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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 […]

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 […]

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