Food

Shelling out: Japan crab fetches record $46,000 at auction

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — A Japanese bidder may be feeling the pinch after forking out $46,000 at auction for a snow crab — a price that “probably set a new world record”, local officials said Thursday. The winter seafood delicacy …

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The pirarucu: the giant prized fish of the Amazon

by Maira RENOU RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Its white flesh is tender and tasty, it can measure up to three meters long and weigh more than 200 kilograms: meet the pirarucu, one of the world’s largest freshwater fish, …

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Americans go cuckoo for chicken sandwich

WASHINGTON, DC (AFP) — US restaurant chain Popeyes launched a fried chicken sandwich that became so popular the company has run out of stock — leaving would-be consumers crying fowl. On August 12, Popeyes — best known for its Cajun-spiced …

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Korean Food, Making Its Way To American Palate

  By Chay Masagca EBC Washington, DC Bureau WALDORF, Md. (Eagle News) – “People are willing to try new things, more and more. There is the growing popularity of Korean food in American culture. In Charles County, they are more …

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Emperor burger: Tokyo chef whips up $900 monster for new monarch

by Alastair HIMMER TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — A Tokyo restaurant is honoring the crowning of the new Japanese emperor next month with a football-sized wagyu beef hamburger served between gold-dusted buns — at an eye-watering cost of $900. The juicy …

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Tiny S. Africa beach restaurant crowned best in world

by Fiachra GIBBONS Agence France-Presse PARIS, France (AFP) — A tiny beach restaurant in an isolated South African fishing village was named the best in the world on Monday. Chef Kobus van der Merwe, who did not begin to cook …

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Final Fruit-ier: Thailand plans to send smelly durian into space

  BANGKOK, Thailand (AFP) — It’s one small step for Thailand, one giant leap for Southeast Asia’s smelliest fruit. Thailand plans to shoot durian into orbit to test its durability in a project that could see the staple “king of …

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An egg a day may keep the doctor away, study claims; lower risk of heart disease noted

  PARIS, France (AFP) — For decades, experts warned that eating eggs raises levels of unhealthy cholesterol. But a study Tuesday said an egg a day may actually reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. While outside experts cautioned …

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Watch: Chef explains how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cake was made

  Violet Bakery in east London is seen here putting finishing touches Friday on the “ethereal” lemon and elderflower wedding cake, which it said would be displayed in a special “installation”, according to Harry’s Kensington Palace office. Ingredients for the …

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Philippines takes home top two awards at Embassy Chef Challenge 2018 in Washington DC

WASHINGTON DC (Eagle News) – Chef Abie Sincioco-Mateo’s name was called not once but twice and not for second or third but for first place for the two most coveted awards sought out by more than two dozen international chefs …

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Americans waste 150,000 tons of food per day: study

  TAMPA, United States (AFP) — Americans waste nearly 150,000 tons of food per day, amounting to about one pound (422 grams) per person, and fruits and vegetables are mostly what gets tossed, said a study Wednesday. The amount of …

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President Duterte declares month of April as “Filipino Food Month”

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the month of April as the Filipino Food Month. In making the declaration through Proclamation No. 469 signed on April 13, the President noted that under the Implementing Rules and Regulations of …

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