Italy’s Osteria Francescana crowned world’s best restaurant again

  BILBAO, Spain (AFP) — Italy’s Osteria Francescana was crowned the world’s best restaurant for the second time on Tuesday by an influential list compiled by British trade magazine Restaurant, beating out top eateries in Spain and France. Run by chef Massimo Bottura, the restaurant in Modena, Italy, overtook last year’s winner, New York’s Eleven Madison Park, in the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” awards, which were handed out in Bilbao in Spain’s northern Basque Country, famous […]

Michelin Guides’ quiet American quits

PARIS,France (AFP) —  The first non-French person to head the Michelin Guides said Monday that he is leaving the world’s most prestigious restaurant guides. American Michael Ellis said that he was joining the Dubai-based luxury hotel chain Jumeirah after seven years with the red guides. The soft-spoken Ellis, who previously worked for the French tyre maker’s motorcycle division, has expanded the guides to 31 editions in 30 countries. But there has been controversy about Michelin’s […]

Experts brew up advice on perfect cup of coffee

By Bobby Soriano New York Bureau NEW YORK (Eagle News) — Cup of joe. Morning brew. Kape. No matter what you call it chances are that either you or someone you know is an avid coffee drinker. But what goes into making a great cup of coffee? What can you do to improve the coffee you make at home? You will probably get a different answer from each person you ask. Industry experts were on […]

Final Fruit-ier: Thailand plans to send smelly durian into space

  BANGKOK, Thailand (AFP) — It’s one small step for Thailand, one giant leap for Southeast Asia’s smelliest fruit. Thailand plans to shoot durian into orbit to test its durability in a project that could see the staple “king of fruits” consumed in zero-gravity conditions. “In the future we want astronauts to be able to eat Thai food,” said a spokesperson for Thailand’s Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA). “We want to see whether […]

An egg a day may keep the doctor away, study claims; lower risk of heart disease noted

  PARIS, France (AFP) — For decades, experts warned that eating eggs raises levels of unhealthy cholesterol. But a study Tuesday said an egg a day may actually reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. While outside experts cautioned against reading too much into the study, its authors claimed that Chinese adults who ate an egg every day had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Studying half-a-million healthy adults aged 30-79 over almost […]

Watch: Chef explains how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cake was made

  Violet Bakery in east London is seen here putting finishing touches Friday on the “ethereal” lemon and elderflower wedding cake, which it said would be displayed in a special “installation”, according to Harry’s Kensington Palace office. Ingredients for the cake, which will be assembled at Windsor on Saturday, include 200 Amalfi lemons, 500 eggs and 10 bottles of elderflower cordial.   (Video courtesy Agence France Presse)

Philippines takes home top two awards at Embassy Chef Challenge 2018 in Washington DC

WASHINGTON DC (Eagle News) – Chef Abie Sincioco-Mateo’s name was called not once but twice and not for second or third but for first place for the two most coveted awards sought out by more than two dozen international chefs competing in the Embassy Chef Challenge 2018 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in the U.S. Capital. Sincioco-Mateo along with Chef Jessie C. Sincioco accepted the Judge’s Choice Award and the People’s […]

Americans waste 150,000 tons of food per day: study

  TAMPA, United States (AFP) — Americans waste nearly 150,000 tons of food per day, amounting to about one pound (422 grams) per person, and fruits and vegetables are mostly what gets tossed, said a study Wednesday. The amount of land used annually to grow food that ends up in the garbage in the United States is 30 million acres, or seven percent of total US cropland. Some 4.2 trillion gallons of irrigation water gets […]

President Duterte declares month of April as “Filipino Food Month”

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the month of April as the Filipino Food Month. In making the declaration through Proclamation No. 469 signed on April 13, the President noted that under the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 100466, or the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009, culinary tradition was “recognized as part of” the country’s “cultural heritage which may be utilized to highlight a nation’s character, and foster national […]

S. Korea’s ‘kimchi deficit’ hits record high

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — South Korea’s trade deficit in kimchi, its proud traditional side dish of fermented cabbage, reached an all-time high last year as low-priced Chinese imports flooded the market, statistics showed Wednesday. The spicy foodstuff is emblematic of Korean cuisine and accompanies almost every meal served in the country, whatever its culinary origins, with kimchi-making still an important annual ritual for many families. But the commercial market has been deluged by Chinese […]

Masarap na kapihan na patok para sa coffee lovers, dinarayo sa Iloilo City

(Eagle News) — Sa panahong ito na napakarami na ang mapagpipiliang klase ng timpla ng instant coffee, marami pa rin ang naghahanap ng tradisyunal na timpla ng kape. Sa Iloilo City, mayroon na silang mapupuntahan. Sinong mag-aakalang ang maliit na pwestong ito ni Romeo Dela Cruz ay dinarayo tuwing umaga ng mga kilalang tao sa lipunan para lamang magkape. Ang RJ’s Capehan ay sinimulan pa ng ama ni Dela Cruz noong 1954. Isa itong maliit na […]