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

A hope for endangered eels, Japanese summer delicacy

FUJISAWA: The Japanese summer delicacy of roasted eel, braised with a tangy sauce and sprinkled with prickly mountain pepper, is in question as the...

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,...

Yuck or yum? Swiss offer insect burgers of mealworm larvae

GENEVA: Swallow deeply, pinch the nose and repeat the mantra: "Tastes like beef, tastes likes beef." Then bite into the burger of rice, chopped...

Cheesed off: Italian regions highly strung over mozz

Defenders of buffalo mozzarella in the Campania region of southern Italy have vowed to fight a decision made this week by the farming ministry...

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...

The ‘Rat Eaters’ of Bihar: India’s poorest people?

 The rat kept crawling over Phekan Manjhi's arm as he battled to pin it to the ground before he eventually managed to kill it...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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