Anyone who visits the Balkans will quickly learn that ajvar, a delicious condiment made from red peppers, is a serious bone of contention among the many communities who claim it as their own. ‘Among us women, we pass around our recipes. But each of us thinks that the recipe of the others is the best…,’ laughs 44-year-old Vesna Arifovic. (Article in French)
An eye on the world
‘Farinata’, a food supplement launched by São Paulo’s mayor to fight hunger, arrived in schools despite the scandal that these food pellets have provoked due their undeniable resemblance to dry dog food. (Article in French)
Arleth Martinez gets dressed, kisses the photo of her children and leaves her cell. She only has a few meters to go in order to reach her work detail in the first gourmet restaurant to be established in a prison in Colombia. (Article in French)
For half a century, Elias al-Najjar has harvested salt in the basins along the Lebanese banks of the Mediterranean. But today, like his colleagues, this 93-year-old man fears the death of his trade. (Article in French)
Bela Gil may be the youngest daughter of Brazilian singer and politician Gilberto Gil, but she’s not riding on her father’s musical coat tails.
Breaking the stereotype of greasy and rustic food, Turkish chefs are attempting to polish the image of their national gastronomy to show the world what Turkish restaurants have to offer. (Article in French)
In a China that has been traumatized by food scandals, GMOs remain banned from kitchens. But Beijing is massively funding research, despite the hostility from the public, the reticence of local authorities, and the watchful eyes of activists. (Article in French)
While an impressive exhibition on coffee opens tomorrow at Marseille’s MuCEM, here is a look at Colombia. As fighting rages around her in Gatania, Edith Enciso harvests the coffee for which she has won a competition of excellence. (Article in French)
The European center for techno, hipsters, soaring rents, and low-cost tourism, Berlin now appears to be a capital for vegans. (Article in French)
A queue 100-people long snakes out from a tiny food stall in Singapore’s Chinatown, each customer impatiently waiting their turn for a taste of Chan Hon Meng’s prized soya sauce-braised chicken.