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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...

Wine-loving France follows British lead on storing best wines

IN WINE-LOVING France, owners of fine bottles have ironically adopted a practice started in neighbouring Britain that helps ensure the old French adage, "life...

Dutch saltwater potatoes offer hope for world’s hungry

A SMALL field on an island off the Netherlands' northern coast promises one answer to the problem of how to feed the world's ever-growing...

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...

Burgundy vintage unveiled in top market Britain

THE big names in Burgundy wines unveiled their first 2013 vintage last week in Britain, their main export market, with tasters gathered at the...

Brewer recreates old Belgian beer found in shipwreck

A FINNISH brewery has recreated a Belgian beer from bottles that sank 170 years ago on a merchant ship in the Baltic Sea, giving...

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...