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Asia gets a taste of climate-friendly 'pork'

It's Friday afternoon at the Venetian Macao hotel's Portofino restaurant, and on the terrace a handful of chefs in white uniforms are preparing the casino hub's famous pork chop bun for waiting guests.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/4 15:13:39

France pushes into world of whisky-making

In recent years, Japan stunned traditional whisky-makers Scotland, Ireland, and the US by exploding onto the international market and winning over connoisseurs of the tipple long considered an exclusive dominion.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/26 18:08:39

Vineyard in Himalayas seeks to change views on Chinese-made wine

A $300 bottle of wine sold in the US and Europe is made in the unlikeliest of places: at the foot of the Himalayas in China, where farmers sing traditional songs while picking grapes.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/21 18:08:41

The peas process: Northern Ireland's Gerry Adams debuts cookbook

Gerry Adams, the former spokesman for Ireland's armed republican movement, has launched a cookbook - touting its platter of recipes as "the best kept secret of the Irish peace process."
Source: AFP | 2018/11/8 10:52:59

Swiss experiment with sound to make cheese tastier

When searching a fromagerie for the perfect chunk of cheddar or parmesan, cheese aficionados have probably never grilled vendors over what kind of music was played to their cheeses.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/8 10:52:59

Chinese Shaxian delicacies now ready for overseas palates

China's restaurant chain serving Shaxian county cuisine has opened its first eatery in the US.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/25 19:32:42

Could emergence of new restaurants bring instant noodles back in vogue?

Instant noodles, once the bedrock of China's convenience foods, have returned to the spotlight after a string of tiny noodle restaurants cropped up in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/25 19:32:42

Welsh restaurant gives up Michelin star for some family time

A tiny restaurant in Wales is giving up its coveted Michelin star for more quality family time.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/11 20:41:03

Hong Kong dim sum favorite faces uncertain future

Impatient diners crowd around carts of steaming dim sum steered by fierce “trolley aunties” at Hong Kong's Lin Heung Tea House, one of the city's most famous restaurants, now fearing for its future.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/11 20:41:03

Coffee companies in China expanding rapidly as beverage gains ground with young Chinese

In her coffee shop in downtown Beijing, Zhang Lanlan busily serves customers who step in during lunch hour.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/24 17:43:39

Chinese actress Zhao Wei has high hopes for her Bordeaux vineyard

A Chinese film star got her hands dirty on Tuesday to kick off the harvest at her Bordeaux vineyard, which she aims to propel into the ranks of top estates as demand for French wines grows back home.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/19 17:08:40

Unique mooncake flavors that will make your mouth water during the Mid-Autumn Festival

With the Mid-Autumn Festival right around the corner, sales of mooncakes, the festival's most important symbol and dessert, are on the rise.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/17 16:43:40

Sri Lanka president rages over nuts

Sri Lanka's national airline said on Wednesday it has stopped serving cashews after the country's president flew into a rage over nuts served to him on a flight to Colombo.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/13 18:20:52

Hungarian passion for spritzers returns

In a Budapest workshop, a shelf lined with antique glass bottles emblazoned with pre-World War II-era producer labels and topped with metal and porcelain siphon heads testifies to the long history of Hungary's soda-making trade.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/13 18:20:48

Enjoy the taste of Helan Mountain wine in Ningxia

Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, with its unique climate and geographical features, has grown into one of the country's burgeoning wine production regions. In 2013, when the New York Times listed Ningxia at No.20 on its list of the top 46 places to visit, it specifically mentioning the region's wine industry as a major attraction.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/29 19:48:14

Local flavors

Just like the important role alcohol plays at social events in Western countries, yogurt enjoys an equivalent status in Tibet.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/23 19:24:36

Enjoying everything Lamma Island, Hong Kong has to offer

What's the best way to enjoy a lovely weekend in Hong Kong, apart from shopping and walking around the city? If you love nature and are tired of squeezing through crowds of tourists to see popular attractions, my top recommendation is Lamma Island.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/16 18:56:51

Centuries-old Hunan specialty: the betel nut

If you have ever got the chance to travel across Hunan Province in China, there is one local specialty that you will find it hard to ignore: the areca nut, or binlang in Chinese.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/8 19:13:43