Secrets of a super chef: Alain Ducasse on pursuing perfection

As one of the world's most decorated chefs, Alain Ducasse is known for his forensic attention to detail-from thrice-ironed tablecloths to hand-picked...

French restaurant run by Argentine chef crowned world’s best

France's Mirazur restaurant-whose Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco draws inspiration from the sea, the mountains, and his own garden-was...

Inventor of guilt-free desserts is world’s top pastry chef

Her desserts are often not at all sweet and she couldn't give a fig if people complain that they don't look great...

How a Brit got Asia to fall for Macau’s Portuguese egg tarts

With their flaky pastry casing, creamy custard filling and brulee topping, Macau's Portuguese egg tarts are as...

UAE expats get taste of Ramadan traditional sweets

Nida Mohammed drove for more than an hour from Fujairah to Sharjah in the UAE just to buy special Iraqi sweets and...

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...

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