Papa roach: Chinese farmer breeds bugs for the table

Cockroach farmer Li Bingcai eating an exuvial roach at his farm in Yibin, China’s southwestern Sichuan province. — AFP photos

Ostrich, rodent on the menu as Cuba seeks food miracle

From breeding miniature cows to importing water buffalo, Cuban leaders have long gotten creative in their effort to remedy food shortages. Now,...

Cashew waste strikes gold: Benin looks to cashews for growth

The back and forth of lorries and pick-up trucks covered with tarpaulin never stops at the Fludor factory in Zogbodomey, two hours...

Burger King goes… vegan? The meatless Whopper is here

For decades, fast-food giant Burger King has been the undisputed Home of the Whopper-the chain's signature sandwich featuring one of its flame-grilled,...

Emperor burger: Tokyo chef whips up $900 monster for new monarch

A Tokyo restaurant is honoring the crowning of the new Japanese emperor next month with a football-sized wagyu beef hamburger served between...

Desert truffles are Libya’s ‘manna from heaven’

Braving the cold and hostile Libyan desert, Milad Mohammed scratches the ground to extract what he calls "manna from heaven" -- white...

Ageing Singapore: 90-yr old noodle vendor helps keep foodie culture alive

Hawker Leong Yuet Meng, 90, of Nam Seng Noodle House, poses as she cooks noodles at her shop in Singapore. —Reuters...

Oscars chef cooks up a storm for the big night

They will nibble on Oscar-shaped flatbreads topped with smoked salmon and caviar, sip French drink and sink their teeth into tiny chocolate...

Forget chocolate, how about a cockroach for Valentine’s?

Forget chocolate, flowers or a romantic dinner. A zoo in Texas is offering singles the chance to name a cockroach after their...

Kuwaiti men break the mold, seek to become topnotch chefs

Chef credits female relatives for teaching him secrets to excellent cooking Kuwaiti chef Ziyad Hamada. —KUNA photos

Stinkin’ sky-high: Indonesian durians fetch $1,000 apiece

Two durian fruits have sold for nearly $1,000 each in Indonesia, an eye-watering price that lit up social media and prompted awestruck...

Michelin boosts female chefs in 2019 guide

Italian-Argentinian chef Mauro Colagreco (center left) and French chef Laurent Petit (Center right) react on stage with French chef Alain Ducasse...

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