The British military is updating its rations, offering hungry soldiers new less-than-traditional British fare such as Chicken Tikka Masala and cassava stew. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Jay Rayner, restaurant critic for the London Observer, who sampled some of the new offerings.
Today's answer is Roquefort, a village in southwestern France that's been producing "the king of cheeses" for centuries. The price in the US has gone up quite a bit lately. That's because the Bush administration hiked the import duty on this French cheese during its final days. The World's Adeline Sire has the story.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the island of Cyprus. Muslim Turk Cypriots and Christian Greek Cypriots live on opposite sides of Cyprus. The island's divisions also extend to culinary matters. As The World's Aaron Schachter reports, Greek and Turkish Cypriots often disagree on what to call the island's traditional dishes.
The use of so-called functional foods, is on the rise, especially in China and Japan. Functional foods are those fortified with additional vitamins or minerals. PRI's The World looks at why some countries accept functional foods.
Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out what's typically served at the Christmas table in the African nation of Kenya. She speaks with Binyavanga Wainaina, author, journalist and African food fanatic, who currently teaches at Williams College in Massachusetts.
South Koreans took to the streets a few months ago to protest lifting the ban on American beef. Not any more. Jason Strother reports from Seoul on how Koreans' sudden enthusiasm for American beef makes one wonder what all the fuss was about.
Hanukkah begins Sunday night and that means something special in Israel: Donuts! Or more accurately: sufganiyot. We sent The World's Middle East correspondent, Quil Lawrence, out to sample the seasonal delight.
For today's geoquiz we were looking for the Shangrila Express and we found at least two. The first is a new railway that runs from Beijing to Lhasa in Tibet. The other can be found on the streets of Brooklyn, New York. It's a food cart run by street vendor, Namgyal Gompa who sells traditional Tibetan cuisine.