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Would You Enjoy This 4,000-Year-Old Hittite Feast?

Left: A file photo of apricot butter (Lesyy/iStock) A file photo of liver (Jamie Rogers1/iStock) Right: A file photo of ancient flat bread cooked on a fire. (Photokon/iStock) Background: A file photo of a Hittite tablet. (Fae/CC BY-SA)
Left: A file photo of apricot butter (Lesyy/iStock) A file photo of liver (Jamie Rogers1/iStock) Right: A file photo of ancient flat bread cooked on a fire. (Photokon/iStock) Background: A file photo of a Hittite tablet. (Fae/CC BY-SA)

An archaeological team excavating an ancient center of the Hittite civilization in Turkey has recreated a 4,000-year-old Hittite feast including sweet breads, casseroles, grilled lamb...

  • General Mills Trix cereal made with artificial colors (L), and a bowl with natural colors (R). Food makers are purging their products of artificial dyes as people increasingly eschew unnatural foods. General Mills couldn’t find good alternatives for the blue and green pieces in Trix. (General Mills via AP)

    Popular Foods Taking on New Hues Without Artificial Dyes

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  • Mezzapica’s ‘Giant Cannolo’ can fit up to 60 smaller cannoli inside. (Courtesy of Mezzapica Cakes)

    The Big Cannoli of Leichhardt

    AUSTRALIA—Inner Sydney suburb Leichhardt has been known as ‘Little Italy’ since the middle of the 20th century and one place that is clearly upholding that... Read more

  • Executive Chef Patrice Falantin at Sofitel's Thyme2 Restaurant, February 2015. (Nelson Huang/NTD Television)

    French Food: Passports Not Needed When You Use Your Taste Buds to Travel

    BRISBANE, Australia—July is the month when our thoughts turn to tasting something French, in Brisbane it could be the allure of a French restaurant, an... Read more

  • Pennsylvania Daily Life

    More Poor Are Getting to Eat Healthy, Thanks to Food Stamps

    The federal government has some good news: The dollar amount in food stamps people used to redeem produce at farmers markets rose to an all-time... Read more

  • An Indian farmer harvests wheat at a field near Allahabad on April 8, 2013. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)

    Eating Whole Grains Is Good for You—but What Exactly Is a Whole Grain?

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  • Jiguang Zhang fires up his wok during the Northeastern Cuisine portion of the New Tang Dynasty Television's 7th Annual International Chinese Culinary Competition. The competition is part of the Taste Asia Food Fest held at Times Square in New York City on June 26 and 27, 2015. (Larry Dye/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Chefs Compete for Gold in Times Square Culinary Competition

    NEW YORK—When it comes to Chinese cuisine, most of us in the Western world are only familiar with Cantonese and Sichuan food—dishes from the south... Read more

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    Taste Asia Chefs Celebrate the Traditional Beauty and Modern Creativity of Asian Cuisine

    NEW YORK—”Tell me what you eat, and I’ll tell you who you are.” These oft-cited words from the 19th century French gourmet epicure Jean Anthelme... Read more

  • People walk through the food vendor booths at the 2015 Taste Asia Food Festival on Times Square in New York on June 26, 2015. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    New York Foodies Crown the City’s Best Asian Restaurants at Taste Asia Food Fest

    NEW YORK—Asian cuisine is finally getting its moment in the spotlight. From kimchi to sriracha sauce, famous chefs are incorporating Asian flavors and ingredients into... Read more

  • Whole Foods Launches Produce Rating System To Highlight Environmental Impact

    How to Avoid Getting Overcharged at Whole Foods and Elsewhere

    After news broke that the popular grocery chain, Whole Foods had been overcharging its customers in New York City by overstating the weight of its... Read more

  • Winners of the Best Butter Tart Festival and Contest are Diane Rogers of Doo Doo’s Bakery in Balieborough (L), who won in the professional division with her pumpkin butter tart, and Hisako Niimi of Ottawa who took first place in the home division with her banana-bacon-peanut butter entry. (Parm Parmar)

    Butter Tart Fever Hits Midland, Ontario

    Butter tarts have long been considered a quintessential Canadian phenomenon, inspiring discussions and debates as to what makes the perfect butter tart. Should it be... Read more

  • A customer shops for yogurt during the grand opening of a Trader Joe's on October 18, 2013 in Pinecrest, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    What Does a ‘Natural’ Label Really Mean? Lawsuits Claim False Advertising

    Stroll through any supermarket and you’ll see plenty of packaged foods with a label claiming that the product is “100% natural,” “all natural,” or some... Read more

  • Boxes of Cheerios cereal, made by General Mills, sit on the shelf at a grocery store September 23, 2009 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    General Mills to Drop Artificial Ingredients From Cereals

    NEW YORK—General Mills is dropping artificial colors and flavors from its cereals, the latest company to respond to a growing desire for food made with... Read more

  • A farmer checks on July 15, 2014 damage on a banana plantation outside the Ivorian town of Dabou, 60 kms west of Abidjan. (Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Common Banana Is in Danger of Being Wiped Out

    We love to eat bananas. The nutritious, easy-to-peel fruit is the most widely consumed fruit in America and has become a staple of the Western diet,... Read more

  • People shop for tomatoes at Union Square Market in New York, NY, on Oct. 20, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Local Farming Can Feed Most of America, Says New Study

    Farmers markets and farm-to-table restaurants are all the rage today. Food made from locally grown produce is considered more sustainable for the environment, and for... Read more

  • A woman unloads grocery at her home on March 23, 2015. (Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images)

    Americans Are More Bothered With Leaving the Lights on Than Wasting Food, Study Says

    About 31 percent of the total food supply in the United States goes to waste, but most American consumers are unaware of how much food... Read more

  • A sign shows the price in Euros for a breakfast menu in a restaurant on the La Barceloneta beach on June 22, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. (David Ramos/Getty Images)

    Why Are People in the Mediterranean Moving Away From the Mediterranean Diet?

    The Mediterranean diet is prized for its nutritional value and health benefits. Since a 1970 study conducted by American scientist Ancel Keys found reduced rates... Read more

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