Food

Austrians first in Europe to make bacon on industrial scale?

VIENNA – Austrians were making bacon thousands of years ago. And a researcher says they were probably the first in Europe to do it on an industrial scale. Hans Reschreiter of Vienna’s Museum of Natural History says DNA traces from more than 6,000 pig bones at what was a prehistoric slaughter house near the Upper …

Raspberry mousse cakes sold in multiple provinces recalled for

OTTAWA— The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says various raspberry mousse cakes have been recalled after it was discovered the desserts contained norovirus. The agency issued an expanded recall notice Wednesday, saying the products have been sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador. The notice, which was initially issued …

This pizza captures the taste of New England clam chowder

Fresh shellfish is one of the hallmarks of a good summer vacation, and it is best eaten barefoot with a sea breeze and chilled rose. But life is not always a beach and we are, regrettably, not always on vacation. Luckily, with a few staycation-ready recipes stored away, you can easily transport yourself and all …

Garlic, ‘white gold’ of Ilocos Region

DAGUPAN CITY, Aug. 14 — Didn’t Ferdinand Magellan accidentally discover the Philippines while he and his men were exploring the Pacific Ocean in search of spices that would whip up the taste of food in their home country, Spain? One of these spices was garlic, a root crop that is native to the Philippines, particularly the …

Contaminated eggs scandal need EU food safety, taste coordination

BRUSSELS, Aug. 11— Several European countries are affected by fipronil-contaminated eggs, causing millions of eggs to be removed from shelves in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. So far, contaminated eggs from the Netherlands have been found in Belgium, Germany, France and Britain. France’s agriculture ministry confirmed that 13 batches of Dutch eggs contaminated with the …

New hope for endangered eels, Japanese summer delicacy

FUJISAWA, Japan — The Japanese summer delicacy of roasted eel, braised with a tangy sauce and sprinkled with prickly mountain pepper, is in question as the creatures with their mysterious migrations become increasingly endangered. Soaring demand for Japanese eel, or Anguilla japonica, helped put the creatures on the International Union of Conservation of Nature’s “Red List” of …

Tips on how to manage the chaos of back to school meal times

TORONTO — Ah, the lazy days of summer. This will all seem like a distant dream for parents of school-aged kids soon to be thrust onto the hamster wheel of packing school lunches, rushing to morning volleyball practice, and shuttling kids between after-school soccer games and dance class. September can be one of the most …

Serve grilled BLT salad with buttermilk dressing

When I first heard about folks grilling romaine lettuce, I was pretty skeptical. Lettuce is supposed to be crisp. Grilling would make it soggy. What’s the point? Now, having tried it myself, I see the point. Grilling the romaine not only really amplifies its flavour, it also adds the same lip-smacking smokiness that grilling produces …

As eels grow in value, US government clamps down on poaching

BREWER, Maine — Changes in the worldwide sushi industry have turned live baby American eels into a commodity that can fetch more than $2,000 a pound at the dock, but the big demand and big prices have spawned a black market that wildlife officials say is jeopardizing the species. Law enforcement authorities have launched a …

Lower excise taxes on sugared beverages, salty foods pushed

MANILA, Aug. 2 — The Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) is pushing for lower excise taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages and salt content of foods in both chambers of Congress, noting higher taxes can jack up prices to reduce consumer demand and sales for products. In an interview, PRA President Paul Santos said the two proposed measures …