Jan 24, 2015

$300,000 in fine wine stolen from famed restaurant is recovered

More than $300,000 in world-class wine stolen from a famed Napa Valley restaurant has been recovered from a private cellar on the other side of America. But the mystery of who broke into the unmarked wine room at the world-renowned French Laundry eatery and ...

Jan 8, 2015

Foie gras back on menu in California

Californians will be able to legally eat foie gras again after a judge Wednesday overturned a ban on sales of the delicacy, outlawed in the U.S. state for the past 18 months. One restaurateur who has fought the ban said he would begin serving ...

McDonald's runs out of French fries in Venezuela

Jan 7, 2015

McDonald's runs out of French fries in Venezuela

How about a side of yuca with that Big Mac? Venezuela’s more than 100 McDonald’s franchises have run out of potatoes and are serving alternatives like deep-fried “arepa” flatbreads or yuca, a starchy staple of traditional South American cooking. McDonald’s is blaming a contract ...

High-tech 'menu-for-all' system helps foreign diners

Dec 31, 2014

High-tech 'menu-for-all' system helps foreign diners

An information technology company in Sapporo has come up with a system to help foreign visitors enjoy their stay in food-rich Hokkaido without being hampered by language barriers. Developed by Sekai Menu Inc., the smartphone-based service aims to connect restaurants with foreign customers. The ...

In France, kebabs get wrapped up in identity politics

Oct 30, 2014

In France, kebabs get wrapped up in identity politics

In a country whose national identity is so closely connected to its cuisine, France’s hard right has seized on a growing appetite for kebabs as proof of cultural Islamization. Four kebab houses opened last month in Blois, bringing the total to over a dozen ...