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...

Konafa creations: The sumptuous sweets of Ramadan 2016

Kunafa stuffed with Nutella 
14 Jun 2016
One of the most unforgettable scenes of Ramadan is the "Konafa" maker standing behind a simple furnace made of clay, swirling batter round and round on the drum-like surface of a huge round oven to cook the fine, noodle-shaped...

The mindful way to distract you from your cravings

11 Jun 2016
You know you've had that moment — that sudden desire — to eat something with no rational reason.   This is the classic sign of a food craving, but little good generally comes from it.   "Most cravings are...

Is Oprah Winfrey about to launch her own food brand?

Oprah Winfrey arrives for the birthday dinner party of former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela at Hyde Park in London 
05 Jun 2016
Oprah Winfrey-branded bread, cheese, beverages and even fish could be coming to a grocery store shelf near you. Last month, the talk show queen quietly filed documents requesting to trademark the name Oprah's Kitchen. The application...

Turn your breakfast into an energy booster, so easy too

27 May 2016
It’s often called the most important meal of the day, yet rather than sitting down to a healthy breakfast many of us are still guilty of grabbing something to eat on the go, or even skipping it all together. Dalton Wong, founder of...

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...