Have a burger – and sauna – at this fast-food restaurant

Junk food
21 May 2016
The Finnish hotel and restaurant operator Restel has put a sauna in a Burger King in Helsinki, Finland. Designed by Teuvo Loman, the sauna area has a laundry room, a dressing room, toilets and showers, and a media lounge with an audio...

After delay, calorie counts to hit US restaurant menus in 2017

Junk food
15 May 2016
US restaurant owners will have an extra five months to post the calorie counts of the food they sell under a new federal deadline of May 5, 2017.   The national calorie disclosure rule is part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, also...

McDonalds testing out fresh beef patties in US

A McDonald's logo is seen at one of the chain's restaurants in San Francisco, California, May 6, 2015.
14 May 2016
McDonald’s is quietly testing out a new program that will see a handful of restaurants in the US prepare their Quarter Pounders with fresh not frozen local beef from Texas.   According to industry source Nation’s...

Chilly in the chocolate factory: Togo finds melting fix

Chocolates topped with sunflower seeds are displayed during the 2nd Chocolate Fair in Barcelona in this October 21, 2006 .
14 May 2016
Organic, fair trade chocolate has proved popular in recent years, especially with ethically minded Western consumers keen to give cocoa farmers around the world a better deal. In Togo a small cooperative has embraced the idea but also...

Chick Shack: New chicken-based restaurant with American tasty twist

Chick Shack restaurant in Zamalek
12 May 2016
Zamalek is the birthplace of new restaurants in Cairo, where food outlets that offer fresh ideas open up for a few months — only to find them closed a few months later. What this means is that if you don’t go to Zamalek for a...

Google reveals top trending foods in new report

Eating dinner early gives the body a mini fast overnight. – AFP/Relaxnews pic, March 6, 2016
04 May 2016
Turmeric is in. Rainbow bagels are out. And while the popularity of ramen shows no sign of waning, the same can't be said of the gluten-free cupcake trend.    These are among some of the conclusions drawn from a new, sweeping...

World’s Best Female Chef is French… yet again

30 Apr 2016
Dominique Crenn is the latest chef to join the closed circle of women named World’s Best Female Chef, it was announced on April 27. The French chef, now based in San Francisco, was crowned with the title ahead of the June unveiling...

Naked dining: Latest restaurant concept to hit London

25 Apr 2016
From an owl café to a "Game of Thrones" themed restaurant, it's hard to beat London when it comes to keeping foodies on their toes with new dining experiences. The latest addition to the city's quirky restaurant scene is...

Cairo's foodies descend on Merryland Park for CairoBites festival

17 Apr 2016
The CairoBites food festival returned to Cairo for the third year running on Friday and Saturday, attracting thousands of food fans to the Merryland Park in Heliopolis. The theme this year was “Old is Gold”, focused on 80s and...

Ten simple rules to keep food poisoning at bay

16 Apr 2016
Hands should be washed with soap and water before and during food preparation. If that's not possible, use an antibacterial wipe, gel or solution. This should be repeated after touching raw foods (meat and vegetables) and after contact...