Thursday, February 21, 2019

At beloved falafel shop, Syrians get taste of pre-war Raqa

 Raqa is still mostly a sinister ghost town of gutted buildings and rubble-strewn streets but there is one place teeming with activity in the...

Eternal noodles: Obama ‘bun cha’ table encased in Vietnam

The table where former US president Barack Obama famously slurped noodles in downtown Hanoi has been preserved-chopsticks and all-under a glass box for eternity,...

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...

Bugs on the menu at Swiss supermarket

Switzerland's first insect-based food aimed at humans will go on sale next week following a revision of the country's food safety laws, a supermarket...

Bizarre Foods host on new show, travel tips, addiction hope

Andrew Zimmern, host of Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods," thinks he's misunderstood. He says he's known as "fat guy runs around world, eats bugs," but...

Bugs by design at Bangkok fine dining bistro

Studies show they're high in protein, good fats and minerals Ants and beetles in the kitchen? Normally that'd close down a restaurant immediately, but for...

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...

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...

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...

Mexican regional cuisine drives booming food scene

Sure, every foodie loves tacos and enchiladas. But what about lesser-known Mexican classics like cochinita pibil, the impossibly flavorful, slow-roasted meat dish from the...

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...

Uprooted entrepreneurs form ‘Little Damascus’

IDLIB: On a bustling street in northwest Syria, young restaurateur Abdulrahim Abulezz serves up juicy chicken wraps crafted according to a traditional recipe from...

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