademark its name has sparked a bitter row between the two countries.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/7 18:53:22

Beef in the buff? Paris opens nudist restaurant, strictly by reservation

Leave your coats, your pants and your inhibitions at the door: A Paris restaurant has begun serving up classic French fare to diners in the nude.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/29 17:08:20

Pastry creates opportunities for Syrian refugee in Jordan

Aromas of orange blossom, almond and coconut waft from the northern Jordan shop of Mazen Obeido, a 42-year-old Syrian who never imagined he would prosper again far from home.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/29 17:08:19

Take a look at 'street of sausage' in Chengdu

Dry sausages and bacon hang on stalls at a market located at Xinkaisi street in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan province on November 28, 2017.
Source: Ecns.cn | 2017/11/29 17:05:54

Extreme dining in Shanghai: French chef's twist on haute cuisine

A van spirits 10 guests to a secret location in Shanghai, where they enter a non-descript industrial building as Strauss's theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey fills the air.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/7 18:22:38

Factory worker takes No.1 at first Tiramisu World Cup

An Italian factory worker won the first ever Tiramisu World Cup on November 5, beating 700 other amateurs to whip up the softest and creamiest version of Italy's famous dessert.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/7 18:22:38

13-tonne hotpot served at Chongqing hotpot festival

Standing 1.06 meters tall and weighing 13 tonnes, a giant hotpot with a diameter of 10 meters was set up Thursday at a festival in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, the birthplace of the hot and spicy stockpot of mutton, beef and vegetables.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/10 7:57:51

Cooks make traditional snacks in east China's Jiangsu

Photo taken on Nov. 8, 2017 shows cookies made of glutinous rice, sugar, sesame and walnut at a factory in Nantong City, east China's Jiangsu Province. The cookies are traditional snacks popular in Nantong.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/9 8:55:15

Italy plies visitors with wine as it eyes tourism catch-up

Eating lunch in Italy's Bolgheri wine country, it is not hard to understand why the number of international visitors to this bucolic corner of Tuscany has doubled in five years.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/1 20:39:54

Some spooky cupcakes for Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner. As a person with a sweet tooth, holidays like this always give me a good excuse to indulge a bit by partaking of the well-decorated desserts that are only on offer around this time of year.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/26 19:47:28

CRU Steakhouse reopens

After a brief hiatus, CRU Steakhouse at JW Marriott Hotel Beijing has reopened for business, bringing guests the best cuts of premium beef in town.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/26 15:18:39

The Taste of Artistry at Four Seasons Hotel Beijing

From October 19-22 a wave of cuisine, culture and design will bring Four Seasons Hotel Beijing guests the very best in a series of exclusive events that will saturate the senses. The Taste of Artistry brings together top chefs, artists, mixologists and designers to explore the intersection of Italian art and culture in uniquely creative ways.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/10/25 15:50:10

Highlights of Good Food Festival 2017 in Croatia

Colorful desserts are on display during the Good Food Festival 2017 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on Oct. 22, 2017. The closing of the 4-day festival is highlighted by the Dubrovnik Table that stretches along the entire Stradun Street in the old town of Dubrovnik on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/23 8:34:57

People enjoy delights of freshly cooked food at Open Kitchen in Slovenia

Photo taken on Oct. 20, 2017 shows vegetarian food presented at Open Kitchen of a food market in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The Open Kitchen is a food market where people can experience the delights of freshly cooked food on the market stalls. The Open Kitchen offers an opportunity to taste Slovenian and international dishes and learn about different styles of cooking.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/22 7:36:09

Rabat restaurant challenges exclusion of mentally disabled

In a country where nearly half of people with mental disabilities are unemployed, one restaurant in the Moroccan capital is part of a pilot project tackling the problem.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/19 21:43:57

Golden persimmons dry in South Korea

A farmer checks on persimmons hung to dry in a village in Yeongdong, about 210 kilometers southeast of Seoul, South Korea on October 18, 2017. After peeling and 40 days of drying, the fruit is preserved and ready for transport.
Source: Globaltimes.cn-VCG | 2017/10/19 16:12:49

Vietnam rice paper artisans roll with tradition despite challenges

Stuffed, rolled, baked or fried: Rice paper rules in food-obsessed Vietnam, where diners have spurned factory-made versions for homespun ones, propping up a thriving cottage industry in the Mekong Delta.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/12 23:42:56

Balkan pepper relish stirs appetites and rivalries

It's a source of Balkan rivalry but one ubiquitous smell: The wood-fire roasting of peppers wafting through towns and villages each autumn as families prepare the region's best-loved relish.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/12 23:42:55