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July 05, 2015
World heritage status for The Alamo, Japan industrial sites
The United States has succeeded in its bid to "Remember the Alamo," after the U.N. cultural body approved its status as a ...
July 03, 2015
Cash-strapped UN food agency reduces help to Syrian refugees
The United Nations' food agency is cutting back on assistance to thousands of Syrian refugees after an appeal for a ceasefire ...
June 30, 2015
Greeks struggle with daily grind as foreigners head to beach
Gamal Takaway has turned up the hustle, to no avail. The popular waiter who goes by the nickname Jimmy often steps out into ...
June 29, 2015
Truffle dogs sniff out pungent fungus prized by foodies
The growing appetite for truffles is feeding demand for dogs trained to sniff out the pungent fungus prized by chefs and ...
June 22, 2015
Eateries in Chinese town hold dog meat festival amid outcry
Restaurateurs in a southern Chinese town held an annual dog meat festival Monday despite international criticism of the event ...
June 20, 2015
60 pizza-makers create nearly mile-long 'pie' in Milan
The wait was on the long side for the pizza -- 18 hours -- but this was an extraordinary pie: 1.59545 kilometers, or nearly ...
June 18, 2015
Michelle Obama lights candles for US shooting victims
Michelle Obama and her daughters visited Milan's Duomo cathedral on Thursday, where an official traveling with her said they ...
June 18, 2015
Russia won't lift EU food embargo if sanctions stay
Moscow will lift its embargo on European and U.S. foods only when the West scraps its sanctions against Russia, a top Russian ...
June 17, 2015
US first lady promotes key topic in Milan: eating wisely
Michelle Obama took her campaign for healthy eating overseas on Wednesday, but let it slip that she still has work to do at ...
June 17, 2015
Going Places: Diana Henry likes a good culinary adventure
Diana Henry had a degree from Oxford, a great job at the BBC and the promise of a golden future. But when she turned 30, ...
June 10, 2015
British wartime cooking educator Marguerite Patten dies
In many ways, Marguerite Patten was Britain's first celebrity chef — although she herself would have shunned the term.
June 02, 2015
El Celler de Can Roca in Spain named world's top restaurant
The battle to be the world's No. 1 restaurant once again felt like a tussle between Spain and Denmark, with Italy caught in ...
May 29, 2015
Ruble rebound threatens 'Made in Russia' industry revival
Russia's ruble is on a roller-coaster. After being the world's second worst-performing currency against the dollar last year, ...
May 28, 2015
Mystery of disappearing holes in Swiss cheese solved
The mystery of Swiss cheese and its disappearing holes has been solved: The milk's too clean. A Swiss agricultural institute ...
May 27, 2015
US pavilion seeks to be catalyst in food security discussion
Fields of waving grain may have come to symbolize the United States' industrialized agriculture, but the U.S. pavilion at ...
May 27, 2015
Challenging European notions of American food at Milan Expo
To many European ears, if not taste buds, the phrase American cuisine seems like an oxymoron. That's why the U.S.
May 21, 2015
Bleisure Bits: Whisky primer at Glasgow's Pot Still
Wreathed in myth and steeped in tradition, the wild and wonderful world of scotch whisky can take decades to explore. Or, you ...
May 19, 2015
Belfast baker guilty of discrimination over 'gay cake' snub
A Northern Ireland bakery was found guilty Tuesday of discrimination for refusing to make a cake bearing the slogan "Support ...
May 13, 2015
David Gelb returns to food with 'Chef's Table' on Netflix
Filmmaker David Gelb, who directed the delectable "Jiro Dreams of Sushi," has landed back in the foodie world with a Netflix ...
May 12, 2015
Report: Binge drinking by young people is increasing
Alcohol consumption in wealthy, developed countries has declined over the past two decades but dangerous binge drinking has ...