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Torun gingerbread: ancient luxury with a secret recipe

Two master bakers dressed in white use a long knife to carve a heavy, thick slab of molasses-colored gingerbread dough out of a huge metal vat, where, like wine, it has been maturing for a few months, deep in the cellar of one of the oldest bakeries in the world.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/26 17:08:39

Moroccan saffron farmers battle against knockoff spices

Saffron farmers in southern Morocco have long taken pride in the coveted spice they produce from the purple-petalled Crocus sativus, but some are worried knockoff versions are threatening their business.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/20 16:33:40

Rare bottle of Penfolds Grange wine sells for record price at auction in Australia

A rare bottle of 1951 Penfolds Grange wine sold for $57,763 at an online auction on December 16, setting a new record price for the vintage, Australian media outlets reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 16:18:40

Bangladeshis opting to use chopsticks for more authentic Chinese dining experience

People in Bangladesh usually eat with their right hands at home. Until recently, however, it was almost widely common to see Bangladeshi people using spoons and forks to eat at restaurants.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 18:08:40

Asia gets a taste of climate-friendly 'pork'

It's Friday afternoon at the Venetian Macao hotel's Portofino restaurant, and on the terrace a handful of chefs in white uniforms are preparing the casino hub's famous pork chop bun for waiting guests.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/4 15:13:39

France pushes into world of whisky-making

In recent years, Japan stunned traditional whisky-makers Scotland, Ireland, and the US by exploding onto the international market and winning over connoisseurs of the tipple long considered an exclusive dominion.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/26 18:08:39

Vineyard in Himalayas seeks to change views on Chinese-made wine

A $300 bottle of wine sold in the US and Europe is made in the unlikeliest of places: at the foot of the Himalayas in China, where farmers sing traditional songs while picking grapes.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/21 18:08:41

The peas process: Northern Ireland's Gerry Adams debuts cookbook

Gerry Adams, the former spokesman for Ireland's armed republican movement, has launched a cookbook - touting its platter of recipes as "the best kept secret of the Irish peace process."
Source: AFP | 2018/11/8 10:52:59

Swiss experiment with sound to make cheese tastier

When searching a fromagerie for the perfect chunk of cheddar or parmesan, cheese aficionados have probably never grilled vendors over what kind of music was played to their cheeses.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/8 10:52:59

Chinese Shaxian delicacies now ready for overseas palates

China's restaurant chain serving Shaxian county cuisine has opened its first eatery in the US.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/25 19:32:42

Could emergence of new restaurants bring instant noodles back in vogue?

Instant noodles, once the bedrock of China's convenience foods, have returned to the spotlight after a string of tiny noodle restaurants cropped up in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/25 19:32:42

Welsh restaurant gives up Michelin star for some family time

A tiny restaurant in Wales is giving up its coveted Michelin star for more quality family time.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/11 20:41:03

Hong Kong dim sum favorite faces uncertain future

Impatient diners crowd around carts of steaming dim sum steered by fierce “trolley aunties” at Hong Kong's Lin Heung Tea House, one of the city's most famous restaurants, now fearing for its future.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/11 20:41:03

Coffee companies in China expanding rapidly as beverage gains ground with young Chinese

In her coffee shop in downtown Beijing, Zhang Lanlan busily serves customers who step in during lunch hour.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/24 17:43:39

Chinese actress Zhao Wei has high hopes for her Bordeaux vineyard

A Chinese film star got her hands dirty on Tuesday to kick off the harvest at her Bordeaux vineyard, which she aims to propel into the ranks of top estates as demand for French wines grows back home.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/19 17:08:40

Unique mooncake flavors that will make your mouth water during the Mid-Autumn Festival

With the Mid-Autumn Festival right around the corner, sales of mooncakes, the festival's most important symbol and dessert, are on the rise.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/17 16:43:40

Sri Lanka president rages over nuts

Sri Lanka's national airline said on Wednesday it has stopped serving cashews after the country's president flew into a rage over nuts served to him on a flight to Colombo.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/13 18:20:52

Hungarian passion for spritzers returns

In a Budapest workshop, a shelf lined with antique glass bottles emblazoned with pre-World War II-era producer labels and topped with metal and porcelain siphon heads testifies to the long history of Hungary's soda-making trade.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/13 18:20:48