From lepers to art lovers, an ever-changing Brussels district

BRUSSELS - Once the last refuge of lepers and criminals, one of Brussels' quirkiest neighborhoods teems with vintage furniture sellers, flea markets and linguistic invention.

Street artist Banksy's 'Dismaland' is 'escape from mindless escapism'

WESTON-SUPER-MARE, England - Britain's newest theme park, "Dismaland", opens on Friday, with a decrepit castle, a merry-go-round horse set to be cooked and model boats on a pool full of refugees, all courtesy of British street artist Banksy.

20 Aug 2015

Chef Jacques P├ępin wins first Julia Child Foundation culinary prize

- French-born, Emmy-award winning chef Jacques Pepin was named on Thursday as the first recipient of the Julia Child Foundation award for the influence he has had on the way America cooks, eats and drinks.

13 Aug 2015

Glass of good wine is daily elixir for world's oldest twin brothers

GHENT, Belgium - Eating in moderation, drinking a glass of good wine every day and avoiding chasing women are the secrets of a long life, Belgians Pieter and Paulus Langerock, the world's oldest living twin brothers, say. | Video

12 Aug 2015

Royal treatment: Buckingham Palace opens doors to state banquets

LONDON - Ever wondered what it must be like to dine with royals, presidents and prime ministers? | Video

24 Jul 2015

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