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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

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