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Great-grandson to reinvent iconic three-star French restaurant

The Troisgros restaurant, a veritable shrine to France's haute cuisine, is pulling out of the town it put on the map thanks to the three Michelin stars it has boasted since 1968.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/19 16:28:39

‘Our food, our stories’: Bringing west African cuisine to the world

It took a move to the US from Ghana to convince food ­entrepreneur Essie Bartels that the world deserved to know more about west ­African cuisine.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/15 23:13:13

Non-stick chemicals in fast food packaging

Burgers, fries, tacos and pastries come wrapped in grease-proof paper and boxes that often contain non-stick chemicals that may be able to leach into food, US researchers said last week.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/9 23:44:42

Small county’s breadwinners rise to occasion

Shaobing was first brought to Xiangfen sometime after 770 BC, and, while available almost all over the country, it is a particularly popular snack in North China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/9 23:44:42

France's prestigious gourmet guide Michelin rewards chef Alleno with three stars

French chef Yannick Alleno on Thursday won the three-star rating in the 2017 Michelin Guide, France's prestigious gourmet guide.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/10 8:27:18

The origins and customs surrounding China’s Lantern Festival

This Saturday is the Lantern Festival, or Yuan Xiao Festival. Celebrated on the 15th day of the first month of the Chinese calendar, it marks the last day of festivities surrounding the Chinese New Year.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/9 18:58:39

East China unique bean curd popular overseas

Despite the Spring Festival holiday, workers in a flavoring company in eastern China's Zhejiang Province continue to package their fermented bean curd products.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/3 9:48:55

New Year’s Eve dinner varies across the nation due to different cultural backgrounds

While many people know that the Chinese New Year's Eve dinner is one of the most important events of the year for the great majority of Chinese people, what is actually eaten at this big meal may still confuse non-Chinese.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/24 19:18:39

In Southwest China, alcohol aged in bamboo for a new flavor

A manufacturer of Chinese liqueurs, Chen Chao wanders through the bamboo-covered mountains of Southwest China's Sichuan Province to his "cellar," where he will check on this year's prize blend.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/24 19:12:56

Something ‘fishy’ going on at LA sushi restaurants

Next time you order halibut, red snapper or yellowfin tuna at a sushi restaurant in the Los Angeles area, you may want to ask for proof of what's on your plate.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/24 19:12:55

Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg to open family chain restaurants in China

Hollywood celebrity Mark Wahlberg and his chef brother Paul Wahlberg is expanding their family restaurant business "Wahlburgers" to China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/19 7:59:31

Chinese snail noodles exported to United States

Rice noodles with snails, a signature dish sold at street stalls in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, are being exported to the United States, a company said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/14 13:37:41

French chefs become hooked on fish killed the Japanese way

At first glance, apart from a telltale little hole between its eyes, the inert fish looks like any other dead whiting. But its flesh is much tastier thanks to the ancient ­Japanese method by which it was slaughtered: ikejime, also known as spiking.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/11 18:58:39

Carnegie Deli, a New York institution, closes its doors

For 79 years it reigned as a New York culinary institution: The Carnegie Deli, frequented by locals and visitors for its ginormous sandwiches, and immortalized in the Woody Allen movie Broadway Danny Rose.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/11 18:58:39

Saffron, rural Spain’s crisis-beating spice

On the arid, wind-swept plateau of central Spain, saffron producers are reaping the benefits of a return to favor of the precious spice introduced by Arabs in the Middle Ages.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/21 23:08:39

In Madrid, the homeless dine out ... for free

"Up until now, people would queue in the street to get dinner, in the cold and rain," says Garcia. "So we asked ourselves why we couldn't do this in a restaurant." And "Robin Hood" was born.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/8 17:13:39

100 restaurants in China among world's top 1,000 restaurants

One hundred restaurants in China are qualified among the world's top 1000 restaurants, while 113 restaurants in France and 116 restaurants in Japan are also on the list, according to the second edition of the French gastronomic classification "The List", which was unveiled Monday in Paris.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/6 7:57:00

‘Extreme’ Japanese winemaker is a natural

Hirotake Ooka does not do anything by half. For nearly two decades the former Japanese chemist has been on a quest to make the very best and most natural French wine possible.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/28 18:13:40