Diner en Blanc sends 13,000 picnickers onto bridges of Paris

Diner en Blanc sends 13,000 picnickers onto bridges of Paris
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Thousands dine on Paris bridges for 'Dinner in White'

Thousands dine on Paris bridges for 'Dinner in White'
Thousands of people dressed all in white dined under the night sky on bridges around Paris on Thursday evening in an unusually chic take on the flash mob.

New .wine online domain set to be uncorked

New .wine online domain set to be uncorked
Online addresses ending in .wine and .vin are set to be uncorked soon, despite objections from European governments and several wine industry groups.

The Golden Goose is coming to a kitchen near you

The Golden Goose is coming to a kitchen near you
What if eggs could be scrambled inside their shell, and then hard boiled? Thanks to the laws of physics and the original thinking of designer Geraint Krumpe of Y Line Product Design, they now can be.

Find a Diner en Blanc event near you and learn to play the game

Find a Diner en Blanc event near you and learn to play the game
When Francois Pasquier came up with the idea to host a picnic with friends and dress up in white to find each other, he had no idea it would become an international phenomenon.

Thousands of Parisians to participate in flash mob picnic

Thousands of Parisians to participate in flash mob picnic
If you happen to be in Paris on Thursday night, you may want to keep your eyes peeled for thousands of elegantly dressed Parisians clad head to toe in white who will transform an iconic site in the City of Light into an outdoor pop-up restaurant, as they’ve done for the past 25 years.

International beer festival opens in Montreal

International beer festival opens in Montreal
For beer lovers, Montreal will be the center of the world this week, as the city hosts the largest international beer festival in North America.

'Collaborative cooking' lets chefs team up to create remote dish

'Collaborative cooking' lets chefs team up to create remote dish
A machine that lets different chefs cook one dish remotely could be the next big thing in food technology.

Germans drinking more non-alcoholic beer

Germans drinking more non-alcoholic beer
Germans' taste for their traditional tipple, beer, is going flat, with more drinkers turning to the non-alcoholic version of the amber nectar as the industry battles dwindling consumption, data showed Thursday.

The most generous -- and cheapest -- tippers in America

The most generous -- and cheapest -- tippers in America
The average American diner leaves an 18 percent tip when satisfied with their dining experience, according to a Michelin survey.

Adventures in dining: Grasshopper burgers, scorpion lollipops

Adventures in dining: Grasshopper burgers, scorpion lollipops
Though slightly uncertain, Erin Kolski pronounced the unusual fare on her plate -- a burger made from ground-up grasshoppers -- to be surprisingly tasty.

Avert disaster of mismatched nails and cocktails with Seagram's and Essie

Avert disaster of mismatched nails and cocktails with Seagram's and Essie
In a bid to target a female market, a wine cooler brand has tapped popular nail polish brand Essie to create original nail art so that women will never have to face the shame of drinking cocktails with mismatched nails, ever again.

5 Brazilian dishes to try during the World Cup

5 Brazilian dishes to try during the World Cup
While visiting Brazil for the World Cup, soccer fans can take advantage of the opportunity to discover the country's rich and varied cuisine. Reflecting its warm climate and multicultural heritage, Brazil's cuisine is a colorful blend of Portuguese, African and Native American ingredients and influences. Here is a sampling of five signature dishes to savor on site in Brazil, or to make and enjoy at home while watching the tournament. 

Dolce & Gabbana releases summer ice cream with Magnum

Dolce & Gabbana releases summer ice cream with Magnum
Want to invest in one of the hottest summer trends from Dolce & Gabbana without ponying up thousands of dollars? The luxury fashion label has lent its brand name to ice cream maker Magnum to collaborate on a limited edition summer launch.

Exports soar as Italy's rice fields find 'niche markets'

Exports soar as Italy's rice fields find 'niche markets'
The rice fields around Vercelli in northern Italy stretch as far as the eye can see with the snow-capped Alps behind.

Chinese wines struggle to uncork overseas sales

Chinese wines struggle to uncork overseas sales
China's makers of merlot and chardonnay have found success at home, but have struggled to convince drinkers overseas that their wines can compete with offerings from more established wine nations.

Beer fuels Brazil's World Cup fever

Beer fuels Brazil's World Cup fever
Beer and football make a powerful team in Brazil which is bracing for a drinking bonanza when it hosts the World Cup.

Fans to savor local fare during World Cup matches

Fans to savor local fare during World Cup matches
Bolo de rolo, acarajé, cocada... FIFA will be offering a selection of Brazilian specialties in and around stadiums during the World Cup.

Kangaroo brains on menu as first Aussie cookbook goes on show

Kangaroo brains on menu as first Aussie cookbook goes on show
If you have ever wanted to prepare a meal of kangaroo brains fried in emu fat with a side dish of roasted wombat, there's a cookbook in Australia just for you.

Winemaker launches collection based on Chinese folklore

Winemaker launches collection based on Chinese folklore
A premium winemaker in China used the world’s largest wine trade fair to launch a new collection of wines that pays tribute to traditional Chinese culture and the tenets of ancient folklore.