Lately, with the smothering heat in Taipei, the whole city has been trying its best to stay inside and away from the scorching sun. To make up for the fun missed out in the daytime, Lawry's Prime Rib Taipei (勞瑞斯餐廳) offers meat lovers an assortment of finely grilled and roasted delicacies that perfectly suit this summer season.
France has done it with Champagne, Italy with Parma ham and Japan with Kobe beef; now Ivory Coast wants to protect the status of one of its most popular foods.
Christopher Sayegh holds up two syringes filled with cannabis compound, primed to pump tiny amounts into a pomegranate sorbet, or a juicy cut of Wagyu Japanese beef as part of a bold new sensory experiment.
Clocks are ticking and counting down to the greatest-ever Taiwan Culinary Exhibition (TCE, 臺灣美食展) that will feature a total of six sections, 820 booths and 19 pavilions from Aug.
Chipotle is branching out from burritos and plans to open its first burger restaurant.
In the 2016 Taiwan Culinary Exhibition to be held Aug. 5-8, Hsinchu, Taichung and Chiayi governments will each set up flagship pavilions to showcase their best food.
Although coffee culture in Taiwan has been rapidly expanding in recent years, one company returns to the island's Chinese roots and hopes to promote the heritage and original process of making tea. Cofounded by Nicholas Palumbo and Simon Thomas, Dachi Tea Company (大氣) aims to give tea culture a "globally appealing face."
It started in September 2013. Suzanne Ling, Lee Swee Lin and Kim Lim were all students at UCSI University in Kuala Lumpur and had worked on a college project with the refugee communities in Kuala Lumpur. After their project ended, they felt they needed to continue helping the refugees. The following year, the trio started Hands of Hope Malaysia, a platform for college students to volunteer to teach refugee and special needs children.
Of course we are familiar with the Spanish rice dish paella, we say. It is the color of a Mediterranean sunrise, a coral red or saffron yellow. Chef Rosa Camprodon shakes her head. Or maybe that's a shudder. She is our instructor at a Barcelona cooking school that caters to tourists, and she is teaching us to make paella Catalonia-style: a rich coppery brown.
Beer drinkers who can often find out details about the grain and hops that went into their beverage may get more information from major brewers -- about calories, carbohydrates, protein and more.