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...

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...

Beef in the buff? Paris opens first nudist restaurant

Leave your coats, your pants and your inhibitions at the door: a Paris restaurant has begun serving up classic French fare to diners in...

Taiwan’s foodie cred given Michelin boost

From streetside stalls dishing out one dollar bowls of braised pork rice to upscale eateries tucked away in quiet alleyways, Michelin inspectors are scouring...

In Ecuadorean cave, meals offered in darkness by the blind

On the outskirts of Ecuador's capital, young couples and families venture into a pitch-black cave in search of an unlikely experience: a meal in...

Extreme dining in Shanghai: Chef’s twist on haute cuisine

A van spirits ten guests to a secret location in Shanghai, where they enter a non-descript industrial building as Strauss's theme from "2001: A...

Lisbon’s first Syrian restaurant a welcome sign for new refugees

The queue outside Lisbon's first Syrian restaurant on its opening day showed an appetite not just for Syrian food but for integration in one...

Turning weed into drinks in Lebanon

Sitting among the vines of Sauvignon Blanc and Tempranillo growing on his spectacular farm in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, Michel Emad remembers the not-so-distant time...

A Rabat restaurant challenges exclusion of mentally disabled

They must be inside society to learn with everyone else In a country where nearly half of people with mental disabilities are unemployed, one restaurant...

Balkan pepper relish stirs appetites and pride

It's a source of Balkan rivalry but one ubiquitous smell: the wood-fire roasting of peppers wafting through towns and villages each autumn as families...

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...

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...

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