When it comes to meal time, the French do it differently. That is the argument being put to UNESCO as it decides this week whether French cuisine deserves a spot on its intangible heritage list. “The gastronomic meal of the French” is seen as a strong contender as the UN agency meets in Nairobi from [...]
A giant white truffle was sold off on Sunday for 105,000 euros (144,000 dollars) at a lavish auction near the town of Alba in northern Italy, organisers said. The truffle, presented at the auction in the medieval Castello di Grinzane in a region of Italy famous for its cuisine, weighed 900 grammes. The price per [...]
An industry consultant and trend watcher Andrew Freeman delivered his 2011 food predictions via a “webinar” with the title “Eat, Stay, Love” last week. The Nation’s Restaurant News, the food service industry’s leading business publication, consolidated Freeman’s trend list that details what’s next for restaurants and the must-have ingredients.
Singapore and Hong Kong dominated a list of Asia’s best restaurants, but Malaysia made it into the elite ranks for the first time, an annual survey showed. Singapore restaurant Iggy’s moved to the top spot from being #2 last year, according to this year’s ranking of Asia’s top 20 restaurants by The Miele Guide. L’Atelier [...]
Economic woes have not lessoned the demand for the swine sniffing white truffles from Alba, Italy as well as parts of Croatia and France. The ‘white gold’ peak season begins at the end of October with an expected price tag of â‚¬4,300 per kilogram. According to The Sunday Times, “White truffles are cheaper this year, [...]
John Galliano will be collaborating with famous Parisian pastry café Ladurée to release limited edition macarons. The Dior designer’s macaroons – which come in boxes of either 6, 12, or 18 – pay tribute to his new perfume Parlez-Moi d’Amour. He chose rose and ginger flavors and created a limited edition box featuring references to [...]