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Tragic Top Chef Worried if his ‘Success Would Last’


PARIS, France (AFP) – Benoit Violier, the chef of the “world’s best restaurant” whose apparent suicide has thrown

Coffee diet woos Americans with ‘Bulletproof’ pledge

A new coffee diet claiming to help lose weight and improve IQ is gaining a major following

Indian state’s ‘luxury tax’ on samosas sparks row


NEW DELHI: One of India’s poorest states has said it will impose a “luxury tax” on samosas — one of

Dying art? A recipe to save Hong Kong’s handmade dim sum

For the past 60 years, Chui Hoi has risen in the early hours of the morning to prepare bite-size steamed morsels for his

Storm in a herbal cup: Indonesian elixirs get a modern twist


Jakarta (AFP) – The trendy cafe looks like a typical coffee shop in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, but in

Why diets don’t work: healthy foods vary by individual


Miami (AFP) – A healthy food for one person may lead another to gain weight, according to a study

If you want to be happy, eat vanilla-flavored yogurt


EUROPEAN researchers have revealed that our mood is influenced by being pleasantly surprised or disappointed by the taste of food.

Cookbooks: a recipe for success in publishing world


Frankfurt (AFP) – Visitors to the Frankfurt Book Fair are greeted by images of aromatic spices, mouth-watering desserts and

Philippine cooks take over the world’s kitchens

If you are holidaying on a Mediterranean cruise ship, celebrating your winnings at an Asian casino or dining with the president of

World’s priciest wine is rare Burgundy at $15,195 a bottle

PARIS – France’s famous Burgundy region has a double reason to celebrate, with a rare vintage from the area emerging as the world’s