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A notorious Chinese dog meat festival opened on Wednesday with sellers torching the hair off carcasses, butchers chopping slabs of canines and cooks frying up dishes, dispelling rumours that authorities would ban sales this year.

Growers at Bordeaux winefest unite against climate change

This is the wine industry's new normal: heavy rains, floods, hailstones, drought and sometimes even frost.

Belgian frites too 'chic' for EU ban

The European Commission staunchly denied Tuesday that it was trying to ban Belgian fries, saying Belgium's deep fried treat was too "chic" to fall victim to Brussels red tape.

Bordeaux's world winefest has WOW! factor

The world's wine industry will converge Sunday when the prestigious Vinexpo kicks off in Bordeaux, the capital of French viticulture, with Chinese visitors leading the pack of foreign punters.

Hard cheese for soya and tofu as EU bans dairy names

Plant-based products like soya and tofu can no longer be sold with dairy-type names like milk or butter, the European Union's top court ruled Wednesday.

French croissants at risk from spiralling butter prices

Could the very existence of croissants in France be in danger?Bakers warned Tuesday that a vertiginous rise in the price of butter was slashing their profit margins and threatening an entire industry.

Myanmar's edible bird nest industry comes home to roost

The cries of amorous swiftlets echo around the dark room, an unlikely gold mine for traders in southern Myanmar who are cashing in on rising demand for the edible nests from China's growing middle class.

Beyond kebabs: Turkish cuisine seeks place at the table

In a bid to banish stereotypes of late-night greasy fast food, Turkish chefs are trying to burnish their image by showcasing the culinary riches the country has to offer.

Basil seeds recalled nationwide due to Salmonella contamination

L.A. Lucky Import & Export Inc. of Bell, California announced it is voluntarily recalling L.A. Lucky Brand Basil Seeds in 2.1 oz packages due to the presence of Salmonella in the packet.

Over 100 tons of Nathan's and Curtis hot dogs recalled nationwide

John Morrell and Co., a Cincinnati, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 210,606 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal.

R.S. Jones co-owner talks 'Best of Long Island' recognition Special

On May 7, R.S. Jones co-owner Margaret Mueller sat down and chatted with me about her restaurant's "Best of Long Island" recognition this year.

Review: R.S. Jones is a marvelous restaurant in Merrick on Long Island Special

On May 7, Digital Journal was afforded the privilege to dine at R.S. Jones in Merrick on Long Island, which was voted "Best Restaurant on Long Island" in the "Best of Long Island" competition.

Canada Food Inspection Agency recalls Aunt Jemima nationally

Pinnacle Foods Canada Corporation is recalling Aunt Jemima Frozen Waffles & Frozen French Toast Slices from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall was prompted by an FDA recall in the U.S. and Mexico.

Jamie Oliver sparks fish fuss in Iceland

"What a view!!" Britain's celebrity chef Jamie Oliver exclaimed under a photo he posted on Facebook of a salmon farming cage nestled in a snowy fjord.

RECALL: Aunt Jemima frozen waffle, pancake and french toast items

Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling all “Best By” dates of Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes, Frozen Waffles & Frozen French Toast Slices distributed nationwide in the United States and two products in Mexico.

French boulanger Kayser finds a niche in US

Fans of French baguettes and pastries in the United States are discovering a new place to spend their dough, courtesy of boulanger Eric Kayser.

Obama to back healthy eating at Milan food conference

Barack Obama will be the keynote speaker at a food innovation conference this month in Milan, the latest move by the former US president to help foster healthy eating.

Canada recalls gin over having too high an alcohol content

Gin lovers in Canada will be disappointed to learn that the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) is recalling 1.14-litre bottles of Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin because it does not contain 40 percent alcohol declared on the label. It has 77 percent!

'Oh Nuts' — Hormel stops selling Skippy Peanut Butter in Canada

Last week, it was learned that Dad's chocolate chip cookies had been discontinued in Canada. Now, it's been learned that Skippy peanut butter, both the chunky and smooth version, will no longer be available in Canada.

Review: Mulcahy's is the ideal NY venue for hosting events, fundraisers Special

Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall in Wantagh on Long Island is famous for its nightlife and concerts, but it is the quintessential venue for events and catering.

Executive Chef Stephen Rosenbluth talks Anchor Down Bar & Grill Special

Executive Chef Stephen Rosenbluth sat down and chatted with Digital Journal about his critically-acclaimed restaurant, Anchor Down Seafood Bar & Grill.

Review: Anchor Down Seafood Bar & Grill is an excellent restaurant Special

Anchor Down Seafood Bar & Grill, located in Merrick on Long Island, is a fantastic seafood restaurant. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Canada - Nationwide recall of pie and tart shells due to E. Coli

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued an update for an April 12, 2017, recall warning that now includes various brands of pie and tart shells distributed nationwide due to possible contamination with E. coli 0121.

Frozen hash browns recalled — They may have a side of golf balls

McCain Foods USA is recalling frozen hash browns in nine states because pieces of golf balls may be mixed in with the potatoes. The pieces of golf balls could present a choking hazard.
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