Cuisine http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27413/all en Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/reuters-entertainment-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.</p> <p>Vegan pizza, smoked salmon Oscars on offer at post-Oscars ball</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/reuters-entertainment-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuisine Food and drink Human Interest Vanessa-Mae Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 05:16:09 +0000 5738152 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.</p> <p>A Minute With: Dustin Hoffman on his directing debut</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuisine Danseurs Entertainment Food and drink Human Interest Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 13:30:25 +0000 5738281 at http://www.globalpost.com Venezuela supermarket scramble mixes dearth with gourmet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/venezuela-supermarket-scramble-mixes-dearth-gourmet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Staple foods go scarce, luxury goods easy to find</p> <p>* Price controls, panic purchases leave some shelves bare</p> <p>* Government says merchants hoarding food to destabilize</p> <p>By Brian Ellsworth</p> <p>CARACAS, Jan 25 (Reuters) - A supermarket in a posh district of Caracas is barren of wheat flour but well stocked with gourmet cream-filled sweetbread imported from Italy. Sugar is nowhere to be found, but sweeteners such as Equal and Splenda take its place on shelves.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/venezuela-supermarket-scramble-mixes-dearth-gourmet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cuisine Food and drink Social Issues Staple foods Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:45:37 +0000 5739477 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Downton Abbey' fan creates show-inspired cookbook http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/downton-abbey-fan-creates-show-inspired-cookbook <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sizzling British hit "Downton Abbey" has stolen the hearts of its legions of avid fans, but one viewer hopes the television show will steal its way to their stomachs as well.</p> <p>Canadian culinary historian Pamela Foster has crafted a cookbook based on the early 20th century British cuisine featured in the show -- though she's given it a modern, and more healthful twist.</p> <p>So don't expect to find a recipe for kidney souffle in Foster's book, no matter how much Downton's lords and ladies -- and their maids and footmen -- may have enjoyed it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/downton-abbey-fan-creates-show-inspired-cookbook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian culture Cuisine Entertainment Indian cuisine Pamela Foster Social Issues AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 01:15:34 +0000 5742418 at http://www.globalpost.com Internet 'floggers' cash in on food-mad Asia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/internet-floggers-cash-food-mad-asia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>As a Hindu who does not eat beef but craves other meat, Tashny Sukumaran discovered her new passion for pork burgers through her native Malaysia's vibrant food-blogging, or "flogging", scene.</p> <p>The Muslim-majority country's mainstream media shy away from references to pork and other foods objectionable to Islam, but blogs have helped spark a burger boom in a nation with sizeable ethnic Chinese and Indian communities.</p> <p>"I kept reading about pork burgers on 'flogs' but have never seen much in newspapers, I guess because it's non-halal," said Sukumaran, 22.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/internet-floggers-cash-food-mad-asia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American cuisine Cuisine Entertainment food Food and drink Technology AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 03:45:55 +0000 5745971 at http://www.globalpost.com World Chefs: In Polish cooking emphasis is on freshness http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/world-chefs-polish-cooking-emphasis-freshness <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Nick Zieminski</p> <p>NEW YORK, Feb 5 (Reuters) - When Marianna Dworak, the author of "Authentic Polish Cooking" was growing up in Poland, planning a holiday feast meant having to get ingredients well ahead of time.</p> <p>The emphasis on freshness was so strong that one year Dworak's family kept a carp, a fish traditionally served on Christmas Eve, alive in the bathtub for a week until it was time to cook it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/world-chefs-polish-cooking-emphasis-freshness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuisine Entertainment European cuisine Food and drink Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:45:40 +0000 5746430 at http://www.globalpost.com Findus withdraws French products in horsemeat scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/findus-withdraws-french-products-horsemeat-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Food company Findus said Friday it was withdrawing three products from the shelves in France after significant quantities of horsemeat were found in its products in Britain.</p> <p>The company said in a statement it was withdrawing lasagne, shepherd's pie and moussaka products in France and said it was "aware of the moral and cultural issues of this problem".</p> <p>But Findus France said the dishes "present no health risk" and that it "apologises to consumers for this compliance problem".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/findus-withdraws-french-products-horsemeat-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuisine Findus Food and drink AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 17:15:45 +0000 5750335 at http://www.globalpost.com Anti-fraud agents search French firms in horsemeat probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/anti-fraud-agents-search-french-firms-horsemeat-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Anti-fraud agents on Monday inspected two French food firms at the centre of a scandal over horsemeat sold as beef in supermarkets across Europe.</p> <p>The DGCCRF fraud office inspectors visited the Comigel and Spanghero plants, through which the meat passed before reaching supermarkets.</p> <p>"The teams are on the company sites for checks after the horsemeat scandal erupted. They are at several sites at the moment," an official involved in the searches told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/anti-fraud-agents-search-french-firms-horsemeat-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuisine Food and drink Meat AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:32:48 +0000 5752519 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain makes horsemeat raids as scandal spirals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/britain-makes-horsemeat-raids-scandal-spirals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British police searching for the source of horsemeat in kebabs and burgers on Tuesday raided two meat plants in the first such operation since a scandal over the mislabelling of beef gripped Europe.