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Palestinian woman makes special chocolate with local herbs

Reem Shihab, a Palestinian woman from the West Bank city of Ramallah, has been making a special kind of chocolate with natural Palestinian herbs such as sage, mint, anise, basil, thyme, and rosemary.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/5 21:18:43

Face masks become luxury gift on Valentine's Day in China amid coronavirus crisis

Face masks have become one of the most popular gifts in China ahead of Valentine's Day, which falls on Friday this year due to the novel coronavirus crisis, lifting it to the level of a luxury item.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 17:58:42

French nipping at Scottish heels in whisky market

They are known the world over for producing some of the best wines in the world: Now the French have set their sights on nipping into the international whisky market.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/13 15:08:40

Food-share apps seeking to help environment

Jack Convery pops into a London branch of Italian eatery Coco di Mama to grab a cut-price lunch ordered on his smartphone's food-sharing app Karma.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/10 17:08:40

Dumplings for reunions and good wishes

On the Chinese New Year's Eve, anonymous strangers sent dumplings to hospitals in Wuhan, Hubei Province, as medical staff couldn't be with their families as they were busy on the frontlines fighting against the novel coronavirus. In the face of adversity, enjoying the simple things of life such as a meal of hot and delicious dumplings can be a soulful moment.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/30 16:07:18

Blond ambition of Japan's history-making chef

Chef Kei Kobayashi is speaking his mind - something he says it took moving to France to learn.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/30 14:43:41

New Jersey resort is a dry island, and proud of it

Pizza joints and popcorn stands jostle for attention all along the boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey - but good luck finding a drink. A full century after the Prohibition era began in the US, being dry has become a trademark for the beachside resort.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/16 15:43:40

Brazil's sparkling wine producers carve a growing niche

Four workers in a wine cave quickly rotate hundreds of stored bottles a quarter-turn to help with fermentation.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/23 17:13:40

Scenic sites, local cuisine and rich history: China's capital has it all

Winter in Beijing may be unfavorably cold to some, but that isn't a reason to leave the city. Otherwise, you'd be missing out on unique Forbidden City experiences. The following dining spots allow guests to enjoy local cuisine, accompanied by beautiful winter scenery.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/16 19:13:41

Winter scenery, local cuisine and rich history, take it all in at Beijing

Winter in Beijing may be unwaveringly cold to some, but that isn't a reason to leave the city. The following dining spots allow guests to enjoy local cuisine, accompanied by winter scenery. Otherwise, you'd be missing out on unique Forbidden City experiences.
Source: | 2019/12/16 2:15:01

Cut down on meat? Top French butcher says less is more

Romain Leboeuf knows red meat is in the crosshairs of both health experts and environmentalists, and that's why the Paris butcher thinks this is a prime time to encourage people to make the most of it.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/5 18:23:40

Japanese yakitori chicken gets thumbs-up to head to space

Japanese chicken yakitori kebabs, one of the country's most-loved fast foods, will soon be making an appearance in orbit after Japan's space agency cleared them for astronaut meals.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/27 18:18:40

New book introduces history of chili peppers in China

As temperatures dip into the sub-zeros and the cold winds grow stronger, Beijing begins to enter winter. For a lot of locals during this time of the year, there is nothing better than sitting down for some Sichuan hot pot with friends or family to let the blazingly hot spices warm up their bodies.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/27 18:14:56

Five years after sanctions, Russian cheeses getting top marks

Elvira Kovtun made her first cheese in a pot in her kitchen four years ago.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/27 18:08:40

Israel to mark healthy food with green stickers starting January

Healthy food sold in Israel will be marked with green stickers starting from January 2020, Israeli Ministry of Health announced on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/27 10:18:40

Japan's humble rice drink in demand

The sommelier lingers over her glass, taking in the bouquet while clutching a spoon of caviar and cucumber jelly. The union of food and beverage is "magical", she declares.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/27 10:13:40

Relishing the flavor of South China's Teochew cuisine

Early Chinese immigrants from Canton (South China's Guangdong Province) spread their history, culture and also food for the world to explore. Various recipes of dim sums, chow mein, lo mein, and char siu, are some examples of the popular Cantonese food.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/21 15:58:42

Thai cuisine restaurants get two Michelin stars for first time at home

Two restaurants in Bangkok have each earned a pair of coveted Michelin stars, the first time the leading guide has awarded the accolade to local establishments offering Thai cuisine.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/13 17:38:41