Here’s how to cut down on food waste

22 Apr 2017
For Earth Day 2017, which is focused on environmental literacy, take a look at the food waste movement, and what you can do to curb it in your own home.   In recent years, the food waste movement has been gaining momentum, thanks to...

Who says a meal has to come with dessert?

Valentine's dessert
08 Apr 2017
A Michelin-starred chef in San Sebastian, Spain, is upending the conventional meal order by doing away with dessert as the finale in the new season of his restaurant.   You could call it both a social and an epicurean experiment....

In photos: Imad's Syrian Kitchen brings tastes of Damascus to London

part of the starters, Alarnab served dolmades (vine leaves stuffed with rice).
01 Apr 2017
As a Syrian refugee living in the UK, Imad Alarnab has faced many hardships.   But even in the most difficult of times, one thing never faded: his love of Syrian cuisine. Before the Syrian civil war, Alarnab had built a successful...

The ultimate guilt-free treat? These salad cakes are made with vegetables

22 Mar 2017
Imagine biting into a beautiful cake, but instead of a sugary rush you get the fresh flavors of celery, carrot and red cabbage. "Salad cakes" -- a new craze in Japan -- offer exactly that experience.   Nagoya native...

Are you sure the diet you’re following is actually good for your health?

Eating dinner early gives the body a mini fast overnight. – AFP/Relaxnews pic, March 6, 2016
21 Mar 2017
Despite recent food trends encouraging us to breakfast on protein-rich eggs and sip on green juices, a new review published on recently has attempted to call time on some of the latest food fads and help end the confusion about what is the...

5 herbs and spices that can make you happy

A worker at herbal store takes ingredients to prepare natural herbal drug in Cairo, Egypt January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
18 Mar 2017
Several studies and nutritional publications agree that certain foods have the power to make us happy. The famous omega-3 fatty acids, found in oily fish, nuts and seeds, are notably recommended for lifting the mood. However, certain herbs...

Cairo offers cheapest breakfast worldwide: Bloomberg

10 Mar 2017
"Bloomberg indicator" revealed that Cairo is the cheapest country around the world in terms of the cost of a breakfast meal at $0.35.   The index revealed, however, that Cairo and the Venezuelan capital Caracas have been...

McDonald’s to launch home delivery, mobile ordering at restaurants

A McDonald's logo is seen at one of the chain's restaurants in San Francisco, California, May 6, 2015.
04 Mar 2017
McDonald's is hoping that home delivery, table service and mobile app ordering will help the fast food chain stay afloat in the ever competitive and ever crowded fast food market.     The burger giant unveiled details of its...

‘Sushi university’ is here to explain Japanese food to you

25 Feb 2017
One of the most traditional gastronomic experiences in Japan is the omakase, the equivalent of a Western tasting menu, in which diners surrender their meal choices to the creativity and whim of the chef. But in Japan, where few chefs speak...

Around the world in pancakes

France's classic Crepe Suzette (Photo courtesy: AFP Relaxnews/ Wiktory / Istock)
18 Feb 2017
With Mardi Gras, Pancake Day and Candlemass just around the corner, pancakes will be on the menu this February in various parts of the world. From France’s crêpe Suzette to Britain’s crumpets, countries across the globe have...