Chef Massimo Bottura Says Dubai’s food waste must be curbed

Here’s a measure of how bad food wastage was getting in Dubai… the government was running out of landfill space in which to dispose of it. Tonnes of perfectly edible food was being buried in the ground. A report from the Dubai Industrial Park and The Economist Intelligence Unit earlier this year revealed that in…

How the shawarma gave birth to tacos al pastor – and why fusion food is here to stay

From Tresind and Farzi Cafe to All’Onda, Tamba and 99 Sushi, “fusion” restaurants con­tinue to pop up through­out the UAE. How­ev­er, while it’s one of the key trends ad­ver­tised by mod­ern res­tau­rants, fu­sion cui­sine is noth­ing new. In fact, fu­sion is the ba­sis of most pop­u­lar cui­sines. Chef Wolf­gang Puck, who runs Santa Mon­i­ca res­tau­rant…

Why are pumpkin spice lattes so addictive?

First made available to the public in 2002 in a handful of North American stores in Vancouver and Washington, DC, the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte started as an experiment. The coffee chain’s product manager, Peter Dukes, spent months developing a new seasonal drink in the Starbucks laboratory. Despite the pumpkin-flavoured drink not being the most…

Why the world is going crazy for Jollibee

Last October, Jollibee opened their 37th store in America. It was their second in New York State, but their debut in Manhattan. The first person arrived and started to queue 20 hours before its 8am opening. Despite the cold and persistent rain, a steady stream of people joined the queue throughout the night and into…

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Why playing video games with your child is a good thing

Right now, the news cycle in the US would rather blame mass shootings —17 and counting in 2019—on the effect of playing video games than on the wide availability of guns. WalMart has announced more restrictions on the games in store, rather than the guns they sell. But playing games with your young child is…

35 things to look out for in the new Premier League season

Morocco’s Hakim Ziyech Mo Salah might be the Arab world’s biggest footballing star, but Hakim Ziyech of Ajax and Morocco is right up there in terms of performance. In the 90 league games he’s played so far for Ajax he’s recorded 39 assists and scored 32 goals, which for a midfielder is a phenomenal return.…