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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

US food authors pen book about culinary adventures in China

Howie Southworth and his friend Greg Matza, two bestselling food authors and devoted foodies from the US, have been eating their way through China for over two decades. Soon after their culinary journeys began, both fell in love with the country's street food.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/2 17:03:39

Ottawa Asian Fest

It was most likely the smells that visitors first noticed as they walked around Ottawa's Chinatown during the last weekend in July.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/30 17:58:39

Superstar pastry chef's 'food porn' has Instagram drooling

The young Frenchman, named the top patissier on the planet last month by "The World's 50 Best Restaurants" list, is an Instagram superstar.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/26 18:06:15

Prize-winning Los Angeles food critic Jonathan Gold dead at age 57

Jonathan Gold, the Los Angeles restaurant critic whose reviews of the city's neighborhood eateries became a window into its soul, died on Saturday aged 57, his newspaper reported.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/23 16:58:40

World Cup has changed perception of Russia: FIFA

The World Cup has helped change people's view of Russia, FIFA President Gianni Infantino told the gathered audience at an event held in Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre on July 13, standing alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/19 18:36:51

Southernmost Chinese restaurant in Argentina delights visitors

The Chinese restaurant, Bamboo, located in the southern Argentine city of Ushuaia, is the southernmost Chinese restaurant in the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/15 17:47:53

China chili fest in Hunan Province gets off to scorching start

An annual chili pepper festival kicked off on Monday in Central China's spice-loving Hunan Province with an eating contest in which the winner set a blistering pace by downing a gut-busting 50 peppers in just over a minute.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/12 17:49:29

From caviar to veal tongue, soccer fans get true taste of Russia

Many soccer fans knew little or nothing about Russian cuisine before the World Cup, but have tucked into local gastronomy with relish, trying everything from luxurious caviar to staples like veal tongue.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/12 17:37:52

Qingdao to host annual international beer festival

The 28th Qingdao International Beer Festival will be held from July 20 to August 26 in East China's coastal city of Qingdao, organizers said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/5 17:53:40

From vine to seabed, Spain's winemakers invest in underwater wineries

With the aid of a small crane, Borja Saracho lowers five cages loaded with 2,500 bottles of white wine from a fishing boat into the Cantabrian Sea.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/5 17:28:39

French discover new pleasure... adult comics about wine

It is no secret that the French love wine. But they are also the world's second biggest consumers of graphic novels after the Japanese.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/1 18:13:39

Italy's Osteria Francescana crowned world's best restaurant again

Italy's Osteria Francescana was crowned the world's best restaurant for the second time on Tuesday at an awards ceremony put on by the British trade magazine Restaurant, beating out the top eateries in Spain and France.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/20 18:38:40

Celebrity chef, author, culinary TV show host Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

Anthony Bourdain, the affable US celebrity chef and author who shared his voracious curiosity for the world's food and cultures with millions through his popular television shows, has died at the age of 61.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/10 16:13:39

Hong Kong chefs invited to Dublin for promoting Irish food in China

A delegation of Hong Kong chefs has been invited to Ireland by an Irish government agency in an attempt to promote Irish food, especially its quality beef and lamb products, in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/8 0:03:40

A guide to Zongzi, a traditional Dragon Boat Festival snack

Believe or not, Zongzi, the palm-sized snack made of glutinous rice wrapped in reed leaves, is one of the few traditional Chinese dishes that have the power to “divide” the country.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/8 0:03:40

The Los Angeles restaurants stimulating all five senses

At Vespertine, the last word in outlandish eating, staff are on a mission to "disrupt the course of the modern restaurant" as pioneers in the immersive culinary scene.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/5 17:58:39

China's Concours Mondial de Bruxelles grand gold medal win showcases the rise of the country's wine industry

China won five grand gold medals this year at the 2018 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB) - one of the world's top tasting events. This is a considerable achievement considering that three years ago the country had never won a single medal at the event.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/4 18:03:39