Royal treatment: Buckingham Palace opens doors to state banquets


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High on the menu: cannabis spaghetti features at Italian foodfest

LONDON - Any Italian will tell you: pasta is healthy and makes you feel good. But what about spaghetti made from cannabis?

Life, Health 22 Jul 2015

Sake, costumes and J-Pop at London 'Hyper Japan' expo

LONDON - Tasting sake, sampling colorful snacks and dancing along to "J-Pop", fans of all things Japanese can indulge in food, drink and music at the "Hyper Japan" festival in London this weekend.

Life, Japan 10 Jul 2015

Bolivian gourmet eatery creates quinoa communion wafers for pope

LA PAZ - A Bolivian avant-garde restaurant hopes this week to serve a well-known non-paying customer and receive a holy seal of approval for its new creation: a quinoa-based communion wafer.

Oddly Enough, Life 06 Jul 2015

French wine regions Champagne, Burgundy win world heritage status

PARIS - France's wine-making region of Champagne and a part of Burgundy have been granted "world heritage status" by the United Nations, giving a boost to the country's drive to encourage tourism and revive its flagging economy.

05 Jul 2015

Valencia, the food and wine lover's paradise

VALENCIA, Spain - There's something for everyone in the Spanish city of Valencia. Situated on the Mediterranean coast, there are several beaches, while the city itself is brimming with culture and beautiful architecture and not completely swamped by tourists.

12 Jun 2015

France seeks to lure tourists with better welcome

PARIS - France, the world's top tourism draw, on Thursday announced a scheme to lure in even more tourists with a fund intended to boost everything from hotels to its wine heritage, and urged the French to be more welcoming.

11 Jun 2015

Tipple of Roman emperors, Serbian wines make a comeback

SREMSKI KARLOVCI, Serbia - Legend has it that Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Probus never let his soldiers sit idle, so in peacetime he put them to work planting vineyards in the rolling hills of Alma Mons, present-day Fruska Gora in northern Serbia.

08 Jun 2015

Trip Tips: Japan hotels offer tight space for a tight budget

TOKYO - With Japan's tourist numbers and hotel prices on the rise thanks to a weaker yen, developers are getting creative with a new niche line in stylish but cheap accommodation in bunks, cabins and pods of all shapes and sizes.

Life, Japan 05 Jun 2015

Food & Wine names best new U.S. restaurants

NEW YORK - Food & Wine magazine on Thursday handed out its first annual restaurant awards for U.S. eateries which it said "represent some of the most compelling restaurant trends today."

04 Jun 2015