Europe's best summer food festivals

30 Jun 2015
The word "festival" conjures plenty of unwelcome images: knee-deep mud, leaky tents and sinister burgers.   For those sick of the all-inclusive discomfort of Europe's traditional summer music events, there are tastier...

Fish guts, blood and soul: Inside Kolkata's wild Lake Market

Fresh water fish is an important staple in west bengal cuisine
28 Jun 2015
For many travelers, it's hard to imagine a less appetizing place than a fish market.   The impermeable smell of seafood.   Fish guts flying as their gaping dead-eyed heads get chopped off.   Hardly the stuff dream...

Allergies, vegetarian? Luxury restaurants no longer off limits

27 Jun 2015
When French superchef Alain Ducasse stunned the world of haute cuisine last year by dropping meat, boosting veggies and lightening up his menus, he was less bucking convention than joining a trend of accommodating vegetarians and people...

Which destination has the world's best food?

23 Jun 2015
For traveling foodies, local cuisine is as important as the destination itself when planning a trip.   To highlight the most popular cuisines on the planet right now, we asked CNN readers to vote for their favorite culinary...

Italy dishes up world record with longest ever pizza

Italy's judge of the ‘Guinness World Record’ Lorenzo Veltri (centre) measures the length of the Pizza to be the longest in the world with 1600m long, on June 20, 2015 in Milan at the Expo Milano 2015.
22 Jun 2015
Italy beat the world record for the longest ever pizza today, serving up a sizzling margherita over one and a half kilometres long at Milan's 2015 Expo. Guinness World Records judge Lorenzo Veltri handed Italy the crown for a 1,595.45m...

Google adds calorie counts to search results

Junk food
19 Jun 2015
A new feature launched Tuesday displays the nutritional values of popular fast foods as part of a web search. To check exactly how much fat or protein is in a Big Mac or a Whopper simply type "Big Mac Calories" and Google will...

Hello Kitty-themed restaurant opens its door

Hello Kitty restaurant
17 Jun 2015
Attention Hello Kitty fans: Your favorite feline, whiskered, cartoon (non-cat) character now has her own restaurant in Hong Kong. At the recently opened Hello Kitty Chinese Cuisine restaurant in Kowloon, fans can order 37 menu items that...

Low-fat milk is scarce in poor neighborhoods

Milk for sale in a store in New York April 7, 2011.
16 Jun 2015
Less than half of US shops where milk is sold carry lower-fat or skim varieties, and this healthier option is most scarce in poor and minority communities that tend to have higher rates of obesity, a large study found.   Part of the...

World Chefs: Mina Holland's cookbook spans world in 100 recipes

Food writer Mina Holland, author of ''The World on a Plate: 40 Cuisines, 100 Recipes and the Stories Behind Them,'' is pictured in London in this 2015 handout photo obtained by Reuters June 8, 2015.
09 Jun 2015
Recipes from around the world are served with equal portions of history and anecdotes in food writer Mina Holland’s first book, “The World on a Plate: 40 Cuisines, 100 Recipes and the Stories Behind Them.”   Holland...

Tipple of Roman emperors, Serbian wines make a comeback

Bottles of maturing wine are pictured in the Kovacevic Winery in the town of Irig, Serbia, May 8, 2015.
09 Jun 2015
Legend has it that Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Probus never let his soldiers sit idle, so in peacetime he put them to work planting vineyards in the rolling hills of Alma Mons, present-day Fruska Gora in northern Serbia.   Over the...