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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 […]

Singapore durian-themed café smells winning combination

Posted by on 30/01/2018
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Singapore durian-themed café smells winning combination

Singapore durian-themed café smells winning combination

A Singapore eatery centered around the pungent tropical fruit durian has caught a whiff of success as patrons flock to the cafe in droves for a bite of its exotic offerings. The spiky fruit long regarded as a delicacy in Southeast Asia has left a divisive trail-you either love it or hate it-and its odor […]

‘Pope’ of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91

Posted by on 20/01/2018
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‘Pope’ of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91

‘Pope’ of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91

One of the greatest figures of French gastronomy Paul Bocuse, one of the greatest French chefs of all time, died yesterday aged 91 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Dubbed the “pope” of French cuisine, Bocuse helped shake up the food world in the 1970s with the Nouvelle Cuisine revolution and create the idea […]

At beloved falafel shop, Syrians get taste of pre-war Raqa

Posted by on 17/01/2018
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At beloved falafel shop, Syrians get taste of pre-war Raqa

At beloved falafel shop, Syrians get taste of pre-war Raqa

 Raqa is still mostly a sinister ghost town of gutted buildings and rubble-strewn streets but there is one place teeming with activity in the Syrian city: Ammar Qassab’s falafel shop. “We reopened almost two weeks ago,” the 33-year-old said, as one of his employees spooned balls of yellow chickpea mixture from a battered, bullet-pierced […]

Thousands of Mexicans polish off massive king cake

Posted by on 06/01/2018
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Thousands of Mexicans polish off massive king cake

Thousands of Mexicans polish off massive king cake

Mexico City’s giant plaza was girdled with king cake late Friday as part of the capital’s traditional Three Kings Day celebration. Some 250,000 people turned out to the main plaza known as the Zocalo to devour the enormous brioche-style king cake, known as “Rosca de Reyes.”Some 2,142 bakers helped make the rosca-which measured 1.44 kilometers […]

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