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Brewing new experiences in a Beijing cafe

2014-02-13 16:17:41
While steamed bun manufacturer Goubuli is reportedly in talks to buy out a U.S. coffee chain to promote Chinese cuisine overseas, increasingly international Beijing has had its own upsurge in cultural import.

China's catering growth at 21-year low

2014-02-13 14:07:44
The Chinese catering sector grew only 9 percent year on year last year under the government's frugality campaign, the lowest level in 21 years.

Chinese consume too much food from animals, experts say

2014-02-13 07:09:26
Chinese people appear to be eating more food from animals than they actually need, and this "compensatory consumption of food" may not change until the 2020s.

Austerity push takes a bite out of holiday sales at restaurants

2014-02-11 07:17:16
Restaurants recorded their weakest growth for the Spring Festival in six years as an austerity campaign hit sales, the China Cuisine Association said on Monday.

Food is the heart of double occasion

2014-02-13 08:29:07
While chocolate is the traditional food of love on Valentine's Day, this year you might want to whisper sweet nothings to your other half over yuanxiao, the sweetened rice dumplings traditionally eaten on the Lantern Festival.

Time for traditional treats

2014-02-12 10:09:54
Valentine's Day this year coincides with Lantern Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month. Tangyuan, or yuanxiao, with rose petal jam and chocolate fillings have become very popular.

Agricultural suppliers see Hong Kong as door to big business

2014-02-12 07:00:52
For Wen Xiaoyan, shipping live fish to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region not only confirms the product quality but could lead to further business opportunities.

Farm price targets 'will stabilize domestic market'

2014-02-11 07:17:16
China's move to set up a target price system for farm products will stabilize domestic grain prices and encourage imports of products such as corn, soybeans and cotton, said industry experts.

Vietnamese get first taste of McDonald's fast food

2014-02-10 08:03:07
Four decades after the Vietnam War ended, US fast-food giant McDonald's has opened its first restaurant in the country, aiming to lure a rising middle class away from rice and noodles.

China changing the way it drinks

2014-02-08 00:48:59
Red wine consumption is set to take off, overtaking France and Italy to become the world's largest market for red wine as an alternative to cereal-based liquor for gifts and company meetings.

Marrying culinary styles

2014-02-08 07:24:30
Profile | Raymond Siek

China authorizes eight baby formula testers

2014-02-07 15:16:07
The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) announced on Tuesday that it has authorized eight testing centers for baby formula products to improve security.

Italy launches food waste prevention program

2014-02-07 10:37:52
In the First Italian Food Waste Prevention Day on Wednesday, the country's organizations involved in the agri-food supply chain met in Rome to outline a national program aimed at combating food waste.

Bigger farms reap bigger fortunes upon rural land reform

2014-02-07 09:46:46
As the owner of one of the largest family farms in Xuancheng city, Anhui province, Zan Xiaoma has been both elated and deflated by his farmland.

Expansive attitude has reaped benefits

2014-02-04 07:49:16
Zhang Yongsheng, director of the Life Technology Branch, CropLife China

Genetic modification way of future

2014-02-04 07:49:16
Looking back, 2013 has proven to be a turbulent but also an inspiring year for genetically modified (GM) food. As public doubt over GM safety continues, the Ministry of Agriculture finally stepped in last month, proclaiming they will make greater effort in applying stricter standards on GM food and keeping the consumers well informed.

Nothing to fear but education is vital

2014-02-04 07:49:16
Zhang Zhengbin, professor at the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

China's vegetarians versus meat-eating tradition

2014-02-03 11:21:20
Chinese vegetarians are steeling themselves to maintain their eating habits when faced with the country's deep-rooted tradition of sharing meat dishes during Spring Festival

Sohu.com holds restaurant awards

2014-01-28 16:22:25
The Sohu.com food channel has given its 2013 best value restaurant award to Shanghai’s Fu’s Hong Kong Restaurant, and the best taste award to Hongtaiyang Yunan Restaurant’s posubao, a multilayered bun.

People in Asia getting ready for the coming holiday

2014-01-28 14:12:00
Besides China, many other Asian countries celebrate the Lunar New Year.