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World’s diet goes unhealthy, finds study

THE world's diet has deteriorated substantially in the last two decades, a leading nutrition expert said on Monday (February 23), citing one of the...

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...

In France, kebabs get wrapped up in identity politics

IN A COUNTRY whose national identity is so closely connected to its cuisine, France  has seized on a growing appetite for kebabs as proof...

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...

Instant noodles carry health risks for women, says study

WOMEN who eat instant noodles, like Ramen, at least two times a week face a greater risk of high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar...

Bill on soft drink health warning hits snag in California

A BILL in California that would require soft drinks to have health warning labels failed to clear a key committee on Tuesday (June 17).   Under...

Diabetes research: good news for caffeine addicts?

PEOPLE who boosted their coffee intake by “moderate to large” doses in a US-based study had a lower risk for adult-onset diabetes than those...

Juicy court case leaves Coca-Cola on defensive

COCA-COLA was taken to task by the US Supreme Court on Monday (April 21), with justices questioning whether a drink sold as fruit juice...

German growers push into craft beer market with new hops

    IN A microbrewery in a trendy Berlin neighbourhood, Thorsten Schoppe, one of a wave of beer-makers using new German ingredients to create non-traditional brews,...

Santa takes gourmet dinner to Japan nuclear evacuees

WHEN Santa arrived at a school hosting children who fled Japan’s nuclear disaster, he brought the usual presents, but he also bore something a...