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Sushi, sake and soy: Robuchon’s love affair with Japan

Posted by on 09/08/2018
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Sushi, sake and soy: Robuchon’s love affair with Japan

Sushi, sake and soy: Robuchon’s love affair with Japan

  Foie gras paired with wasabi, Japanese-style open kitchens and a fierce work ethic: Joel Robuchon, hailed as “chef of the century” on his death this week, drew great inspiration from Japan, where 10 establishments now bear his name. The world’s most-starred Michelin chef developed an immediate love for sushi, sake and Japan itself after […]

Chip labor: Robots replace waiters in China restaurant

Posted by on 05/08/2018
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Chip labor: Robots replace waiters in China restaurant

Chip labor: Robots replace waiters in China restaurant

The little robotic waiter wheels up to the table, raises its glass lid to reveal a steaming plate of local Shanghai-style crayfish and announces in low, mechanical tones, “Enjoy your meal.” The futuristic restaurant concept is the latest initiative in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s push to modernize service and retail in a country where robotics […]

‘Superfood’ craze makes big business of Africa’s baobab

Posted by on 01/08/2018
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‘Superfood’ craze makes big business of Africa’s baobab

‘Superfood’ craze makes big business of Africa’s baobab

Taerou Dieuhiou has been shinning barefoot up baobab trees in Senegal’s southern Casamance region to collect the oblong fruit since he was 15. Business has never been better. Inside the hard, green shell that dangles from the spindly branches of Africa’s most iconic tree is a citrussy pulp that has become a popular “superfood” in […]

Superstar pastry chef’s ‘Food Porn’ has Instagram drooling

Posted by on 25/07/2018
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Superstar pastry chef’s ‘Food Porn’ has Instagram drooling

Superstar pastry chef’s ‘Food Porn’ has Instagram drooling

When Cedric Grolet takes out his pastry knife, millions of mouths water. The young Frenchman, named the top patissier on the planet last month by “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants” list, is an Instagram superstar. Videos of him slicing through the exquisite fake fruit he creates to reveal their tastebud-teasing interiors get millions of views […]

Homegirl Cafe offers ‘platos’ by ex-gang members with hope

Posted by on 19/07/2018
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Homegirl Cafe offers ‘platos’ by ex-gang members with hope

Homegirl Cafe offers ‘platos’ by ex-gang members with hope

In a different time, at another place, and under other circumstances, you might have run away from Latisha Valenzuela and Glenda Alvarenga. But at Homegirl Cafe, a Los Angeles breakfast and lunch spot with a Latino twist, the two waitresses welcome you with smiles and friendship. “You alone?” Valenzuela asked when I recently visited. “Don’t […]

Shoots for the stars: Briton grows microgreens for top French chefs

Posted by on 14/07/2018
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Shoots for the stars: Briton grows microgreens for top French chefs

Shoots for the stars: Briton grows microgreens for top French chefs

Fuchsia-coloured lights glow over a miniature garden where tiny plants pack a wealth of flavor and nutrients headed for the tables of Michelin-starred French chefs. British producer Chris Kilner nurtures his “microgreens” on a farm in Saint-Jean-en-Val, a village only a couple of hours from France’s gastronomic capital Lyon. “Our clients determine what we grow,” […]

Daredevil tourists enjoy luxury banquet… 6,500ft in the air

Posted by on 11/07/2018
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Daredevil tourists enjoy luxury banquet… 6,500ft in the air

Daredevil tourists enjoy luxury banquet… 6,500ft in the air

Hundreds of hardy tourists ate seafood and drank on the side of Mount Laojun in China some 6,500ft in the air. The luxury repast, which was part of a summer festival in Henan Province, was held on tables set up over a six-foot-wide footpath attached to the side of the rockface.-www.thenational.ae

China chilli fest gets off to scorching start

Posted by on 09/07/2018
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China chilli fest gets off to scorching start

China chilli fest gets off to scorching start

 An annual chilli pepper festival kicked off yesterday in central China’s spice-loving Hunan province with a chilli-eating contest in which the winner set a blistering pace by downing a gut-busting 50 peppers in just over a minute. Local boy Tang Shuaihui took home a 3-gramme 24-karat gold coin for winning the competition, which is […]

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 […]

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