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Michelin awards first U.S. female chef with three stars


Dominique Crenn became the first woman in the United States to receive Michelin's highest distinction of three stars in its annual ranking of top restaurants in the San Francisco area released on Thursday.

Michelin awards stars to 76 New York City restaurants

Michelin handed out its coveted stars to 76 restaurants in New York City in its 2019 guide on Tuesday, four more than last year, boosting the Big Apple's reputation as a global destination for its diverse and innovative culinary offerings.

06 Nov 2018

The man who would be king, eventually: Prince Charles turns 70

LONDON When Prince Charles, who turns 70 next week, becomes king on the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth, he will have waited longer than any of his predecessors to head a royal family that dates back 1,000 years.

06 Nov 2018

Rotten shark made you queasy? A vomit bag for every guest at the Disgusting Food Museum

MALMO, Sweden The dead mouse in the Chinese wine sure looks nasty, and the maggots in the cheese tend to put people off. But nothing is more horrible to an unaccustomed palate than the Icelandic fermented shark. It's the worst. Or so says the expert. | Video

Life, Oddly Enough 04 Nov 2018

Rwandan entrepreneur woos drinkers with beetroot wine

KIGALI Rwandans enjoy eating beetroot but entrepreneur Assumpta Uwamariya has found a novel use for the vegetable - turning it into a red wine that has proven popular with customers in several African countries and even as far away as Germany. | Video

Oddly Enough, Life 14 Oct 2018

Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter marries in Gatsbyesque splendor

WINDSOR, England Hollywood stars joined Queen Elizabeth and her family for Britain's second major royal wedding this year, as the monarch's granddaughter Princess Eugenie married wine merchant Jack Brooksbank. | Video

14 Oct 2018

Factbox: Britain's second royal wedding of the year

LONDON Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Princess Eugenie married her fiance Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle on Friday, the second British royal wedding at the monarch's home this year.

12 Oct 2018

Ancient shipwrecks found in Greek waters tell tale of trade routes

FOURNI, Greece Archaeologists in Greece have discovered at least 58 shipwrecks, many laden with antiquities, in what they say may be the largest concentration of ancient wrecks ever found in the Aegean and possibly the whole of the Mediterranean. | Video

11 Oct 2018

Lebanon wines bring villages back to life and emigrants home

BEIRUT Lured by Lebanon's winemaking potential and nostalgia for his homeland, Maher Harb left a Paris consultancy job in 2010 and dug vines into the soil of family land unused since the country's civil war.

07 Oct 2018

Former Yugoslav President Tito's tatty yacht goes on sale

BAR, Montenegro Wanted - a wealthy new owner for Jadranka, the 41-year-old yacht on which Yugoslavia's President Josip Broz Tito once wined and dined celebrities and dignitaries, but which has become too costly for the Montenegrin government to maintain.

02 Oct 2018