Opera Singers Delight New Audiences at Food Markets Throughout Mexico City

Like a scene from Mozart in the Jungle, classically-trained singers held an “impromptu opera” in the middle of a busy public market in Mexico City this weekend. The August 25th performance of the stirring zarzuela La Tabernera del Pueblo, the AP reports, even moved some shoppers to tears. Continue reading Opera Singers Delight New Audiences at Food Markets Throughout Mexico City

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Malta’s Grape Harvest is Coming in Right Now – Celebrate with a Trip to the Gozo Delicata Wine Festival

August is all about wine in Malta as most of the grapes are picked now. The Gozo Delicata Wine Festival is a great way to celebrate the harvest and experience some of the best wines on the Island. It’s also a good chance to enjoy some local food while listening to some home-grown musical talent. The festival runs from 31st Aug to 2nd Sep in Nadur, Gozo. Continue reading Malta’s Grape Harvest is Coming in Right Now – Celebrate with a Trip to the Gozo Delicata Wine Festival

Food for the Poor Provides Grants for 250 Students

Approximately 250 students from early childhood to tertiary institutions islandwide have received educational grants from Food for the Poor.

The students received cheques in varying sums during a presentation ceremony at the entity’s head office in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, on Friday (August 24). Continue reading Food for the Poor Provides Grants for 250 Students

Korean Comfort Food Coming to Old City, Philadelphia

Old City will get a Korean restaurant whose menu will emphasize comfort food, with a noodle specialty.

Buk Chon — after the neighborhood in Seoul — is down for a fall opening at the former Zento at 132 Chestnut St., next to Adriana and across the street from Han Dynasty on the block with the Belgian block roadway. It’s also a few doors from the new Glory Beer Bar & Kitchen at 126 Chestnut.

Continue reading Korean Comfort Food Coming to Old City, Philadelphia

Eastern Europe’s Vineyards are Having a Moment

There used to be a certain sniffiness about Eastern European wines. They were treated as unwelcome attendees at the wine lover’s party – OK if you wanted a cheap bottle of plonk but never granted a place at the top table. Continue reading Eastern Europe’s Vineyards are Having a Moment

Eating Around Antwerp, Belgium

The people of Antwerp revel in their food and drink with good reason, not least their exquisite chocolates (one of the best shops is Günter Watte on Steenhouwersvest) Belgian waffles and hearty Flemish fare like waterzooi and carbonnade stews. At lunch people nosh on a smos sandwich, whose name means a “mess,” the expected outcome of eating multilayers of bread and garnishes. Continue reading Eating Around Antwerp, Belgium

French Consumers Are Finally Embracing a Plant-Based Diet

In the country of foie gras and beef bourguignon, veganism is rising up and growing strong. In France, French consumers are finally opening their eyes to discover the horrors of the meat, dairy, and egg industries. Eating meat is becoming a more controversial topic, and animal rights advocates are holding anti-slaughterhouse protests. Continue reading French Consumers Are Finally Embracing a Plant-Based Diet