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Debate brewing over Sri Lanka tea blending plans

SRI LANKA’S tea industry is deeply divided over plans to boost earnings by importing cheaper leaves for blending and re-export, over fears the changes...

World’s best restaurant’ elBulli closes

ELBULLI, the beachside Spanish restaurant repeatedly crowned the world’s best, closed on Saturday (July 30) after pushing the boundaries of cuisine for over two...

Stressed? Dark chocolate might help

A SMALL bar of dark chocolate a day can keep stress at bay, according to a small study by international researchers. German and Swiss researchers...

US phenomenally thirsty for wine: experts

THE US wine market, already the world's biggest, still has "phenomenal" potential for growth if handled with care, US wine professionals said this week...

McCurry beats McDonald’s in trademark saga

MALAYSIA’S highest court ruled on Tuesday (September 8) against US fast food giant McDonald’s, which has waged an eight-year battle to prevent local eatery...

Bartenders turn to kitchen to create new cocktails

BARTENDERS are turning to the kitchen, using ingredients such as cinnamon smoke and colorless tomato juice and cutting-edge cooking techniques, to spice up martinis...

Tea to be declared India’s national drink

INDIA is to declare tea as its national drink to celebrate the life of a pioneering tea-planter who was hanged by British colonial rulers...

Gelato University’ turns Italian ice cream global

AS SHE scoops out some mouth-watering ice cream during training at Italy’s “Gelato University”, Holy Randrianasolo dreams of setting up the first gelato parlour...

Can’t get sugar? Try sweets in your tea

AS PAKISTANIS face an acute shortage of sugar, some families have found an easily available alternative to sweeten their tea: instead of a spoonful...

Clay shakes and colon flushes at Thai detox resort

A THAILAND trip normally means cold cocktails on the beach and spicy pad Thai noodles, but for growing numbers of “detox” tourists, the menu...