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  • A revolutionary dinner

    2009-12-04 11:39

    "Welcome, dear comrades! We are all serving the people wholeheartedly," shouts a girl with her hair tied in two red ribbons.

  • Long live currywurst

    2009-12-04 09:15

    Herta Heuwer was stuck in her snack stall in the western Berlin district of Charlottenburg. She was finished cleaning up for the day but it was raining cats and dogs and she had no umbrella. So she started to experiment.

  • Cashing in with gusto

    2009-12-04 09:13

    Italians often start to look very glum indeed when they ponder the image of "Bella Italia" abroad: They are troubled by the travails of President Silvio Berlusconi and all those affairs, rampant corruption and last but not least the Mafia.

  • For a potful of warmth

    2009-12-04 09:13

    Food evokes happy memories, and we often seek solace in the food of our early childhood, especially if we are stressed, temporarily out of love or thawing from the frigid cold of an unfriendly winter.

  • Christmas recipes: Gingerbread snowflake biscuits

    2009-12-01 10:39

    Makes 26 8cm (3 1/4in) biscuits (more or less, depending on the size of your pastry cutter)

  • Dining Out: Top 5 restaurants in India

    2009-12-02 14:31

    The Miele Guide to Asia's finest restaurants is written by food experts who know and love the region (

  • Forget fusion, for Shanghai cai, old school is best

    2009-11-28 10:39

    What irritates me is the sudden new wealth restaurants are finding in the simple act of calling themselves a "fusion" restaurant.

  • A taste of old Beijing

    2009-11-28 10:35

    The owner of Bin Sheng Lou Restaurant (宾升楼) made a smart move in applying for a name that ranked among Beijing's top eight restaurant brands right after the nation's founding in 1949.

  • Michelin embraces cheap Hong Kong eats in gourmet guide

    2009-11-26 18:42

    Michelin, the arbiter of the world's finest cuisine, awarded its coveted stars to several humble Hong Kong eateries which it said offer some of the world's best-value cuisine, although deluxe restaurants remained on top.

  • Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin

    2009-11-27 10:51

    China is a growing market of wine production and consumption.

  • Pinch of spice, dash of theater and dollops of creativity

    2009-11-27 10:33

    Hats Off, an annual culinary event held recently at The Westin Beijing Financial Street, gathered four chefs from around the world, who impressed guest with their up-to-date skills and some great culinary creations.

  • Many ways to one taste

    2009-11-27 10:29

    The recipes for cooking snails can be simple or fancy.

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