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Knights of the tripe: French food cults defend local fare

Posted by on 19/09/2018
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Knights of the tripe: French food cults defend local fare

Knights of the tripe: French food cults defend local fare

On a Saturday morning in September in the Normandy countryside a group of men and women gather for an ancient French initiation ceremony. The merry band bustling about in colorful robes and hats, with oversized medallions hanging around their necks, could be performers in a Shakespeare troupe, members of a medieval guild, maybe even druids. […]

Meghan launches Grenfell cookbook

Posted by on 18/09/2018
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Meghan launches Grenfell cookbook

Meghan launches Grenfell cookbook

LONDON: In her first solo charity project, Meghan, the newly-wed wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, launches a cookbook this week in support of families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire disaster in London. The Duchess of Sussex has written the foreword to the recipe collection entitled “Together: Our Community Cookbook”, produced by women who suffered […]

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain wins posthumous Emmys for ‘Parts Unknown’

Posted by on 10/09/2018
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Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain wins posthumous Emmys for ‘Parts Unknown’

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain wins posthumous Emmys for ‘Parts Unknown’

US celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who committed suicide in June at age 61, posthumously earned a pair of Emmy Awards on Sunday for his work on the popular CNN food-and-travel show he hosted, “Parts Unknown.” Bourdain was awarded one of the Emmys, the US television industry’s highest honor, for outstanding writing of a nonfiction program […]

Cambodian reptile café slithers into people’s hearts

Posted by on 06/09/2018
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Cambodian reptile café slithers into people’s hearts

Cambodian reptile café slithers into people’s hearts

For anyone terrified of an albino python, an orange corn snake or a scaly, bearded iguana, Chea Raty says getting up close and personal at Phnom Penh’s first reptile-themed cafe is the only remedy. Taking off from the cat cafes already popular in the Cambodian capital, Chea Raty launched his business to revamp the skin-crawling […]

Hong Kong dim sum favorite faces uncertain future

Posted by on 02/09/2018
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Hong Kong dim sum favorite faces uncertain future

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. Lin Heung’s traditional homemade dishes, including cha siu bao (barbecue pork buns), har gow (shrimp dumplings) and ma lai go (Cantonese sponge […]

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

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