What’s up doc? Hong Kong gets its first rabbit cafe

HONG KONG, China (Eagle News) — The newest addition to Hong Kong’s cafe scene is taking a soft approach to business — with 12 resident rabbits for customers to pet. The “Rabbitland” bunnies munch on grass while visitors coo over them between sips of tea and bites of toasted sandwich.  

Delicious Churros in Barcelona

These delicious churros in Barcelona are a special treat in this Spanish city, especially when dipped in hot chocolate. Definitely a must-try when you visit Barcelona. Yummy! (Eagle News Europe Bureau)  

Australian unearths ‘beast’ of a truffle

  SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — An Australian has uncovered what is thought to be the largest black truffle ever discovered in the country, a 1,511-gram (53.3-ounce) monster that could also be a world-beater.  Stuart Dunbar said he had known since February that a truffle had been growing in the spot where it was found, but its ripening aroma in warmer weather meant he started digging last Thursday. He said he had no idea of the size of […]

In demand: Singapore’s Michelin-starred street food

by Elizabeth LAW SINGAPORE (AFP) — A queue 100-people long snakes out from a tiny food stall in Singapore’s Chinatown, each customer impatiently waiting their turn for a taste of Chan Hon Meng’s prized soya sauce-braised chicken. He has always had loyal customers but in the days since he was awarded a Michelin star, waves of new gourmands have descended on his stall in such numbers that he’s struggling to keep up with demand. Chan […]

Pomegranates may help reverse muscle ageing, say researchers

REUTERS — They’ve long been regarded by many health fanatics as a super food, but now scientists say pomegranates may have anti-ageing properties. In a study published in the journal Nature Medicine researchers at Switzerland’s École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) discovered that once pomegranate seeds are ingested, a molecule inside them is changed by the microbes in the gut. That molecule helps muscle cells to protect themselves against ageing. Professor Johan Auwerx, one of […]

Three-decade study confirms saturated fats are bad for health

  MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Saturated fats in butter, lard and red meat raise the risk of early death, but replacing these with fats like olive oil can offer substantial health benefits, a three-decade study confirmed on Tuesday. The research involving more than 120,000 people was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine. “There has been widespread confusion in the biomedical community and the general public in the last […]

Hot dog-eating champ tastes victory again in US contest

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Legendary competitive eater Joey “Jaws” Chestnut wolfed down a record 70 hot dogs — buns and all — in just 10 minutes Monday to reclaim his crown at an annual New York competition. Chestnut’s gastric feat at the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island marked a return to form for the 32-year-old Californian, who saw his eight-year winning streak broken by challenger Matt “Megatoad” Stonie in 2015. […]

Kellogg’s cereal cafe snaps, crackles and pops into Times Square

Kellogg Co is offering a grrrr-eat new spot for cereal-lovers, with the opening of its first cereal cafe in New York City’s Times Square. The maker of Frosted Flakes and Rice Krispies said a bowl of cereal at the cafe, which opens July 4, will cost anywhere between $6.50 (USD) and $7.50 and can be eaten in or taken out. There are plans to launch a delivery service later in the year, the Battle Creek, […]

Manila Bakery to give away free cakes for 6 years of Duterte’s presidency

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — A bakery in Manila will be giving away free cakes for the six years of Rodrigo Duterte’s presidency to celebrate his inauguration. Rodrigo Duterte’s win in the presidential election is costing Quim’s bakery in Manila a lot of money. The baker’s offer of free cakes for the next six years of his term in office if he won went viral. Now Duterte’s supporters are turning up in droves to claim […]

Stale Bread? 6 Ways Frugal Italians Get Cooking

By Cesare Zucca – (Zester Daily) “Never throw out leftover bread!” our Milanese mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers used to exclaim. Milanese cuisine has its roots in simpler traditions, and that includes reusing old bread to make exquisite dishes. So if you happen to have bought too much bread, you have two options: Freeze it while still fresh and then remove it a few hours before use, or listen to my granny and try one of […]

Italy’s Osteria Francescana named world’s best restaurant

Osteria Francescana ascended to the top of the annual ranking of world’s best restaurants for its inventive twist on traditional Italian dishes, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list released on Monday (June 13) showed. The restaurant in Modena, Italy, which was runner-up on last year’s list, switched the top spot with the 2015 winner El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain. The list, compiled by trade publication Restaurant magazine since 2002, was based on […]

Man survives on artificial heart for 18 months

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (Reuters) — Stan Larkin survived for 555 days on an artificial heart which he carried around in a backpack before the 25-year-old underwent a successful heart transplant last month, making Larkin one of the first patients in Michigan to be discharged from hospital with a completely artificial heart. Before his transplant, Dr. Jonathan Haft, who later performed Larkin’s surgery at the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center, explained why Larkin had originally […]