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World's oldest bread found in Jordan

/ Jul 19, 2018

World's oldest bread found in Jordan

The charred remains of a flatbread baked about 14,500 years ago in a stone fireplace in northeastern Jordan have given researchers a surprise: People began making bread millenniums before they developed agriculture. No matter how you slice it, the discovery shows that hunter-gatherers in the ...

Home DNA testing gains popularity in aging Japan

Jul 18, 2018

Home DNA testing gains popularity in aging Japan

DNA testing at home is starting to gain traction nationwide as more people age and seek answers about their risks for diseases. The market for consumer genetic tests is poised to reach ¥6.6 billion ($58 million) in sales by 2022, up from ¥4.3 billion last ...

Italy's Osteria Francescana is served world's best restaurant prize

Jun 20, 2018

Italy's Osteria Francescana is served world's best restaurant prize

Italy's Osteria Francescana took the top spot at the World's 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony on Tuesday, garnering praise for playful use of local ingredients in dishes including "Five Ages of Parmigiano Reggiano. It was the second time in three years the restaurant, which serves ...

For Anthony Bourdain, food was a storytelling tool and a passport

Jun 9, 2018

For Anthony Bourdain, food was a storytelling tool and a passport

Many people thought Anthony Bourdain had the most enviable career in existence. He didn't deny it. "I have the best job in the world," the globe-trotting food-taster and culinary storyteller once told The New Yorker magazine, stating the rather obvious. "If I'm unhappy, it's a ...

Anthony Bourdain, rebellious chef and food writer, dead at 61

Jun 8, 2018

Anthony Bourdain, rebellious chef and food writer, dead at 61

American TV celebrity and food writer Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room Friday in France while working on his CNN series on culinary traditions around the world. He was 61. CNN confirmed the death, saying in a statement that Bourdain was found ...

U.S. blocks U.N. health panel from backing taxes on sugary drinks

Jun 7, 2018

U.S. blocks U.N. health panel from backing taxes on sugary drinks

The Trump administration has torpedoed a plan to recommend higher taxes on sugary drinks, forcing a World Health Organization panel to back off the U.N. agency's previous call for such taxes as a way to fight obesity, diabetes and other life-threatening conditions. The move disappointed ...