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Israeli 3D printing adds romantic flavor to coffee

Do you feel romantic when a cup of coffee in hand with a personalized image on the milk foam?
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/1 6:23:00

Overseas Chinese share their best memories of food from home

The recent TV show Memory of the Taste, which focuses on the stories of overseas Chinese and their memories about their hometowns' best dishes, has been highly praised online. The show currently boasts a high 8.5/10 on Chinese media review site Douban.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/28 9:08:05

Experiencing everything Taipei has to offer

Taking about Taiwan, the first thing most people think of is food! Enjoying an unparalleled reputation when it comes to snacks and fruit, the island attracts numerous visitors every year looking to satisfy their appetite.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/27 5:03:41

What the pho? Vietnam streetfood cocktails make a splash

With his daring pho cocktail inspired by Vietnam's signature beef noodle soup, Hanoi's leading hipster bartender Pham Tien Tiep is hoping to elevate the drinking scene in a city better known for its raucous outdoor beer dens.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/27 5:03:39

China's crayfish industry on the rise

It is lunch time and dealers are busy bargaining and loading trucks with boxes of crayfish in a market in Qianjiang, a city in Central China's Hubei Province famed for its crayfish.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/27 5:03:39

Chinese-Japanese gastronome combines Western cuisine with China's traditional calendar

The 24 solar terms that are part of the traditional Chinese calendar were added to UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list in November of 2017. These roughly two-week long periods were vital tools for farmers in ancient China since they acted as an almanac of sorts that allowed them to know what time of the year activities such as planting seeds and harvesting crops were to take place.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/25 18:18:39

In Cambodia, fears run high that tarantula may go off the menu

While a plate piled high with hairy, palm-sized tarantulas is the stuff of nightmares for some, these garlic fried spiders are a coveted treat in Cambodia, where the only fear is that they may soon vanish due to deforestation and unchecked hunting.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/12 18:10:00

Goji berry lovers around the world wolf down China's superfood

Goji berries are found all over China, from flasks of tea in offices through breakfast gruel to braised meat broths in Chinese kitchens.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/12 18:10:00

Mexican regional cuisine drives booming food scene

Sure, every foodie loves tacos and enchiladas. But what about lesser-known Mexican classics like cochinita pibil, the impossibly flavorful, slow-roasted pork dish from the Yucatan peninsula?
Source: AFP | 2018/4/7 5:03:39

Houston Chinese restaurant combines food with art

Chinese Deputy Consul General in Houston Wang Yu said Sunday the friendship between the peoples of China and the United States needs to be strengthened through cultural interaction.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/2 7:57:34

Overproduction threatens Andes superfood haven

From atop the Andes mountains to the depths of the Amazon rainforest and frigid Patagonia, indigenous people have long eaten quinoa, camu camu and calafate, a healthy diet that has become a global phenomenon now threatened by overproduction.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/26 17:53:39

Truffle-addicted Kuwaitis flock to specialty souk

White or beige, but never black, the “desert truffle” is a rare delicacy with a dedicated marketplace in Kuwait, where remnants of the Iraqi invasion and changing weather patterns have decimated local production.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/21 18:57:45

Italy's top pastry chef Iginio Massari sweetens visits to the bank

Italy's top pastry chef, Iginio Massari, is banking on his latest patisserie to set a new trend, opening a shop full of sweet delights inside a branch of the country's biggest lender.
Source: Reuters | 2018/3/21 18:57:46

Eating less meat? Meatless butchers to mushroom burgers can help

From juicy chicken chunks and sausage rolls to bacon and tuna, Dutch butcher Jaap Korteweg offers it all. But there's a twist: None of the goods on display at his shop in The Hague are made from meat.
Source: Reuters | 2018/3/7 19:01:41

The new mainstay of Tibetan food culture: cola

Imaging playing basketball with your buddies under the hot sun. You run, you play, you have fun and work up a sweat, then that special someone comes over and offers you a nice ice-cold bottle of cola. You eagerly open it and gulp down the bubbling beverage, and are soon swept away by sweet bliss.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/8 17:03:39

Coffee, New Year knickers and lottery

Italy, which goes to the polls on Sunday, evokes some of the best known cliches. Here are five quirky facts about the Italian people:
Source: AFP | 2018/3/1 18:13:26

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