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Italy's restaurants caught between rock and hard place

The reopening of Italy's restaurants, cafes and stores earlier this week brought hopes of a return to normality for many Italians after a punishing two-month coronavirus lockdown.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/24 16:38:41

India's 'superfood' jackfruit goes global

Green, spiky and with a strong, sweet smell, the bulky jackfruit has morphed from a backyard nuisance in India's south coast into the meat-substitute darling of vegans and vegetarians in the West.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/21 12:53:40

Michelin refuses to put away knife as guides rally round restaurants

The world's top gastronomic guides are split over whether to continue ranking and rating restaurants with many closed because of coronavirus lockdowns.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/20 16:38:40

Michelin-starred chef in Italy delivers gourmet meals

When one thinks of food deliveries, the mind turns to pizza, maybe Chinese food.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/14 14:58:40

Virus hangover for French brewers as they dump 10 mn liters of beer

France will discard 10 million liters of beer - four Olympic-sized swimming pools full - due to expire, undrunk, with consumers in coronavirus lockdown, the national brewers' association said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/14 13:53:40

Washington food trucks head to the suburbs to find customers

The coronavirus pandemic has emptied downtown Washington DC of its popular food trucks ever since their main customers - lunchtime office workers - fled in March to the safety of their homes.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/27 18:53:42

How a local Wuhan resident spends her week after lockdown ends

As a Chinese saying goes, "The unique local features of a place give rise to the special characteristics of its inhabitants." People living in Wuhan in Central China's Hubei Province are just as great as the city they live in.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/23 18:12:24

Celebrating the culture of Hubei Province's capital city

In China's traditional fengshui philosophy, local geography has a huge impact on a city. Places bound by mountains and nearby waterways are sure to become great cultural or economic centers such as the city of Wuhan in Central China's Hubei Province. The Yangtze River, which runs right through Wuhan, not only brings necessities and food to locals, but also provides vitality, prosperity and opportunities to this important provincial capital.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/22 20:22:11

Women fight for a place at the table as sushi chefs in Japan

Women have warm hands, their periods alter their sense of taste and they can't work long hours - just some of the claims from those in Japan who believe women can't be sushi chefs.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/9 15:53:40

In Houston, restaurant staff face unemployment – or risky gigs

Until last week, Ashlyne Collins worked as a bartender at a restaurant in Houston. But the coronavirus epidemic has shut the place down and the 22-year-old is out of work.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/25 18:03:40

Asia puts own twist on alternative meats

From lab-grown "seafood" to dumplings made with tropical fruit instead of pork, rising demand for sustainable meat alternatives in Asia is spawning creative products to appeal to local palates.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/24 15:53:40

Guinness adds Irish twist to American craft brewing

The coronavirus has canceled most St Patrick's Day festivities, but as the luck of the Irish would have it, Americans can still drown their sorrows with a beer produced in the first US Guinness brewery to operate since the 1950s.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/19 16:33:40

New York food delivery during COVID-19

With New York restaurants closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, residents unused to eating at home are increasingly relying on the city's army of bicycle delivery people for their dinner.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/18 16:28:40

Chinese share tips on dealing with being on lockdown amid COVID-19

As countries like Italy and Spain go on nation-wide lockdowns to battle COVID-19, more people around the world are staying at home for quarantine, leading a life similar to what many Chinese began a month ago. Here are some tips that Chinese are sharing for dealing being stuck at home during the pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/16 22:43:40

Italian dares to make French bread great again

Adriano Farano is on a mission to teach the French how to make great bread again.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/15 15:43:40

Survey says consumption desire to be unleashed after epidemic ends

Chinese people are ready to spend generously after the control and preventive measures for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are eased, according to a survey conducted by the consumers' council of east China's Jiangsu Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/12 17:18:41

Will oat become the king of plant-based milk?

Almond, soy, coconut, nonfat or whole? American stores offer a dizzying array of milk but a new option is experiencing unprecedented growth and fast becoming a vegan favorite - oat milk.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/12 17:18:40

Germany's ice wine harvest fails because of mild winter

An unusually mild winter has left Germany without an ice wine harvest for the first time, the country's wine institute said Sunday, fuelling fears that the sweet dessert wine will become a rarity in future.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/5 21:18:44