Thursday, January 17, 2019
Istanbul — Turkey has for the first time introduced a set of criteria for baklava, the sweet pastry made in the country’s southeast and known across the world, the standards watchdog said Thursday. The move is aimed at standardising the production of the trademark dessert, which is often manufactured with...
TRAVELLERS are being advised to remove beans, bread and broccoli from their diet before flying. The three Bs are among a range of foods that can produce two more Bs - belching and bloating - by causing gases in the stomach to expand. The result, known as Jet Bloating, is...
Residents of the quaint Santa Catalina Island community of Avalon say it was bad enough that Southern California Edison Co. has increased their water rates by 300% over the last five years. Now, the utility wants to raise them an additional 83% in order to pay for infrastructure improvements that...
To no one's surprise, Burger King's all black burger looks like a disgusting turd in real life. Actually, it might be even worse than some turds. It looks like it tastes like ash. It looks like it's made from burnt cardboard. It looks like it'll bring death to anyone...
There have been some crazy pizza products over the years, but this one may take the cake. A Canadian restaurant chain called Boston Pizza is running a contest to determine the next “Pizza Game Changer,” and one of the options is a six-layer cake made entirely of — you guessed...
Potatoes Refrigeration causes the starch in potatoes to turn to sugar, and while this might sound like a good thing, it gives them the wrong flavor. The skins will also darken prematurely while cooking, making them look less appetizing. Onions   Here's a weird one. You don't have to refrigerate onions, but you...
McDonald’s, the largest fast food chain to offer menu alternatives designated for observant Muslims, is removing the items from its menu, suggesting that preparing food exclusively to suit individual religious tastes is problematic for restaurants involved in mass production food services. The fast food giant had limited the items to just two stores in east Dearborn,...
DID you know that bananas are technically a herb? After yesterday’s article which revealed 92 per cent of Aussie kids don’t know where bananas come from, a discussion arose in the news.com.au office about ... well what else? Bananas. Many journos had no idea that bananas are technically both a herb and a fruit,...
Jamie Oliver has said all of his restaurants would close immediately if it were not for European immigrants who are prepared to work long hours in hot kitchens. The celebrity chef said British youngsters were "wet" in comparison to their European counterparts, who were "stronger" and "tougher". His comments come just...
The UN’s Food Agency has stepped up pressure on the United States to change its biofuel policy due to fear over a World Food Crisis. 40 percent of the US corn crop is currently used for biofuel to meet renewable energy targets. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says the US...
Find out the best place to store these 5 fresh foods. Now that spring has sprung, I’m loading up on more fresh veggies, and that has me thinking about the best way to store them to keep them at their freshest. I only go to the grocery store once a...
Japan’s habitual New Year killer has struck again, after nine people were reported to have died in recent days from choking on rice cakes. Mochi – glutinous cakes of pounded rice – are traditionally eaten in vast quantities over the holidays, usually in soup, or toasted and served with sweet...
Consequences of drought in southeastern Europe will not only affect the production of food and its price. According to experts and relevant analysts, the Balkans would be late this year and early next year and could face serious shortages of electricity, and, according to some, even in the dark. Lack of...
For those who loves Tiramisu, it means "pick me up" or "lift me up" is a popular coffee flavored Italian dessert. It is made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of egg yolks, egg whites, sugar and mascarpone cheese, flavored with cocoa. The recipe has...
Chicken Adobo is an authentic Filipino dish and is one of the mostly recognized Filipino foods. Not to be mistaken with Mexican adobo, this dish is uniquely prepared by stewing chicken in vinegar and soy sauce. Several sources who are experts in Asian food history say that the Filipinos were...
Almonds are found in places like Iran, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Israel. This highly nutritional nut is a rich source of vitamin E, calcium, phosphorous, iron and magnesium. It also contains zinc, selenium, copper and niacin. Compared to all other nuts, almonds are the most packed...
The first, most important meal of the day was a bowl of cereal followed by a plain croissant and banana at work. Lunch was light with a jacket potato at your file desk. Come 3 pm and you have a dark chocolate bar to full you up until dinner. By...
This take on a tried-and-true favorite calls for the sweet cherry filling to be  thickened with tapioca and then topped with a picture-perfect lattice crust. Servings: Serves 8 or  9 Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. salt 2 Tbsp. sugar 2 1/2 sticks butter 1 large egg 5 cups fresh sweet cherries, pitted (or frozen cherries,...
No Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake. 2 pounds fresh strawberries, washed 3 1/4 cups whipping cream, divided 1/3 cup confectioners sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon rosewater (optional) 4 sleeves (about 19 ounces, or 24 to 28 whole crackers) graham crackers 2 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped Take out a few of the best-looking strawberries and set them...
ROME: One out of every eight people in the world is chronically undernourished, the United Nations’ food agencies said yesterday, and aid groups warned that rising food prices could reverse gains in the fight against hunger. In a report on food insecurity, the UN agencies said 868 million people were...
Nothing beats the simplicity and flavours of Chinese stir fry dishes, its quick to prepare, and the vegetables are crunchy and vibrant and it definitely tastes good like this recipe. This dish did not take more than 15 minutes of my time, and I guess that’s the key element...
Just as we were starting to lament the dwindling abundance of summer stone fruits at the farmers' market, in marched a whole new array of fruits to inspire us. Asian pears, fresh dates, and pomegranates are some of early fall's jewels. We couldn't resist combining them in a fruit salad –...
A German food company on Tuesday recalled nine million frozen pizzas, after a man bit into one and broke his tooth on a piece of metal. Customers are being offered their money back. Wagner, a frozen food manufacturer based in the western state of Saarland, told customers not to eat...
CHICKEN MACARONI SALAD Ingredients 200g macaroni noodles 1 pc large carrot, finely chopped 2 cups chicken meat, flaked 500 ml American style mayonnaise 2 cups pineapple chunks 1 white onion, finely chopped 2 hardboiled eggs, diced 1 cup cheddar cheese, diced 1/2 cup raisins 2 tsp sugar salt ground white pepper Method 1. Cook macaroni noodles according to instructions. Drain then set aside. 2. Using...
Have you made roasted strawberries before? I first read about the approach from Heidi Swanson's book Supernatural Everday. My version differs a bit in using honey and more balsamic vinegar, but the end result, I imagine, is much the same: berries that soften and become quite delicate and decadent,...
TOKYO — From Jan 4 to Jan 31, McDonald’s Japan will run a marketing campaign they’re calling “Enjoy! 60 Second Service”, where customers who are made to wait any more than a minute for their order during the hours of 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. will receive a coupon for...
AFP - Fries, crunchy, salty, tasty fried sticks of potato are claimed both by Belgium and France as the product of their national gastronomic genius but the true origins are shrouded in popular folklore. "Fries, they are the orphan of street cooking, of low birth. That is why it's hard...
Fast food giant Subway has removed pork products from 185 stores in the UK, where it will also use only halal meat in a bid to appeal to Muslim customers. Turkey and turkey rashers will be used instead of ham and bacon, it said. Islam requires Muslims to only eat meat...
What if the entire world critiqued your diet? Maybe it wouldn’t be such a bad thing—recent reports have suggested that more than one-third of Americans are overweight. That’s where the new app “The Eatery” comes in: Snap a photo of your food, label it, rate it on a “fit-to-fat”...
It’s the greenest day of the year and a whopping 400 people attended the St Patrick’s Day celebration at Le Royal Meridien’s PJ O’Reilly’s on Friday 15 March. The event was hosted in the Irish bar and poolside courtyard of the hotel and featured special guests Paddy Man and resident...