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Celebrity chef Mario Batali accused of sexual assault: report

New York - Already accused of sexual harassment and groping, US celebrity chef Mario Batali now faces allegations that he sexually assaulted impaired women at a New York restaurant, CBS television's "60 Minutes" reported Sunday.

London mayor wants fast-food ad ban on transport network

London - London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Friday proposed to ban adverts for foods high in fat, salt and sugar from the city's transport network in a bid to tackle childhood obesity.

Trump risks Scottish anger as resort bans iconic drink

London - US President Donald Trump has risked the further ire of Scotland, his mother's homeland, after his luxury Turnberry golf resort banned the sale of national soft drink Irn-Bru.

Symbolism on menu at Koreas summit dinner

Seoul - Symbolism will be the main course of a banquet at Friday's inter-Korean summit, Seoul revealed Tuesday, with a menu featuring Pyongyang's signature dish and food from the home towns of the South's leaders at previous meetings.

Kava, the drink soothing the stress of NY millennials

New York - It's been a mainstay in the South Pacific for thousands of years. Now stressed-out millennial New Yorkers are kissing goodbye to alcohol and gulping down a mildly narcotic drink to ease the pain of long hours, bottleneck commutes and Donald Trump.

Japan chefs mourn France's Bocuse as 'a god'

Toukyo - When Japanese cook Kazunori Nakatani talks about his mentor Paul Bocuse, the legendary French chef who died last week, he still uses the present tense: "For us he is a god!

Chefs gather for farewell to France's culinary 'pope' Paul Bocuse

Lyon - More than 1,500 chefs from around the world along with thousands of fans of French cuisine were expected in Lyon on Friday to honour their "pope" Paul Bocuse, who died last Saturday aged 91.

France scoops fourth world ice cream crown

Rimini - France has conquered the home of ice cream for the fourth time after winning the 2018 Gelato World Cup at a food gala held in the Italian city of Rimini.

Deadly fugu fish flub prompts Japan emergency warning

Toukyo - A Japanese city has activated an emergency warning system to alert residents to avoid eating locally purchased blowfish, after a mix-up saw toxic parts of the delicacy go on sale.

Sri Lanka president restores ban on women buying alcohol

Colombo - Sri Lanka's president on Sunday reimposed a four-decade-long ban on women buying liquor, just days after his finance minister had lifted the restriction.

Cheesed off: Italian regions highly strung over mozzarella

Rome - Defenders of buffalo mozzarella in the Campania region of southern Italy have vowed to fight a decision made this week by the farming ministry which allows a cow mozzarella from neighbouring Puglia to be given special status.

You'll be herring from my lawyer, Dutch fishmongers tell paper

Den Haag - Two disgruntled Dutch fishmongers are dragging a national newspaper to court after it accused them of selling "rotten" examples during a nationwide test of the country's favourite snack: raw, salted herring.

Turkmenistan currency crisis seen causing cola shortage

Ashgabat - Fans of Coca-Cola in gas-rich Turkmenistan's capital Ashgabat are complaining they can no longer "taste the feeling": their favourite drink has disappeared from shop shelves amidst a sharpening economic crisis.

Turkmenistan currency crisis seen causing cola shortage

Ashgabat - Fans of Coca-Cola in gas-rich Turkmenistan's capital Ashgabat are complaining they can no longer "taste the feeling": their favourite drink has disappeared from shop shelves amidst a sharpening economic crisis.

White truffles fetch 75,000 euros at Italian auction

Alba - A lot of around 850 grammes (1.9 pounds) of white truffles was sold for 75,000 euros ($87,500) in a top Italian auction on Sunday.

Made-in-Italy: a 'Disneyland for foodies'

Bologna - A gastronomic theme park designed as a celebration of Italy's field-to-fork food culture opens next week with backers aiming to pull in six million visitors a year.

Sauce older than US on Trump's South Korea menu

Seoul - A special sauce more than a century older than the United States will be on the menu for Donald Trump at his state banquet in Seoul on Tuesday -- along with a diplomatically tricky prawn.

Soy sauce older than US on Trump's South Korea menu

Seoul - A special sauce more than a century older than the United States will be on the menu for Donald Trump at his state banquet in Seoul on Tuesday -- along with a diplomatically tricky prawn.

Italian factory worker wins first Tiramisu World Cup

Treviso - An Italian factory worker won the first ever Tiramisu World Cup on Sunday, beating 700 other amateurs to whip up the softest and creamiest version of Italy's famous dessert.

French resume foie gras exports to Japan

Paris - French foie gras can grace Japanese dinner tables once more, two years after Tokyo banned it following outbreaks of bird flu, French agriculture minister Stephane Travert said Friday."That's the good news of the night.

Despite strains, Turkey's wine industry refuses to wither

- On the verdant, fertile Gallipoli peninsula in northwest Turkey, headscarf-clad women in colourful clothes harvest grapes in the blistering late summer heat.

The waste-collecting cyclists who caught the UN's eye

Nantes - Putting an end to the unnecessary burning of biodegradable waste, one restaurant at a time, has become the forceful mission of a team of French cyclists.

Deadly diet: Thai doctors battle cancer-causing fish dish

Amphoe Hankha - It wasn't until he got to medical school that Narong Khuntikeo finally discovered what caused the liver cancer that took both of his parents' lives: their lunch.

Nouvelle Cuisine stalwart Alain Senderens dies: critic

Paris - Leading French chef Alain Senderens, one of the founders of the Nouvelle Cuisine movement, has died aged 77, food critic Gilles Pudlowski told AFP on Monday."He was one of the last great creators of Paris.

Fungal contamination changes the aroma of wine

Geisenheim - There's been a long-running dispute about the extent that fungi which infect vines influence the flavor and aroma of wines. A new study shows this to be the case. Interestingly there are both positive and negative effects.

Jamie Oliver sparks fish fuss in Iceland

Reykjav - "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.

New Zealand PM grilled after spaghetti pizza outrage

Wellington - New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English defended his love of pizza topped with tinned spaghetti and pineapple on Friday after the recipe sent fans of the Italian treat into an outraged frenzy.

Effect of heavy drinking on the teenage brain revealed

Drinking in moderation ticks a number of health concerns since excessive drinking triggers a range of diseases. At what age should someone start drinking? Not as teenager, according to a new study.

Japan's 'Tuna King' wins annual auction for $636,000

Toukyo - Japan's self-styled "Tuna King" has done it again -- paying more than $600,000 for a single fish.

Cuba offers rum to pay debt to Czech Republic

Prague - Cash-strapped Cuba has offered to pay its old debt to the Czech Republic with goods it can spare, including its coveted rum, the Czech finance ministry said Friday."The Cuban party as a possible solution presented a list of commodities...
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