How Japan went crazy for KitKats

Rainbow of flavors: Japan's KitKat kaleidoscope.


20 Sep 2016
A freshly made white chocolate and raspberry mix is carefully poured into a piping bag by chef Yasumasa Takagi, one of Japan's foremost patissiers. After snipping the end of the bag, he squeezes the delicious pink paste into a tray of...

Rock the fattah: Eid meat treats from near and far

12 Sep 2016
So Eid al-Adha has arrived once more, along with the many animals prepared for slaughter and the resulting abundance of meat. Egyptians have come to know the feast as a time for families to gather round the dining table, plates piled with...

New survey uncovers consumers' biggest restaurant turn-offs

Even with a master chef in the kitchen, a dirty restroom or unattractive entryway can leave a bad taste in a diner's mouth, said John Engel. - AFP photo


10 Sep 2016
It doesn't matter how good the food is, if one element of the dinning experience isn't up to scratch, it could be enough for more than nine-in-10 US diners to never return. The study of 2,034 US adults ages 18 and older, conducted...

64% of global consumers now cut certain ingredients out of their diets

Gluten-free diets are followed by 21% of Indian consumers, a report found. — AFP Relaxnews
05 Sep 2016
Obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure are just some of the fears that could be leading 64% of global consumers to adopt diets that limit or exclude the consumption of certain foods or ingredients. The data comes from...

Olivo's Pizzeria and Bar — fine food if you can handle the heat

19 Aug 2016
Walking into Olivo’s Pizzeria and Bar at the New President Hotel in Zamalek, one is slightly disappointed by the lack of space — and yet impressed with how efficiently that space is utilized to fit as many people as possible....

Food and nutrition myths debunked by celebrity trainer David Kirsch

David Kirsch debunks some common food myths and explains the health benefits of a variety of delicious foods such as eggs. - Photo by David Kirsch/AFPRelax

16 Aug 2016
Celebrity trainer David Kirsch is well-known for his work with A-list models and actresses such as Heidi Klum, Kate Upton, Liv Tyler, and Anne Hathaway.   In his latest book, "Ultimate Family Wellness," David shares his own...

World's 23 best cities for street food

Street food in Cairo
09 Aug 2016
Sidewalk vendors, push carts, holes in a wall — even in cities with rich reputations for fine dining, some of the best meals are on the streets. Places like Hong Kong have blurred the line between haute cuisine and quick comfort...

Museum of Ice Cream to open in New York

16 Jul 2016
The ice cream pop-up museum, just down the block from the Whitney Museum of American Art, will be open for one month only this summer…   The opening of the Museum of Ice Cream will coincide with the conclusion of National Ice...

India’s Kerala imposes ‘fat tax’ on junk food to counter obesity

Junk food
10 Jul 2016
India’s peaceful tourist hotspot Kerala has become the first state in the country to impose a “fat tax” on junk food in a bid to counter rising obesity.   The state’s finance minister Thomas Isaac announced a...

Museum creates edible culinary world tour dining exhibit

In Situ at the San Fransico Museum of Modern Art is a dining exhibition that can accommodate 70 diners. Photos: AFP
25 Jun 2016
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has opened a gastronomic exhibit that replicates dishes from some of the top Michelin-starred restaurants around the globe, allowing visitors to embark on a culinary world tour without leaving the...