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...

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...

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,...

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...

‘Miracle’ doughnuts emerge as Israel celebrates Hanukkah

Hanukkah doughnuts, called ‘sufganiyot’ in Hebrew, are seen for sale at a market in Jerusalem. — AFP Consider...

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...

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...

Japan, China dominate list of world’s top restaurants

Japan and China have more of the world's best restaurants than anywhere else, according to the La Liste ranking, which will be published next...

Japanese chef at the top of La Liste says he’s not great-yet

Yosuke Suga does not believe he is a great chef-not yet anyway. The statistics tell a different story. The fresh-faced Japanese cook...

Mock meat edges onto Southeast Asian plates

A sprinkle of chili, some pinkish "pork" and a few basil leaves tossed into a sizzling wok-chef Songpol swears his vegan version...

Old McDonald’s: Aussie mates show off burger bought in 1995

A McDonald's burger bought in 1995 and kept in an Australian shed for years has never decomposed, according to two men who...

Robot fast-food chefs: Hype or a sign of industry change?

Robots can't yet bake a souffle or fold a burrito, but they can cook up vegetables and grains and spout them into a bowl...

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25th Feb