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Future of food served up in Paris

ACAI, kimchi, black garlic and yuzu juice: countries are vying to conquer global plates, and palates, with their homegrown specialities at the International Food...

‘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...

McDonald’s to open first vegetarian outlet

US FAST-FOOD giant McDonald’s, famed for its beef-based Big Mac burgers, on Tuesday (September 4) said it will open its first vegetarian-only restaurant anywhere...

Curry Parmesan: Sikhs rescue Italy’s famous cheese

A MASTER in the art of making Parmesan cheese, Manjit Singh is part of a large community of Sikhs in northern Italy who are...

Soapy milk, toxic apples: India’s sour food safety record

BHIM can’t understand what he’s done wrong. Before dawn every day he joins hundreds of wholesale traders at Delhi’s Azadpur Mandi, a sprawling, chaotic...

Coffee linked with lower depression risk in women

WOMEN who drink four cups of coffee a day are 20 per cent less likely to become depressed than...

Chocolate may be good medicine for liver patients

COCOA-RICH dark chocolate could be prescribed for people with liver cirrhosis in future, following the latest research to show potential health benefits of chocolate....

China says Coca-Cola drinks deliberately poisoned

LOCAL authorities in northeast China say that drinks made by US giant Coca-Cola that left one child dead and three others ill last week...

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...

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...