Middle Eastern cuisine http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35021/all en 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 Agence France-Presse 5763464 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 Agence France-Presse 5766201 at http://www.globalpost.com Pork found in Swiss kebabs, Islamic group shocked http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/pork-found-swiss-kebabs-islamic-group-shocked <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 Swiss laboratory has discovered traces of pork in seven out of twenty tests carried out on kebabs sold in several of the country's cities, local Muslim authorities announced Monday, expressing shock about the finding. </p> <p>"Sample analysis show a very low proportion" of pork meat, or less than 0.1 percent, the Swiss Central Islamic Council (CCIS) said in a statement. </p> <p>Islamic tradition forbids the consumption of pork.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/pork-found-swiss-kebabs-islamic-group-shocked" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuisine Food and drink Middle Eastern cuisine AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:31:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766245 at http://www.globalpost.com Syrian refugees emerge as Turkey's newest entrepreneurs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/syrian-refugees-emerge-turkeys-newest-entrepreneurs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The smell of fried food wafts through the air in a small room where an elderly man is hunched over a huge bowl and, despite his frail appearance, is whipping its contents with all his might. He looks up as a new guest walks into what is his new restaurant, a soft smile of recognition springing up and folding into the caverns of his hollowed cheeks as he greets a fellow refugee, but that moment of normality quickly disappears.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/syrian-refugees-emerge-turkeys-newest-entrepreneurs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Middle Eastern cuisine War Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:49:58 +0000 Asianet 5800481 at http://www.globalpost.com London-Iranian aims to put Persian food on top table http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131217/london-iranian-aims-put-persian-food-top-table <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 Robin Pomeroy</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - London restaurateur Bijan Behzadi wants to show the world Persian cuisine is more than just mounds of rice and kebabs and says food from his native Iran should be taken as seriously as French or Italian.</p> <p>Most Persian restaurants outside Iran cater for a diaspora craving a taste of home: above all chelo kebab - literally "rice and grilled meat" - the ubiquitous comfort food akin to fish and chips to the British or mac 'n' cheese for Americans.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131217/london-iranian-aims-put-persian-food-top-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuisine Food and drink Human Interest Middle Eastern cuisine Thomson Reuters Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:49:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6022643 at http://www.globalpost.com Sweet success as Turkish baklava wins prized EU status http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131219/sweet-success-turkish-baklava-wins-prized-eu-status <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>While Turkey has vainly clamoured for years to join the European Union, a sweet pastry made in the country's southeast tasted more success Thursday, winning the EU's prized "protected status".</p> <p>The Gaziantep baklava, described as a "pastry made of layers of filo pastry filled with semolina cream and Antep pistachio", became the first Turkish product to receive the coveted status.</p> <p>The sweet and nutty treat is one of 16 non-EU products to win the logo, including Darjeeling tea and 10 Chinese foodstuffs.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131219/sweet-success-turkish-baklava-wins-prized-eu-status" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Balkan cuisine Food and drink Middle Eastern cuisine AFP Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:16:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6024684 at http://www.globalpost.com Huge abroad, Greek yoghurt almost unknown in Greece http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140323/huge-abroad-greek-yoghurt-almost-unknown-greece <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>It's a global health fad with millions of fans in Europe and the United States, and yet in Greece, many people have never heard of 'Greek yoghurt'.</p> <p>Equally surprising in an age when billions are spent on marketing, the term 'Greek yoghurt' is basically a quirk of fate.</p> <p>"What is known abroad as 'Greek yoghurt' is called 'straggisto' (strained yoghurt) in Greece," explained Prokopis Ploumbis, a cheesemaker in the rural outskirts of Athens.</p> <p>"The secret lies in the milk," he adds.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140323/huge-abroad-greek-yoghurt-almost-unknown-greece" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink Middle Eastern cuisine South Asian cuisine AFP Sun, 23 Mar 2014 14:27:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6102623 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Grosskreutz facing kebab assault charge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140506/football-grosskreutz-facing-kebab-assault-charge <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>Borussia Dortmund's German international winger Kevin Grosskreutz has had a complaint for assault filed against him after allegedly throwing a kebab into the face of a Cologne fan, the Bild newspaper reported Tuesday.</p> <p>Grosskreutz had just bought a kebab in the early hours of Monday morning with a team-mate when they were verbally abused by a group of Cologne supporters celebrating their club's promotion to the Bundesliga.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140506/football-grosskreutz-facing-kebab-assault-charge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuisine Food and drink Kevin Grosskreutz Middle Eastern cuisine AFP Tue, 06 May 2014 15:49:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6139963 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Grosskreutz facing kebab assault charge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140506/football-grosskreutz-facing-kebab-assault-charge-0 <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>Borussia Dortmund's German international winger Kevin Grosskreutz has had a complaint for assault filed against him after allegedly throwing a kebab into the face of a Cologne fan, the Bild newspaper reported Tuesday.</p> <p>Grosskreutz had just bought a kebab in the early hours of Monday morning with a team-mate when they were verbally abused by a group of Cologne supporters celebrating their club's promotion to the Bundesliga.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140506/football-grosskreutz-facing-kebab-assault-charge-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuisine Food and drink Kevin Grosskreutz Middle Eastern cuisine AFP Tue, 06 May 2014 15:49:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6139964 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese, Russian chefs cook world's longest kebab http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140716/chinese-russian-chefs-cook-worlds-longest-kebab <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HARBIN, July 16 (Xinhua) -- More than 70 chefs from China and Russia have cooked a 112-meter-long pork kebab, setting a Guinness record, tourism authorities said Wednesday.</p> <p>The cooking took place from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the China-Russia border city of Suifenhe, where workers pierced more than 300 kilos of pork slices with a skewer about 111 meters long, marking 111 years of history of the port city in Heilongjiang Province.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140716/chinese-russian-chefs-cook-worlds-longest-kebab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuisine Food and drink Human Interest Middle Eastern cuisine Xinhua News Agency Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:35:27 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6206159 at http://www.globalpost.com