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Cultural tourist attractions in Chaozhou provide sensory feast for visitors

Chaozhou, a city in South China's Guangdong Province, has emerged as a tourist wonderland not only because of its distinctive intangible cultural heritage that represents the rich history of the region, but also due to the city's efforts to integrate its culture and local tourism industry, thus injecting this thousand-year-old city with vitality.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/22 10:08:40

Champagne houses pounded by COVID-19 eye high-stakes holidays

Will a second wave of coronavirus infections burst the bubble of French champagne producers hoping to ring in 2021 with some good cheer after heavy COVID-19-related losses?
Source: AFP | 2020/10/15 11:33:40

Time-honored brand rejuvenated with herbal coffee and robot barista

Matrimony vine, longans, red jujubes… sounds like the ingredients for herbal tea. However, these will actually be made into coffee as part of a new product line from Tongrentang, China's largest producer of traditional Chinese medicine, to catch up with latest health trends among young people.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/8 16:53:42

Teetotallers emerge from the shadows in hard-drinking Japan

At a trendy Tokyo cocktail bar, customers sip brightly colored beverages with sophisticated flavor profiles, designed for a small but growing market in hard-drinking Japan: teetotallers.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/8 16:53:42

New farming concept offers Zimbabwean farmers higher yields

Reeling from the adverse effects of climate change that have seen agricultural output plummeting over the years, Zimbabwe's smallholder farmers hope that a new conservative farming concept will maximize agricultural productivity and provide much-needed relief against climate change-induced food shortages.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/24 10:28:40

South Sudan citizens decry skyrocketing prices of basic commodities

South Sudan's citizens on Monday decried skyrocketing prices of basic commodities like food due to a deteriorating economic situation.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/17 17:33:40

Japanese dining chain curries favor with Indian market

One of Japan's most popular restaurant chains is embarking on what could become one of the all-time crowning achievements of salesmanship - selling curry to India.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/17 17:28:41

Swedish fish dish so pungent it should be opened outdoors or underwater

As chef Malin Soderstrom opened the can, the trapped air escaped with a hiss and filled the balcony of her waterside restaurant with the pungent odor of Sweden's infamous delicacy, surstromming.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/10 17:53:40

Japan's clever ways in dealing with food waste

The Japanese government has been urging the public to reduce wasted food for years as the country wastes a staggering amount of food every year despite its low level of food self-sufficiency rate.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/10 17:23:40

Spain vineyards feel the pinch but harvest must go on

When young German Friedrich Schatz turned up in 1982 to grow grapes in a part of southern Spain which hadn't produced wine in 100 years, they thought he was crazy.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/3 11:08:40

World's biggest rooftop greenhouse opens in Montreal

Building on a new hanging garden trend, a greenhouse atop a Montreal warehouse growing eggplants and tomatoes to meet demand for locally sourced foods has set a record as the largest in the world.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/27 10:28:40

Small wonders: the Vietnamese artist making tiny food dishes

Squinting in concentration, Vietnamese artist Nguyen Thi Ha An drops a bright red chilli onto a bowl of pho noodles barely bigger than a coin - the finishing touch to a miniature clay model that has eaten up days of her time.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/20 18:08:40

Curfew in top Greek island bars, eateries to limit corona virus

Greece on Monday announced a night curfew for restaurants and bars in some of its top tourist destinations after coronavirus infections hit a new high.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/13 18:58:40

Strong consumption power attracts US burger brand to China despite political strain

Unaffected by the pouring rain in Beijing and strife between China and the US, famous US burger brand Shake Shack welcomed burger lovers, some of whom were standing in line for hours, on its opening day in the capital.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/13 18:53:40

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival gift boxes designed by culture sensation Li Ziqi enlight thousands when pre-order begins

A gift box set for the Mid-Autumn Festival co-designed by Chinese internet celebrity Li Ziqi and the cultural and creative products team responsible for promoting Tiananmen Square in Beijing will go on sale on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/11 16:48:41

Texas bar owner fights to save her bar

"Sorry, we are closed," reads the sign on the glass door of the Jailhouse Saloon, a bar in Texas.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/7 16:33:40

Chinese beer lovers leave facemasks and worries behind as festival opens

Thousands of Chinese beer lovers left their facemasks and virus worries behind to gather in large crowds and raise a much-needed glass as the annual Qingdao beer festival opened on July 31.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/7 16:28:40

Pandemic an 'apocalypse' for restaurants in US

For Gabriel Gordon and his wife Lena, the small restaurant they opened 14 years ago in the coastal California town of Seal Beach was a dream project and the cornerstone of their future success.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/4 18:00:39