Guinness goes blonde to cater to American tastes

Guinness goes blonde to cater to American tastes
Guinness, Ireland’s dark, velvety meal in a glass, is launching a significantly lighter, blonder version of itself in a bid to try and appeal to American palates.

Chef Alex Atala, Lifetime Achievement winner for Latin America, in photos

Chef Alex Atala, Lifetime Achievement winner for Latin America, in photos
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Chef Roy Choi to get his own food show on CNN

Chef Roy Choi to get his own food show on CNN
America’s king of street food, chef Roy Choi, has been given his own show by CNN.

Founder of Paris's Berthillon ice cream dies

Founder of Paris's Berthillon ice cream dies
Raymond Berthillon, founder of the Berthillon ice cream shop on Paris's iconic Ile Saint-Louis considered by many to be the city's finest, has died aged 90, the store announced Monday.

New project makes wine lovers into virtual winemakers

New project makes wine lovers into virtual winemakers
A winery in Washington State is inviting wine lovers to help create a new Cabernet Sauvignon from start to finish in a crowdsourced, digital campaign.

Niagara's Peller Estates wins big at largest wine competition in Canada

Niagara's Peller Estates wins big at largest wine competition in Canada
If you’re shopping for a good Canadian wine to go with your summer backyard barbecue, consider a bottle from Peller Estates Winery, which dominated the largest Canadian wine competition this year.

CORRECTION: Gin created in honor of Humphrey Bogart

CORRECTION: Gin created in honor of Humphrey Bogart
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Helen Mirren stars in latest food-centric blockbuster

Helen Mirren stars in latest food-centric blockbuster
Throw in a smattering of A-list actors, a dash of seductive, visual food porn, and a sprinkling of bucolic scenery and you get the recipe for cinematic success, an increasingly popular Hollywood trend whose latest culinary film stars Helen Mirren -- and a lot of amazing Indian food.

Gin created in honor of Humphrey Bogart

Gin created in honor of Humphrey Bogart
Makers of the premium tequila brand Patron will be launching a gin dedicated to Humphrey Bogart, an American cinematic icon and gin connoisseur.

Dutch test-tube cookbook boasts roast dino and dodo nuggets

Dutch test-tube cookbook boasts roast dino and dodo nuggets
Dutch-based scientists, chefs and artists on Tuesday launched the world's first cookbook for lab-grown meat -- serving up a bizarre assortment of test-tube dishes including roast raptor leg, dodo nuggets and in-vitro oysters.

Americans react to Canadian snack foods in viral video

Americans react to Canadian snack foods in viral video
A Buzzfeed video of Americans reacting to Canadian snack foods has gone viral, with more than 1.2 million hits since being uploaded over the weekend, for introducing viewers to foods like nanaimo bars and poutine under a barrage of cheeky commentary.

Chicago declares August 17 'Charlie Trotter Day'

Chicago declares August 17 'Charlie Trotter Day'
In a move that illustrates the impact of his legacy, the state of Illinois and the city of Chicago have declared August 17 “Charlie Trotter day” to pay homage to the chef who’s been credited for raising the bar in fine dining and reshaping America’s culinary landscape.

Recreate cocktail from the international bartender of the year 2014

Recreate cocktail from the international bartender of the year 2014
Charles Joly set himself apart from his 47 rivals and took the title of international bartender of the year recently with his showstopping drink Above the Clouds, flavored with a gingerbread rooibos syrup and the tart juice of unripened wine grapes.

Chicago mixologist named international bartender of the year 2014

Chicago mixologist named international bartender of the year 2014
Charles Joly of The Aviary in Chicago has captured the title of international bartender of the year at a major event in London, where he beat his rivals for his “passion, creativity and unrivalled mixology skills.”

Once Mexico's booze of 'drunks,' mezcal earns respect

Once Mexico's booze of 'drunks,' mezcal earns respect
Once derided as a drink for destitute drunkards, Mexico's smoky-flavored mezcal liquor has come out of the shadows to become a trendy booze in fashionable bars from Mexico City to Sydney.

Gourmet picnic delivery services trend worldwide

Gourmet picnic delivery services trend worldwide
Picnic delivery programs are popping up in major cities like Paris, London and New York, where summers are short and patches of green real estate in short supply.

British bubbly makers outperform Australia, Italy and Spain

British bubbly makers outperform Australia, Italy and Spain
Results of an inaugural sparkling wine competition have been announced out of the UK, where a trio of bubbly experts handed out gold and silver medals to producers around the world.

DR Congo's insect cuisine: nutritious and delicious

DR Congo's insect cuisine: nutritious and delicious
In Kinshasa's Gambela market shoppers can find insects for every occasion -- from unctuous white weevil larvae for fancy dinners to crispy caterpillars and snacky termites that stick in your teeth.

Jude Law dances in his latest role as spokesman for whisky

Jude Law dances in his latest role as spokesman for whisky
Want to see Jude Law dance? In a cinematic ad for Johnnie Walker Blue Label, the British actor dons his dancing shoes and flashes his seductive, swoon-worthy gaze at the camera in his role as a ‘gentleman with a wager.’

Tutti frutti-flavored ice cream changes color as you lick it

Tutti frutti-flavored ice cream changes color as you lick it
A physicist turned chef has put his scientific knowledge to good -- nay, very good -- use by creating a magical ice cream that turns color as it melts.