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Frontline pizza: Ukrainian veterans feed soldiers in hotspots

Ukraine - There's no knock on the door, just the tantalising smell of melted cheese, ham and tomato sauce reaching the noses of Ukrainian soldiers. The pizza delivery man has arrived.

Hunting for 'black gold' in Albania's lawless truffle trade

Qafa - Threats, poisoned dogs and massacred trees: Albania's forests are gripped by a war over truffles, the prized and pricey fungi known in this poor European country as "black gold".

'Chef of the century' Joel Robuchon dies at 73

Paris - Joel Robuchon, the world's most-starred Michelin chef who tore down kitchen walls to give diners new insights into the art of cooking, died on Monday at 73.

World's most-starred chef Joel Robuchon dead at 73

Paris - Joel Robuchon, the world's most-starred Michelin chef who tore down kitchen walls to give diners new insights into the art of haute cuisine, has died at 73, a French government spokesman said Monday.

Made in Fukushima: Japan farmers struggle to win trust

Koriyama - The pumpkin is diced, the chicken carved and the eggs beaten into an omelette, but the people preparing the food are not chefs -- they are scientists testing produce from Japan's Fukushima region.

Superstar pastry chef's 'food porn' has Instagram drooling

Paris - When Cedric Grolet takes out his pastry knife, millions of mouths water.The young Frenchman, named the top patissier on the planet last month by "The World's 50 Best Restaurants" list, is an Instagram superstar.

Chef Jonathan Scinto discusses 'Bloody Bites' food tasting event Special

Massapequa - Celebrity Chef Jonathan Scinto chatted with Digital Journal about his upcoming event "A Taste of Chef Jonathan, Bloody Bites" on July 28 in Massapequa on Long Island. He also spoke about the digital transformation of the food service industry.

Smart sensors seek to improve food safety

Smart sensors can help the food industry keep produce fresh by ensuring that important environmental parameters like temperature and humidity are being maintained. Such sensors are increasingly part of the Internet of Things.

China chili fest gets off to scorching start

Muziping - An annual chili pepper festival kicked off Monday in central China's spice-loving Hunan province with a chili-eating contest in which the winner set a blistering pace by downing a gut-busting 50 peppers in just over a minute.

West African states in joint fight against root crop 'Ebola'

Abidjan - Researchers from half a dozen states in West Africa have joined together in a battle against what one expert calls a root crop "Ebola" -- a viral disease that could wreck the region's staple food and condemn millions to hunger.

Q&A: Technological solution to manufactured food pollution Special

One the leading sources of the world's ballooning ecological footprint are the costs and energy emissions associated with manufacturing recipe-based food products along with the buying habits of consumers. However, there's a technological solution.

French food delivery cyclists to strike over pay

Paris - French food-bike delivery staff working for companies like Uber Eats and Deliveroo are set to strike next week demanding better pay and benefits including bonuses when it rains, they said Thursday.

First robot made burger launches in Bay Area

San Fransisco - Much of the burger process relies on a combination of human and machine. This is about to get an automation uplift at one restaurant in the Bay Area of San Francisco. The advantage is lower costs and a faster service.

Govt, farmers failed in Dutch egg scandal: report

Den Haag - Poultry farmers, the Dutch food safety board and the government all failed in their duties during a tainted egg scandal which spread to 45 countries causing millions in damage, a scathing report found Monday.

Supermarkets must help end 'brutal conditions' for farmers: Oxfam

Paris - Supermarkets in the West are using their purchasing power to force suppliers to cut their prices, contributing to exploitation and even forced labour of millions of farmers worldwide, a global charity said Thursday.

Supermarkets must help end 'brutal conditions' for farmers: Oxfam

Paris - Supermarkets in the West are using their purchasing power to force suppliers to cut their prices, contributing to exploitation and even forced labour of millions of farmers worldwide, a global charity said Thursday.

Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules S. Korean court

Seoul - A South Korean court has outlawed the killing of dogs for meat, in a landmark ruling that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to making eating canines illegal.

How digital technology can help secure the food chain

Food safety and security are of paramount importance. Digital technology promises a new series of safeguards, such as the use of smart sensors to assess changes in storage environments to the use of blockchain.

Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon and backyard chickens

It's unimaginable, but there are two Salmonella outbreaks being monitored by federal and local health officials across multiple states. One outbreak is linked to pre-cut melons, while the other is linked to backyard chickens.

Celebrity chef, food critic Anthony Bourdain dead at 61: CNN

New York - Celebrity chef and food critic Anthony Bourdain has committed suicide, according to the television network CNN for which he took viewers around the world for the "Parts Unknown" series. He was 61.

Starbucks chief Schultz retiring, may run for president

Washington - Howard Schultz, who built a small Seattle coffee chain into the global powerhouse Starbucks, announced Monday he was retiring from the company, fueling speculation he may seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

Muslim animal slaughter must occur in approved abattoirs: EU court

Luxembourg - The EU's top court ruled Tuesday that animal slaughter without stunning can only occur in approved abattoirs, saying a ban on temporary slaughter houses does not violate Muslim religious freedom.

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.

Venezuela seizes Kellogg unit after company halts operations: Maduro

Caracas - Venezuela's government seized control Tuesday of the South American country's Kellogg subsidiary after it halted operations, President Nicolas Maduro announced.

WFP chief urges North Korea to grant more access

Seoul - North Korea needs to allow more access and monitoring for international aid, the head of the UN's World Food Programme said Tuesday following a four-day visit to the country.

WFP chief senses North Korea 'turning a new page'

London - The head of the UN's World Food Programme said Saturday it appeared North Korea was "turning a new page in history", following a four-day visit to the country.

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.

First US death in romaine lettuce E.coli outbreak

Los Angeles - US health authorities on Wednesday reported the first death in an outbreak of E.coli bacteria in romaine lettuce that has sickened 121 people across the United States.

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.

Spotlight on the recent U.S. E.coli outbreak: Interview Special

On Friday, April 13th, the Center for Disease Control confirmed the cause of a multi-state E.coli O157-H7 related to chopped Romaine lettuce. This was the second major incident in the U.S. his year. A leading researcher provides some insights.
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Excellent Latin food at Ooviña
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Boston Cream Pie from the Parker Omni House Hotel in Boston
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