Austrians love their sausages and are fiercely proud of their homegrown "wurst." But this hasn't daunted Englishman Richard Holmes in his quest to get locals to love his bangers too.
To celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, also called the Moon Festival, hotels, bakeries and restaurants across the island have come up with a selection of mooncakes and gift baskets.
The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Moon Festival, is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month. This marks the day of the autumnal equinox, when the moon is at its fullest and brightest.
Cheap instant "bubble tea" has become one of Taiwan's best-known culinary exports -- now a new wave of entrepreneurs hopes a high-end modern take on traditional brews will also be sipped worldwide.
The Hakka Affairs Council (HAC) and four local government will jointly hold a series cooking contests running from Aug. 27 to Oct. 23. The organizers say they hope to spark a new interest in Hakka cuisine.