Singapore gains halal cred, top marks from Muslim tourists

04 Mar 2015
Halal has never looked so good for Singapore. A survey ranked the Asian country as the top non-Islamic destination for Muslim tourists, weeks after official data showed overall visitor numbers fell last year for the first time since 2009....

Japanese chickens hatch eggs with fruit flavors

27 Feb 2015
Japan, a major economic power, seems to be a pioneer in everything, including food. In Japan, you can now find foods and beverages that are not produced by any other country.   Not only can you drink garlic-flavored cola and eat fried...

Middle East's first chocolate museum soon in Egypt

Chocolate Pharaonic monument
21 Feb 2015
Roll up your sleeves. You are about to be immersed in the blissful enjoyment of chocolate world like never before.     The first chocolate museum in the Middle East is coming to town soon at City Stars shopping mall on the 8...

Travel Picks: Top 10 destinations for chocolate lovers

Chocolate bars are pictured in the employees' supermarket at the Nestle headquarters in Vevey February 19, 2009.
21 Feb 2015
Travel website has come with a list of top destinations for people whose main love is chocolate. This list is compiled by editors and is not endorsed by Reuters: 1. Oaxaca, Mexico In Oaxaca, chocolate is used not...

A celebration of French cuisine across the five continents

Gout de France
20 Feb 2015
More than 1,300 French dinners will be served at restaurants and embassies across the five continents for a special event on Thursday, 19 March. Under the patrogen of France's foreign ministry and Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse,...

Focusing on fiber may work for weight loss

Fiber foods
18 Feb 2015
People who only focused on eating 30 grams of fiber per day lost almost as much weight as those who followed a more complicated diet, according to a new year-long study. A “permissive” dietary plan, like focusing on increasing...

Report: DASH named best overall diet for fifth year

09 Feb 2015
The DASH diet, rich in vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy, has been named the best overall diet for the fifth consecutive year, outpacing Weight Watchers and the Mediterranean diet, U.S. News & World Report said on Tuesday....

Gabriel Thompson's new cookbook shares take on Italian food

American chef Gabriel Thompson is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters January 12, 2015.
13 Jan 2015
Thompson serves a generous helping of brash New York City attitude along with recipes from his New York restaurants in his first cookbook "Downtown Italian." The executive chef of dell'anima, L'Artusi, Anfora and L'...

Woman finds 'dental material' in Japan McDonald's burger

AFP/File | French fries are prepared in a fryer in Washington, DC on February 25, 2014
09 Jan 2015
A Japanese woman has claimed she discovered fragments identified as "dental material" in a McDonald's hamburger, the company said Friday, the latest in a series of food contamination woes for the fast-food giant. The claim...

McDonald's sees simpler menu as key in turnaround

A McDonald's Israel branch. Photo credit: Otto Magnus
14 Dec 2014
McDonald's is betting that a slimmed-down menu and a push toward greater customization will help it reverse a troubling decline in sales in the US. The fast-food giant aims to simplify the dining experience after concluding that a...