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Aussie cheese-maker becomes first approved to sell raw milk cheese in Australia

An Adelaide cheese-maker has become the first Australian to be given approval to produce and sell raw milk cheese after her methods were approved by South Australia's dairy authority.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/19 11:21:28

Global wine production falls during 2016

World wine output dropped in 2016, with volumes in France and Argentina seeing the largest declines, an international wine body said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/12 17:58:39

Hui locals in Xi'an seek to save traditional cuisine from rampant over-commercialization

After a full day of sightseeing in Xi'an, I was starving and ready to eat.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/10 18:43:39

Two Australian restaurants ranked in world's top 50 at ceremony in Melbourne

Two Victorian restaurants have made the prestigious World's 50 Best Restaurants list for the first time.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/6 11:10:16

'Good France' event spreads global word on good gastronomy

A self-confessed nation of gastronomes, France on March 21 showcased its famous cuisine by hosting "Good France," a global promotion of its mouthwatering morsels.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/1 0:43:39

Muslim Indonesia joins global craft beer revolution

Defying an escalating anti-alcohol movement and conservative officials in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia's only craft brewer is tapping into demand for better quality booze among the country's small number of drinkers.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/1 0:43:39

Mexican chef creates $25,000 taco – but no takers just yet

Shrimp, caviar, truffle and gold flakes aren't standard ingredients in Mexico's popular tacos. But chef Juan Licerio Alcala uses them to create the world's most expensive taco at $25,000.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/17 0:28:49

In Montreal, mushrooms make the local economy go round

While delivering oyster mushrooms to restaurants in the heart of Montreal, Lysiane Roy Maheu stops to get a bucket filled with coffee grounds from a barista friend. She needs it for her next crop.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/17 0:28:49

Coffee-mad Melbourne to host International Coffee Awards this weekend

Melbourne, which prides itself on being the coffee capital of Australia, is playing host this weekend to the International Coffee Awards, where the title of 'Best Coffee Roaster in the World' will be announced.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/10 11:46:58

Wild tea cooperative boosts profits of farmers in Guangxi

Pubei County in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is home to a great deal of high-quality wild tea. A cooperative in the county has encouraged local farmers to plant tea on abandoned mountains by providing them with seedlings and technical assistance.
Source: People's Daily Online | 2017/3/10 11:17:36

Localization adds unique twist to S.African gin craze

Piling in for after-work drinks, around two dozen people pore over the menu at Mother's Ruin, a specialty gin bar in Cape Town, where homegrown varieties are making a mark on the global scene.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/2 23:53:09

Bangkok Gourmet Festival 2017 kicks off in Thailand

Photo taken on March 3, 2017 shows various Indian cuisines at the Bangkok Gourmet Festival 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. Renowned chefs from Asia, Europe and North America will gather in Bangkok to showcase their culinary skills in front of food lovers during the three-day Bangkok Gourmet Festival 2017 which began on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/3 23:44:34

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