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Cheesy music: Swiss experiment with sound to make cheese tastier

Posted by on 03/11/2018
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Cheesy music: Swiss experiment with sound to make cheese tastier

Cheesy music: Swiss experiment with sound to make cheese tastier

When searching a fromagerie for the perfect chunk of cheddar or parmesan, cheese aficionados have probably never grilled vendors over what kind of music was played to their cheeses. To many, the question itself might sound crackers. But a Swiss cheesemaker has embarked on an experiment to test the impact of music on Emmental, one […]

Tsukiji: It’s not all about the fish, says Michelin chef

Posted by on 04/10/2018
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Tsukiji: It’s not all about the fish, says Michelin chef

Tsukiji: It’s not all about the fish, says Michelin chef

When two-starred Michelin chef Lionel Beccat reminisces about Tsukiji, the world’s biggest fish market in Tokyo, it is not the ocean’s bounty that stirs memories but the fishmongers themselves. “The story of Tsukiji is quite simply a story about human relationships,” Beccat tells AFP as he browses through the market at the crack of dawn […]

South African villagers tap into trend for ‘superfood’ baobab

Posted by on 24/09/2018
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South African villagers tap into trend for ‘superfood’ baobab

South African villagers tap into trend for ‘superfood’ baobab

From before dawn, 54-year-old grandmother Annah Muvhali weaves between baobab trees that loom over her rural South African home, collecting fruit that enthusiasts worldwide hail as a “superfood”. About 1,000 women in the village of Muswodi Dipeni, in the northern province of Limpopo, earn a living by harvesting the furry, hard-shelled baobab fruit pods. The […]

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 […]

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