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Uprooted entrepreneurs form 'Little Damascus' in northwest Syria

On a bustling street in northwest Syria, young restaurateur Abdulrahim Abulezz serves up juicy chicken wraps crafted according to a traditional recipe from his hometown Daraya, which he left last year.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/10 23:33:27

Delicious in-flight meal for BRICS Summit

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2017 shows the in-flight meal specially made for the upcoming BRICS Summit during a food festival of Chinese airline XiamenAir in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province. The meal is a mixture of food from five BRICS countries -- Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa. In September, China will host the 9th BRICS Summit in the coastal city of Xiamen.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/9 10:10:34

Self-taught, spurred on by love

As a girl, Karelle Vignon-Vullierme loved eating the Beninese dishes her mother cooked but never bothered following her into the kitchen to learn how to make them herself.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/27 23:59:05

Senegal's star food blogger takes social media by storm

Based in Dakar since 2012, Vignon-Vullierme has a strong following in France and francophone Africa for her skill in perfecting everything from Indian naan bread to spicy Moroccan soup, with frequent indulgences for her sweet tooth.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/26 19:06:19

Sunken Mediterranean treasure

Divers scavenging in shipwrecks slumbering at the bottom of the North Sea since World War II were disappointed not to find dazzling troves of gold and jewels.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/14 5:03:40

Chile salmon industry swims against current amid marine concerns

Salmon are leaping in their millions from Chilean fish farms to US, Japanese and European dining tables - but surging demand and environmental concerns have Chile wriggling on the hook.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/14 5:03:40

Budget food you won't want to miss in Hong Kong

Different from other destinations in the world, in Hong Kong, you can find not only authentic Western cuisine, from French to Spanish dishes, but also cheap and yummy street food and local Cha Chaan Teng (tea restaurant) dishes like macaroni, milk tea and instant noodles. A lunch for less than HK$80 ($10) at one of these restaurants will leave you feeling deeply satisfied.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/29 21:47:39

In the kitchen, 'We're all human': Refugee cooks up taste of Syria

For one night this week, the young Syrian Kurd, who fled to Greece a year ago, showcased his cooking talent alongside a Greek chef in a packed Athens restaurant to mark World Refugee Day Tuesday (June 20).
Source: Reuters | 2017/6/23 5:03:40

Growers at Bordeaux winefest unite against climate change

Wine makers who once took great pleasure in competing against each other to offer the best wine on the market are now locked in a duel with Mother Nature to simply save the vines they manage to grow.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/23 5:03:40

Chinese adaptations of Japanese shows and films fail to please audiences

Adapting a classic into a Chinese production is always a challenge no matter what country the source material is from. However, it seems that the possibility for things to turn out disappointingly increases when it comes to adapting a Japanese story.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/19 17:48:39

Baker rises to the top by bringing baguettes to Togo

Clad in the apron of his trade, Bonaventure Boma chides employees while they take steaming baguettes out of the hot ovens that have helped make him "the king of bread" in Togo
Source: AFP | 2017/6/18 17:23:39

Waxberry planting, fruit picking tours boost economy in China's Zhejiang

A tourist picks waxberries at an orchard in Henghe Township in Cixi City of east China's Zhejiang Province, June 13, 2017. Waxberry planting and the fruit picking tours here boosted local economy.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/14 10:06:22

Over 30,000 people attend lobster banquet in east China

Photo taken on June 13, 2017 shows the scene of a lobster banquet in Xuyi, east China's Jiangsu Province. More than 30,000 residents and tourists took part in the lobster banquet Tuesday in Xuyi.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/14 10:03:35

Chefs prepare tamales at gastrnomic fair in Lima, Peru

Chefs prepare tamales during an activity of a gastronomic fair in Lima, Peru, on June 11, 2017. During the activity, tamales were prepared with an ancient recipe in 27 hours by 300 students from a chef institute.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/13 9:56:27

Award-winning S. African chef Zola Nene talks about food, China and the future

"My food philosophy is food is for everyone. Because at the end of the day, we all have to eat, so we should all be able to cook," remarked South African chef Zola Nene to an intimate crowd of Chinese and expat food enthusiasts at The Bookworm in Beijing recently.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/12 18:53:39

Chefs seek to make place at the table for Turkish cuisine

In a bid to banish stereotypes of late-night greasy fast food, Turkish chefs are trying to burnish their image by showcasing the culinary riches the country has to offer.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/9 0:26:14

Fields of wheat reaped in east China's Jiangsu

A villager works in farmland of Songwen Village in Yuncheng City, north China's Shanxi Province, May 30, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/30 22:54:09

Slovenian chef shares recipe for success: the discipline

Nestled in a valley just a few miles from the Italian border, Ana Ros' restaurant lures food-lovers from around the world with her quirky dishes: eel with pomegranate, foie gras and field chicory and tripe with fava beans and fried nettles.
Source: Reuters | 2017/5/26 5:03:40