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Robot fast-food chefs: Hype or a sign of industry change?

Posted by on 06/05/2018
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Robot fast-food chefs: Hype or a sign of industry change?

Robot fast-food chefs: Hype or a sign of industry change?

Robots can’t yet bake a souffle or fold a burrito, but they can cook up vegetables and grains and spout them into a bowl – and are doing just that at a new fast casual restaurant in Boston. Seven autonomously swirling cooking pots – what the restaurant calls a “never-before-seen robotic kitchen” – hum behind […]

A Kuwaiti touch: Local chefs excelling in the art of French cuisine

Posted by on 03/05/2018
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A Kuwaiti touch: Local chefs excelling in the art of French cuisine

A Kuwaiti touch: Local chefs excelling in the art of French cuisine

 KUWAIT: French cuisine is known throughout the world for its unique texture, outstanding flavor, and distinctive presentation, making it one of the most famous cultural exports of France. Like their other global peers, Kuwaiti chefs have made it their mission to excel in the art of French cuisine by adding a bit of local […]

Japan’s ‘wood alcohol’

Posted by on 01/05/2018
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Japan’s ‘wood alcohol’

Japan’s ‘wood alcohol’

TOKYO: Discerning drinkers may soon be able to branch out after Japanese researchers said yesterday they have invented a way of producing an alcoholic drink made from wood. The researchers at Japan’s Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute say the bark-based beverages have woody qualities similar to alcohol which is aged in wood barrels. They […]

In Cambodia, fears tarantula may go off the menu

Posted by on 07/04/2018
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In Cambodia, fears tarantula may go off the menu

In Cambodia, fears tarantula may go off the menu

 While a plate piled high with hairy, palm-sized tarantulas is the stuff of nightmares for some, these garlic fried spiders are a coveted treat in Cambodia, where the only fear is that they may soon vanish due to deforestation and unchecked hunting. Taking a bite out of the plump arachnids has become a popular […]

Eternal noodles: Obama ‘bun cha’ table encased in Vietnam

Posted by on 21/03/2018
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Eternal noodles: Obama ‘bun cha’ table encased in Vietnam

Eternal noodles: Obama ‘bun cha’ table encased in Vietnam

The table where former US president Barack Obama famously slurped noodles in downtown Hanoi has been preserved-chopsticks and all-under a glass box for eternity, in a move that has attracted legions of bemused diners to the once low-key eatery. Bun Cha Huong Lien restaurant, since dubbed “bun cha Obama”, shot to stardom in 2016 when […]

Au revoir, baguette! France goes mad for le burger

Posted by on 20/03/2018
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Au revoir, baguette! France goes mad for le burger

Au revoir, baguette! France goes mad for le burger

For the first time in history, hamburger sales in France have soared higher than the classic baguette jambon-beurre sandwich as French diners surrender to the American fast-food favorite. Burgers were on the menu at 85 percent of restaurants in France last year with a whopping 1.5 billion units sold, according to a study by Paris-based […]

Mexican regional cuisine drives booming food scene

Posted by on 11/03/2018
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Mexican regional cuisine drives booming food scene

Mexican regional cuisine drives booming food scene

Sure, every foodie loves tacos and enchiladas. But what about lesser-known Mexican classics like cochinita pibil, the impossibly flavorful, slow-roasted meat dish from the Yucatan peninsula? Or escamoles, the ant larvae from central Mexico known as “insect caviar”? Or empanadas de mole, pastries filled with the savory chocolate sauce of the Oaxaca region? Mexico has […]

Smell of coffee permeates streets of tea-obsessed Kabul

Posted by on 06/03/2018
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Smell of coffee permeates streets of tea-obsessed Kabul

Smell of coffee permeates streets of tea-obsessed Kabul

Afghans in need of a caffeine fix line up at Najibullah Sharyari’s coffee cart in Kabul-converts to the drink that is now percolating in a country obsessed with tea for centuries. Standing on a noisy street among vendors hawking their wares, the 30-year-old barista serves takeaway instant coffee from a mobile machine at his New […]

Spanish cheesemakers defend Manchego from Mexican ‘copy’

Posted by on 18/02/2018
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Spanish cheesemakers defend Manchego from Mexican ‘copy’

Spanish cheesemakers defend Manchego from Mexican ‘copy’

In central Spain, the arid plains of La Mancha are famous for their windmills and Manchego, a cheese made out of ewe’s milk that is one of the best-known representatives of the country’s gastronomy. But local producers there are furious with Mexico which they accuse of “crude plagiarism” of their cheese, an issue so touchy […]

App delivery boom shakes up China food sector

Posted by on 14/02/2018
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App delivery boom shakes up China food sector

App delivery boom shakes up China food sector

Guo Bonan has opened several new branches of his “8Peppers” spicy Sichuan-style restaurants across Shanghai since last year, and not one has a dining room. He doesn’t need them-stationed outside each outlet are packs of food deliverymen on motorbikes waiting to whisk dishes from Guo’s steaming kitchens to homes, office buildings and factories across the […]

Tickled pink: Japan lovers taste new chocs on Valentine’s Day

Posted by on 13/02/2018
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Tickled pink: Japan lovers taste new chocs on Valentine’s Day

Tickled pink: Japan lovers taste new chocs on Valentine’s Day

‘I love pink. I love chocolate. So this is just great for me’ It is a marriage made in Heaven for cute-obsessed Japan: this Valentine’s Day, lovers can present the object of their affection with a world first-naturally bright pink chocolate. The KitKat store in the glitzy shopping area of Ginza in Tokyo is a […]

French chef Veyrat seals comeback with third Michelin star

Posted by on 05/02/2018
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French chef Veyrat seals comeback with third Michelin star

French chef Veyrat seals comeback with third Michelin star

Marc Veyrat, the comeback king of French cuisine, was back on the top of the culinary tree yesterday after the Michelin guide awarded him the maximum three stars. The flamboyant chef, who is rarely seen without his black Savoyard hat and cape, has now won the top rating for three different restaurants over the course […]

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