For Filipinos looking for a taste of heir homeland, Jollibee is ubiquitous. With more than 900 locations in the Philippines and a growing number of branches abroad, the fast food chain blends American style fast food with a uniquely Filipino culture.
Researchers at Cornell conducted a five-year experiment that documented how plants evolve quickly to account for changing environmental conditions. The research explains how key features of plants, horseradish's bite, chili pepper's spice, is really a defense against insects.
Egypt's Arab Spring revolution upended the country, including its entertainment. Out of the revolutionary shadow, Ghalia Mahmoud has risen to become known as the "Oprah of Egypt." She's the host of a new cooking show that's become very popular.
A Turkish baker, who says he had high hopes for Barack Obama when he was elected U.S. president back in 2008, says he's disappointed with how the whole term has turned out. But he's baked Obama into a baklava, hoping the sugary dessert will help Obama take a sweeter tact with his foreign policy.
Ever eaten a Balut? How about eyeballs? Or maybe a blood dinner? Those are just a few of the gourmet specialties enjoyed by New York's club of Gastronauts, who aim to expand their cultural palates through culinary exploration.
Voters in California in November will be able to vote on whether food sold in the state that contains genetically modified organisms must be labeled as such. The implications are vast, with approval likely leading to a national drive for labeling and perhaps to higher food costs.
A French creation is revolutionizing the feeding of the acutely hungry in Africa, but in India, which also has a problem with malnutrition, the food isn't welcome. So doctors there are creating their own therapeutic food -- and there's hope they'll eventually be able to export it too.
The United States is the largest producer of one of the most world's important crops: corn. We use it to feed people, livestock and, when it's turned into ethanol, cars. But as the country faces the worst drought in more than 50 years, some experts say the U.S. can no longer afford to turn that food into fuel.
Ramadan just ended and with it the period of daylight fasting observed by most Muslims around the world. In India especially, the fast is often broken with a dish called haleem, a sort of meat porridge that manages to bridge the religious divide and appeal to all manners of Indians.
In 2011, California lawmakers passed a law banning the controversial shark fin trade. Though the law doesn't go into effect until January, it's already sparked discontent among chefs and seafood distributors in San Francisco's Chinatown, where shark fin soup remains a popular delicacy.