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Zimbabwean beetle makes a seasonal snack

Earnmore Chikavaza takes a mouthful of fried beetles and munches happily, downing the crunchy snack with a mouthful of water.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/24 15:18:39

Delivery-only restaurants flourish during pandemic

You can't eat there or collect your meal. But so-called ghost kitchens, which only prepare food for delivery, are booming in the US during the pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/24 13:28:39

Japan's wasabi producers seek to expand market amid coronavirus

If you've eaten sushi, you might assume you've tried wasabi. But chances are it was an artificial version that Japanese growers say is a world away from their "green gold."
Source: AFP | 2020/12/17 11:58:40

Vending machines adapt to virus crisis

With business selling chocolate bars to office workers in meltdown owing to the COVID-19 crisis, French vending machine makers have turned to experts on growth: farmers.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/10 14:08:40

60m crates of Chilean cherries destined for China – agriculture minister

More than 60 million boxes of Chilean cherries are destined for China this season, as the fruit becomes a symbol of growing trade ties between the two countries, according to Chilean Agriculture Minister Antonio Walker.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/10 14:03:40

Pandemic hits tiny Moldova's hopes for wine tourism boom

The vast underground cellars of Moldova's Cricova winery used to echo with the sounds of hundreds of visitors. Now just a handful of guests wander past the huge barrels and endless rows of bottles holding its vintages.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/6 18:53:40

Demand for S.African 'superfood' on the rise

Floppy hats and face masks on, hundreds of workers carefully pick a bumper crop of blueberries on the sunny slopes of the Groenlandberg, a spur of South Africa's Hottentots Holland Mountains.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/3 17:18:40

Sharing 'paocai' pictures trends on Chinese social media

In reaction to anger from South Korean netizens over the ownership of pickled cabbage, Chinese netizens have begun uploading pictures of various pickled vegetable dishes from their hometowns to social media in an effort to show off China's rich pickled vegetable history.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/2 19:21:57

Two giant pandas return from Canada, to quarantine in Chongqing

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding extends its warm welcome to two giant pandas Er Shun, a female, and Da Mao, a male. They arrived in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province early in the morning on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/30 17:23:40

Anxiety mounts over Vietnam's food staples

Vietnam's fragrant noodle soups and fresh spring rolls have won fans across the globe, but mounting food safety scandals on the country's streets are sparking a rising tide of anxiety among millennials about what they eat.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/19 17:58:40

English Nouveau seeks to rival Beaujolais

In years gone by, British wine merchants would race to secure Beaujolais Nouveau for their stocks. But now the UK's first young red is being made near the English border with Wales.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/19 17:08:42

Albania's beloved brandy boosts morale

At the bottom of her garden, mother-of-five Vitore Lufi makes raki, a fruit brandy celebrated by Albanians and especially welcome this autumn to lift spirits during the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/15 17:58:41

Anger at second wave COVID-19 lockdowns for English pubs

English pubs called last orders at the bar for a month on Wednesday evening, as the country effectively shut down for the second time this year to try to cut coronavirus cases.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/5 11:43:40

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