Tag Archives: Food and drink

12Nov/17

White truffles – how to find them, eat them and sell them

ALBA, ITALY (NOVEMBER 11, 2017) (REUTERS) – Alba in the north western region of Piemonte is known as Italy’s white truffle capital. Licensed truffle hunters forage from autumn through late February with dogs trained to recognize their scent. Growing spontaneously in the earth in just a few regions of Italy and central Europe, white truffles have a unique flavour and aroma. Continue reading

24Oct/17

World wine output set to fall to lowest since 1961

Global wine production this year is set to fall to its lowest level since 1961 after harsh weather in western Europe damaged vineyards in the world’s largest production area. As Silvia Antonioli reports, the international wine body OIV says global output is expected to fall to 246.7 million hectolitres in 2017, down 8 percent from last year. Continue reading

28Sep/17

Chinese university students’ spiralling, sometimes deadly debts

Tales of indebted students being driven to suicide have become commonplace in China in recent years, sparking public outrage. Samantha Vadas reports. Continue reading

26Sep/17

Cooking pancakes on computer cover: Chinese ‘office chef’ becomes internet sensation

CHENGDU, SICHUAN PROVINCE, CHINA (MS YEAH) – In what looks like a typical office setting, a woman takes apart the central processing unit of a computer and uses it as a hot pan to make Chinese pancakes. 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