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Hong Kong’s sweet obsession with this traditional Mid-Autumn Festival snack

It is one of Hong Kong's most treasured food traditions: the buying, giving and eating of "mooncakes" to mark mid-autumn festival, celebrated in Chinese communities around the world next month.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/21 22:46:03

Feast of 1,000 crabs marks harvest season in Chongqing

A visitor shows two crabs provided by farmers for a feast in Wulong District, Southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality, Sept. 20, 2017. Farmers from tens of production bases provided nearly 1,000 crabs for the celebration that also held a contest to choose the best crabs, a popular autumn delicacy in China.
Source: Ecns.cn | 2017/9/22 14:33:55

Mid-Autumn Food Expo opens in Chengdu

Many time-honored and famous brands upgraded their ingredients with innovation on the basis of being loyal to the tradition.
Source: People.cn | 2017/9/22 14:30:39

Burned-out French chef gives back Michelin stars due to ‘huge pressure’

A chef in southern France with three Michelin stars says he wants to be stripped of the distinction because of the "huge pressure" to dish up flawless fare each day.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/21 22:46:03

Sesame seed cake: traditional food of Xiting in E China

Sesame seed cakes are baked in an oven at a workshop in Xiting Township of Nantong City, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 18, 2017. The traditional food of Xiting sesame seed cake has a long history dating back to over a hundred years ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 7:33:53

World’s biggest beer festival Oktoberfest opens in Munich, Germany

The drinking has begun as wet weather and enhanced security did not dampen the spirits of beer enthusiasts at the 184th Oktoberfest which opened in Munich on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/17 17:08:39

Special snacks displayed during 14th China-ASEAN Expo

Photo taken on Sept. 14, 2017 shows Singaporean dessert displayed during the 14th China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The 14th China-ASEAN Expo opened Tuesday, highlighting trade and investment among China, ASEAN and other countries along the Belt and Road.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/15 8:47:02

In pics: Baoning sweet steamed buns in SW China's Sichuan

Workers make Baoning sweet steamed buns at a bakery in Langzhong, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Sept. 12, 2017. As a local intangible cultural heritage, the special steamed bun here gained great reputation in the area. For hundreds of years, the bun has been produced under 21 complete procedures, and finished with a red stamp proving the authenticity.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/14 10:02:44

Intangible cultural heritage: Clear Noodles in Chili Sauce

Li Hua makes snacks at a Chuanbeiliangfen restaurant in Nanchong, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Sept. 11, 2017. Li Hua, an inheritor of Chuanbeiliangfen, also called Clear Noodles in Chili Sauce, a provincial intangible cultural heritage in Sichuan, became attached with this special snack since she was 18 years old. Now Chuanbeiliangfen has become a famous brand. Thanks to Lanzhou-Chongqing railway, express highways and the Internet, Li has expanded her business to many provinces and cities in China. She hopes that her business would go abroad in the future.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 9:04:15

Getting well-oiled

Tipsy is the logical conclusion of an increasingly space-age service industry that has already given us the mechanical cupcake dispenser and automated pizza restaurants.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/8 5:03:41

Gourmet grub

At a hip Bangkok diner, foodies with an adventurous palate tuck into a bug-based menu that includes watermelon salad sprinkled in bamboo worms, nachos with silkworm cherry tomato salsa and pasta made from ground crickets.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/1 17:23:39

Gourmet grub

At a hip Bangkok diner, foodies with an adventurous palate tuck into a bug-based menu that includes watermelon salad sprinkled in bamboo worms, nachos with silkworm cherry tomato salsa and pasta made from ground crickets.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/30 16:01:30

Spice and all things rice

In Nigeria, jollof rice isn't just a tasty West African dish - it's a national obsession.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/24 23:26:12

World’s largest samosa record is smashed in London, now at 153.1 kg

The world record for the ­largest samosa was smashed in London Tuesday by a whopping version of the popular Asian snack weighing in at 153.1 kilograms.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/24 23:26:13

Delicious and sumptuous Van breakfast in Turkey

Photo taken on August 15, 2017 shows delicious and sumptuous Van breakfast in Van, Turkey. The Turkish Van breakfast, famous for its delicious taste and sumptuous 20 dishes, such as honeycomb; herbal cheese, made with a mixture of various herbs unique to the region; martuga, made with flour, butter and egg; and kavut, made with ground wheat. Van breakfast has won the Guinness World Record with 52,186 people had breakfast together in 2015.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/22 14:16:24

Street joints and empires in noodle-crazed Hong Kong

From decades-old holes in the wall to multi-million dollar businesses, Hong Kong's noodle scene is a moneyspinner in a city that runs on quick and affordable comfort food.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/20 14:48:39

People make colorful rice in SW China's Yunnan

As the mature period of paddy falls, local people start to make the colorful rice with edible juice of wild plants. In Qiubei County, the colorful rice is a popular food among local residents who believe the colors symbolize harvest and good fortune.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 21:46:21

5th naked oat flour cooking competition held in China's Inner Mongolia

Photo taken on Aug. 16, 2017 shows different kinds of food made from naked oat flour at a hotel in Wuchuan County, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The 5th naked oat flour cooking competition kicked off in Wuchuan County Wednesday. A total of 19 contestants attended the event.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 10:12:07