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The Oldest Restaurant in Kabul: Where Tradition Trumps Rockets

<i>Maija Liuhto | Longreads | September 2017 | 10 minutes (2875 words)</i><p>In the Old City of Kabul, there is an area known as Ka Forushi, the bird market. …

Guadalajara's Tortas Ahogadas Are Better Than Church

The people of Guadalajara know what they want in a sandwich. The <em>torta ahogada</em>—a pork-stuffed baguette swamped in so much spicy salsa that it must be eaten with a spoon—is a local hangover cure and a compelling reason to skip church.<p>Every Sunday morning, thousands of Guadalajara residents …

The 10 Best Lobster Rolls in New England

The lobster roll has become the New England summertime sandwich of choice. Tasty chunks of lobster meat drizzled with butter or tossed with mayo and …

New England

Dark New Comic Book Explores a World Without Antibiotics

Germination<p>In Surgeon X, a vigilante doctor tries to save lives in a near-future dystopia where millions are dying of simple infections.<p>Out on the streets, everyone is wearing a surgical mask. Inside, building walls are papered with political posters: “9 Million Dead a Year. Rationing Is …

Diana Henry's ultimate autumn picnic recipes

You’ve seen the pictures: models, replete with red hair and dresses from Toast, presiding over a feast laid on a russet-hued rug. Bunches of grapes, dusky-skinned figs, thermos flasks encased in luxurious tan leather. Wild-mushroom tarts wrapped in parchment and stored in vintage tins. In the …

Here's Just How Hard It Is to Open a Taco Truck in NYC

It may seem as if everyone is opening hip food trucks in cities these days. But it’s more complicated than it looks. Before you warm your first …

The rebel World Cup: on the road with Kurdistan's football team

They’re denied entry to the official tournament, but can Kurdistan’s footballers take home the trophy at the alternative contest?<p>A wall-length trophy cabinet dominates the office of Safeen Kanabi, the portly president of the Kurdistan Football Association (KFA). It is late April, far from the peak …

The real reason shops want you to sign up for e-receipts

Retailers are switching to proof of purchase in digital form – allowing them to track trending products, buying history and even customer movements<p>For decades, the high street has remained a refuge for digital refuseniks. Sure, you’re now able to 1-click a multipack of quilted two-ply from the …

Mexico’s Soul Food

<i>Passionate Mexico City foodies are rediscovering and reviving Mexico’s rural culinary delights.</i><p>On the edge of the highway from Mexico City to the …

Traditional Food in Mexico City

Save Place<p>Calle Bahía de las Palmas 37, Verónica Anzúres, 11300 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico<p>La Fonda del Recuerdo is one of those places (though …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s one-pot wonders – recipes

There’s a very good reason our ancestors cooked meat and grain in the same pot: the combination is comforting, filling and mouth-watering<p>The combination of meat and grain is an ancient tradition. Such one-pot wonders have been simmering away for centuries, not least for reasons of necessity and …

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A flavour of the world’s tastiest destinations

Whether we realise it or not, food is one of the key ways in which we experience a place when travelling. That secret locals' tapas bar you stumbled across down a backstreet; that briny-fresh seafood you saw hauled straight from the sea and onto the barbecue. Ingredients evoke landscapes, recipes …

A Guide To The Dishes, Restaurants And Markets Of Palma, Mallorca

Mallorca is the largest of the Spanish Balearic Islands and has always been a cultural melting pot, sitting in the Mediterranean around 250 miles …

Beyond the Buffalo Wing in Upstate New York

Most people have heard of Buffalo wings. But not everyone knows why they’re called that. (Hint: Buffaloes do not have wings.) And if people have heard, they don’t exactly equate the food with the region.<p>But Buffalo and upstate New York are actually unsung food destinations with their own approach …

Spanish Lentils with Chorizo – Cooking with Just One Pot

I love pulses despite the side-effects. This thick soup is so good I cannot stop eating it. If this happens to you, be ready for a lonely walk in the …

Recipes

The best dishes of Azerbaijan Food

The best dishes of Azerbaijan Food tells you the story about my fascinating food experience in Baku, and lists my top favourites dishes of Azeri …

Eight disruptive startups are shaping the future of food and technology

Meet eight innovative food disruptive startups honored by the first ReThink Food Innovator Program. The RTF’s inaugural program “recognizes eight …

Urban Agriculture

Pondicheri Makes Indian Flavors an All-Day Affair

“This is the first place you’ve taken me where I’d come back and spend my own money,” a friend said in the middle of lunch at Pondicheri. He is highly sensitive to pretension and unjustified expense, so whenever I take him along on one of my hunting parties, I try to pick something with a high …

Athens street food: Greece's culinary revolution | CNN Travel

Editor's Note — This story was originally published in October 2016.<p>Athens (CNN) — When morning coffee is served as thick, dark and potentially brain-exploding as this, we can only be in Athens.<p>We're being served this potent, unfiltered concoction, brewed together with sugar in a traditional brass …

8 Authentic Mexican Dishes You Typically Won't Find Stateside

A lot of these dishes are completely foreign to folks down in Mexico, who gorge themselves on a different smorgasbord of cheesy, tortilla-wrapped delights.<p>You know about Tex-Mex -- it's that yellow cheese-covered goodness you have weirdly vivid daydreams about that's served up in the forms of …

Mexico City

The 16 Best Street-Food Cities in the World, Ranked

Read on to find out whether the city that serves tacos, dumplings, or grilled cow udders is the king of the street-food world.<p><i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p>Sometimes the finest dining a country has to offer isn't in a Michelin-starred restaurant -- it's within a few feet of spinning Michelin tires. Street food is …

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Azeri Chicken and Quince Stew – Cooking with Just One Pot

Quince has a hard flesh that makes it very suitable for slow stews because it doesn’t fall apart.<p>A chicken, cut in pieces<br>• 2 onions<br>• 2 quinces<br>• 1 teaspoon …

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Basic Chicken Afritada Recipe

Simple Chicken Afritada<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Cook time<p>55 mins<p>Total time<p>1 hour 5 mins<p>This is a recipe for basic chicken afritada. It is the simplest recipe …

China lifts 13-year ban on beef imports from U.S.

American steak could soon be back on the menu in China after officials announced the lifting of a 13-year ban on imports of beef from the U.S.<p>Restoring exports to China is a top priority for U.S. farmers because they want to take advantage of the country's growing demand for meat.<p>But there are some …

Seoul’s street food gets classy

A new generation of Korean-born chefs is bringing finesse to the food that locals love<p><b>Pigs’ trotters, pajeon</b> (spring-onion pancakes) and piles of …