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Third season of popular food show 'A Bite of China' faces fierce criticism

In his review published in the Guardian six years ago, British journalist Oliver Thring called Chinese documentary A Bite of China season one "The finest food TV ever." In 2012, the seven-episode TV show became a sensation after it aired on China Central Television (CCTV) and went viral online both at home and abroad. It was soon dubbed a "landmark of the Chinese documentary industry," and was followed by an equally popular season two in 2014. What Thring may not have been able to imagine at the time would be that this very same show would one day become the target of a storm of criticism and suspicion during its third season.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/26 18:13:39

Japan's sake nouveau big hit in France

For decades France has exported millions of bottles of Beaujolais to Japan every November, with some people celebrating its arrival by bathing in the fruity young red wine.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/22 19:05:03

Top chef Andre Chiang closes Michelin-starred Singapore eatery

A top chef in Singapore has served up a final dinner at his popular restaurant, months after shocking the city-state's culinary scene by announcing he was closing the eatery and returning his Michelin stars.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/22 19:05:03

French chef seals comeback with third Michelin star

Marc Veyrat, the comeback king of French cuisine, was back at the top of the culinary pecking order Monday after the Michelin guide awarded him the maximum three stars.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/6 17:03:39

Singapore durian-themed restaurant serves pungent, winning combo

A Singapore eatery centered on a pungent tropical fruit has caught a whiff of success as patrons flock to the cafe for a bite of its exotic offerings.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/31 22:08:35

Michelin lets French chef pull out of food guide

The Michelin guide allowed a top French restaurant to bow out of its listings Tuesday after its chef said he no longer wanted to cook under the “huge pressure” of being judged by its inspectors.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/31 22:08:29

A meal of fire and ice -- Hotpot served on frozen Yellow River

Hotpot lovers now have a cool place to enjoy the spicy dish -- on ice.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/30 17:19:21

Chocolate makers innovate to entice health-conscious consumers

Raw chocolate KitKats, Dark Milk, vegan bars with quinoa and now “ruby” chocolate: The world's biggest chocolate makers are looking for ways to keep increasingly health-conscious consumers coming back for more.
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/18 16:22:50

Palestinian workers make chocolate Ras el-Abd in West Bank city

A Palestinian worker makes chocolate Ras el-Abd at a sweet factory in the West Bank city of Hebron on Jan. 17, 2018. Ras el-Abd is a traditional candy covered by chocolate.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/18 10:11:46

Celebration for upcoming Chinese Spring Festival kicks off in Japan's Nagoya

A three-day celebration for the upcoming Chinese Spring Festival, which begins on February 15, kicked off on Saturday in the central Japanese city of Nagoya.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/7 15:13:39

Top Italian chef to open community kitchen in famous Paris church

Top Italian chef Massimo Bottura, whose Osteria Francescana was named the world's best restaurant last year, is in talks to open a community kitchen in Paris that would serve the homeless and other people in need.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/4 19:26:31

Enjoy a weekend of Red tourism in Anren, Sichuan Province

Instead of trying to recreate the atmosphere of a China that existed several centuries ago, local sites related to the country's early 20th century revolutionary past are the town's hottest tourist attractions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 19:26:31

Climate-conscious foodies swap cows for crickets

After watching locals in Malawi snacking on flying termites, British charity worker Shami Radia opened a pop-up restaurant in London with a seven-course menu dedicated to insects.
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/4 19:26:31

Popular Chinese restaurant Tin Tin continues to win over hearts and stomachs in Kenya's capital of Nairobi

Tin Tin, a Chinese restaurant located in central Nairobi, has been serving local Kenyans for nearly four decades with its zestful dishes and unique cultural background.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/2 17:48:40

Chinese cuisine can integrate into current health food trends, say experts

To eat, or not to eat? That's always a tough question for people interested in fitness, and it is even more true in China. Chinese food, although diverse, is high in fats and features a great deal of fried fare.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/30 18:05:05

Bean curd skin: traditional snack in east China

Fang Yanfen makes bean curd skin at Xiajie Village of Xianju County, Taizhou City, east China's Zhejiang Province, Dec. 24, 2017. The bean curd skin is a traditional snack in Taizhou.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/26 7:39:33

An introduction to Chinese hot pot

What's the best way to get rid of a chill on a cold winter's day? Probably the best answer if you are in China is sitting down for a nice hot pot dinner.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/21 19:09:23

Intangible cultural heritage: handmade Fucheng brown sugar

Photo taken on Dec. 19, 2017 shows the brown sugar manually made by local villagers at Fuliang Village of Fucheng Township in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The handmade Fucheng brown sugar, enlisted as an intangible cultural heritage in Nanning, has a history of more than a century.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/21 15:50:46