Category Archives: Food and Drink

16Sep/17

Oktoberfest kicks off for the 184th round with heightened security

MUNICH, GERMANY (SEPTEMBER 16, 2017) (REUTERS) – The 184th annual edition of Oktoberfest started on Saturday (September 16), with a horse-and-carriage parade, carnival rides, oompah bands and beer-swigging revelry – as tradition dictates, of course. Continue reading

11Sep/17

Pap in a pack – Nigerian entrepreneur turns traditional meal into hot commodity

A traditional staple meal made from maize or sorghum and consumed widely across Africa in different forms, Pap is being sold in Nigeria in a labelled, convenient pack with a guarantee that it is hygienically prepared and fit for export. Entrepreneur Ijeoma Ndukwe has big plans to take this simple porridge to Nigeria’s huge Diaspora population with an insatiable taste for home, and while it is not too different from what people have consumed for generations, Ndukwe says her business plan offers a more ‘complete package’.
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07Sep/17

Climate change takes toll on Chablis wine of central France

As harvest time begins in France, wineries are worried about their output as extreme and unpredictable weather becomes the new “normal.” Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading

05Sep/17

Barry Callebaut unveils ‘fourth flavour’ of chocolate: the Ruby

SHANGHAI, CHINA (SEPTEMBER 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – Chocolate maker Barry Callebaut on Tuesday (September 5) unveiled what it calls the ‘fourth type’ of chocolate, after milk, dark and white — ruby. Continue reading

22Aug/17

Official Oktoberfest beer mug unveiled

MUNICH, GERMANY (AUGUST 22, 2017) (REUTERS – The Oktoberfest is known for hearty food, pretty girls in even prettier dirndls (traditional dress), men in Lederhosen and of course beer. And the beer must be served in the ‘Mass”, the traditional Oktoberfest mug. Continue reading

20Aug/17

Woman’s long-lost ring found on carrot in vegetable patch

ARMENA, ALBERTA, CANADA (AUGUST 16, 2017) (CBC) – Alberta resident, Mary Grams, found her long-lost ring on a carrot growing in her vegetable patch. Grams lost her diamond engagement ring in 2004 while pulling weeds on her family farm in Armena, Alberta, CBC reported. Continue reading

30Jul/17

Balloonists take to the skies over Umbria’s wine valley

The Sagrantino Italian International Balloon Challenge Cup is underway in Umbria, Italy, drawing dozens of balloonists from around the world for what organizers say is the “most relaxed event” of the year. Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading

08Jul/17

Ice cream takes a trip to the dark side, with charcoal soft serve

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – Los Angeles store Little Damage is taking dessert to the dark side with a gothic-inspired charcoal ice cream served in an inky-black waffle cone, and it’s taking social media by storm.
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