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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

Israeli firm seeks to put locusts on the menu

From biblical plague to modern day protein, one Israeli firm wants to make locusts a sustainable food choice in the Holy Land and beyond.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/3 17:23:40

Makeshift patios take over Paris streets amid COVID-19

At his cafe under the shadow of the Paris district of Montmartre, Guillaume Dubois shows off the brightly painted wooden pallets enclosing a quickly built patio that he says has transformed business in the summer of the coronavirus.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/29 10:18:41

Customers in Gaza Strip get first taste of coffee-to-your-door service

With a practiced hand, a courier balances a tray of steaming cups and with the other grips his bicycle handlebars as he weaves between cars in the crowded Gaza Strip.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/29 10:18:40

Chinese netizens shocked by BBC Food's fried rice recipe

A reaction video by a Malaysian comedian to an April 2019 BBC Food program video on how to make egg fried rice went viral on Chinese social media over the weekend, with the netizens saying they were "shocked" at some of the recipe's steps.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/27 18:15:13

Italian agricultural exporters eye Chinese market

As Italy seeks to boost its agriculture sector and the "Made in Italy" brand as it relates to high-quality foodstuffs, analysts say the Chinese market is sure to play an extremely important role in the sector's recovery.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/23 13:28:41