Italy offers Neapolitan pizza for Unesco heritage menu

Italy has chosen Neapolitan pizza as its candidate for protection under Unesco’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list, Italian media reported yesterday. The Italian National Commission for Unesco...

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It’s in the grape: NZ vintners pioneer low-alcohol techniques

New Zealand's cooler climate is giving its winemakers an edge as they seek to exploit growing global demand for lighter, premium wines, as rising temperatures push up the alcohol content of wines...

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Nasi kau-jam, Kelantan’s best kept secret

On a recent trip to Kota Baru, I was eager to try the much-talked about (at least by my Kelantanese friends) nasi ‘kau-jam’, a herb rice dish that is unique to Kelantan. Similar in concept to...

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Pop-up café aims to reconcile Londoners with local foxes

After the opening of its first cat café and owl bar, London is getting a new animal-themed hangout, featuring a creature often misunderstood by residents of the British capital.  Due to open...

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French restaurants hounded into using doggy bags

Long snubbed as the risible trademark of boorish Anglo-Saxon diners, the doggy bag is set to make its appearance in France, a top restaurant body said yesterday. The idea of taking uneaten...

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Lombardy, the new Caspian for caviar

With pools 85 times the size of the nearby pitches where Rugby Calvisano plays, the company Agro Ittica Lombarda is putting this northern Italian town on the map again — as the world's top caviar...

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Lindt presents new sweet and salty snack pairings

Master chocolatiers at Lindt USA announced on Tuesday new pairings of classic salty snacks such as popcorn and pretzels with salted caramel and their famed gourmet chocolate. Their iconic...

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What to eat at Ming Tien Food Court, Taman Megah

Ming Tien is possibly the open-air food court to rule them all (opened 24/7 too!). Sited in the commercial heart of Taman Megah in Petaling Jaya, its breezy beach-themed premises come complete...

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New diet could considerably reduce Alzheimer’s risk

Researchers at Rush University in Chicago have developed the MIND diet, which their recent study suggests could significantly reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. The study is published in the...

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Outrageous chocolate Easter bunny costs US$49,000 thanks to diamond eyes

It took a master chocolatier, cocoa from Tanzania and two solitaire diamonds to create what’s being billed as the world’s most extravagant chocolate Easter bunny, worth US$49,000 (RM179,401) –...

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Kavalan from Taiwan named best single malt whisky 2015

A whisky made in Taiwan has taken the auspicious title of world’s best single malt whisky 2015 for its “sweet pruney” flavours and dry, walnut finish. After Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible named The...

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Best brunches in KL

Brunch, a portmanteau of 'breakfast' and 'lunch', is usually eaten on late Sunday mornings but there's nothing to say you can't have it all the time! From champagne to coffee, croissants to...

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Perrier and sweet white wine pitched as the cocktail of the summer in France

To combat declining sales on their home turf, a few French winemakers are doing the unthinkable: marketing signature cocktails featuring their vintages. The latest example, the So Perrier,...

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Why restaurateurs are putting their wine on tap

New York’s latest wine bar destination is generating buzz for what it doesn’t have: wine bottles. At Lois, recently opened in the East Village, wine is kept on tap, a bar feature that’s growing...

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Starbucks ends ‘Race Together’ campaign but efforts not over

Starbucks Corp head Howard Schultz told employees on Sunday they will no longer be encouraged to write "Race Together" on drinks cups, but the company's effort to promote discussion of racial...

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Chocolate or fruit-filled, éclair emerges as global food trend

Through March 22, pastry shops all over France are celebrating “La Quinzaine de l'éclair”, a fortnight in honour of the elongated custard-filled dessert. Participating chefs will serve three...

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Salads to love at Chai Bar

I am always looking for a place like Chai Bar, where I can have a salad for lunch or dinner with a variety of vegetables, fruit, protein, nuts and a smashing dressing to toss it all together. I...

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Johnnie Walker, Guinness to come with nutritional information

Consumers will be able to more accurately track their alcohol and calorie intake when sipping on cocktails made with Smirnoff vodka and Tanqueray gin after the world’s largest spirits producer...

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Hangover-free wine getting a lot of buzz

All the wine, none of the hangover. That’s the promise coming out of the US, after scientists developed a new form of yeast that could be used to boost the health benefits of wine and reduce the...

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Chicken Lah! falls short of fried chicken glory

It’s no secret that the way to a man's heart is his stomach. But if you want the non-stop quick access pass, that secret lies in deep fried foods! So then, there's this place I pass by everyday...

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