NEW YORK - Chenin Blanc, the most widely planted grape in South Africa, is a varietal once considered by some to be "cheap and cheerful quaff," but it is now gaining an appreciation around the globe.
NEW YORK - From the truffle-infused beef-cheek ravioli at Babbo restaurant in New York to the all-black-truffle menu at La Toque in Napa Valley, California, the pungent mushroom has conquered the summer menu and is no longer just a treasured winter treat.
NEW YORK - European pale lager comes in a variety of brands but research shows that whatever the make of the beer, consumers find it difficult to taste the difference between them.
MOSCOW - Moscow's sweeping sanctions on European food have sent Russian restaurateurs, retail chains and food producers scrambling for alternative supplies and bracing for Soviet-style shortages.
NEW YORK - Australian celebrity chef Curtis Stone showcases the culinary skills he learned in Michelin-star eateries in Europe in his first restaurant Maude, a 25-seat, high-concept venture in Beverly Hills.
JOHANNESBURG - Mountain bikers tempted by the $1 million in prize money up for grabs in a new South African endurance race are given a warning before they sign up: "This could change your life, or end it".
NEW YORK - An Indonesian man once considered one of the world's top wine collectors was ordered Thursday to forfeit $20 million for selling millions of dollars of counterfeit bottles of wine to unsuspecting buyers.
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KIEV - Over a table piled high with food and wine, a newly married husband and wife watched warily as the toasts began.
BUDAPEST - Akos Sarkozi has delighted throngs of guests with his no-frills style, stripping down heavy Hungarian dishes to their defining flavors. But there is one person he has never dared cook for: his mother-in-law, whose mastery is a key source of inspiration.