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Feeling blue? Green tea may help, study shows

ELDERLY people who drink several cups of green tea a day are less likely to suffer from depression, probably due to a “feel good”...

‘Tea Lady’ inspires drug addicts to shun habit

  WAKRO, a tiny laidback town en route to Hindu pilgrimage site Parashuram Kund in Lohit  district of Arunachal Pradesh, has made an impact on the tea-growers of the country...

Chocolate can be good for you, says EU regulator

THE EUROPEAN Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has ruled that cocoa powder and dark chocolate can help people improve blood circulation - a claim made...

Curry compound ‘may curb diabetes risk’

SUPPLEMENTS containing a compound found in curry spice may help prevent diabetes in people at high risk, according to a Thai study.       Researchers, whose results...

India orders safety checks on Nestle’s Maggi noodles

  INDIA'S food minister on Wednesday (June 3) ordered safety checks on Nestle India's Maggi instant noodles after regional food inspectors said the test batches...

British food ‘no longer a turn-off for tourists’

FOREIGNERS have for decades branded British food bland and unhealthy, but a new survey today suggested the country’s culinary reputation is changing - although...

Japan rice worries a blow to collective psyche

NEWS that local governments around Japan will test rice for radioactive caesium came as a blow that rocked the nation’s collective psyche, threatening to...

Young chefs aim to be ingredient of Myanmar success

AS MYANMAR opens up to the world, one cooking school is giving wannabe chefs a chance to shine in the bustling kitchens of Yangon...

Humble snack goes gourmet in Spain’s tapas revolution

LONG taken for granted as a mere bar snack, Spain's humble tapas has graduated from the neighbourhood cafe to the realm of haute cuisine. Inspired...

Americans unswayed by menu calorie counts

THE HIGH calorie counts of the artery-clogging fast foods were right in front of their eyes, but adults and teens in a recent US...