</p> <p>France meanwhile became the second European country after Britain to confirm that frozen lasagne also contained horse, while supermarkets in Switzerland and the Netherlands pulled more ready-made meals from the shelves out of precaution.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/britain-makes-horsemeat-raids-scandal-spirals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuisine Food and drink Meat Politics Social Issues Technology AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:17:38 +0000 5753912 at http://www.globalpost.com Lidl pulls dishes in Finland and Sweden amid horsemeat fears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/lidl-pulls-dishes-finland-and-sweden-amid-horsemeat-fears <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>German discount chain Lidl has pulled two ready-made meals from the shelves of its Finnish and Swedish stores amid fears they could contain horsemeat, the company said on Monday.</p> <p>Lidl said it was withdrawing its canned beef goulash and tortellini bolognese "as a precaution" while tests were carried out to ensure they didn't contain horsemeat.</p> <p>Lidl said last week it had found traces of horse in a product sold by its Austrian subsidiary.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/lidl-pulls-dishes-finland-and-sweden-amid-horsemeat-fears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuisine European cuisine Food and drink AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 13:46:03 +0000 5758978 at http://www.globalpost.com US-French ties a success, Washington says after spat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/us-french-ties-success-washington-says-after-spat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States hailed ties with its oldest ally France as a success on Thursday, brushing off a spat in which US tire-maker Titan mock French workers as work-shy.</p> <p>This week, in a letter to France's indutry minister Arnaud Montebourg, Titan chief executive Maurice Taylor claimed the lazy "so-called workers" at a loss-making tire plant in northern France only work three hours a day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/us-french-ties-success-washington-says-after-spat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuisine Earth Food and drink Human Interest Politics AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 23:00:41 +0000 5762754 at http://www.globalpost.com Finnish firm asks to donate mislabeled horsemeat products http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/finnish-firm-asks-donate-mislabeled-horsemeat-products <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Finnish food company said Friday it had asked authorities to green-light a plan to donate its products found to contain horsemeat to charities for the poor.</p> <p>Food company Pouttu on Thursday withdrew more than five tonnes of kebab dishes from sale after the company's internal tests found traces of horse meat in products listing other meats on their labels.</p> <p>Chief executive Pekka Kosonen said the idea had come from social media users who were concerned about the environmental effects of destroying tonnes of meat.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/finnish-firm-asks-donate-mislabeled-horsemeat-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuisine Food and drink Middle Eastern cuisine AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:01:26 +0000 5763464 at http://www.globalpost.com German horsemeat scandal traced to Poland: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/german-horsemeat-scandal-traced-poland-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Horsemeat found in beef products withdrawn from German shelves has been traced to a supplier in Poland, newsweekly Spiegel reported on Sunday, citing European officials.</p> <p>Spiegel said that beef products with traces of horse found in goulash sold by low-cost retailer Aldi were produced by German firm Dreistern Konserven, which in turn bought its meat via a dealer from Mipol, a Polish-based firm.</p> <p>Dreistern Konserven acknowledged in a statement on its website that traces of horse DNA had been discovered in its products but insisted it was merely a processing firm.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/german-horsemeat-scandal-traced-poland-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuisine European cuisine Food and drink Technology AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 12:31:25 +0000 5764876 at http://www.globalpost.com Finnish food company donates horsemeat kebabs to poor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/finnish-food-company-donates-horsemeat-kebabs-poor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Finnish food company Pouttu on Monday said it plans to donate kebab dishes found to contain horsemeat to charities for the poor, after receiving the green light from food safety authorities.</p> <p>"It's good if we can help those most in need," Pouttu production manager Esko Virta said.</p> <p>The company said around a dozen charities have expressed interest in distributing the kebab dishes to the poor, but that deliveries can only begin once cold trucks have been organised to deliver the food.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/finnish-food-company-donates-horsemeat-kebabs-poor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuisine food Food and drink Middle Eastern cuisine Pouttu AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:46:07 +0000 5766201 at http://www.globalpost.com Ikea pulls meatballs from Europe stores as horsemeat found http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/ikea-pulls-meatballs-europe-stores-horsemeat-found <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Swedish furniture giant Ikea has withdrawn its own-label meatballs from sale in at least 16 European countries after Czech authorities found horsemeat in the product, the company said Monday.</p> <p>One-kilogramme (2.2-pound) bags from the suspect batch of frozen meatballs had been pulled from the shelves in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Britain, Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Cyprus, Greece and Ireland, the company said.</p> <p>Stores in Sweden, Denmark, France and Romania withdrew meatballs from sale as a precautionary measure.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/ikea-pulls-meatballs-europe-stores-horsemeat-found" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cuisine Food and drink Meat AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:46:21 +0000 5766205 at http://www.globalpost.com